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Wednesday, October 4 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
VR/AR 101: Accessing the Unattainable

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Are you curious about Virtual Reality? Do you want to get started in the industry or want to integrate it into your current idea, but aren't sure how?
Four Founder/CEOs from VR startups share their analysis of the current landscape, and talk about how to transition into the field. 

Moderators
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Xuny Haley

Operations Manager @ HQ, CoMotion, University of Washington
Xuny Haley is the Operations Manager for CoMotion Labs @ HQ, a shared space that exclusively incubates VR/AR/XR startups. She has worked for a variety of startups for three years, ranging from VR software startups to Ultimate Frisbee broadcasting startups. Her passion is for the storytelling of innovation, as she views tech as the tool to improve lives, and startups as the pioneers to implement the innovations in... Read More →

Speakers
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Ryan James

Ryan James is a PhD candidate in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington. His research is focused on understanding how mixed reality can improve medical practices. He received a B.S. in computer science from University of Michigan then worked as a full s... Read More →
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Lacey Leavitt

Founder, Electric Dream Factory
Electric Dream Factory is a cinematic content studio that explores emerging technologies and platforms. Lacey has spent the last decade as a feature film producer, and has worked on some of the most exciting and prestigious projects to come out of Seattle. Her producing credits include Megan Griffiths' The Off Hours (Sundance), Lucky Them (Toronto... Read More →
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Evie Powell

CEO and Creative Director, Verge of Brilliance LLC.
Dr. Evie Powell is a life long games researcher and game designer.  She received her Ph.D. in computer science in 2012 researching socially pervasive game experiences and context-aware gaming using mobile technologies. These days she works on XR game experiences, NUI based game interactions, and... Read More →
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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith is an entrepreneur, designer and artist who has been deeply immersed in VR and AR content creation since 2014. | | In 2015 he founded Invrse, a Seattle start-up that is redefining interaction in Virtual Reality and beyond. Ryan's gaming credits include The Nest, The Wake, Ninja Trainer, and several unannounced titles. In... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
CoMotion HQ 4545 Roosevelt Way NE #300 Seattle, WA 98105