CLEVR Community is a nonprofit organization launched in the fall of 2016 with a mission to improve Cleveland's socioeconomic health by channeling the ingenuity of citizens towards the development of high demand AR/VR based content, products and service companies. To that end CLEVR Community, our public face, hosts meetups, workshops, hackathons and conferences that promote awareness and education of experiential technologies across our city. We partner with regional and global associations, companies and academic institutions to ensure that our community has access to next generation technology, industry experts and investors.


CLEVR is a community of inclusion open to anyone with a desire to learn more about the power of AR/VR experiences to improve lives both at play and at work. We believe Cleveland has ample talent and potential to build and sustain its own vibrant ecosystem of AR/VR focused entrepreneurs and companies ranging from indie to startup to enterprise. These technologies should be accessible to all Clevelanders regardless of socioeconomic background or technical acumen. 

Virtual reality is a technology that could actually allow you to connect on a real human level, soul-to-soul, regardless of where you are in the world
— Chris Milk, Within


  • Promote, coordinate and expand opportunities in the field of AR/VR and interconnected technology through a growing network of local talent, enterprise, industry, and academia.

  • Promote public understanding of AR/VR and how this technology will affect the way we live, work, and entertain.

  • Promote community stabilization and revitalization of the divested neighborhoods of Greater Cleveland, with emphasis on Extended Reality opportunities.

  • Harness the connective power of AR/VR technologies as a bridge to connect diverse cultural centers