An Onsite Demonstration setup will be available to experience a Virtual Reality environment.

Virtual reality is a computer-simulated environment that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds. Facebook just announced it will acquire virtual-reality technology company Oculus VR for $2 billion and plans to use its technology for communications, media and other forms of entertainment. In a conference call with analysts, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive officer, said virtual reality has the potential to be the next great computing evolution, following the transition from desktop computers to mobile devices.   Learn about virtual reality,  it’s widespread applications including social media, gaming and architecture and design… and experience it for yourself with a Worldviz full Virtual Reality system on site!


WorldViz solves immersive 3D visual simulation problems for training, product prototyping, architecture visualization, and research. Worldviz is an industry leader in turnkey interactive virtual reality solutions for Fortune 500 industry and government clients, including NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Toyota, Nissan, Disney and MIT. The company’s turnkey Architecture Visualization Solutions let Architecture, Engineering, and Construction professionals literally walk through their CAD models and experience a stunning sense of their space in 3D.


peter-schlueerPeter Schlueer, Co-founder & President, WorldViz

Peter Schlueer is co-founder and President of WorldViz. At the founding stage of WorldViz, Peter Schlueer spearheaded the securing of intellectual property for the company. Today, Peter Schlueer oversees strategic, business development, and marketing areas, helping WorldViz stay on the forefront as a Virtual Reality industry leader. Prior to founding WorldViz, Peter Schlueer was a journalist for leading national German newspapers and magazines. Peter Schlueer currently serves on the Santa Barbara Symphony Association Board of Directors as an executive committee member.

andrew-beallAndrew C. Beall, Co-founder, CEO & CTO, WorldViz

As a co-founder of WorldViz in 2002, Andrew’s vision of virtual reality applications led the company to become a leading turnkey interactive virtual reality solution provider for Fortune 500 industrial customers as well as numerous government agencies. Dr. Beall earned his PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and also co-directs the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Department of Psychology. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, and the Army Research Office. His research interests include visual psychophysics, collaborative virtual environments, and advanced displays and controls.


jon_headshot 10Jonathan Funk, Venture Capitalist, Cypress Venture Capital

Jon is a veteran Los Angeles venture capitalist and a founding Partner in Cypress Venture Capital, a new $50 million southern California early stage venture capital firm launching in 2014 with Partner Andy Rankin and Advisory Partner Brad Jones. He’s directed first-round investments in numerous southern California startups which collectively have created $1.8 billion in value for investors, including first round venture capital investments in LA-area successes Sandpiper Networks (acquired for $630 million in 2000), Shopzilla (acquired for $560M in 2005), and (acquired for $430m 2004).Jon’s a Lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UC Santa Barbara Technology Management Program, and serves on several academic and community Boards. He was inducted into the Los Angeles Venture Association Hall of Fame in 2012, is a devoted Cal alum, and a proud Michigan and Penn parent.

This program will be moderated by Susan Block, Co-founder, Block, Bowman & Associates, LLC.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103

  • Student $15.00
  • Regular (Online pre-registration only) $30.00
  • At the Door $40.00
  • Parking $3.00


  • 5:00 – 6:00  Networking Hour, Check-in & Registration for Walk-ins
  • 6:00 – 7:30  Discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:00  Q&A

Early-bird online registration is open! Register now to take advantage of the online discount ($10 off general admission.) Note: Early registration has been extended through Tuesday night, May 20, 10:00 p.m., so take advantage of this opportunity and register TODAY!

Registration includes appetizers and refreshments.

If you miss the early-bird registration, not to worry! We always welcome walk-in guests to register at the registration table in the lobby of the venue.

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