Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

ONA LA: Storytelling Powered by VR

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA LA

ONA LA and AOL Inc. are teaming up to bring you Storytelling Powered by VR! 

With virtual reality becoming more accessible and affordable to the masses and with VR and 360 technology having improved significantly over the past few years, the technology has the power to change the way people engage with content and the news. This event will bring to light the innovative technologies with 360 video and VR and inspire new thinking about the possibilities for storytelling and journalism.


Robert Hernandez of USC (Moderator)
Ulla Engeström, CEO of ThingLink
Molly Swenson, CMO of RYOT
Nonny de la Peña, CEO of Emblematic Group
Joaquín Alvarado, CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting

The panel discussion will be livestreamed at

Share your experience with hashtags #ONALA#ThisIsAOL & #VirtuAOL

Event Schedule:

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Check In & VR Demos provided by a variety of local companies involved with storytelling through VR. Refreshments will be served
7:15 – 7:30 PM: Seating Open to view BUILD: Storytelling Powered by VR.*
7:30 – 8:30 PM: BUILD: Storytelling Powered by VR
8:30 – 8:45 PM: Q&A
8:45 – 9:00 PM: Networking

*Seating for the VR panel is based on ticket type and check-in time. Attendees will be given different colored wristbands for office, screening room or studio viewing.

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Join us for a discussion with leaders in VR and 360 video.


Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
5 pm-9 pm



AOL Inc. Beverly Hills Office
331 N. Maple Dr., Beverly Hills
CA 90210