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“For me this expo, I feel this is more personal. The VR Industry is growing, and it needs to have more connections between the developers, the creators and the audience like it is here at MVR expo”

Miami VR Expo will be the second coming of Miami’s Immersive Tech event of the year. Kicking off the summer with a focus on XR and How brands are leveraging Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in the marketplace. Come take in Sun, Sand and Sea and the tech community in Miami.

[ Speaker Line Up ]

Travis Cloyd
Entrepreneur, Immersive Storytelling

Gasper Ferreiro
Project Ghost Studios

    Dean Lyon
    Founder at Splinter Studios

    Holly Delgado
    Global Marketing Consultant - Dell

    Eric Elder
    Executive Director, XR Wizards Lab

    Maria C de Pena, MS
    President and CEO, Code Explorers - NGO

      Alan Smithson
      XR For Business & Education, MetaVRse

      Lorenzo Vallone
      Co-founder of Xennial Digital

      Kimberlee Archer
      Head of Developer Marketing AR/VR at Facebook

        Joanne Butcher, MA, CFRE
        Global Marketing Consultant

          Dr. J Chris Ford
          Inclusive Innovation Leader| VR Patent Monetization

            Dr. Charles daCosta
            Prof. of Animation, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia

              DeAnne Connolly Graham
              President ROI Media

              Adrian Allen
              Co-Founder Miami VR Expo

              Michelle Mckoy
              Co Founder MVR Expo

              Richard Fendelman
              360˚ Virtual Reality Producer

              Ricardo “Dimarco” Barea
              Founder MMM LIVE

                Rodolfo Peraza
                Multimedia Artist

                  Chance Glasco
                  CCO of Doghead Simulations

                    Alissa Christine
                    Luvr Worldwide

                      David Mullings
                      CEO - Blue Mahoe Partners

                        Wissam Otaky, CFA
                        Partner at Hatcher+

                          John Rich
                          VP Moxie FutureX Labs

                          Alexandra Ivanovitch, PhD
                          Founder of Equality Labs

                          Andres Rangel
                          Startup Safari Miami

                            Tricia Katz
                            Developer Evangelism Lead, Magic Leap

                              [ MIAMI VR EXPO SCHEDULE ]

                              AGENDA: June 7th & 8th

                              5
                              :00pm
                              Thurs. June 6

                              MVR Welcome Launch Event

                              Join the Miami VR Expo as we launch our weekend of innovation with partners Startup Safari Miami and Venture Cafe.
                               
                              Venture Café Miami’s mission is to connect innovators to make things happen.
                               
                              WE HOST THE LARGEST WEEKLY EVENT FOR INNOVATORS IN MIAMI EVERY THURSDAY!
                               
                              Bringing together 300+ people from all over the region.
                               
                              Admission is FREE.
                              Arrive early for great parking!
                                 

                               

                              10
                              :00am
                              360 Film Workshop with Richard Fendelman

                              360 Film Workshop with Richard Fendelman

                              Join Richard Fendelman in a hands-on 360 film workshop. Richard has been involved in television and film production wearing many hats depending on the project: Field Producer on the A&E series '1st 48'​; Producer/Director, Discovery Latin America; Producer/Director, Telemundo Latin Digital. For more information visit www.fendelman.com   This programming is a part of "ArtXRperience" and sponsored by Miami Dade Cultural Affairs. Limited seats are available. READ MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP HERE INCLUDING PREREQUISITES. REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP HERE  

                              10
                              :00
                              am
                              Adrian Allen / Miami VR Expo
                              Miami VR Expo

                              Opening Remarks

                              Join Co-Founders, Adrian Allen & Michelle McKoy for the opening remarks and recognition of special guests, sponsors and exhibitors.

                              10
                              :06
                              am
                              Tony Cho / Magic City Innovation District

                              Believing in Magic

                              Meet the visionaries of the Magic City Innovation District with art, entertainment, technology and sustainability at its core,

                              10
                              :17
                              am
                              City of Miami

                              Innovation In Miami

                              Let us hear the plans for Miami Dade: where it is now, plan to be in the future and the efforts in the pipeline to assist VR & AR startups in the tech community.

                              10
                              :23
                              AM
                              Tricia Katz / Magic Leap

                              Miami, the new Mecca for Spatial computing. One on one with Tricia Katz

                              Meet Tricia Katz, Developer Evangelism Lead, Developer Relations at Magic Leap as she discusses the opportunities for Miami to become the new Mecca for Spatial computing. Magic Leap One is a personal spatial computer that allows digital content to move beyond the confines of the 2D screens and computers of today.  

