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EdTech AR Conference and Hackathon Taking Place at the Realities Centre Next Month

This month the Realities Centre opened its doors for the first time, hosting two MedTech events, one of which was a conference and the other a hackathon. Now the centre has revealed two new events taking place in January 2017, both focused on the EdTech industry. 

As before there will be a conference and separate hackathon within a few days of each other, but these will be focused on augmented reality (AR). The two events are EdTech: Augmented Reality Conference and EdTech: Augmented Reality Hackathon, both being sponsored by AR company Blippar.

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The EdTech: Augmented Reality Conference will be held on 19th January 2017, between 6pm – 9pm GMT. The evening event will feature talks and demos from Collum Eliott-Kelly of Blippar,  Ed Barton – CEO of Curiscope, Joshua Redmond – Deloitte,  Elena Sinel – Acorn Aspirations, along side Microsoft HoloLens and Meta 2. Early Bird tickets are available for £5 GBP rising to £10 for the standard ticket price.

While the EdTech: Augmented Reality Hackathon is a 24 hour event taking place from 21st – 22nd January 2017. Just as before teams will be given a theme on the day and tasked with developing a unique AR experience for the benefit of EdTech. The teams will be able to call on mentors from Blippar, Acorn Aspirations, the Realities Centre and more to help guide them throughout the hackathon. Early Bird tickets for the hackathon are already sold out, but general admission tickets are still available for £15.

Realities Centre will also be running another hackathon at the same time, but this will be a youth-orientated event run in partnership with Acorn Aspirations. On the same weekend 25 12-18 year old’s will participate in the hackathon getting the opportunity to develop an AR experience using the Blippar AR Builder tool.

For the latest events taking place at the Realities Centre, keep reading VRFocus.