The Next Evolution of Live Events

05/05/2021 – About the Topic:

Live events have the ability to inspire and unite groups of completely independent individuals into communities of shared interests and passions. They can motivate us to actions that would seem impossible without that combined strength that inevitably builds when we stand side-by-side.

As the world collectively reeled from a global pandemic, the live event industry screeched to a halt, leaving many unemployed as others struggled to find some semblance of normalcy in a completely digital and seemingly isolated virtual event world. Because of the abrupt nature of the shift, the goal for most was simply survival by finding a safe means of transitioning content from live to virtual, but in the process, losing the passion and connection that made live events special.

There were some, however, that did not transition; instead, they dreamed and created and learned and fought – and sometimes failed – but ultimately strived to shape the next evolution of live event production. They designed truly immersive experiences. They connected people in ways that once again cultivated passion and inspiration.

Join us Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 in Virbela as we discuss how Live Events are using immersive technology.

What’s the Format:

6:00-6:15pm – Networking & Preparation

6:15-6:30pm – Introductions & Welcome

6:30-7:30pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30-8:00pm – Networking

Panel Members:

Lisa Maria Wurzinger

Lisa Maria Wurzinger

Immersive Producer - GO! Pictures KG & GO!insideVR

Antony Vitillo

Antony Vitillo

Co-founder, developer - New Technology Walkers

Dan Kuharchuk

Dan Kuharchuk

Senior Designer - Pulse Studio LLC

Robb Jibson

Robb Jibson

Chief Ikea Furniture Assembler - So Midwest, Inc

Guest Host:

Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren

Executive Director - VRAR Chicago

VRAR Chicago Virtual Meetups

The Virbela virtual environment resembles a physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. We suggest that you arrive no later than 6:00pm and we will get started promptly at 6:15. Please try to get familiar with the technology prior to the day of the meetup, as we will be unable to provide support during the event.

We will start with informal networking, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking. We keep it simple and informal – this meetup is about you, our members, and not just a soap box for the host, presenters, or our sponsors. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step in Immersive Technology.