                              10
                              :50
                              am
                              Michelle McKoy / Miami VR Expo

                              XR in the Magic City

                              Virtual, Augmented, Mixed and Spatial Reality all make up the XR experience. Meet the pioneers of the XR Ecosystem in South Florida and their projections for the future. Panelists to be listed.

                              11
                              :10am
                              Eric Elder / XR Wizards Lab

                              Research and Training in XR

                              AR/VR Industry Liaison & Adjunct Professor / Executive Director Loyola Marymount University, XR Wizards Lab
                              Eric started his career as a 2D animator at MTV on Beavis & Butt Head and then moved to LA to work on King of the Hill & The Simpsons. When not working as a professional animator he spent 15 years working with the Art Institutes as an Instructor and then founded the most successful Video Game production training programs in the system. He founded OW! (Online Worlds) Entertainment in 1997 to create virtual worlds for movie & TV properties.
                              11
                              :36
                              pm
                              Alexandra Ivanovitch, PhD / Equality Lab.

                              Fulfilling Seniors' Last Wishes through Virtual Reality

                              Alexandra Ivanovitch, PhD is an innovator dedicated to leveraging 21st century technology to address some of the most pressing challenges our society faces, such as caring for our senior population in an ever-aging society, building trust between law enforcement and the communities it protects, etc.    

                              12
                              :00
                              pm
                              EXHIBIT DOORS OPEN

                              Miami VR Expo

                              Over 50 exhibitors to educate, innovate, create and inspire.

                              12
                              :30
                              PM
                              Wissam Otaky, CFA, / Partner at Hatcher+

                              VC Investments in the Immersive Space: On The Rise

                              Serial entrepreneur, investor and operator. Co-founding Partner of Hatcher+ & heads Early Stage Co-investment Network of leading accelerators worldwide. Loves the Startup Ecosystem and is fascinated by the impact of exponential technological progress on humanity. Panelists: David Mullings, Blue Mahoe Group

                              01
                              :30
                              PM
                              Holly Delgado, Dell

                              Powerful Women in World XR: Tech with HER

                              Powerful Women in World XR: Tech with HER Join leading women in the immersive technology space and discuss the present engagement, the pros, cons, and opportunities. Panelists:

                              Holly Delgado, Dell
                              Denise Mendez, Magic Leap
                              Michelle McKoy,Miami VR Expo
                              Maria de Pena, MS, Code Explorers

                              2
                              :30
                              PM
                              Dr. Charles daCosta / Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

                              The Next Level of Educational Technology

                              Dr. Charles daCosta teaches Animation at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to Australia he was a professor of Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, USA. He was a board member of the Animation Hall of Fame. His scholarly work focuses on the nexus between theory and practice in animation. He has also taught at the universities of Westminster, Kingston and the Creative Arts in the United Kingdom. He has also been a guest professor of Cultural Studies at the Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

                              3
                              :30
                              PM
                              Travis Cloyd / FIU iSTAR

                              Immersive Storytelling in Cinema

                              Discuss Immersive Storytelling in Cinema with some of the pioneers, practitioners and thought leaders in the space. This ever-developing immersive platform reflects the power of new technology as a dynamic vehicle for storytelling. What are the opportunities in South Florida? Panelists:

                              Travis Cloyd, Immersive Studio for Altered Reality (iSTAR), Florida International University
                              Joanne Butcher, Filmmaker Success
                              Carlos Fueyo, Playard Studios
                               

                              4
                              :30
                              PM
                              Kimberlee Archer, Occulus

                              What is immersive media and how to get started with the Facebook ecosystem

                              Kimberlee is a vibrant young professional that is passionate about emerging technology. She has 15+ years of experience in entertainment and media, ranging from small start-ups to global corporations. Over the years she has honed her skills in immersive media marketing by leading go-to-market strategies for Samsung’s VR ecosystem with the launch of Gear VR, Gear 360, and Samsung VR video platform. Kimberlee currently leads the AR/VR developer marketing team at Facebook, which primary objectives are to drive adoption for the company’s AR, VR, and Web VR platforms and increase proficiency amongst XR creators globally.VR devices.

                              5
                              :30
                              pm
                              Scaling VR & AR content in the workplace.

                              Scaling VR & AR content in the workplace.

                              Details to follow.

                              10
                              :00
                              am
                              Adrian Allen / Miami VR Expo

                              OPENING REMARKS

                              Join Co-Founders, Adrian Allen & Michelle McKoy for the opening remarks and recognition of special guests, sponsors and exhibitors.

