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06/05/2024 – About the Topic

The Next Evolution | AWE Nite Chicago is hosting a Technology Demonstration Day on June 5th at 1871, Chicago’s technology Incubator. This event serves as a local preview to Augmented World Expo taking place June 18-20 in Long Beach California. With the increased excitement toward spatial computing and immersive technologies due to the Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3, we will be showcasing some of the other amazing, innovative technologies that are available. Our focus will be AR & VR hardware but will also be partnering with software applications to showcase the latest and greatest. 

We are going to fill a room of the best representations of immersive technologies for the Chicago community to get their hands and eyes on. We would love for you to join us. 

Demonstrators

Details Coming Soon…

What’s the Format

Times in Central Daylight Time (CDT)
5:30-8:30pm at 2112 for the In-Person Program
6:00-8:00pm in Virbela for the Virtual Program
5:30-6:15pm – Networking & Technology Demonstrations
6:15-6:30pm – Introductions & Welcome
6:30-7:10pm – Panelist Presentations
7:10-7:45pm – Panel Discussion with Q&A
7:45-8:30pm – Networking & Technology Demonstrations

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.

Attending The Next Evolution

Attending in-Person

1871 | 222 W Merchandise Mart Plz | Suite 1212

For our Physical Venue, 1871 can be found in Suite 1212 on the 12th floor of theMART, which is located on the North side of the river between Wells and Orleans. For easy access, enter through the Orleans entrance on the west side of theMART and take those elevators to the 12th floor.

Watching the Live Stream

Primary Live Stream | www.youtube.com/@AWEXR/streams

People can join by watching the scheduled live stream where we will field questions from!

Attending Virtually

Virbela | Virtual Environment | virbela.com/download

We encourage folks to join us in the virtual environment Next Evolution Hall by downloading the Virbela open campus client at virbela.com/download. See more about getting started and navigating Virbela here.

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. To get to the Community Hall once in Virbela, you click the GO TO menu on the top left of your screen >> Meetings >> The Next Evolution Hall. 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.

win a prize collecting nfts from attending

Through a partnership with Vennity, we will be creating unique NFT Badges to collect by attending 2023 The Next Evolution programs. Each badge you claim counts towards an end of year drawing for a prize to be given out in December 2023.

thank you to our sponsors

thank you to our supporting partners