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VR/AR Association Miami Chapter Launch Event 2/17

February 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

VR/AR Association Miami Chapter Launch Event 2/17/2022

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) in partnership with the University of Miami’s XR Initiative and Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) will host a Miami Chapter Launch event on February 17, 2022, 5:30-8:00 PM at the University of Miami Cosford Cinema (located on campus at 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146), or you may attend virtually via Zoom.

This event is free and open to the public. The theme of the event is The Intersection of AI and the Metaverse. Guest Speakers will provide presentations and host discussions with the audience on related topics. There will also be a technology showcase.

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Guest Speakers

  • John Cunningham, Head of Government and Aerospace | Unity
    John leads Unity’s Government and Aerospace business vertical for the Americas and is the President of the VRARA Central Florida Chapter. John is going to present use cases and trends in the area of digital twins and artificial intelligence.
  • Dr. Miguel Alonso, Manager, Behavior Authoring and Training-Reinforcement Learning, | Unity
    Miguel is a researcher and technologist that is part of the group that develops Unity’s AI and Machine Learning products. Miguel will share insights into the technology and the implications for Digital Twins and the Metaverse.
  • Lisa Watts, Vice President of Product Marketing and Planning | Magic Leap
    The entire industry is anxiously awaiting the availability of the Magic Leap 2. Lisa will talk about MagicLeap’s vision and plans for the future.
  • Kim Grinfeder, Chair, Department of Interactive Media | University of Miami School of Communication
    Kim and his colleagues will share the current programs and key research being conducted at the University and insights into Metaverse trends they are seeing.
  • Amy Peck, CEO | Endeavor XR
    Amy is one of the leading global experts in the XR industry and works with numerous fortune 500 and emerging technology companies, and she is a highly sought-after global speaker. Amy will discuss emerging trends in the industry, help to demystify the Metaverse and the role that XR will play.
  • Tarja Stephens, President, Miami Chapter | VR/AR Association
    The Creator Frontier is working on the future of collective creativity, connection, and social impact in the Metaverse. Tarja will share her work and the plans for the VRARA in Miami.


Co-sponsored by the University of Miami’s XR Initiative and Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC).


About the XR Initiative

Extended Reality (XR) refers to combined real and virtual environments. XR systems are immersive technologies that bring physical objects into digital environments and take digital objects into physical reality. XR includes software and hardware used to create virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), augmented reality (AR), and spatial computing. The X-Reality Initiative at the University of Miami helps with access to use this emerging technology, so we can integrate it seamlessly into everyone’s daily life.


VR/AR Association Miami Chapter Launch Event FLYER February 17, 2022


Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing
University of Miami XR Initiative
VR/AR Association-Miami Chapter


Cosford Cinema
5030 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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