AWE Nite Vancouver: Create Your First AR Experience with Spark AR

HELLO! Are you a creative marketer interested in using immersive technology?

Creating Augmented Reality for Instagram marketing just got a whole lot easier. Facebook’s Spark AR Studio is a game-changing, new creation tool that allows businesses and brands of any size to easily conjure up custom AR filters, effects and experiences for Instagram Stories. And the best part is you don’t need to know any coding! Don’t you just love living in 2019?

Grace us with your presence at AWE Nite Vancouver: Spark AR – an evening of talks, networking and learning . The whole night is designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to use Augmented Reality to engage your fans, followers and customers.

Come eat, drink and make some new friends as well as new skills.


5:30-6:30PM – Get your body through the door and settle in. Pick up some food, grab a drink, have a chat. Have another chat. Thirsty from all that chatting? Grab another drink.

6:30-6:45PM – INTRODUCTION – A hello, welcome and hope-you-enjoy-yourself from the AWE Nite Vancouver team. We’ll keep it short – we know we’re not the stars of the show here.

6:45-7:00PM – KEYNOTE – Spark AR Keynote by Taylor Loren, Head of Content Marketing at Later

Founded as the first-to-market Instagram scheduler in 2014, Later (formerly Latergramme) has grown from a simple Instagram tool to the #1 visual marketing platform for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest with over 2 million users globally.

7:00-7:45PM – WORKSHOP – Introduction to Spark AR workshop by Mike Peredo (Department Head of Video Games at SC Institute of the Arts and Founder of Look Ahead Labs)

Mike Peredo is a veteran of the Vancouver animation and games industries with a career spanning multiple decades. He has worked on an animated series, big budget games, special effects and lots of indie projects. Since 2016 Mike has been focusing mainly on VR and AR development. He is also an educator who has developed and taught animation courses for VFS, VanArts and UBC. Mike is currently Department Head of Video Games at SC Institute of the Arts and developing courses for Spark AR through his company Look Ahead Labs.

7:45-8:00PM – OUTRODUCTION – Yes, I know, ‘outroduction’ isn’t a real word, but you know exactly what it means. The AWE Nite team will close off the night with a few announcements and a bit of useful information for you to take to infinity and beyond.

8:00-8:30PM – NETWORKING – Alright folks. Now you’ve discovered the wonders of Spark AR Studio, why not see who else might be there to make your AR marketing dreams a reality?


AWE Nite Vancouver is run to spread the AR gospel in our fine city of Vancouver. Our aim is to bring those in the know together with those who we like to call ‘AR-curious’. The more we can do that, the faster the adoption and growth of the technology we reckon has almost unlimited potential in all verticals including business, entertainment and education.

AWE Nite Vancouver is part of AWE, the world’s #1 XR event series, with a reach of over 250,000 professionals all dedicated to the adoption and growth of augmented reality as the next wave of computing. AWE produces conferences dedicated to XR (AR/VR/MR) in the USA, Europe, Asia and Tel Aviv and hosts AWE Nite events in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin and New York.

AWE Nite Vancouver: Spark AR Hands-on Workshop is sponsored by Facebook and kindly supported by Vancouver Film School


Sep 10 2019


05:30 PM - 08:30 PM

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