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10/02/2024 – About the Topic

From the bustling kitchens of renowned restaurants to the sprawling fields of innovative farms, immersive technology is revolutionizing how we interact with food and nature. Imagine stepping into a world where a mere smartphone unveils a treasure trove of information about the nutritional content of your meal or guides you through a virtual farm tour, revealing real-time insights into soil health and crop conditions.

Using AR glasses, farmers can scan their crops and receive instant feedback on disease symptoms, revolutionizing the way diseases are detected and managed in agriculture. Thanks to VR simulations, farmers can visualize different crop varieties in their fields before planting, empowering farmers to make informed decisions that optimize crop yield and sustainability. Immersive training simulations empower agricultural workers with hands-on experience, reducing errors and optimizing efficiency. AR-powered sensors and smart devices revolutionize crop management, providing farmers with invaluable insights into soil quality, weather patterns, and pest infestations.

Join us October 2nd at 1871 on an immersive journey where we’ll dive deep into how AR, VR, and XR technologies are reshaping the future of farming, conservation, and resource management. Whether you’re intrigued by the potential of immersive technologies or already envisioning the possibilities, get ready to unlock new perspectives, uncover innovative solutions, and discover the limitless possibilities of immersive tech in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

Panel Members

Details Coming Soon…

What’s the Format

Times in Central Daylight Time (CDT)
5:30-8:30pm at 1871 for the In-Person Program
6:00-8:00pm in FrameVR for the Virtual Program
5:30-8:30pm – Networking & Technology Demonstrations

Unlike our normal panel events, The purpose of Demo Day is for our audience to try the technology they may not otherwise have the opportunity to try in person. Demonstration providers will also have the opportunity to make a brief presentation / demonstration and field questions from our virtual audience.

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 |

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

Attending Virtually

FRAME | A Virbela Virtual Environment

We encourage folks to join us in the virtual environment by simply clicking the link above.

The Frame virtual environment resembles a physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. 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 meetup, as we will be unable to provide support during the event. Share your camera or simply be a unique avatar or a robot!

Find out more about FRAME here!

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.

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