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Wednesday, November 16 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
VR/AR Landscape in Seattle FULL

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Interested in hearing about Seattle’s growing position as a hub for VR/AR companies? Our panel of VR/AR evangelists and startup founders will chat about the landscape in Seattle and discuss what has allowed it to become a leader in the industry.

There will be an opportunity to pick our panelists brains about diving into the industry, what potential obstacles exist for startups entering the market and answers for thos interested in utilizing VR/AR for their startup.


Moderators
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Jordan Kellogg

Sr PM, VR/AR Organizer and Connector, True North Service
When you Text VR to 73303, you'll learn more about our testing company and how we've helped companies with VR, AR, MR, as well as websites and apps since 2007! Seattle is the heart of VR around the world, and if you head out to any VR/AR/MR event around Seattle, you're bound to meet Jordan. As an organizer, connector, and encourager, Jordan helps everyone in the Seattle VR scene win, together!

Speakers
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Don Alvarez

co-Founder, CEO, Accelerated Pictures
Like most VR startup co-founders, Don has coached a Lego robotics team to the national championships, worked at Disney Animation, Microsoft Game Studios, the MIT Media Lab, and received a PhD in Physics. His passion and the focus of the Seattle-based Accelerated Pictures company he co-founded is building technology that empowers filmmakers, storytellers, and artists.
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Chris Hegstrom

Co-Founder, Owner/ Creative Director, AudioVR.com, Symmetry Audio
VR audio is a natural fit for Chris as he started his audio career doing live sound for Blue Man Group while studying Music Synthesis at Berklee College of Music.He got into the games industry by way of web audio & shipped console titles like Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars Episode 3, Burnout Paradise & God of War 3.In 2010 he joined Microsoft to direct audio for Kinect & then moved onto HoloLens soon after. Chris spent 3 years... Read More →
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Mary Jesse

Chief Strategy Officer, VRstudios / VRcade
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Heather Raikes

Creative Director, 8ninths
Heather Raikes is Creative Director at 8ninths, where she leads xR (VR/MR/AR) initiatives. Heather has a PhD from DXARTS, the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media specializing in mixed reality and immersive composition. For the past two decades, she has pioneered innovation in creativity and technology – probing, discovering and creating next-generation sensory experiences. Heather worked extensively as... Read More →
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Shawn Whiting

Mad Scientist, Pluto VR
www.meetup.com/Seattle-Virtual-Reality-Meetup-Group/ | Seattle VR Meetup co-organizer | Previously co-founder at Convrge | YCombinator Fellowship Alum
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Xinli Zou

CTO, WyzLink Technology
Worked in software development in Microsoft and Expedia for 15+ years, and has built many projects. Today, I am building my AR/VR dream. | | I am a totally believer of the AR/VR technology as the new generation of the computing platform, and we will use them everywhere one day. We are correctly putting up a class for developers to learn how to build software for HoloLens, and we are also developing some project to demonstrate the power of the... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104