VR Events: Symposium on VR and Journalism in Vancouver & VR Salon in NYC

There are some cool upcoming VR events. One is tomorrow in Vancouver, the other is on July 15th in NYC! Check them out below:

Hammer & Tusk, who I contribute to as a writer, is holding a Symposium on VR and Journalism in Vancouver tomorrow Saturday June 25th. Very cool! If you are in Vancouver I would go check it out: http://www.sovr.io/

Symposium on Virtual Reality Journalism

June 25, 2016 • Pacific Rim Hotel and Conference Centre

Mixed and Virtual Reality has been described as the next platform shift, and its applications in journalism are wide-reaching. The New York Times has invested in both 360 video and immersive films in its partnership with Google Cardboard - they shipped 1.2 million viewers to their subscribers. The Associated Press has launched their own VR/360 channel in collaboration with AMD to feature the news organization's latest advances in immersive journalism. The Microsoft HoloLens allows virtual and real worlds to mix, bringing news activated by your surroundings. Even the The Des Moines Registerhas created a VR experience, a tour of a family farm in Iowa.

The technology is here to stay, and learning how to use it as more than just a gimmick will be a key to content creation in the field of journalism in coming years.

Join Hammer & Tusk as we present lectures, panels, and virtual and mixed reality demos in this day-long symposium on journalism and its place in the field of immersive content.


I am very excited that VR Salon is coming to NYC. First one is July 14th at Google NYC. Register here: https://ameliawb.github.io/vrsalon/


A montly curated dinner salon for those working in the areas of AR, VR, AI, 360 video and other immersive formats. Each salon consists of a curated guest group of 20 participants. 2 community members are invited to share a work in progress or finished project for discussion by the group. This salon series is focused on bringing together underepresented people in the VR community and is a tight knit group for inspiration and support.

Created by Amelia Winger-Bearskin and JB Rubinovitz