Press Release: Idaho VR Council + Boise VR Project Merger

By September 6, 2016Uncategorized

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Idaho Virtual Reality Council (IVRC) is pleased to announce that on August 29th, 2016, the merger was completed between Boise Virtual Reality Project and IVRC. Both organizations are dedicated to serving the community in educating, inspiring, and connecting industries throughout the state with an interest in virtual reality, augmented reality, and immersive technology.

The Virtual Reality Project (formerly Boise Virtual Reality Project) will be positioned under IVRC, led by Charles Westerberg, Director of Operations with IVRC. The Virtual Reality Project will maintain its focus on virtual and augmented education and growing the talent pipeline within the state of Idaho. This merger allows IVRC to continue focusing on enterprise endeavors while maintaining a strong commitment to education and growing talent.

"We are excited to bring the Virtual Reality Project on board because of the great work they've accomplished this year in Boise. Under the direction of Jay Saenz and Chuck Westerberg, they have dedicated their time and energy to helping a number of organizations including Space Broncos, DTX Creative, St. Alphonsus and many more to create new and innovative product offerings. We have plans to expand their educational offering even further with the strategic partnerships we have established globally," said Jessica Whiting, President of IVRC. "We are experiencing a fast-paced revolution in VR and AR right now and it's an exciting time for us."

Executive Director of the Virtual Reality Project, Jay Saenz: "Over the last year the Boise Virtual Reality Project has demonstrated VR technologies to over 4,000 Idahoans. We've also had the opportunity to work with some amazing individuals and organizations and I am proud of what we have accomplished. By merging with the IVRC we are gaining the tools and talent we need to help us educate and inspire. Our hope is that through these efforts we can usher in a new economy in Idaho, one based on advanced technologies and immersive content. I can't think of a better team for us to have partnered with than that of the IVRC."

The Idaho Virtual Reality Council is a non-profit organization that educates and connects companies in Idaho and across the Northwest region to foster growth in virtual reality, augmented reality, and immersive technology.

For additional information or to learn more about this merger, please contact:

Chuck Westerberg,
Director of Operations
Idaho Virtual Reality Council
[email protected]

Media Contact: Michael De Medeiros, BlackBox VR, 208-996-3492,[email protected]

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