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SURGE VR/AR DEEP DIVE 2019

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SURGE Sandbox

LSC 2660

1355 Oxford St

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2

Canada

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About SURGE

SURGE is an innovation sandbox at Dalhousie University funded by the Nova Scotia government, whose aim is to train science students to translate scientific discovery into economic growth and solutions to the world’s big problems.

About The Event

This Deep Dive event is a 3 day event all about exploring augmented and virtual reality technologies and its applications to different project areas. It will begin with some exploration and demonstrations from companies that are currently using augmented and virtual reality as a tool in their own work. We hope this will inspire you for ideas of your own to pitch on how to apply AR/VR for solutions to real world problems. Teams of 4-5 will work over the weekend to develop a science-focused AR/VR application. You may form a team before the event, or show up and pitch yourself on Friday afternoon and find a team. Over the course of the rest of the weekend, teams will develop their ideas into prototypes. Teams will present their results on Sunday afternoon to a panel of judges with prizes for the best projects.

Who Can Get Involved?

Students

We want to make this event accessible to students at all levels. If you are an expert at AR/VR or have never tried AR/VR before we want you to feel welcome and excited to join. You only need to bring yourself, your laptop and your bright ideas!

Companies

If you are a company that uses AR/VR in your day to day work we want to hear from you! Email surge@dal.ca to see how you can get involved. We are looking for demos, mentors, and judges.

Schedule

Friday February 1, 2019
12:30 - 1:00 Registration
1:00 - 3:00 Panel discussion(s) and short talk(s) from local VR/AR innovators and hands-on demos
4:00 - 5:00 Pizza and presentation of weekend goals and rules by SURGE Director: Aaron Newman
5:00 - 6:00 Lighting Round Pitches
6:00 - 7:00 Mingling and Team Formation

Saturday February 2, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 Registration and Breakfast
9:15 - 12:00 Hacking. VR demos/experiences available
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 Hacking. VR demos/experiences available
5:00 - 6:00 Dinner
6:00 - ? Hacking

Sunday February 3, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 Hacking
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 Final presenations
4:00 - 5:00 Judging and awards presentations

Awards

1st Place - $1000*
2nd Place - $500*
3rd Place - $250 *

*Value will be given as equal Amazon Gift Cards to team members present

Questions?

Contact SURGE at surge@dal.ca to ask any questions you may have!

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SURGE Sandbox

LSC 2660

1355 Oxford St

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2

Canada

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