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12/04/2024 – About the Topic

Immersive technologies are revolutionizing the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) industry, presenting a multitude of opportunities to enhance safety, streamline operations, and boost productivity. Imagine stepping into a world where static images come to life, where proposed bike lane alternatives aren’t just concepts on paper but immersive experiences that you can explore and understand firsthand. From training drivers in realistic virtual environments to optimizing route planning and delivering secure shipments, the possibilities are endless.

AR headsets can guide warehouse workers through bustling aisles, streamlining order picking and reducing errors. VR simulations help truck drivers navigate complex routes with ease, while providing real-time insights to enhance safety and efficiency. From remote collaboration and maintenance to optimizing transportation management, the applications are as diverse as the industry itself. Transportation planners can overlay digital information onto real-world scenes, allowing community members to visualize proposed changes with unprecedented clarity. Whether it’s comparing different bike lane designs or previewing future conditions, AR brings planning concepts to life in a tangible way.

VR takes immersion to the next level, transporting viewers into fully immersive 3D environments where they can explore proposed designs or organizational structures from every angle. From examining infrastructure to experiencing scenarios firsthand, VR empowers stakeholders to make informed decisions with confidence. By incorporating Building Information Modeling (BIM) data, designs can be tested and engineering decisions explored in ways never before possible.

Join us December 4 at 1871 as we explore real-world use cases, from logistics giants streamlining supply chains with AR-powered inventory management to distribution hubs maximizing efficiency with VR-driven training simulations. Whether you’re a curious newcomer or a seasoned pro, get ready to unlock the full potential of immersive tech in TDL!

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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