Tech in Motion: Toronto is back with its first event of 2018! Join us and a panel of local experts on Wednesday, February 21st at House of VR to discuss the future & impact of virtual and augmented reality.
• 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking & VR Demos
• 7:00 – 7:45 pm: Panel Discussion
• 7:45 – 8:00 pm: Q&A Session
• 8:00 – 9:00 pm: More Networking & VR Demos
• 9:00 pm: Event Concludes
Alan Smithson is an entrepreneur and investor who invented Emulator, the world’s first touchscreen DJ System; used by Linkin Park, Armin Van Buuren, Microsoft, Sony, Heineken and more. Now CEO of MetaVRse, North America’s leading virtual and augmented reality consulting firm, Alan has become a leader in the business applications for AR/VR. Alan provides insight to retail and enterprise companies in this exploding field. MetaVRse was named Top 100 Rising Startups by Techweek and nominated Global VR Startup of the year by VR Awards. Alan is on the Forbes Council, Founding Member of the VR/AR Association and Techstars Mentor. Alan continues to evolve MetaVRse and its innovations (VR Photo Booth™, AR Travel Portal, AR Business Cards, Web3D Player™), and is working on his third book, “Immersive Technology for Business” With millions of views per month on LinkedIn, Alan is also one of the foremost experts in the VR/AR for business applications.
Paige Goodman is a pop culture and film lover who specializes in virtual reality programming from a film festival perspective. She recently joined the board of directors for Breakthroughs Film Festival (BFF), which supports emerging female filmmakers. Last year, Paige partnered with BFF and Dames Making Games to curate a VR exhibit that showcased the work of emerging female developers. She worked with a developer, 3D artist and graphic designer to produce an original piece for the exhibit that explored the contributions of two Canadian women to the film industry. She has facilitated several VR exhibits at TIFF, as well as worked with the festival’s Industry Conference programming team. Paige holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Saskatchewan and recently graduated from MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program.
Nyla Innuksuk: A graduate of Ryerson University’s Film Program, Nyla Innuksuk is an Inuk Virtual Reality content creator, filmmaker and producer based out of Toronto. She founded her company Mixtape VR, a small tech start-up, in order to create immersive, interactive and cinematic content in new platforms such as 360, VR, and the ever-growing Augmented Reality space. She previously co-founded Pinnguaq Productions, which focuses on Virtual Reality and 360 production, as well as STEM education in Nunavut.
Speakers & more details coming soon!
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More about our venue:
House of VR is Toronto’s premier VR lounge + event space. Located in trendy Queen West, House of VR has a beautifully designed 2 floors suited to corporate events, team-building, large group gatherings and so much more. With 11 room-scale VR units and 15 futuristic 360˚ viewing pods, House of VR is the central hub of futuristic immersive technology in Toronto.
More about our official beer sponsor:
Nickel Brook has been one of the leading players in the Ontario Craft Beer movement since 2005. We’ve consistently brewed Award Winning beers like Naughty Neighbour APA and Head Stock IPA, and a huge selection of seasonal and one-off speciality beers. In 2016, we transformed our original Burlington brewery into the Funk Lab, a facility dedicated solely to small-batch funk and sour beers. Our brewers combine all-natural ingredients, innovative new recipes and a depth of technical expertise to create amazing craft beer, down to a science.
***Free public event. Space is limited, so make sure you RSVP!