2018 Future of Reality Summit

2018 Summit

The inaugural Future of Reality Summit, hosted by the Media + Emerging Technology Lab at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts was held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on November 5-6, 2018. A full PDF of the 2018 schedule is available here.

Future of Reality Summit at UNCSA

2018 Summit Sizzle: Hear from FoR Summit hosts and attendees about the power of industry leaders coming together to discuss how their field will shape the future of storytelling.


Meet Kent Bye
2018 Summit Host and MC

Kent ByeSince May 2014, Kent Bye has traveled to the top VR gatherings around the world and conducted over 900 Voices of VR podcast interviews featuring the pioneering game developers, enthusiasts and technologists driving the resurgence of virtual reality.

He combines his background in art and science to distill the diverse thoughts and impressions of leading immersive technology visionaries, creators, and academics, and provides a holistic look at the future of virtual reality told by the people who are making it. He has also conducted over 90 interviews about Artificial Intelligence for his podcast The Voices of AI, which recently launched. You can follow his latest thoughts about VR on Twitter @kentbye.

Tier 1 Summit Sponsors

Airtype logo
Airtype is a creative studio of developers, designers & strategists who transform businesses into beloved brands. Airtype is headquartered in downtown Winston-Salem, with a west coast office in Portland, Oregon.

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Looking Glass
Looking Glass Services provides businesses with custom VR/AR, innovative experiences to transform their educational, training, marketing and design goals.

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Tier 2 Summit Sponsors

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Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
The Kenan Institute for the Arts is a creative catalyst that encourages and supports the exploration and development of new knowledge to transform the way artists, organizations and communities approach their creative challenges.

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Lenovo Logo
Lenovo is a Chinese multinational corporation technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China and Morrisville, North Carolina.

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Lowe's Innovation Labs
Lowe's Innovation Labs is the technology hub for Lowe's retailer.

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Wheelhouse Media
Wheelhouse is an award-winning collective of producers, directors, creatives, writers, editors, marketers and technologists with a deep and diverse array of production, brand and agency experience.

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Tier 3 Summit Sponsors

D-Box logo
D-BOX Technologies is a Canadian company which designs, manufactures, and markets moving seats intended mainly for the entertainment and industrial simulation markets.

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Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
Located in Winston-Salem NC, Innovation Quarter is the area's leading technology park, focusing on biomedical research, pharmaceutical research & biotech.

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