The Team

meet the FIVARS team

Keram Malicki-Sanchez Executive Director / Founder

Keram Malicki-Sanchez graduated with honors from the certificate programs in Digital Media, Cinematography and Film Producing at UCLA extension. He is director and programmer of the VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo, and the FIVARS Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories – both of which he founded in 2015. Malicki-Sanchez has been invited to speak about the intersection of technology and the arts for the past 25 years and has been featured in Toronto Star, CBC, New Yorker, Forbes, and has spoken at ideacity, Digital Hollywood, NAB, CNE Innovation Garage, Cinegear Expo and many more. He most recently contributed essays to two books being 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).

Chrissy Aitchison Executive Administrator

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-forprofit sector, including 12 years planning and executing marketing & sales for Canada Logistics Conference—an annual, national professional development & networking conference.

Stephanie Greenall Co-Producer / Community Outreach & Partnerships

Stephanie_Greenall 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, and recently completed an Esports Specialization from the University of Southern California, and a Producer’s Certificate from Raindance Film Festival in London, UK.

Jenn Chadwick, CPACC Chief Accessibility Officer

Jennifer_Chadwick Jenn has been a digital accessibility strategist, senior inclusive design consultant, advocate and speaker on web and mobile accessibility for over 14 years. She provides training to content authors, designers, developers and management in private and public sector organizations, delivering a corporate strategy and culture of inclusion through to education, training, governance and policy. She guides teams to think, design and innovate inclusively every day, with the impact to real people in mind, beyond compliance with standards Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and international laws.