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Discount Tickets to WSJ’s Future of Everything Festival

“As a valued student organization of The Wall Street Journal, I am writing to offer you and the members of VR & AI Club exclusive invitations to this year’s WSJ Future of Everything Festival in New York City, May 20-23, 2019.

The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival is a dynamic and innovative showcase of big ideas, new companies and ever-changing technologies revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. This year’s festival is bigger than ever and there are only a limited amount of tickets available.

Tickets are on a first come, first served basis. You and your members can redeem your full-access tickets here for $25, originally valued at $995.*”


Discount Tickets to LDV Vision Summit

The VR & AI Club has been offered discount student ($25) and educator ($100) tickets to the LDV Vision Summit, “the premier global gathering in visual tech.”  Please email us or comment below BY APRIL 18th for more info.

“Visual Technologies leveraging computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing how humans communicate and do business. New innovations are emerging every month and our visual technology market is poised for exponential growth. As a result, companies are struggling to leverage the right solutions to help them adapt and thrive in the new world. Join us for an interactive two-day summit to discuss trends and technologies. Meet the world’s brightest technology innovators – and learn firsthand how their visions will transform visual communication and boost or disrupt your businesses.”

There’s also a volunteer opportunity available: “We have a volunteer spot available for the Summit – working with speakers, sponsors, etc. on the days-of. If you are available from 7:00AM-6PM on May 22 and 7:30AM – 4PM on May 23. Volunteers receive free entry, breakfast & lunch, and an LDV Vision Summit t-shirt. ”


Free Amazon Sumerian Bootcamp

Amazon AWS is offering a free bootcamp on 3/18.

“With Amazon Sumerian, you can create and publish augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D applications without needing specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise… Participants in this bootcamp will learn how to get started with Amazon Sumerian and receive support while they work on creating their own applications.”

Spring 2019 Announcements

Welcome to the 2019 Spring semester!

The VR & AI Club has been active in club operations and have the following announcements:

  • We have been working on securing some semi-permanent space for our club for VR play with our Vive headset – pending some orders and space setup, we hope to be ready by the end of the month; please join our OpenLab group for updated announcements.
  • We are currently looking for members interested in Club Officer positions, especially as our current Officers are graduating seniors – please reach out to our President Liza Chiu or Vice President Rangel Robinson if you are interested.
  • We will have a table at the Club Involvement Fair this Thursday, 2/7 12:45-2:15 in the Library Ground Floor. Drop by if you’re interested in meeting us and learning about our current club activities.
  • New events have been added, please check out our Events page.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Midterm Week & VR Expo Meetup Deets

Hi everyone,

We will NOT be having a meeting tomorrow because of midterms, but you are welcome to come in and work on our VRL project and play with the headsets. Rangel will be around to make sure you have access to everything.


VR Expo Meetup Details:

Event: NYVR Expo (Don’t forget to register; bring your student ID and a copy of your class schedule)

Date: Saturday, 10/27/18

Time: 12:00 p (**Liza will be arriving about 9:45a to attend a seminar – contact her if you wish to meet early)

Where: Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001, RLAB (NYC Media Lab) booth #1159

Contact: Liza, cell 917-881-3660


FYI, RLab just launched today at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! “Once completed, the RLab will house 16,500 square feet of co-working labs, classrooms, studios, and provide over 750 good-paying jobs.”


10/11/18 Second Meeting

We look forward to starting our Virtual Robotic Limb project tomorrow. We will be adding more detailed info to the OpenLab site in the coming days. See you there!

EVENT: 2nd VR & AI Meeting

WHEN: Thursday 10/11/18, 12:45 – 2:00p

WHERE: Voorhees Building, Rm V-509


  • Intro – Virtual Robotic Limb project (VRL)
  • Project management of VRL
  • Inventor tutorials & begin modeling (opening box, measuring of parts, modeling of parts on Inventor)
  • Officers having side meeting

To get added to the email list, please reach out to the club at

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