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With Nancy Cahill (Founder, 4th Wall), Amy Peck (Sr. Director of Enterprise Content, HTC Vive Studios), Dan Burgar (President, Vancouver VR/AR Association), Alex Chuang (Managing Partner, Shape Immersive), Nancy Basi (Executive Director, Vancouver Economic Commission), Khouri (CEO, The Gaming Stadium), Alana Peralez (Director - Pacific Southwest, Trade and Invest BC), Tyler Wilson (Director - Strategic Partnership and Innovation, Vancouver Whitecaps), Tomica Divic (VP Operations, Innovate BC), James Basnett (CEO, Answer).
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM   Absolutely Free
The Venue ATX, 516 E 6th St
Vancouver Day is back returning to South By Southwest conference (SXSW) 2020 & Canada House to bring the best of the West Coast down south

The much-anticipated Vancouver Day is returning to South By Southwest conference (SXSW) 2020 to bring the best of the West Coast down south.

The full day event will see the Canadian city's premier technology innovators, eSports athletes, & musical artists show why Vancouver is consistently voted one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

The morning will kick off with a hotly contested eSports tournament, before showcasing Vancouver's excellence in the booming augmented & virtual reality (AR/VR) industry. Companies from the city will demo their most exciting tech, & spotlight why Vancouver has become the second largest AR/VR ecosystem in the world & the new home of multiple Silicon Valley giants.

A full lineup of panels & keynotes from some of the biggest names in AR/VR & eSports will keep Canada House buzzing throughout the day. Activations based on Vancouver's unique culture of wellness & adventure will keep guests entertained, & giveaways will take place across the afternoon.

In the evening, guests can expect a special VIP event with first-class musical acts, installations, wellness activations & free drinks & food, & the chance to mingle with developers, creators, investors, & top business leaders from around the world.

To round out the event, a hand-picked roster of Vancouver musicians will keep guests dancing late into the night.

***Announcements & updates coming soon!***

This will reach capacity so confirm now before you miss out!

10:00am-7:00pm, The Great Canadian Esports Gauntlet presented by The Gaming Stadium, wellness activations, VR/AR demo activations

2:00PM-5:00PM Key panels & talks!

2:00-2:20pm: How AR is Transforming Retail & Creating Virtual Assets for the Future

2:20-2:40pm: The VR/AR View from Vancouver - How Vancouver Became a Leading VR/AR Hub

2:40-3:05pm: AR as Tool to Spark Empathy & Conversations- Nancy Baker Cahill

3:05-3:25pm: Keynote, special guest to be announced!

3:25-3:50pm: Getting started with Mindfulness: A Guided Medidation

3:50-4:15pm: The Migration, why tech companies & talent are flocking to Vancouver!

4:15-4:40pm: The Future of eSports

4:40-5:00pm Closing Keynote (Surprise guest)

5:00PM-7:00PM: VIP Event & Live Music presented by the Vancouver Consortium

7:00PM-2:00AM: A Party Like No Other!

See website for details & speaker information here

Presented by Vancouver VR/AR Association, Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver Hotels Destination Association

Thank you to our incredible partners Creative BC, Trade & Invest BC, Launch Academy, Vancouver Economic Commission, DailyHive & Innovate BC
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