                              10
                              :05
                              am
                              Andres Hurtado Rangel /Startup Safari Miami

                              The Survival of Startups in the Juggle

                              Startup SAFARI Miami is an adventure into one of the fastest-growing startup hotspots in the Americas. Flourishing amid a culturally-rich, tropical atmosphere, Miami’s startup ecosystem attracts talent, resources, and ideas from around the globe. Attendees set their own agenda and visit founders, VCs, coworking spaces, and accelerators in their own offices to create meaningful connections.

                              10
                              :17
                              AM
                              Dean Lyon / Splinter Studios

                              Future of Realtime Interaction in MR, VR & XR.

                              Dean has over 25 years experience in collaborating with cutting edge directors, studios, production companies, post-production facilities and technology developers throughout the world. He is passionate about the potential of technology to transform the art of visual story-telling. Lyon was elected to the Visual Effects Society (VES) in Hollywood in 2004 for recognition of his work on the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy (VFX Supervisor, Oktobor), and VFX Supervisor roles on ‘Without a Paddle’, ‘Spooked’ and ‘Bogeyman’.

                              10
                              :35
                              am
                              Dr. Chris Ford / FIU Start Up

                              VR Patent and Monetization

                              Learn more about the M2M initiative that seeks to tap the trillions of dollars of underutilized patented technologies developed by FIU, U.S. Department of Energy and Labs, other Federal Agencies,  other universities, and industry in order to foster economic development in South Florida and beyond. Modeled after insights gained from the Military-Industrial complex during the Cold War era, Silicon Valley, and inclusive economic development strategies, the mission of FIU’s M2M Initiative is to inclusively grow South Florida’s innovation economy and beyond. The M2MInitiative has four goal areas: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Entrepreneurial Workforce Development; 2) Innovation Ecosystem Development; 3) Business Incubator and Accelerator Network; and 4) Technology Transfer & Commercialization.  

                              11
                              :09
                              am
                              John Rich, Moxie

                              Xtended Reality and Machine Learning: The Future & Now

                              John is a Futurist / Transhumanist / Future-enablement Architect / Technology Prototyping / Innovation Strategist. Artificial Intelligence and VR is a conversation about his views on current trends and its impact. Never before has the combination of new technology and shifting consumer behavior unfolded at today’s current scale and speed. Entire industries worth billions of dollars are now created or upended not in decades, but in a matter of years or even months. Today’s businesses must know how to navigate this changing future by taking advantage of new opportunities and mitigating the threats that emerge. Moderated by Ana Ruiz, Analytical Beats.

                              11
                              :36
                              am
                              Alan Smithson / MetaVRse

                              The Marriage of Education & Technology - Education for the exponential age of humanity

                              Alan is the CEO of MetaVRse, a global leader in Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality (XR). MetaVRse is also building the XR Learning Centre and was recently accepted to the Museum of the Future Accelerator in Dubai.

                              12
                              :00pm
                              EXHIBIT DOORS OPEN

                              Miami VR Expo

                              Over 50 exhibitors to educate, innovate, create and inspire.

                              12
                              :30
                              pm
                              Digi Tech Talks with Horace Badoo

                              Digi Tech Talks

                              Four Speakers with 15 mins each to discuss: Speaker #1: DiMarco Barea MMM Live Bridging the Gap between the Virtual and Reality   Speaker #2: Chance Glasco Doghead Simulations Rehumanizing Social Media with VR   Speaker #3: TBD   Speaker #4: TBD  

                              01
                              :45pm
                              Lorenzo Vallone / Xennial Digital

                              How XR is transforming education through impactful, highly immersive, interactive learning experiences

                              Let's discuss how having access to AR, VR, and XR tools can enable institutions to explore technologies and how it could be used to expand and deepen learning experiences for students of all ages. Immersive, multisensory experiences can draw students and faculty into other realms, beyond the limitations of the physical world. This is the future.

                              2
                              :45
                              pm
                              Alissa Christine / LUVR Worldwide

                              The ART XR PERIENCE. A new Vertical has erupted

                              PANEL DISCUSSION: The ART XR PERIENCE. A new Vertical has erupted With recent advances in technology, visual artists are able to create works that once lived only in their imaginations. Some advances allow greater precision. Others enable artists to complete a project in hours rather than days. And some have led to entirely new art forms. Here’s a conversation looking at several media that have embraced new technology. Panelist: Alissa Christine, LUVR Worldwide Rodolfo Peraza, MUD Foundation

                              4
                              :45pm
                              Gasper Ferreriro / Project Ghost Studios

                              Location Based Gaming Entertainment

                              PANEL DISCUSSION: GAMING Panelists include:

                              1. Gasper Ferreriro
                              Project Ghost Studios  

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