AWE Nite SF is exploring virtual events at our next meetup in AltspaceVR on September 10 at 1pmPST.

Join us this month as we look at the virtual meeting & conferences ecosystem with Charlie Fink and the highlights and lessons learned from virtual Burning Man with the Founding Team of Big Rock Creative, BRCvr, a recognized Universe of the Burning Man Multiverse. Home to a virtual version of Black Rock City.


1:00-1:05pm PST: Virtual Doors Open

1:05-1:10pm PST: Opening Remarks

  • Patrick Johnson, Co-organizer, CEO & Founder, Rock Paper Reality

1:10-1:25pm PST: Fireside chat on virtual meetings & conferences with:

  • Charlie Fink, XR Consultant, Author, Columnist
  • Mike Boland, Co-organizer, Chief Analyst, ARtillery Intelligence & Editor, AR Insider

1:25-2:00pm PST: Panel Conversation with the the Big Rock Creative (BRCvr) Founding Team

  • Athena Demos, Co-Founder/Producer at Big Rock Creative (BRCvr)
  • Greg Edwards, Co-Founder, Lead Developer of BRCVR at Big Rock Creative (BRCvr)
  • Doug Jacobsen, Co-Founder at Big Rock Creative (BRCvr)
  • Leila Amirsdaeghi, Strategic Advisor at Big Rock Creative (BRCvr)
  • Moderated by Tom Emrich, Co-organizer of AWE Nite SF & VP at 8th Wall

2:00-2:30pm PST: Virtual Networking

Learn more about:

Charlie Fink and his new book "Remote Collaboration, Virtual Conferences and the Future of Work (2020)" at

BRCvr - a recognized Universe of the Burning Man Multiverse at

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