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Virtual Reality Day 2018

Virtual Reality Day 2018: Berkeley

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Date(s) - 11/17/2018
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NextSpace Berkeley


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Virtual Reality Day is a grassroots, global effort to bring greater awareness of immersive tech to the general public, and give people a first-hand look at how virtual reality is changing the digital landscape and the future of computing.

Over 60 cities around the globe are participating in free, community organized events. If you can’t find one in your area, you can attend virtually with Microsoft’s AltSpace, where avatars will be live-streaming from VR for 24hrs.

In Berkeley, we’re going beyond hype and pie-in-the-sky predictions into new worlds made by local developers, artists and entrepreneurs, who are delivering one-of-a-kind immersive experiences and 3D solutions for creative, practical and enterprise applications. They’re working on the future, literally just around the corner.

NextSpace is bike, BART and wheelchair accessible.


  • VR @ Berkeley is a student group dedicated to bringing virtual reality to the campus community. Our club provides students with access to virtual reality equipment and training and charters project teams to explore the applications and implications of virtual reality in diverse fields through research and development.

By providing access to hardware and expertise, we aim to lower the barriers to experiencing and developing virtual reality technology. We are partnering with established labs on campus to investigate virtual and augmented reality as tools for robotics control systems, visualization of complex data, and as an interface for the future. We engage with the campus community through public demo days and infosessions.

2018 Project Teams Immersive Realities (360 Animation), Immersive Cinema (360 Live-Action),Biofeedback, and College Esports are giving demos and sharing the latest from their group.

  • Snow Angel VR “We Love” 360 music experience. Filmed on location at the Berkeley Marina during the Kite Festival, Snow Angel’s first immersive 360 music video is a flower-powered trip, ideal for kids and kids at heart who are trying VR for the first time!
  • Grizzly Peak Model Trains Climb aboard our virtual train simulator and help test our electric cabs. We’ll have a real-world layout of our N-Scale, 3D printed Key Route and Interurban electric railway cars on display.
  • Debias VR “Teachers Lens” Funded by Oculus VR, Teacher’s Lens is an anti-implicit bias training for teachers. Using evidence-based training simulations in VR, we aim to promote healthy K-12 classroom environments by reducing bias in a more accessible, comfortable, and positive way.
  • XEODesign No VR event is complete without a dose of Augmented Reality. XEODesign CEO Nicole Lazzaro will take you through “Aladdin Dash”, her mesmerizing AR game demo she developed on the Magic Leap AR lightwear.
  • ARVR Women and Allies is a group for women in the immersive tech industry that supports community connection, education and professional growth. We believe in ARVR for good and work to uplift women of all varieties and skill sets. We’ll be demoing Magic Leap’s Creator One lightwear.
  • Kunze Productions is an award-winning 360° virtual reality video production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.​ Kevin Kuze is a prolific 360 video cinematographer and will be showcasing 360 production gear and drone photography.
  • Geopogo Unleash your creativity. Design and present in virtual and augmented reality and create building visualizations in minutes. Quickly create and modify engaging 3D office, home and apartment unit models and present them instantly in 3D walk-throughs for clients and customers.
  • NewPathVR develops virtual reality applications for mental health, provides training for clinicians and patients on the user of VR for healing, and holds virtual reality art therapy workshops. They are also the creators of RenewVR.com, the only destination dedicated to health and wellness VR applications to relax, inspire, and improve you. CEO of NewPathVR and virtual reality artist Lisa Padilla will be showing wellness apps and VR art.



  • 1:00 PM – Debias VR: Catie Guitierrez, U/X Researcher, Designer
  • 1:20 PM – VR at Berkeley: Madison Hight, Project Lead, Officer
  • 1:40 PM – XREDU: Azine Davoudzadeh, Founder, Curriculum Designer

Augmented Reality

  • 2:00 PM – XEODesign: Nicole Lazarro, Founder and CEO
  • 2:20 PM – ARVR Women: Siciliana Trevino, Tyler Musgrave, Team Leads, Futurists Initiative

360 Video

  • 2:40 PM – Kunze Productions: Kevin Kunze, Award-winning 360 Director and cinematographer

Art + Wellness

  • 3:00 PM – New Path VR: Lisa Padilla, Founder and CEO

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Virtual Reality Day Partner: Siciliana Trevino – Quirkeley (Berkeley, California)


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