Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

SIRT: Immersive Audio & VR/AR Event

Sheridan Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) presents:

Immersive Audio & VR/AR – Bringing the audio community together

In collaboration with the Toronto Section of the Audio Engineering Society and the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, we are bringing together VR & Immersive Audio experts to share knowledge, showcase technologies and engage with the audio industry. Our stage at Pinewood Toronto Studios will be transformed into a collaborative Immersive Audio showcase with the goal to accelerate the knowledge of all attendees.

This event is targeted at those seeking a deeper dive into the emerging ever-evolving world of spatial audio for VR. The purpose is to give participants a chance to get hands-on with the latest tech, hear from industry leaders and network with local content creators and audio professionals. The intended participants include professionals from across audio societies and unions, academic researchers, and non-academic end-user organizations.

FIVARS VR Festival Preview at Camp Wavelength, Toronto, Canada

FIVARS logo - Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories

The Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories (“FIVARS”) will be hosting a free preview of curated VR content at the Camp Wavelength music festival on Toronto island, on Saturday August 29th 2015.

This is the first year of Camp Wavelength – a 3-day festival (August 28th-30th) offering overnight camping and performances by Do Make Say Think, Blonde Elvis, Wooden Sky and Holy F$#!, among others.

Camp Wavelength 2015 poster

On the second day, we will be featuring a special presentation of “MansLaughter” from Cinemersia in Texas – the ‘world’s first virtual reality feature film’, alongside other curated virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D story experiences from around the world including “LoVR” by Immersive, Inc. from the UK, “Snow Globe” by Transportive.Technology and “Teleportaled” by PAVR from California.

The showcase will be presented by Toronto’s virtual reality organizers VRTO and VBAReality – the same people who brought you VAR07.15 – the largest Virtual and Augmented Reality showcase in Ontario. It is in anticipation of a larger showcase they are mounting in Toronto in mid-September – the official FIVARS show.

“We chose the name FIVARS carefully” says VRTO founder Keram Malicki-Sanchez. “We wanted to move away from the idea of ‘Film’ Festival because virtual reality is a nascent platform for new modes of storytelling that break from traditional cinematic convention.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to preview our festival at the inaugural Camp Wavelength – which in itself represents a forward-thinking artistic mindset.”

“FIVARS is about building a cultural awareness around this new leading edge technology,” says VBAReality founder Joseph Ellsworth “While at times we may choose to still enjoy a window view through a cinema, or television screen, we now have the potential of entering into the experience and being at the heart of the story.”

Free demos will be available at Camp Wavelength on August 29th, starting when the gates open at 12pm until 6pm. (Admission included with Festival ticket.)

FIVARS Virtual Reality Showcase Preview
Presented by VRTO and VBAReality
Saturday August 29th, 2015 12-6pm
Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, 433 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island

Camp Wavelength is ALL AGES / Licensed
You must be 13+ to use virtual reality technology.

Resources and More Information:

Do you have a virtual reality short subject story you’d like to showcase with us at FIVARS? Please write us via our Contact page

We are looking for submissions for an upcoming event. Deadlines are September 1st!

ryerson atrium

VRTO Co-Hosts VAR – The Largest Virtual and Augmented Reality Showcase in Toronto

VAR Facebook Cover Photo

[JULY 9th, 2015, Toronto] Come and experience the latest developments in Virtual and Augmented reality hardware and content at VAR – a strategic partnership co-organized by three distinct Meetup groups including Vangard/ARTO, VBAReality and VRTO taking place at the incredible new Ryerson Student Learning Centre at 341 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON.

This collaborative showcase – one of the largest of its kind in Ontario, Canada – focuses on demonstrations from some of the best VR and AR developers in the city of Toronto and environs.

Here is the current list of exhibitors, with more being added daily:

Elli Raynai & Alexander Kondratskiy
I Am You – First Person Virtual Reality Film

Also showing the Bubl Xplor App

Blair Renaud will be showing products from the following companies






Martin Labreque

Transportive Technology


If you’d like to showcase your own work, please contact us immediately through our contact page. There is no fee to exhibit.

For the public, there is no admission charge, however we ask that you please RSVP in advance of the event as there are a limited number of tickets.

Visit our VAR Eventbrite page to RSVP and reserve your spot now!

(If you’d like to bring more than 2 guests, please ask them to also join our Meetup group!)

*VRTO and Transportive.Technology are divisions of Constant Change Media Group