Digital LA and Women in VR team up for a Women in VR panel and pitch. First, people will pitch their VR projects for 5 min with 5 min Q&A, and the panelists and audience will pick a winner. Then at our panel, women in VR will discuss their VR projects, tips for success in VR, and VR resources.
- 7-7:30p Check-in and Networking. Try out VR in the VRScout demo lounge. Light snacks provided by Clean Living Club, a monthly health food subscription service founded by Sumithra Jonnalagadda. WIN 50% ($500 value) GIFT CERTIFICATE, submit your health, beauty & energy goals here https://goo.gl/forms/3y7zLjXbCnUOJf1b2 . To win additional FREE One-on-One consultation with a nutritionist tweet your new years health/beauty/energy goals #cleanlivingclub and tag @cleanlivingclub. Explore VR demos
- 7:30-8p Startup Showcase Pitch: 3-4 pitches of VR projects or startups. To apply to pitch, email firstname.lastname@example.org with VR as the subject.
- 8-9p Panel with Scheduled Speakers
- 9-9:30p After panel netowrking
Ryan Pulliam, Specular Theory, Co-Founder, CMO. Specular Theory has created VR projects on several award winning campaigns for brands and Hollywood studios. Specular Theory's awards include the 2016 Streamy Awards for Best VR and 360 experience for MatPt's Game Lab series in 360, and the 2016 Best Live-Action Sports VR Experience VR Fest Awards at CES for "Get Barreled." Specular Theory did the Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles 360 experience, working with YouTube star iiSuperwomanii. Ryan has spoken at VR conferneces worldwide. @speculartheory
Maria Fernanda Lauret, HuffPost RYOT, VR Stitcher and Editor. Maria helps put the audience into virtual reality news stories and documentaries. She has made hundreds of short news videos for RYOT News and has worked in VR projects with Greenpeace, Samsung, Hulu, Walgreens and more.
Catherine Day, Head of ARVR at m ss ng p eces, creates VR stories and experiences that celebrate the human spirit, innovation, art and culture. Recent projects include “Follow My Lead: The 2016 Finals,” a groundbreaking VR sports documentary experience for the NBA and Oculus which was hailed as “the next step in VR storytelling” (UploadVR). @mssngpeces @HeyCatherineDay
Malia Probst, VRScout, Director of Brand Development. VRScout inspires a community of explorers and creators through original reporting by our editorial team, video and VR content created in our LA studio, and one-of-a-kind events @VRscout
Ivana Coleman, Emblematic Group, Operations and Marketing. Ivana works in marketing and operations at Emblematic Group. She leads virtual reality workshops and demos to engage the community at conferences and events, while managing their social media presence. Ivana is an associate producer of "Out of Exile: Daniel's Story," a virtual reality experience that joined the Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier lineup. She was a speaker for UCLA's "Diasporas Lab Day" and the University of Technology Sydney "Creative Clusters: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality."
- Jenn Duong - Co-Founder, SH//FT, and Women in VR Facebook Group, Director of VR, 1215creative
- Julie Young - Co-Founder, SH//FT and Women in VR Facebook Group
- 9p- 9:30p Networking and explore VR demo tables.
VR PROJECT PITCHES (3 min with 3 min Q&A)
Judge: Ann Greenberg
Anne Pierce, "Plight of the Bumblebee," a short immersive film with an interactive component that heightens awareness about the bee crisis in the U.S. and its potential devastating effects. The experience invites users to interact with an adorable but sick animated bee by giving him pollen and taking away pesticides, pathogens, etc. The bee reacts by becoming visually healthier and flying off to pollinate flowers and crops in a dynamic, 360 degree environment that represent various regions of the U.S. The environment grows more vibrant and lush as the bee pollinates the U.S. The goal of the immersive piece is to spark empathy and spur action.
Sherri Cuono, Forward Realty, co-founder. Forward Reality’s premier title “The Day The World Didn’t End” will reenact a moment in history where the fate of the entire world was at stake. Players experience an immersive adventure that recreates the tension and drama of an event that almost resulted in WWIII.
Audri Phillips, "Liberation", Founder. This game is about liberating, ourselves and fellow creatures from cages and the gift of music and empathy this results in.
THANKS to FOOD BY Clean Living Club, a monthly health food subscription service founded by Sumithra Jonnalagadda. WIN 50% ($500 value) GIFT CERTIFICATE, submit your health, beauty & energy goals here https://goo.gl/forms/3y7zLjXbCnUOJf1b2 . To win additional FREE One-on-One consultation with a nutritionist tweet your new years health/beauty/energy goals #cleanlivingclub and tag @cleanlivingclub. Explore VR demos
Digital LA is LA's largest digital tech networking group, reaching more than 70,000 digital professionals weekly via its newsletter and social media. Digital LA organizes weekly mixers and panels, including several panels on VR including VR Hollywood, Social VR, VR Influencers, and VR and Brands. Digital LA also organizes the Silicon Beach Fest conference, which recently included a VR track with Hollywood experts and leading LA VR companies. @DigitalLA
Women in VR is a Facebook group of more than 4000 men and women, created to empower women in VR, AR, and other immersive technologies to communicate and collaborate regardless of region. Brought to you by SH//FT
DEMO TABLE: To reserve a a demo table for your project, register for the Demo Table above, and then email email@example.com with VR as the subject so we can send details. Demo tables geta 6' table with black tablecloth and access to power. BYO banners, flyers, giveaways,
PARKING: Complimentary parking after 6p in the CTRL Parking lot, enter via Beatrice.