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AR Starts Here: A conversation on making Toronto a leader in AR

  • OMERS Ventures 100 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ON, M5H 1S3 Canada (map)

An exclusive gathering of AR leaders, influencers and creators to celebrate the activity and devote conviction around building an AR hub in the city. It is clear that augmented reality has already established itself as the next wave of computing and Toronto has opportunity to position itself as a leader in this space - we don’t want to miss out.

UPDATE: This event is sold out


6:00-6:30: Doors Open & Registration

6:30-6:45: Opening Remarks & Welcome

  • Tom Emrich, Partner, Super Ventures & Co-Producer, AWE 
  • Damien Steel, Managing Partner, OMERS Ventures
  • Sophie Howe, Emily Smith, Isaac Rayment & Ian Kelso, AWE Nite TO

6:45-8:00: AR Showcase

PRESENTATION: Fostering Mixed Reality Growth in Canada

  • Brody Langley, Mixed Reality Partner Lead, Microsoft
  • Mickey MacDonald, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

PRESENTATION: Augmenting the Future of Commerce

  • Daniel Beauchamp, Head of VR, Shopify

PANEL: State of AR in Canada

  • Helen Papagiannis, Author, Augmented Human
  • Ian Kelso, Co-founder, Impossible Things
  • Parham Aarabi, CEO, Modiface
  • Prashant Matta, Senior Associate, OMERS Ventures
  • Caitlin Fisher, Co-founder, York's Future Cinema Lab
  • Amanda Costco, Founder, Electric Runway (MODERATOR)

8:00-9:00 Networking & AR Demos

  • Quantum Capture: virtual humans platform
  • Vertical: Placenote SDK to save and share persistent AR content
  • Impossible Things: reBlink AR art
  • Helen Papagiannis book signing of Augmented Human

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