THE OCEAN GALA OFFERS $10,000 CASH PRIZE FOR EXTREME VIRTUAL REALITY CHALLENGE
Luminaries Sir Richard Branson, Jackson Browne, Mission Blue heroine Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Sharkwater creator Rob Stewart will attend The Ocean Gala, a benefit for ocean conservation in San Francisco on December 3, 2016.
VR Fest is honored to join Extreme Tech Challenge, MaiTai Gobal and OceanElders for the second annual Ocean Gala (#TheOceanGala), a benefit for ocean conservation on December 3, 2016, in San Francisco.
Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group and an Ocean Elder, will be the keynote speaker for the gala to benefit organizations Mission Blue, OceanElders, the CleanOceanProject, and others.
An avid kiteboarder, Branson is deeply involved with marine conservation issues and believes “you can’t beat getting wet and raising awareness for ocean causes at the same time.” Last year’s inaugural event raised over $600,000.
The evening will also include a special Oceanic Conservation Themed Extreme Virtual Reality Challenge featuring a $10,000 Cash Prize along with live and silent auctions and a special performance from the San Francisco Ballet with world renowned dancer, Yuan Yuan Tan.
VR Fest and Extreme Tech Challenge are calling all virtual and augmented reality content creators to use their creativity to support environmental causes focusing on the ocean and its related ecosystems.
The winner will be awarded $10,000 in cash and a chance to attend The Ocean Gala as well as the VR Fest in Las Vegas and the VR Arcade on Necker Island. For submission rules, deadline and an online registration form, visit: www.bit.ly/ExtremeVRChallenge
The gala is funded in part by: Other World Computing, Bitfury, Virgin Unite, Fairwarning, and Events.com. Sponsorship packages are available. For more information and opportunities to bid on auction items visit: www.theoceangala.com
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