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EVENTS

2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
2ND AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
Join us at the 2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference which brings together over 100 CXOs and digital professionals from automotive, retail, real estate, digital media, e-commerce to discuss how to evolve their business operations to include immersive tech to lower cost, improve profit and c...

Smart Hollywood Summit LA 2019
SMART HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT LA 2019
February 27-27, 2019
The new Smart Hollywood Summit, Feb. 27, 2019 at the Skirball Center, is MESA’s newest, full-day program dedicated to the next technology phase of our industry’s products, processes and productions. With new players coming to town, the Summit’s programming mix will address the many...

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EVENTS

2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
2ND AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
Join us at the 2nd Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference which brings together over 100 CXOs and digital professionals from automotive, retail, real estate, digital media, e-commerce to discuss how to evolve their business operations to include immersive tech to lower cost, improve profit and c...

Smart Hollywood Summit LA 2019
SMART HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT LA 2019
February 27-27, 2019
The new Smart Hollywood Summit, Feb. 27, 2019 at the Skirball Center, is MESA’s newest, full-day program dedicated to the next technology phase of our industry’s products, processes and productions. With new players coming to town, the Summit’s programming mix will address the many...