The Next Evolution of Architecture & Contruction | AWE Nite Chicago

02/07/2024 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm CST

3 hours

Event Start Date:
February 7, 2024
Event End Date:
February 7, 2024
Event Venue:
Dive into the immersive world of Spatial Computing and discover how it’s reshaping the future of architecture and construction. Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the field or just stepping into the realm of immersive technology, let’s get a better understanding of the profound impact of spatial computing. It’s no longer science fiction when imagining architects walking through virtual buildings before they’re constructed, builders visualizing complex structures on-site with augmented reality. Join us as industry experts share compelling real-world examples, from things such as virtual design collaboration to on-site augmented reality assistance. Uncover how these technologies are revolutionizing architectural visualization, construction planning, and project execution. Let’s demystify the jargon and explore the exciting potential that spatial computing brings to architecture and construction.

Join us for the first stage program of The Next Evolution series of 2024, February 7th at 5:30pm at 1871 in person, 6:00pm at Virbela Open Campus, and 6:15pm for the YouTube Live Stream as we talk about Spatial Computing in Architecture and Construction.

Physical & Virtual Venues: 

1871 | 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza

Virbela | Virtual Environment |

For our Virtual Venue, we will be using Virbela‘s Open Campus to host the program. We suggest that you download, set-up, get familiar with the Virbela program and environment prior to the program, as we will be unable to provide support during the event.

The virtual environment resembles a physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees during open networking both before and after the presentations. The sound is spatialized, so if at any point it feels too loud, feel free to move your conversation to another part of the room where there are less people.

Live Stream |

People can join by watching the scheduled live stream where we will field questions from!

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What’s the Format:

We begin with informal networking and then start the stage portion promptly at 6:15pm CDT. There will be a handful of presentations before we move on to answer audience questions and then finish with more networking. We keep it simple and informal – this program is about you, our members, and not the host or presenters. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step into immersive technology.

We will be serving the Revolution (Beer), cold!

  • 5:30-6:00 PM Technology Demonstrations & Networking
  • 6:15-6:30 PM Introductions & Welcome Message
  • 6:30-7:10 PM Panelist Presentations
  • 7:10-7:45 PM Panel Discussion with Q&A
  • 7:45-8:00 PM More Networking & Technology Demo


Matthew Wren will be moderating the discussion in person. Matt is the CTO for BUNDLAR and founder of The Next Evolution event series and VRAR Chicago.

Caroline Dennis will be hosting the virtual portion in Virbela. Caroline is an entrepreneur, startup advisor, and advocate from and XRWomen.