Keram founded both VRTO & FIVARS in 2015. A graduate of UCLA’s certification programs in Cinematography, Producing and Digital Media, he is also an alumnus of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School, was a student in Ryerson University’s inaugural New Media Studies program, business and creative consultant to a wide variety of tech companies, and has 30 years of experience as an actor in Hollywood. Keram has spoken about the intersection of technology and the arts, highlights include: NXNE, Cinegear Expo, the Toronto Star, Toronto Tech Week, CNE Innovation Garage, Digital Hollywood, Discovery Channel, Business News Network, CBC Morning, SiriusXM, Zoomer TV, ideacity, The New Yorker, SIGGRAPH LA, and NAB, among others. He is also the editor in-chief of IndieGameReviewer.com, and founder of VR production company Transportive.Technology and Constant Change Media Group, a 360 media company and consultation firm with strong ties to both the Toronto & Los Angeles markets. He is also on Digital Hollywood’s Immersive Entertainment – Influencer Board of Advisors.
He most recently contributed essays to two books published in 2020: Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology, Edited by Marilene Oliver and Daniel Laforest, Published by Dept of Art and Design, University of Alberta and Handbook of Research on the Global Impacts and Roles of Immersive Media (editors: Jacquelyn Ford Morie (All These Worlds, LLC, USA) and Kate McCallum (Bridge Arts Media, USA and Vortex Immersion Media, USA).
Stephanie has over a decade of experience in event production, from intimate workshops to large scale conferences. In addition to events, she has provided consultation services for a number of VR, AR and Digital Interactive Media companies. She has also been invited to speak at schools and incubators about immersive technology and culture. Currently, she is a contributor to NOVO magazine and IndieGameReviewer.com, and recently completed an Esports Specialization from the University of Southern California, and a Producer’s Certificate from Raindance Film Festival in London, UK.
Chrissy has been involved in event production with Constant Change Media Group for the past 15 years and has been on the VRTO and FIVARS teams since their inception in 2015. She brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, business operations & strategy and event planning & execution in the association, education and not-for-profit sector, including 12 years planning and executing marketing & sales for Canada Logistics Conference—an annual, national professional development & networking conference.
Entertainment industry veteran, audio engineer, and tour manager with over two and half decades experience in live concerts, film, and festival production. Extensive A/V coordination/execution for major festivals worldwide.