This past week, we had the chance to travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Canadian Museums Association Conference (CMA). We had our virtual reality booth transported there as well, and it was an absolute hit to say the least. There were museum executives from all over the country who had heard about our work but had not had a chance to try it. Everyone was amazed to see how immersive our experiences were and how seamless everything felt. People attending the conference would naturally gravitate towards our booth after hearing others laughing and screaming in excitement. Not to mention the sounds of the bursts of air and the rumbling floor going off. A handful of delegates everyday would actually skip out on meetings to wait in line to try our booth. By the end of the week almost every delegate and every exhibitor had come over to chat and try our booth because they saw others having a blast.
Alex Benay, (President and CEO of Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation) held a meeting where he spoke to the delegates attending the conference and mentioned the work we are doing and to check out our booth. Later on in the week, Alex and Matt had an interview with the Globe and Mail about museums adapting to new innovative technology. They spoke about how museums like the Canadian Science and Technology Museum will use digital technology to help add value and interest to artifacts rather than replacing them.
Overall, the event was very successful and there were nothing but positive responses to the work we are doing. Being a newer company, it was very rewarding to see how much of an impact we had at the conference. It was great to meet a lot of new people at the event and we hope to work with you all in the near future.