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08/07/2024 – About the Topic

Immersive technologies change the way that we interact with places. It can enhance a guests experience of environments for hospitality and tourism – from website interaction to checking in for their stay.

There are many ways virtual and augmented reality benefit the hospitality industry. Virtual tours and previews help people choose their destinations – city, hotel, amusement park, event venue, or restaurant. VR & AR can help upsell people by allowing them to visualize the benefits of the higher-end experience. Virtual concierge services assist guests at any time, in any location, offering help with choice selection or navigation. Augmented reality displays help people make more informed decisions.

Join us August 7th at 2112 as we discuss all of the innovative ways in which people in the hospitality and tourism industries are leveraging spatial computing and immersive technologies to enhance experience, decrease friction, and increase profits.

Panel Members

Details Coming Soon…

The Next Evolution Hosts

Matt Wren will be moderating the discussion in person while Caroline Dennis will be hosting the virtual portion in Virbela. Matt is the President of Origin Development & IT and founder of The Next Evolution event series and VRAR Chicago. Caroline is entrepreneur, startup advisor, and advocate from Two-Degrees.io and XRWomen.

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

2112 Chicago | 4245 N Knox Ave

 

Watching the Live Stream

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

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

Attending Virtually

FRAME | A Virbela Virtual Environment
Framevr.io/the-next-evolution-awe-nite-chicago

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.

thank you to our sponsors

thank you to our supporting partners