Los Angeles, CA, November 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The VR/AR Association, the global trade association for virtual reality and augmented reality announced its official launch in Los Angeles, CA today. The Association has named Mike Johns, noted mobile entertainment veteran and Founder of Digital Mind State as the LA chapter president to draw new members, create member value, develop best practices, and guidelines. Commenting on John's appointment, Nathan Pettyjohn, Founder and President of The VR/AR Association said, “I am delighted to appoint John's as President of our Los Angeles Chapter. John's leadership will be pivotal to our continued growth."
Early bird registration is now open as the VR/AR Association presents “Music + TV + FILM = VR” Symposium, The largest and most influential gathering of premiere VR/AR professionals and Music Industry executives, taking place Saturday November 19, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the beautiful Expert Dojo in Santa Monica. Confirmed Speakers include:
Stephen Prendergast, Founder – Turnstile
Facundo Diaz, CEO – VRTFY
Brooks Brandon – Starbreeze/IMAX
John Canning – Producer Guild of America
Keith Clinkscales, former CEO – Revolt TV
Timmu Tõke, CEO – Wolfprint 3D
Eric Wexel, Founder – MyFreewebcam
Logan Olson, Founder – Soundstage VR
Rounding out their esteemed list of speakers is the infamous self-elected First President of VR, visionary entrepreneur Jon “NEVERDIE” Jacobs, who will keynote “VR the New Flat Screen TV." "The hype around VR in the entertainment industry encompasses emerging music, TV, film and technology to both enhance the consumer experience and further propel the entertainment business on the path of innovation and prosperity," says Johns. "Our goal is to be at the forefront, unify by establishing overall best practices for a nascent industry." Music + TV + Film =VR symposium aims to inspire, educate and create necessary dialogue. Attendees will also be able to test out cutting-edge hardware through hands-on demonstrations. The event is free to VR/AR Association members, $100 for non-members.
Space is limited so be sure to sign up right away. Industry professionals are encouraged to register early for “Music + TV + Film = VR”. Early Bird pricing is available through November 15th.
The VR/AR Association will live stream the Music + TV + Film = VR on thevrara.com across mobile devices and via apps on iOS and Android, starting at 3:00 pm PST. Livestream powered by YIRM the best place to watch and interact with celebrities, brands and events live while supporting worthy charities. Download the Y!RM app to watch and ask questions with the live Q&A sessions during the broadcast.
Early Bird Rates:
VR/AR Association Members - Free
Early Bird - $99
Door - $199
More details and registration can be found here
About the VR/AR Association
The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is the global industry association for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality, connecting leading solution providers with brands and customers. VRARA accelerates growth, fosters research and education and helps promote industry standards. Members include Samsung, Orange, USA TODAY NETWORK, Mativision, NYU, Sears, Lowe's, Walgreens, and other VR AR MR hardware, software, and content companies. Members are promoted and integrated into all marketing initiatives in some form of participation and benefit highly from the global expansion the VRARA offers as a platform with reach of over 5 million via network, partnerships and marketing channels.