Tuesday, February 28 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
NoCo VR Panel Discussion & Demo LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

We’ve been promised true virtual reality experiences since the 80’s, but it’s not until recently that the technology needed to bring this to the real world has been available. Now, with recent advances in computing and display technologies VR is poised to be the next big revolution in numerous arenas such as cinema, gaming, and productivity. How is this cutting-edge tech being utilized by startups and corporations right here in Northern Colorado? This panel discussion gathers together VR pioneers all located right here in NoCo who are pushing the boundaries of this new medium and exploring all the ways it can be utilized to enhance educational experiences, bring brands to the next level, and even revolutionize the way audiences engage with museums and cultural institutions. After the panel discussion, experience VR for yourself with multiple types of devices and experiences. Cash bar will be available. Seating in the OtterBox Digital Dome is limited, additional seating and panel discussion viewing will be provided at an alternative location within the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery if capacity is reached.

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Kaden Strand

CEO, Blue Penguin LLC
Kaden Strand is the founder and CEO of Blue Penguin LLC, a custom solutions company that blends software engineering and creative design to solve practical problems with the perceptual power of virtual environments. Blue Penguin creates customized and interactive immersive content... Read More →

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Tod Clapp

Dr. Tod Clapp is an assistant professor of biomedical sciences for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He has received numerous awards including: the Water Pik and CSU Athletic Department Excellence in Education Award; the Outstanding Academic Advising Award... Read More →
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Ben Gondrez

Digital Dome Manager, Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery
Ben Gondrez is a creative technologist who is always looking for unique and innovative ways to utilize technology to enhance educational, artistic, and professional purposes. Ben is currently the Digital Dome Manager at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. He facilitates bi-monthly... Read More →

Paul Martin

Distinguished Technologist, HP Incorporated
Paul Martin is a Distinguished Technologist at HP Incorporated in Fort Collins, Colorado. Paul has a BSEE from the University of Colorado and an MSEE from Stanford. He worked at Bell labs after school and then joined HP in 1985 to work on the industry’s first full-functioned 3D... Read More →
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Kyle Rasmussen

Founder, Co-Owner, CEO, BlueShoe Media
Kyle Rasmussen is the founder and CEO of BlueShoe Media, a creative digital media production company that uses traditional and emerging tools, methods, and techniques in combination with world-class creative talent to pioneer the way stories are told. BlueShoe Media is actively using... Read More →

Dr. Alan Rudolph

Dr. Alan Rudolph – Vice President for Research at CSU and Program Manager of the Walk Again Project, Dr. Alan S. Rudolph is Vice President for Research at Colorado State University. Dr. Rudolph is a former member of senior executive service leading the US Biodefense, Biosecurity... Read More →
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Andy Stone

Partner, Emerson Stone
Andy Stone is an instructor at CU Boulder and partner at Emerson Stone—a design agency focused on beautiful brands and lasting digital products. For the last decade, Andy has led design for tech startups and national brands including IBM, Travel Channel and Adobe.

Tuesday February 28, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm MST
OtterBox Digital Dome @ FCMOD