Up close with virtual reality (SOMA Meetup event)

Up close with virtual reality

6pm,Wednesday 12th July @ Flux Co-Working, Perth$19 per attendee


Join the SOMA community for an exploration of virtual reality in our inaugural Skills of the Modern Age Meetup. Explore the upcoming implications of virtual reality for businesses big and small, followed by a demo from 4 top, local VR startups (including the opportunity for you to try their products out yourself).

Who is the event for?

Anyone curious about virtual reality and keen to experience it first-hand. Marketers, startups, small business owners and tech enthusiasts welcome; no experience with VR necessary.

Why should I attend?

Virtual reality has crossed the hype cycle and is no longer a gimmick or the stuff of sci-fi. Brands are embracing virtual reality in new ways and leading technology companies are investing heavily in this space. This is an opportunity to get up to speed with the latest technologies and trends in VR and to connect with like-minded people interested in this growing sector.


The speakers

Learn from and experience product demos from four leading local VR startups:

Frame VR

Stefan Szo from Frame VR is a producer of cinematic 360VR and evangelist for virtual reality. Stefan helps businesses understand how VR/AR & MR are so much more than just consumption media and harness it for education, training and entertainment.

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Lucie Hammond is passionate about making engaging corporate training through her role as co-founder and Director of Diversifly. Through a combination of virtual reality & neuroscience, Diversifly is helping to affect attitudinal and behavioural change in the real world workplace.

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Unleashed VR

A former corporate lawyer, Benjamin Bauert founded Unleashed VR to help businesses use the educational power of virtual reality to train their employees in soft-skills. Unleashed VR has just completed a working demo of their customer service model using the HTC Vive.

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Huge Robot

George Kong has passion for making virtual reality truly usable and specialises in innovating on fundamental VR interaction paradigms, solving problems such as how we move around in a virtual world. Georges' is Founder of Huge Robot where he works on pushing the boundaries of VR interaction design.

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A serial entrepreneur and international coach, Anna Pitman has strong history in using innovative methods to drive individual and organisational-wide change. Anna is co-director of Diversifly, a training provider focussing on creating high performing, diverse teams through virtual reality.

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Nate Sturcke is the founder and MD of SOMA. Nate is on a mission to help Australia retool, reskill and get ready for the future of work in the modern age through SOMA's series of immersive, experience-based, adult-education programs.

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We're making a long-term bet that immersive, virtual and augmented reality will become part of people's daily lives

Mark Zuckerberg

The run sheet

6:00pm Arrival & light refreshments
6:15pm Welcome and into Nate Sturcke, SOMA Founder
6:25pm VR Keynote Stefan, Frame VR
6:45pm VR product demos Unleashed VR • Diversifly • FrameVR •Huge Robot
6:55pm An opportunity to try the VR demos Event participants
7:30pm Close & wrap-up

6pm, 12th July

Up close with virtual reality

Flux Co-working 191 St Georges Tce, Perth 6000

$19 per attendee


This event is proudly brought to you by SOMA

SOMA, or Skills of the Modern Age, is a future skills academy helping Australians get ready for the future of work. Through in-person events, workshops and courses, we deliver practical training programs in the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.

From programming to product design, artificial intelligence and 3D printing, we're on a mission to retool Australia, one learner at a time.

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