Skål International Toronto hosted the first ever Virtual Reality event
Skål International Toronto hosted the first ever Virtual Reality event on Tuesday, May 25th.
Members experienced the Engage Virtual Reality platform first hand by designing their own avatar prior to the event which was hosted by Skål International member, Ed Limon of Winged Whale Media.
Skål International members walked through a ‘virtual’ airport before boarding their airplane. In the airport videos promoting the World Congress in Quebec City played. When everyone was seated, the inflight movie began which featured President Bill Rheaume welcoming everyone to the historic event.
Skål International members were ‘flown’ to a secret location hosting a virtual trade show which featured booths representing each of the Skål International Toronto members companies as well as a Skål International Canada booth. After networking in the trade show, everyone was seated in the auditorium as Skål International Toronto President Sue Webb showed a PowerPoint presentation which included the launch of the new Skål International Toronto website hosted on the Skål International platform, a special memorial to Skål International member Paul Leon who recently passed away suddenly and a message from Skål International Canada President Jean Pelletier. Everyone was then ‘whisked’ away to a 3D video theatre experience which was truly immersive. To end off the event, everyone gathered on the ‘virtual’ beach for some more networking, a swim in the ocean with whales and joined in the Skål International Toast led by Skål International Canada Vice President Mark Schaay.
It was an excellent event, historic and showcased the future of promoting tourism on a Virtual Reality platform.
Here is a video about this first Virtual Reality event: