May 11, 2015

We Are Wearables Chicago to Highlight Augmented and Virtual Reality

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – May 11, 2015) – Uproar PR, along with We Are Wearables and 1871, announces the third edition of We Are Wearables Chicago: Immersive Experiences with AR & VR featuring Lyteshot. The evening will focus on how wearable technology enables immersive experiences using augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR), highlighting the biggest trends in VR and gaming and ways to create real world virtual experiences.

The event will feature Chicago-based Lyteshot, the first AR-based mobile gaming platform. Mark Ladd, CEO and founder of LyteShot, will start the evening with a presentation about the future of interactive mobile gaming. Brendan Karp of Technexus will then share thoughts on wearable technology and the impact it has on the role of the first responder. Following the presentations, We Are Wearables founder Tom Emrich will moderate a panel discussion on “Immersive experiences in VR,” with Bobby Boyd, founder of Anarchist, and Josh Farkas, CEO of Cubile Ninjas.

Attendees will then get the chance to head to the demo area for a firsthand look at the technology highlighted during the presentation and panel, as well as a chance to chat live with the creators of the Oculus Rift.

“We’re excited to have so many leaders in the AR and VR space join us for this month’s event,” said Tory Patrick, VP at Uproar PR and co-organizer of the event. “Both AR and VR bring digital experiences to the physical world, and as the technology becomes more mainstream, this category is ready to explode. The April We Are Wearables Toronto event featured AR and VR, and the excitement in the room was palpable. I know Chicago will be as excited about this topic as our sister city was last month!”

We Are Wearables brings tech communities together to learn and discuss the wearable space and its impact on various industries and consumers’ daily lives. Its aim is to collectively foster adoption and facilitate innovation by acting as a hub for collaboration and sharing stories of those leading the charge in this new wave of computing. This is the 3rd event to be held in the Windy City.

We Are Wearables Chicago is Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1871 (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212). Doors open at 6 pm. To register for the event, visit

For more information, visit the We Are Wearables Chicago website and @WeAreWearables #WWCHI.

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