Event Date: February 20, 2024
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: FlipSwitch VR (2021 Washington Street #C Kansas City, MO 64108)
Admission: Free (Registration preferred)


The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international XR organization. The Kansas City chapter of the VRARA is dedicated to growing the VR/AR industry in the region through connecting, educating, and advocating VR/AR as an innovative platform that will transform industries and contribute to our community and economy.

We’ll kick off at 5:00pm with a networking event (food and Drink provided), then start the talks around 5:15.


5:00 – 5:15  Networking and Demo XRs
5:15 – 5:25  Overview of VRARA, KC Chapter and overview of the VRARA industry-committees,

5:25 – 6:00  What is happening in XR in KC, Company & University Overviews related to Workforce Development, XR and Generative AI

  • FlipSwitch, Anthony Carey, Owner: FlipSwitch overview and building a space for game developers.
  • The Kansas Nursing Workforce Center, Amy Garcia, Director: Experience Building the Healthcare Workforce Through AI/VR: Bridging the Gaps in Nursing Education.
  • Included Health, Nick Spallitta RVP – Health Plan Solutions: Virtual Primary Care success and challenges at scale alongside the adoption of AI.
  • StoryTailor, JQ Sirls, Founder: Discussion of the Apple Vision Pro.
  • AG4WRD, Mark Buddenmeyer, Blazttech, Wade Paulk: Visual Agriculture Cultivation Assistant. Meant to encompass Data visualization, training and visual assistance for purposes of plant cultivation.
  • Isaac Green, Machine Learning Engineer: Self-Driving Car Dataset Generator with Unity3D and Perception. Training AI to control Jets with Unity3D and ML-Agents

6:00 – 6:30  Networking

If you are interested in being a speaker or demonstrating XR related product, email: kansas@thevrara.com

Dress is casual. The event is free to registered attendees.

We are raising funds for the KU School of Nursing Scholarships and the Kansas Nursing Workforce Center. Nurses are the backbone of the health care system and your support means more students are able to afford nursing school and Kansans have access to nurses when and where they are needed. Here is the direct link for the School of Nursing if you are interested in providing a donation. Any amount would be appreciated.

Parking Instructions:
FlipSwitch is Located at 2021 Washington St Kansas City, MO 64108. Park on the street or north of the building.