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Gabo Arora

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Gabo Arora is an award-winning filmmaker, creative technologist and Founder/CEO of LIGHTSHED, a storytelling, technology and research studio focusing on emerging technologies currently known as VR, AR & AI. He is a professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he designed, leads and is the Founding Director of the new Immersive Storytelling and Emerging Technology (ISET) program and lab. Formerly, he was a Senior Policy Advisor for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN's first-ever Creative Director, with over 15 years of field experience. He has directed, produced and pioneered a series of widely acclaimed, virtual reality documentaries (Clouds Over Sidra, Waves of Grace, My Mother's Wing, amongst others) for the United Nations that have all premiered at major film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival, featured at the World Economic Forum in Davos, screened at the White House, and have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art's inaugural program on immersive storytelling.

His VR experience, “The Last Goodbye”, commissioned by Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to wide acclaim with the LA Times calling it “game changing” and “transcending all the typical barriers of rectangular cinema." His latest VR experience, ZIKR, World Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2018 and was the first-ever VR documentary to be sold and acquired in the festival's history.

A native New Yorker, Gabo also holds honors degrees with distinction from NYU and Johns Hopkins University. He is a Davos World Economic Forum Arts and Cultural leader and was nominated for a term-membership at the Council on Foreign Relations by Francis Fukuyama. His work has been nominated for an Emmy, awarded a Cannes Lions, a Sheffield Doc/Fest award for best documentary and has been featured in the New Yorker, the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine, Fast Company, New York Times. He's been featured in the book The Fuzzy and the Techie by Scott Hartley and his work has been covered widely in the Guardian, Vice News, Wired, TED, NPR and PBS Newshour.

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    Booking fees for Gabo Arora, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gabo Arora, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gabo Arora for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gabo Arora for your next private or corporate function.
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Gabo Arora

Creative Director & Senior Advisor

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Gabo Arora Biography

Gabo Arora is an award-winning filmmaker, creative technologist and Founder/CEO of LIGHTSHED, a storytelling, technology and research studio focusing on emerging technologies currently known as VR, AR & AI. He is a professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he designed, leads and is the Founding Director of the new Immersive Storytelling and Emerging Technology (ISET) program and lab. Formerly, he was a Senior Policy Advisor for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN's first-ever Creative Director, with over 15 years of field experience. He has directed, produced and pioneered a series of widely acclaimed, virtual reality documentaries (Clouds Over Sidra, Waves of Grace, My Mother's Wing, amongst others) for the United Nations that have all premiered at major film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival, featured at the World Economic Forum in Davos, screened at the White House, and have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art's inaugural program on immersive storytelling.

His VR experience, “The Last Goodbye”, commissioned by Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to wide acclaim with the LA Times calling it “game changing” and “transcending all the typical barriers of rectangular cinema." His latest VR experience, ZIKR, World Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2018 and was the first-ever VR documentary to be sold and acquired in the festival's history.

A native New Yorker, Gabo also holds honors degrees with distinction from NYU and Johns Hopkins University. He is a Davos World Economic Forum Arts and Cultural leader and was nominated for a term-membership at the Council on Foreign Relations by Francis Fukuyama. His work has been nominated for an Emmy, awarded a Cannes Lions, a Sheffield Doc/Fest award for best documentary and has been featured in the New Yorker, the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine, Fast Company, New York Times. He's been featured in the book The Fuzzy and the Techie by Scott Hartley and his work has been covered widely in the Guardian, Vice News, Wired, TED, NPR and PBS Newshour.

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  • In VR Meaning Is King, Not Money
    Let’s be honest. VR has not ended up, market-wise, where many predicted. New possibilities emerge, when those in it for a quick buck, fade away,...

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  • How to book Gabo Arora?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gabo Arora for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Gabo Arora, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gabo Arora or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gabo Arora?

    Booking fees for Gabo Arora, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gabo Arora, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gabo Arora?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gabo Arora for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gabo Arora for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gabo Arora or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gabo Arora or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gabo Arora is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gabo Arora for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Gabo Arora generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nicole Yeary, Matthew Bishop, Sir Richard Branson, Jag Bath and Igor Jablokov. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gabo Arora for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • In VR Meaning Is King, Not Money
    Let’s be honest. VR has not ended up, market-wise, where many predicted. New possibilities emerge, when those in it for a quick buck, fade away, and the true visionaries and risk-takers helm a new...

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