1871 Hosting First VR/AR Chicago MeetUp of 2019 on Wednesday, January 16th

It is only natural for the best to find each other. So when the top incubator in the world, 1871, partnered with Chicago’s leading immersive technology MeetUp, the VR/AR Chicago, it was kismet.

The partnership will officially begin next Wednesday, January 16th, with the topic “Why XR Technology is #TheNextEvolution in Communication” at 1871 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“Virtual reality, augmented reality, and extended reality technologies are changing the way that organizations operate in countless industries,” said 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler. “We’re excited to partner with BundlAR to host the VR/AR Chicago Meetup. This series of thoughtful discussions will benefit our community of entrepreneurs, leaders, and startups by highlighting the many possibilities of these innovative and immersive platforms.”

BundlAR CTO Matt Wren founded and hosts the VR/AR Chicago MeetUp, doubling as the VR/AR Association Chicago Chapter President, as well. With his standing in the XR community, the VR/AR Chicago MeetUp delivers the most unique and immersive monthly event.

Topic Details: With spatial computing and XR technology, we’re on the verge of the next evolution in human communication, where the rectangular screens people have been staring at for the last 40 years are being transformed. Augmented Reality is already starting to place digital information in the context of the physical world that surrounds us. Virtual Reality allows people to be fully immersed into graphic environments. We can now control digital objects by speaking, gesturing, or even reaching out and grabbing just like we would with physical objects. Come learn about where immersive technology is now and where it’s headed through 2019 and beyond.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
1871 Address: 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212 · Chicago, IL
How to find 1871: Merchandise Mart, 12th Floor, West End. We’ll be in the auditorium, to the left once you pass the reception desk.

To register for the MeetUp, click here.

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