Welcome to the XR Party

Welcome to the XR Party
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Capacity: 200

Help us build the future of media, communication and computing! Open Signal and our friends at Torch are throwing a party to celebrate the vibrant community that’s driving innovation in extended reality (XR), right here in the Pacific Northwest—and you’re invited.

XR is for everyone. Join the Party! Open Signal and our friends at Torch are throwing a party to celebrate the vibrant community that’s driving innovation in extended reality (XR), right here in the Pacific Northwest—and you’re invited. 

Meet creators who are building AR & VR apps, talk to the developers, learn from the researchers and dive into experiences from the artists who are defining these new media and what they can mean for our lives.

What's more, Columbia Bank will be matching the first $500 of donations made at this event!

Even if you’ve just heard of AR or VR, these extended reality (XR) technologies are changing nearly every aspect of our lives. We are just beginning to understand how work, transportation, communication, or even how we present and interact with the world can be enhanced and enriched with virtual ideas and content.

To build these new systems that work for everyone we need you, your experiences, and your unique perspective as part of this XR revolution. This community event is for all experience and interest levels.

Join us for the XR party and you can:

  • Meet XR creators from your community
  • Try AR and VR technologies
  • Experience immersive artworks
  • Learn about more ways to get involved

We will also be hosting a discussion about XR beginning at 6:30pm that will be live streamed to our Facebook page. It will feature the following panelists:

An ASL interpreter will be on-site for this event.


Dec 10


6:00pm – 8:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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For More Information

Interested in getting involved and utilizing one of our many resources? Start by completing this form and we will connect you with a staff member to get you started: Inquiry Form.

For questions about your registration, please contact us by phone at (503) 288 1515 or email education [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelines and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at bit.ly/opensignalsafetyconcern.

Accessibility Requests

Open Signal is committed to hosting meetings, events and gatherings that are accessible and inclusive. Ensuring that all members of our community can fully engage in our activities not only benefits the individual, but  strengthens our community as a whole. 

We will do our best to accommodate your needs for equitable access to our facilities, however some requests may not be within our means to meet at this time.

Please submit your request using this form: Accessibility Request Form