VRTO ( Virtual Reality Toronto ) #VRToronto
VRTO ( Virtual Reality Toronto ) #VRToronto
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950 Dupont St., 2nd Floor. Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2 · Toronto, ON

How to find us

950 Dupont, 2nd floor up the stairs at MSMU

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The Festival of Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories 2016

The festival returns for its second year with a highly curated selection of world and Canadian premieres and groundbreaking immersive narrative works.

This meetup announcement is for information purposes only and may include discounts for VRTO meetup members RSVPed to this event in coming weeks.

A separate ticket purchase through Eventbrite will be required for admission to the event.

For the currently announced lineup and other details please visit the official site at and also the official Twitter and Instagram accounts for FIVARS using the handle @fivarstories

TICKETS now on SALE at:


• Over 30 unique VR storytelling experiences

• Subpac tactile haptic audio transmitter

• Augmented reality art exhibit by LA Artist Daniel Leighton

• 3D Audio Voyage Chamber - a deeply immersive audio-only chamber designed by David McKevy

• 5-station immersive projected VR installation "Decompensation" by Carnegie Mellon's Nima Dehghani

• HTC Vive Roomscale VR stories

• Proprietary No lineup System!

• 6000 Square Foot custom designed environment

Friday, Sept 16th 2016
Public opening 11am
Public close 7pm
Press and Industry Opening Reception - 730-9pm
Presentations by Jaunt VR and Subpac

Saturday, Sept 17th[masked]am public doors
3pm-320pm Edge of Space presentation[masked] panel w

• Nima Dehghani - "Decompensation" (Iran)

• Joergen Geerds - "Edge of Space" (Montreal, New York, Toronto)

Daniel Burwen - Chief Experience Officer, JAUNT VR

Thomas Villepoux - "Vaudeville" (France)

Moderated by Keram Malicki-Sanchez
7pm public close

Sunday, Sept 18th[masked]am public doors
3pm-320pm Fireside chat with Dan Yashinsky - founder of Storytelling Festival Toronto
[masked] panel w

• Ian Tuason - "The Closet" (CFC Media Lab, DimensionGate)

• Elli Raynai - "The Key" (Cinehackers )

• Andrew MacDonald - "Wild Things" (Cream 360 )

Moderated by Keram Malicki-Sanchez

Note: No exhibits will be open during this hour presentation.
7pm public close



This event is for ages 13+.

Tickets are sold for one hour blocks for total 30 minutes of viewing, to be selected by you, in person, at the event. Your ticket gets you a colored wristband, and a 30 minute RipTix paper ticket that includes 6x 5-minute squares to be redeemed in exchange for programme material of equivalent value.

For example:

• A 14-minute VR experience will be worth 3x 5-minute squares.

• An 8-minute VR experience will be worth 2x 5-minutes squares

• A 3-minute VR experience will be worth 1x 5-minute square

Please arrive at least 15 mins early or on time, as your ticket will expire at the end of the hour for which your ticket was purchased. You will not be allowed access to VR exhibits for hours for which you do not have a ticket.

Separately, your wristband will also grant you access to General Panels and presentations for ANY day during which FIVARS is happening, on a FIRST COME basis, so long as there is available space (Panels will be limited to 50 person audience) but will also be recorded for later viewing.

Due to the carefully timed system, created to minimize wait-times, there are NO refunds for latecomers. No exceptions.