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AR/VR Show - Sydney
Fri. 16 September 2016, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST
Following the success of Australia’s largest AR/VR MeetUp on January 2016, the Academy of Information Technology will host second Sydney’s meetup on Friday September 16 2016.
The event will feature demos of cutting edge immersive visual effects technology and panel discussions on the latest in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. 250 people are expected to discuss and showcase the ground breaking technology that is changing the way we view the world!
We are also delighted to welcome one of the most esteemed VC’s involved in Virtual Reality, Marco DeMiroz from Silicon Valley. Marco was involved in raising capital for Jaunt VR with a $65M raise and Next VR for $30M. He will be curious to see what Australia has to offer and our bet is that he will be pleasantly surprised.
In addition to Macro we will be opening the night with Brett Leavy of Virtual Songlines. This is a truly inspiring and technically impressive gamification of Australia as it was before European setttlement. What Brett Leavy has achieved with his team is very impressive.
An internet veteran Skeeve Stevens will also take the stage to give his version of growth in the 360 and VR industries and what consumers and corporates are responding to. His talk will cover wide ranging topics and will be peppered with strong opinions on what opportunities are in market the next 12 months.
‘Virtual reality, as it is now, has all the potential that cinema did a century ago to transport the user into another dimension and create a new language of spatial-visual participation. Soon we will be escaping to a virtual space far more engaging than the darkened cinema. This industry is about to explode into the arena of world entertainment.’
Scott O’Brien, head of Augmented Reality OMG says:
‘Melbourne and Sydney have been host to a number of world leading Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) companies in the past 6 years. It is our goal to bring the creative professionals responsible for these incredible advances into one creative space to start meaningful discussions on the creative and commercial opportunities within our world’.
With a globally unique cross pollination in world-leading arts and technology, Australia is poised to be the epicentre of AR and VR with the next 6 months of co-ordinated activity.”
“With co-ordinated activity from startups, investors, buyers and government, Melbourne will challenge Sydney and may capitalise on being the #1 city in the #1 new form of media, creating many interesting and sustainable jobs and creating something that silicon valley, LA, NY and London envies, yet cannot copy.”
Date: Friday September 16 2016 – FREE entrance
Venue: AIT (Academy of Information Technology) Level 2/7 Kelly Street, Sydney 2007
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm intro/demos and panel discussions 7.30pm till 9pm. Refreshments served. Following event – Australian Youth Hotel for late night networking.
RSVP by Thursday 15 September 2016