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Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF - Panel Discussion: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Travel

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Learn how virtual and augmented reality will help you research and enjoy your next vacation. Virtual reality is a new way to test drive a potential vacation, enabling a virtual visitor to get a sense of a place as if they were really there. Augmented reality is already helping travelers navigate experiences, from finding their way around a city to learning about a painting in a museum. Businesses are just starting to tap the potential of these technologies to help travelers learn what they have to offer in new and powerful ways.

Moderator: 
Mike Coletta - Organizer, Travel 2.0 / Founder, Fantrotter 

Panelists: 
• Rob Weiss - Director of Business Development, YouVisit
• Alex Grau - CTO, TotalCinema360 
• Ori Inbar - CEO, AugmentedReality.org


Moderators
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Michael Coletta

Travel 2.0
Mike Coletta is the organizer of the Meetup group Travel 2.0, which helps travel startup founders get feedback on their businesses at critical points in their growth, and connects and educates members. He is also the founder of Fantrotter.com, a travel site for concerts, festivals and sporting events, and Program Manager for DreamIt Ventures New York, a startup accelerator. Mike has spent time as a travel entrepreneur, consultant, analyst... Read More →

Speakers
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Alex Grau

CTO, Total Cinema 360
@AlexMGrau | Alex Grau (CTO at Total Cinema 360) is a software and hardware engineer who has worked in NYC tech start­ups since 2008. He studied computer science and psychology at NYU, where his published research focused on human-computer interaction. In addition to software consulting for Barnes & Nobel, Verizon, and Actor Machine, he worked as an engineer at TouchCo from founding to successful acquisition and is a... Read More →
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Ori Inbar

Co-­founder and CEO, AugmentedReality.ORG
@comogard | Ori Inbar is the co­founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.ORG, a global non­for­profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR). AugmentedReality.ORG’s mission is to educate and promote the true potential of AR, and hatch augmented reality startups that offer unique value to its active users. In 2009, Ori was the co­founder and CEO of Ogmento, one of the first... Read More →
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Rob Weiss

Director of Business Development, YouVisit
@rweiss005 | Rob is Director of Business Development at YouVisit, a leader in the burgeoning field of virtual reality. YouVisit helps colleges, universities, destinations and venues (and travelers!) build and produce immersive, virtual reality­ready multimedia experiences. Since its founding in 2009 YouVisit has created and published over 5,000 experiences. Recently YouVisit released its TourBuilder platform... Read More →


Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF (406 - 4th Floor) 150 W. 83rd St. NY, NY 10024

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