What we're about

VR/AR Chicago brings together people who are interested in working with virtual and augmented reality technology.

The group includes developers, business leaders, investors, students, and more. Many of our members are actively working with VR and AR technology here in Chicago - providing consulting, business development, and technology development services. What makes us different from other groups is that we are not just interested in seeing what's out there, we are actively producing, promoting, and demonstrating VR and AR technology in our businesses and community.

We generally meet on the 1st Wednesday every month. There a few months where we move for holidays or to avoid other known Immersive Technology events, but it always takes place on a Wednesday. Throughout 2019, all of our monthly MeetUps will be held at 1871 in the auditorium. Topics and panel details are schedule to be announced at least 2 weeks prior to each schedule MeetUp.

If you are interested in sponsoring, demonstrating technology, or participating on the expert panel, please email the organizer (vrarchicago@origindev.com). We're also happy to answer any questions.

Upcoming events (1)

The Next Evolution: Immersive Technology and Law (VRAR Chicago)

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Wednesday 07/06/2022 at 6pm CDT

About the Topic:
What do lawyers need to know when working with companies that use immersive technologies?

New use cases for immersive technologies are being discovered every day which means that the law is doing what it can to keep up. Expert panelists will discuss how intellectual property, insurance, and law in general are managing the needs for companies adopting or creating immersive technology hardware or applications. These legal implications are interwoven with other emerging technologies such as blockchain, NFTs, web3 and more buzzing around the metaverse conversation.

Join us July 6th for The Next Evolution program on Law and hear from legal experts about how these issues are being addressed and what they think lawyers in the future will need to know around immersive technology.

What's The Format:
We suggest that you download, set-up, get familiar with the Virbela program (virbela.com/download) and environment prior to the Meetup, as we will be unable to provide support during the event. The event will be hosted in the Open Campus, Community Hall.

The virtual environment resembles a physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. The sound is spatialized, so if at any point it feels too loud, feel free to move your conversation to another part of the room where there are less people.

We begin with informal networking and then start the stage portion promptly at 6:15pm CDT. There will be a handful of presentations before we move on to answer audience questions and then finish with more networking. We keep it simple and informal - this program is about you, our members, and not the host or presenters. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step into immersive technology.

6-8pm CDT
6:00-6:15pm - Networking & Preparation
6:15-6:30pm - Introductions & Welcome
6:30-7:30pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30-8:00pm - Networking

Matt Wren - BUNDLAR

Panel Members:
Ross A. Hersemann - Loading Law
Gwendolyn Hickman - Hickman Law Office
Walter McMath - Law Offices of Walter J. McMath


Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-next-evolution-immersive-technology-and-law-tickets-358747091207



VRAR Chicago's >>The Next Evolution Event Series<< is now and always will be 100% free to attend.


Thanks for our ongoing sponsorships from 1871, BUNDLAR, and Virbela for providing venue, management, marketing & logistics support and to our partners of the VRAR Chicago event series: 2112, VR Motion Learning, XR Women, & International Game Developers Association Chicago (IGDA Chicago) .

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