“The next insanely great thing may not come out of Stanford, it may come out of Toronto.”
“Unlike Any Conference You’ve Ever Attended”
Wow what a year it was! VRTO – administered by Constant Change Media Group and Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Jessy Blaze, Chrissy Aitchison and additional support from Candace Steinberg, Josh Miles Joudrie and Michael Duhacek partnered with the incredible crew at Ryerson University’s FCAD at Rogers Communications Centre (thank you Marie Crosta, Prachi Khandekar and Shawn Haswell) to pull together a virtually impractical and experimental conference. By all measures it seemed to work. Such approaches would not be possible without the good faith and support of community sponsors who included:
- Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University
- Canadian Film Center/OMERS Ventures
- TADS Inc.
- Torus Media Labs/Canvas 360 Pro
- Pandor Productions
- Somato Cherry
- Captive Camera
- Primacy / GivLuv
- AWE Company / GeoGram
- Mobile Capital Network
- Combo Bravo
- Malicki Sanchez Law
- Made Good
and of course our many media and community partners. Thank you to the incredible speakers, panelist and presenters for your ideas, time and efforts. Thank you to our family who helped out in every respect. Thank you to the selfless and generous volunteers! Thanks to our publicity team at ClutchPR. Sincerely – thank you! Your support cannot be undervalued and is essential to these approaches!
By the numbers:
- Total Speakers 100
- Total Exhibitors 65
- Total Attendees 800
- 34+ Articles in Mainstream Media
- 157M Online readership
- 1.91M Est. Coverage Views
- 2.44M Est. Coverage (Broadcast)
- 4.27M (Web & Broadcast)
Featured coverage from Forbes, UploadVR, VRScout, CP24, CityTV, Newstalk 1010, SiriusXM, BetaKit, VRFocus, Dorkshelf, Hindustan Times (1) (2), MobileSyrup (1) (2) (3), IT Business, The Digital Circuit, Trendy Techie, Brockstar Gaming, Category 5
Now please enjoy a catalog of images from the event that ideally helps to sample the spectrum of minds and identities that contribute to an experience such as this.
Images (credit: Jaime Espinoza, Captive Camera):
VRTO 2017 Photo Gallery
Please watch talks, coverage and miscellaneous video from the VRTO 2017 conference at VRTO’s Official YouTube Channel. Sincerely, thank you for watching!
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