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Vancouver Startup Week is an incredible gathering of entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and community leaders all coming together to celebrate one of the top tech hubs in the world. The city will be teeming with events, including presentations from some of the biggest names in the tech scene. 
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Thursday, September 28 • 17:30 - 22:00
VR/AR Association Presents: Branding for the Future Waitlist

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Discover how brands, retailers, marketers and interactive agencies are using VR/AR/MR to create unique and memorable brand experiences. Virtual and augmented reality take brand immersion and customer engagement to a whole new level and will disrupt the way we connect.
We're seeing plenty of companies like Apple, Google, GE, NASA, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Audi, BMW, Verizon... are banking on it and don't want to get left behind.

The VR/AR Association Vancouver is proud to partner with Hootsuite on this event to discuss, demo and learn about how the technology will be at the forefront and prevalent in the near future.


Capacity: 50


Speakers
avatar for Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton

Futurist
Nikolas is a world-respected futurist speaker, author, and researcher. He wows audiences with keynote speeches on the impact of exponential technologies including: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; Work Productivity; The Sharing Economy; Autonomous Transportation; Smart Citie... Read More →
avatar for Chris Bedyk

Chris Bedyk

CEO & Founder, Perspective Films
Chris is a Cinematographer, Immersive Filmmaker and CEO & Founder of Perspective Films. Over the past 17 years he has worked on every type of TV / Film production as a Camera Operator. Since 2013, he has developed numerous 360˚camera rigs and has created 100’s of immersive exper... Read More →
avatar for Dan Burgar

Dan Burgar

President, VR/AR Association Vancouver
I lead Business Development and Partnerships at Archiact, North America's fastest growing and largest dedicated VR/MR content & strategy studio. I also am the President of The VR/AR Association in Vancouver and BC, an international organization designed to foster collaboration be... Read More →
avatar for Graham Cunliffe

Graham Cunliffe

Director of Business Affairs and Operations, Finger Food
Graham is a versatile leader and professional engineer with experience in management, sales, marketing and product development. He is an expert in many leading-edge technologies and takes pride in finding elegant solutions to complex problems in both the business and technical re... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Japiassu

Daniel Japiassu

CEO, YDreams Global
Daniel Japiassu is the CEO of YDreams Global. With over 20 years of experience managing technology companies, he has led YDreams to become a publicly listed company in Canada. Since his start as one of the partners, in 2006, the company has achieved substantial revenues, expansio... Read More →
avatar for Mira Leung

Mira Leung

Google
Mira Leung is a leader on the VR/AR team at Google, with her latest work being the Tabletop demo showcased at ARCore's public launch. Before working on ARCore, she led engineering efforts on the GoogleVR Unity SDK and Tango Unity native integration, and launched Cardboard Camera... Read More →
avatar for Alan Smithson

Alan Smithson

CEO, MetaVRse
Alan Smithson is an entrepreneur and investor who has always been on the cutting edge of emerging technology. Alan invented and brought to market the SmithsonMartin Emulator DJ System featured in WIRED and used by Linkin Park and Infected Mushroom. His latest endeavour as CEO of MetaVRse has entered him into the world of virtual and augmented reality experiences, becoming a leader in commercialization and strategic uses of AR and VR in Enterprise applications, thus providing insight into this exploding field of technologies. Alan has been recognized as an industry pioneer, and was recently mentioned in an article on... Read More →



Thursday September 28, 2017 17:30 - 22:00
Hootsuite 5 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R6, Canada