Virtual Reality for the Real World

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After-Words Bookstore

23 East Illinois Street

Chicago, IL 60611

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Experience for yourself what it’s like to take a real hockey stick with you onto center ice of a virtual hockey rink. Then, experience how AR technology can help Alzheimer’s patients recognize their loved ones. This is the exciting work EDGE Experiential is doing in VR, and we want you to experience it firsthand.

In addition to these experiences, a panel of EDGE Experiential VR experts will unpack the hype of VR to understand how the technology is being used to elevate human experience in meaningful ways and provide tangible business value. At EDGE Experiential, we’re pushing the boundaries of Virtual and Augmented Reality to expose new real-world benefits of the technology.

EDGE Experiential VR experts will discuss…

  • The path to VR technology adoption for businesses

  • The various applications of VR for business, and how to vet them

  • How to filter through the hype to find the right VR solutions for your business objectives

Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 6PM-9PM for an engaging discussion on this disruptive technology, and experience firsthand the most cutting-edge VR experiences on the market.

Host: EDGE Experiential, a Productive Edge company

Main Presenter: Dan Sagmiller - Lead Augmented Reality Architect

Guest Speakers:

  • Michael Carmody - Virtual Experience Designer

  • Matt Insley - Tracking Systems Engineer


5:00PM-6:00PM - Product Demos & Networking

6:00PM-7:00P - Panel Discussion: Harnessing the Power of Virtual Reality for the Enterprise

7:00PM-9:00PM - Product Demos & Networking

*drinks and hors d'oeuvres served throughout

About Our Presenters:

Dan Violet Sagmiller - Lead VR Solutions Architect

Dan has developed for many different clients including Microsoft, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, and NASA. He has taught at multiple colleges and has multiple courses out through, including the most popular course online for creating a 3D RTS (100k hits). He has 2 books out on game development, the latest called Unity AI Programming Essentials.

Dan is a Microsoft MVP, certified in Unity, and regularly speaks at conferences on 3D technologies; the next being on Unity 3D at THAT Conference in August.

Michael Carmody - Lead VR Solutions Architect

A former front-end web dev, startup founder, and (very) indie game developer, Mike has been working with human / computer interfaces and devices since the term was exclusive to science fiction. With the EDGE team, Mike leads the design and development of virtual experiences, and the implementation of cutting-edge HCI technology into our solutions.

Mike is an expert in fully-immersive VR, from mobile to warehouse-scale, who specializes in user interface development and finding the newest technologies to improve those interfaces.

Matt Insley - VR Solutions Architect, Technical Specialist

Full stack .NET developer, bioengineer and big time virtual reality nerd — Matt got his start creating experimental VR games for stroke recovery at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Now at EDGE, he builds immersive virtual and augmented reality solutions, performs emerging hardware analysis and provides insight on industry trends.

Matt has expertise in room-scale VR, HoloLens AR, custom peripheral integration, and backend architecture.

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