Huntington Breakfast Briefing: Facebook Reality Labs

Huntington Breakfast Briefing: Facebook Reality Labs

Online Registration is now CLOSED.  Very Limited Walk-In Availability will be accepted.  Please contact Jill Huber with any questions. 

Huntington Breakfast Briefing Presents:
Shaping The Future Of Virtual And Augmented Reality With Facebook Reality Labs

Please join Chuck Hoover, General Manager of Facebook Reality labs, for an overview of the Pittsburgh Office's mission - shaping the future of virtual and augmented reality. Codec Avatars, as Facebook Reality Labs calls them, are the result of a process that uses machine learning to collect, learn, and re-create human social expression - to allow life like telepresence across any distance. Chuck has been a fixture in the Pittsburgh entertainment and tech field over a decade and a half, and will be sharing his experience by going into depth in not just the teams work, but of Facebooks presence and continued expansion in Pittsburgh.

More about 
Chuck Hoover, General Manager, Facebook Reality Labs Pittsburgh

Chuck is the General Manager of Facebook Reality Labs, Pittsburgh. Working with a team of the most preeminent research scientists, software engineers, and program managers in the world.  The Pittsburgh Facebook team is developing social VR and AR through bleeding-edge computer vision and machine learning. All with the aim of connecting billions of people across vast distances to fulfill Facebook's mission - bringing people closer together.

Prior to joining Facebook, Chuck started his career in technology and entertainment in Palo Alto, where he was a Producer at Electronic Arts for the Sims 2 games. Later he joined Pittsburgh based Schell Games, one of the largest independent game developers in the world. As the Chief Production Officer of the studio, he managed relationships with numerous clients such as Disney, Google, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Sony, Nintendo, News Corp, Lego, and Universal Studios. For 11 years, Chuck supervised the production of all studio projects, building a team of world-class producers and setting the tone for the production style and development logistics of the studio. 

Chuck graduated from Virginia Tech magna cum laude with a degree in Architecture and Design. Post-graduation he utilized his degree as an adjunct course instructor teaching 3D modeling and leading the design and production of the Virginia Tech Solar Decathlon house. His love of managing complex projects and growing teams lead him to the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his Masters of Entertainment Technology. 


In addition to his current role at Facebook, Chuck is Adjunct Facility at Carnegie Mellon University. He developed and instructs the “Production and Leadership” course at CMU's Entertainment Technology Center graduate program, allowing him to work with the tech and creative leaders of tomorrow. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 2019
WHERE:  Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

7:00 a.m. Registration, Networking and Coffee
7:45 a.m. Breakfast Served 
8:05 a.m. Presentation
9:00 a.m. Q&A
9:15 a.m. Adjourn

COST: (Member/ Non-Member; Standard/ *Walk-In)
$55 Member/ $175 Non-Member 
$75 Member/ $195 Non-Member (*Day-Of/ Walk-in Registration)

$20 Member Entrepreneur/$185 Non-Member Entrepreneur
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Online Registration will close 1-2 days prior to event. Pre-Registration is always requested, when possible, so that we may best plan for your arrival. Walk-in registrants, when accepted, must pay onsite (additional fee required) with a credit card or check to obtain entry to the event, no exceptions.  Refunds requested less than 2 business days prior to the event will not be granted.  Substitutions are welcome.  

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7/11/2019 - 7/11/2019
Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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