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(WEBINAR) The Next Evolution in Live Events: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Live events have the ability to inspire and unite groups of completely independent individuals into communities of shared interests and passions. They can motivate us to actions that would seem impossible without that combined strength that inevitably builds when we stand side-by-side.

As the world collectively reeled from a global pandemic, the live event industry screeched to a halt, leaving many unemployed as others struggled to find some semblance of normalcy in a completely digital and seemingly isolated virtual event world. Because of the abrupt nature of the shift, the goal for most was simply survival by finding a safe means of transitioning content from live to virtual, but in the process, losing the passion and connection that made live events special.

There were some, however, that did not transition; instead, they dreamed and created and learned and fought – and sometimes failed – but ultimately strived to shape the next evolution of live event production. They designed truly immersive experiences. They connected people in ways that once again cultivated passion and inspiration.

Join us Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 in Virbela as we discuss how Live Events are using immersive technology.

What’s the Format

The virtual environments we have been using resemble physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. If at any point it feels very loud, feel free to move your conversation to another part of the space where there are less people. We suggest that you arrive no later than 6:00pm and we will get started promptly at 6:15. Please try to get familiar with the Virtual Reality technology and environment prior to the event, as we will be unable to provide support during the event.

We will start with informal networking, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking. We keep it simple and informal – this event is for you, our audience, and not the host or presenters. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step in XR Technology.

  • 6:00-6:15 – Networking & Preparation
  • 6:15-6:30 – Introductions & Welcome
  • 6:30-7:45 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 7:45-8:15 – Networking & Open Discussion

About VR/AR Chicago

VRAR Chicago brings together people who are interested in working with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. Our mission is to support individuals and organizations in and around Chicago that are actively working with immersive (XR) technology – providing consulting, business development, and technology development services. We are actively producing, promoting, and demonstrating VR and AR technology in our businesses and community. VRAR Chicago accomplishes our goal by producing events that are promoting and educating audiences about the real world use of VR and AR technology in their industries, and by providing production support for events that are either using XR technologies as an aspect of their event, or utilizing remote experiential technology (streaming, XR, webinars, etc.) as their event platform. for more information, visit us at

Thank You to Our Sponsors:


And Our Supporting Partners:

2112 ChicagoVR Motion LearningIGDAXR Women


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Event Details
05. 05. 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm