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VR & AR Industry Night (Toronto)

August 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


We Are Wearables Toronto has joined forces with House of VR for AR+VR industry night – an evening of inspiring talks, thought provoking conversations, special announcements, networking and demos that are aimed to educate, inspire and connect you with this new wave of computing.

This evening event is on August 1 from 6:30-10PM. Doors open at 6:30PM.

Why Attend AR+VR industry night:

  • Step inside new realities with 5 highly immersive VR demos stationed at House of VR
  • Get exclusive early access to House of VR’s Augmented Reality art show
  • Find out what the latest AR+VR trends are from AR+VR VC & wearables expert, Tom Emrich
  • Learn how Toronto’s Modiface is leading the AR revolution in the beauty & health industry
  • Hear from active AR+VR investors in the city talk on what they are looking for in deals
  • Witness a special launch announcement
  • Network with the Toronto AR+VR community including investors, C-level executives, developers, designers, creators and media

Who Should Attend:

  • Corporations – learn about AR+VR and how to leverage these technologies to take your business to the next level and meet with startups and strategic partners to help you get there
  • Investors – get the pulse of the industry, identify and meet with startups solving real problems in AR/VR and network with fellow investors interested in investing in this emerging space
  • Press/Analysts – hear inspiring talks and launch announcements, go hands-on with AR+VR and meet with startups in the city that are leading the AR+VR revolution
  • Developers, Designers, Producers & Engineers – learn about the latest AR+VR tech trends, try demos, network with potential employers and fellow AR+VR creators
  • Startups – meet with investors, strategic partners and potential clients and get on the radar of press


A huge thank you to our sponsors Proto3000, Super Ventures, AugmentedReality.org, BetaKit and our venue partner House of VR for making this event possible.


Cash bar will be available. Your ticket will include ONE drink ticket provided at the door. All ticket holders must be 19+ and older. ID will be checked at the door. Valid tickets must be presented in order to enter.



6:30-7:00PM: Registration & AR+VR Demos & AR Art Gallery

7:00-7:10PM: Opening Remarks & AR+VR Trends – Tom Emrich – Partner, Super Ventures and Founder, We Are Wearables

7:10-7:25PM: Keynote (TBA)

7:25-7:40PM: Fireside chat with Modiface – the creators of AR tech for the beauty+medical industries including L’Oreal and Estee Lauder

  • Parham Aarabi – Founder & CEO, Modiface
  • Amanda Cosco – Founder, Electric Runway and leading Fashion Tech expert

7:40-7:50PM: Special Launch Announcement

7:50-8:05PM: Fireside chat with Augmented Human author and AR expert, Helen Papagiannis

8:05-8:30PM: AR+VR Investor Panel

  • Ana Serrano – Managing Director, ideaBOOST
  • Prashant Matta – Senior Associate, OMERS
  • Alexander Barclay – Investment Manager, MaRS IAF
  • Tom Emrich – Partner, Super Ventures

8:30-10:00PM: Networking and AR+VR Demos & AR Art Gallery



House of VR Demos 

All attendees will have access to these highly immersive House of VR demos plus early access to House of VR’s augmented reality art gallery


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Blasters of the Universe

Blasters of the Universe is the first of its kind, bringing the bullet hell genre into first person VR. Intense gameplay is heavily reliant on physical movement, requiring the player to duck, dodge, twist, turn, and maneuver their way through tons of enemies and hundreds of bullets.

Masterpiece VR

MasterpieceVR is the world’s first collaborative 3D painting, sculpting and modelling program for virtual reality. Create works of art, colourful characters, and objects with ease. Connect with people anywhere in the world and create together in real time, teach an art class, or share your creation.

The Night Café

The Night Cafe is an environment that allows you to explore the world of Vincent van Gogh first hand. Take a moment to enjoy his iconic sunflowers in 3 dimensions or walk around the chair he painted in his bedroom to see it from another angle. Step into the vivid colors straight from his palette.

Richie’s Plank Experience

Are you afraid of heights? Take an elevator to our plank that’s sits 160m high above the ground, then dare to walk to the end! An experience made for first-time VR users. Plus, customise the settings to add a physical plank to your playing space!
“House of VR presents: Prosthetic Reality, an Augmented Reality Art Show”

A viral sensation in 2016, Prosthetic Reality is being showcased in Canada for the first time thanks to a collaboration between House of VR and Australian artist Sutu. The Augmented Reality art show features 25 international artists whose work comes to life with digital animations curated by Sutu. Using the proprietary Eyejack app, guests will hover over real-life art pieces to see the whimsical digital animations. For those not experienced with AR, this will be a sight to remember.


About our Sponsors
BetaKit is Canada’s leading site for Canadian startup news and tech innovation. Learn more at www.betakit.com.
Super Ventures is the first fund dedicated to augmented reality. We invest in early-stage startups that are building fundamental techologies that use AR+VR superpowers to change the world. Super Ventures is also the producing team behind AWE, the largest AR+VR event in the world with dates in USA, Europe and China. AWE Europe 2017 is on October 19-20 in Munich, Germany. Learn more about AWE at www.augmentedworldexpo.com and the Super Ventures fund at www.superventures.com.
Proto3000 provides professional 3D Printing Services, Rapid Prototyping Services, Stratasys 3D Printers, 3D Laser Scanning services, and 3D Laser Scanners. Learn more at www.proto3000.com
House of VR: Located in trendy Queen West, House of VR offers a state-of-the-art VR experience. It will soon be the hub of the VR scene in Toronto. House of VR lets you rent-by-the-hour in one of our 360˚ viewing pods or play with a group in our VR or Mixed Reality Green Screen units. We’ve also built a cool space that has an interactive lounge and futuristic art installations! Come experience a new dimension of storytelling and gaming that is blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. Learn more at http://houseofvr.com/
AugmentedReality.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to Augmented Reality, Wearables, and IoT. All profits are reinvested in AR.ORG’s services. Our Mission: Advancing Augmented Reality to Advance Humanity. Our Goal: 1 billion active users of AR by 2020. We produce the world’s largest AR event Augmented World Expo (AWE). Join us at AWE Asia July 19-21 & AWE EU Oct 19-21 http://www.aweeu.com/ (http://www.aweeu.com/)

P.S.> Electric Runway founder Amanda Cosco will be hosting a fireside chat with Parham Aarabi, the founder & CEO of ModiFace. Get your tickets here.


We Are Wearables


House of VR
639 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B7 Canada
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