Headsets On: Get Ready for Virtual Reality and the Social Shake-Up

Will Gee (pictured with his headset on) will speak at MACo’s Tech Expo about virtual reality applications for county governments. Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Business Journal.

Virtual reality is one of the hottest and most mysterious types of tech, and its tempting serum, poured over snowballing social media use, could turn the way that government interfaces with the public into one heck of a snow cone.

Virtual reality, often referred to as VR, has many applications that could enhance county government services, including tourism, economic development, and information science, with more to come.

Tech Wednesday at MACo’s Summer Conference will feature a session where you can hear more about the opportunities presented by virtual reality and its integration with county services.

Here are the details:


Headsets On: Get Ready for Virtual Reality and the Social Shake-Up


  • Jason Michael Perry, Vice President of Engineering, Mindgrub
  • Julie Lenzer, Associate Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development and Co-Director of UM Ventures, University of Maryland
  • Will Gee, CEO, Balti Virtual


Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Maryland


Wednesday, August 16, 2017; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


The Tech Expo at MACo’s Summer Conference

Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, Maryland

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference: