VR Education Day on Tuesday, March 26: Brace Yourself, Pace Yourself for 8.5 Hours of VR Schooling At Expo in Vegas!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/08/2019

Identify the hottest topics and issues in the rapidly-evolving virtual reality, tap some of the best and brightest in the business to address them and then, roll it all out in fast-n-furious mode…and you’ve captured the essence of this year’s Virtual Reality Educational Track during the 2019 Amusement Expo International (AEI) in Las Vegas.

Fourteen sessions—four keynote presentations, nine panel discussions and even a bonus fireside chat—will be headlined by a who’s who of VR talent and experience from around the country…and world.

The VR curriculum will be conducted 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, on the eve of the 2019 Amusement Expo International (AEI) show that will run Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28 in North Hall 1 of the adjacent Las Vegas Convention Center.  

Following up on its successful debut last year, a VR Pavilion within AEI will include companies exhibiting wares developed for the location-based VR space.

Forget about those long lectures, but don’t blink: the VR seminar series is split up into 30-minute increments, so the ideas and information will be delivered in staccato, nonstop fashion by the more than 40 speakers assembled for the day-long VR learning lab.

Directed by Bob Cooney, an author, speaker, mentor and thought leader in virtual reality and location-based entertainment/amusement sectors, the program will feature successful, forward-thinking presenters, including:

  • Jake Zim - SVP VR for Sony Pictures
  • Joanna Popper, VP of LBVR for HP
  • Ishita Kapur - AR/VR Content Partnerships Lead - Microsoft
  • Tammy Brandt - SVP Legal Affairs and Biz Dev - Dreamscape Immersive
  • Sean Griffen - VP Biz Dev - The Void
  • Doug Griffen - CEO Nomadic
  • Tim Ruse - Zero Latency 
  • Chuck Taylor -Sr Director AR/VR/ Esports for Caesars Entertainment 
  • Kevin Bachus from Dave and Busters
  • Cyril Voiron from Ubisoft
  • Kevin Williams of the Stinger Report
  • Sheryl Bindleglass of Sheryl Golf
  • Armando Lanuti of Creative Works

These and other location-based virtual reality (LBVR) all stars will tackle a wide range of key industry challenges, opportunities and questions.    Just a sampling of areas to be covered:

LBVR Market Overview…Driving Traffic to Your VR Attraction…VR Escape Rooms…VR Everywhere…Growing Your Group Biz…Sweating the Small Stuff…IS VR the next Laser Tag…Free Roam VR…Innovation and Tech Trends…Esports and VR…How the Future LBVR Landscape is Taking Shape.

To register for the LBVR Education Day You must be a registered attendee at Amusement Expo International, visit www.amusementexpo.org .     

Note:  For $99 education fee, attendees can participate in the VR sessions as well as the Amusement/FEC seminar series to be conducted at the same time, date and place!  

Program price also includes all handout materials, Expo Education lunch and refreshment breaks, as well as admission to the All-Industry Gala, to be held in Ballroom A immediately following the education sessions on Tuesday, the 26th.

For more information, contact Brian Glasgow, AEI show manager, at:

Phone--708-226-1300 or Email--brian@wtglasgow.com