The Immersive Technology Alliance to Launch at Game Developers Conference


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014

Originally founded in 2009, The Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Alliance has been formally renamed the The Immersive Technology Alliance ITA3D (The ITA) and has an expanded mandate to effectively meet the needs of the newly established Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), stereoscopic 3D and gesture industries. With special thanks to The Khronos Group and The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), The Immersive Technology Alliance is being launched at Game Developers Conference in a private session on March 18, 2014 at 9:15AM.

The alliance features such names as Oculus VR, Technical Illusions, Electronic Arts, Epson, Virtuix, I’m in VR, Nanoveu, Gameface Labs, Vrelia, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Panasonic, Avegant, YEI Technology, and countless more. Meeting attendees will see exclusive presentations from Technical Illusions, The Game Creators, Survios, YEI Technology, I’m in VR, Epson, and more! Exciting tech demos will be on-hand as well.

Jeri Ellsworth, President and Co-Founder of Technical Illusions, commented, “In this rapidly expanding industry of augmented and virtual reality displays, and other immersive technologies, great communication and collaboration among technology leaders is valuable. We’re proud to participate in The ITA as a founding member, and contribute our thought leadership to the group. We are revolutionizing the way people interact with and display their digital graphics, and we look forward to working with the alliance to bring more awareness to immersive products like castAR.”

The goal of the alliance is to foster a vibrant and diverse industry that content makers can support on a wide scale. Accomplishing this goal requires commercial success, industry diversity, great content, compatibility, and a growing consumer base through joint education and outreach.

“Our team of experts has been developing VR for many years, and are committed to extending immersive technologies to a wide audience. Our MiddleVR plug-in lets developers create VR content on any system, from consumer to high-end. We are bringing the ITA our experience and energy to help drive this industry on a wide scale,” said Sebastien Kuntz, CEO of I’m in VR.

“With the lines blurring between PC and mobile, organizations like the Khronos Group and PCGA are growing increasingly important. The launch of the ITA is just another example of their positive influence,” said Neil Schneider, Executive Director, The ITA.

How to Get Involved with ITA

GDC Meeting

Press and game developers are encouraged to email immersedatgdc(at)ita3d(dot)com to attend. Please email contact details and business title. Space is very limited and confirmation from The ITA is required for entry. The meeting takes place in NDA Room 262 in the West Mezzanine.


The ITA is also proud to support the catered VR Mixer taking place Thursday, March 20th from 6:30PM to 10:30PM at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco. Organized by the Silicon Valley VR and San Francisco VR Meet-up groups, this promises to be a lot of fun.

“We’re witnessing a new generation of incredibly immersive technologies combined with massive excitement for their potential. The ITA is an important step towards ensuring a collaborative and prosperous future for the industry,” said Matt Sonic, co-organizer of the VR Mixer.

For more information visit:

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VR Mixer:


Media Contact:

Carol Warren

Crew Communications

Tel. 714-890-4500

Email: cwarren(at)crewcommunications(dot)com

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Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions Hosts SBA Workshops for Native American-owned Companies


Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS), a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration to host free, onsite training sessions and web-based seminars for native corporations interested in joining the 8(a) program. The workshops provide valuable insight for tribally owned businesses, Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Native Hawaiian organizations (NHOs).

“We’re pleased to partner with the Small Business Administration because it will provide more resources to the American Indian business community,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “At Cherokee Nation Businesses we are committed to creating jobs and building a strong economy. This will allow us to play a vital role as mentors and educators across Indian Country as we continue to nurture and grow tribally owned businesses.”

Working with the SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs, CNTS created curriculum focused on business development and the unique rules and considerations of the 8(a) program. The sessions address the many challenges faced by native businesses and offer operational and leadership strategies to build capacity, foster growth and expansion, and ensure sustainability. CNTS also provides technical assistance to participating organizations.

“Our diversified businesses have experienced tremendous growth and success over the past few years,” said Steven Bilby, president of CNB’s diversified businesses. “We are honored to have the opportunity to work with the SBA to share our knowledge and passion, so that all native companies have the support they need to achieve success in their marketplace.”

The company is offering 30 workshops throughout the U.S. Registration is available for all classes through the end of May.

Class Schedule for May 2014

May 6, Alexandria, La.

May 8, Mobile, Ala.

May 20, Rapid City, S.D.        

May 22, Bismarck, N.D.

In addition, the company is hosting webinars featuring specific topics from the workshop’s curriculum. For more information and a full schedule of dates and locations, please visit

The Office of Native American Affairs, as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration, was created to promote and support Native American entrepreneurs through tribal consultations, development and distribution of promotional materials, and attendance and participation in national economic development conferences.

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions was formed in 2008 to provide technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines, including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, program management, and mission support.

CNTS is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., and is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

About Cherokee Nation Businesses

Cherokee Nation Businesses is the tribally owned holding company of the Cherokee Nation, the largest Indian Nation in the United States. The Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ more than 9,000 people. CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, information technology, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, environmental services and security and defense industries. For more information, please visit

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