What we're about

VanVR (The Vancouver VR Community) is the best in the west inclusive virtual reality collective comprised of VR enthusiasts, evangelists, and creators. We invite folks of all different levels and interests. Our goal is to share our work and thoughts, actively promote diversity, and to create an enriched discourse on VR, making Vancouver a premiere flagship virtual reality hub in Canada.

In 2018, The Vancouver VR Community merged with the VanVR Meetup. VanVR was established in 2013, and introduced technical workshops and socials around VR - this Meetup started it all, and we are so excited to bring two specialized and diverse teams together.

Join the conversation!

• Slack: https://vanvr-signup.herokuapp.com/

• Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/qqHNBPa

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vancouverVRcommunity

• Twitter: https://twitter.com/vrvancouver

If you’re on Steam, check out Vancouver crafted VR projects on our Steam curator:


Upcoming events (3)

CROSS-POST - #CubeLearn: How to Design VR/AR for Nontraditional Audiences

#CubeLearn is a Lunch & Learn event presented by the Cube in partnership with Lawson Lundell and industry experts in AR/VR/MR. Join us on Thursday, January 24th, from 12:00-1:00 pm. RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cubelearn-how-to-design-vrar-for-nontraditional-audiences-tickets-52921123505 The Cube has the mandate to help position Vancouver as a global excellence center for XR technology and is committed to helping current professionals in gaming, VFX, and tech, to sustainably develop their skills and knowledge into VR/AR/MR technologies. TOPIC OF THE MONTH How to Design VR/AR for Nontraditional Audiences You all know how hard it is to make someone feel at ease in VR. One has to deeply understand the user, their expectations and gently guide them through their initial experience. Designing for a single demographic is tough enough; making a good VR experience for two vastly different ones is at a different level. BCLC came to us with exactly this challenge; how do we make a VR gambling game that is innovative enough to attract Millenials to casinos while at the same time bringing traditional casino goers to VR. Join us as we explore the testing methods, design patterns and lessons used to create a thrilling, yet inviting, VR experience. SPEAKER Rafael Vazquez - Technical Game Designer at Archiact Rafael Vazquez is a technical game designer with a background in robotic engineering, a master's in digital media and over 8 years of experience working in video games. He's worked on a broad spectrum of interactive media projects, ranging from educational and medical games to PC and console games including, of course, VR. He is currently a senior game designer at Chance Technologies, a subsidiary of Archiact Interactive, focused on solving business problems through the research and exploration of new technology. FOOD / BEVERAGE: Pizza and drinks are available while quantities last. PLEASE RSVP noting if you’re bringing a +1 or 2. RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cubelearn-how-to-design-vrar-for-nontraditional-audiences-tickets-52921123505 A warm thank you to our sponsor, Lawson Lundell.

#CubeSocial - VR/AR Community Social powered by Lawson Lundell

It's time for the first #CubeSocial of 2019! With more than 400 people attending our #CubeSocial and #CubeLearn events since their first edition earlier in April 2018, the events at the Cube became something the VR/AR community looks forward to every month. RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cubesocial-vrar-community-social-powered-by-lawson-lundell-tickets-54371599919 There are a lot of new technologies/content being launched in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Don't miss the opportunity to see them first hand at the Cube. (RSVP required) Join us on Thursday, January 24th, from 5 - 7:30 pm. This is an opportunity for all of us in the AR/VR/MR community to connect, network, and have some fun after work. We’ve invited the tenants at The Cube, the Cube Board of advisors and all of you! Of course, we’ll have the AR/VR gear out for all to play along. NEW ATTRACTIONS: To Be Announced. RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cubesocial-vrar-community-social-powered-by-lawson-lundell-tickets-54371599919 FOOD / BEVERAGE: We’ll have light snacks, beer and wine available while quantities last. A warm thank you to our sponsor, Lawson Lundell.

Vancouver Global Game Jam 2019 - VR/AR (+Board games!) Site

BCIT Downtown Campus

Full details and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-game-jam-2019-vrar-board-games-specialized-site-tickets-54386285845 NOW INTRODUCING: Demo night only tickets. Only GGJ projects will be shown, no other VR demos. Please do not RSVP to this event unless you've read the Eventbrite page, thank you!

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