AWE USA 2017 - Santa Clara
Jun 2

AWE USA 2017 - Santa Clara

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AWE is back for its 8th year as the largest AR+VR conference and expo in the world. Join over 5,000 attendees, 200+ speakers and 200+ exhibitors from all over the world including a mix of CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and top press as we explore how to use AR+VR Superpowers to Change the World. Grab your tickets now at

Jun 2

Immersive Architecture Conference IM-ARCH - Venice, Italy

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IM-ARCH is the first Immersive Architecture Conference on virtual reality and augmented reality within Architecture, Design, Real Estate and Cultural Heritage. The Conference, powered by the University IUAV of Venice and CGarchitect, will be held in Venice, 1-2 June 2017, on the island of S.Servolo in front of St Mark's square. The aim is to show the current state of the art of an evolving field, and to outline new skills for tomorrow's design sector and new ways of interaction for actors from distant disciplines. At IM-ARCH there is the chance to listen to speakers from all over the world telling their story on VR/AR, and to have one-to-one conversations with them while drinking Prosecco wine in front of the Venetian lagoon. Im-Arch is open to a limited number of participants, to ensure easy and friendly networking in a relaxed atmosphere in the gardens of the island of San Servolo.

A workshop will be held on Sat, June 3: sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook for updates.

Im-Arch attendees can visit the newly opened  57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA and curated by Christine Macel, with a special price ticket, by just crossing the water (Giardini Biennale boat stop).

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5:30 pm17:30

VRARA Birmingham Chapter Launch Event

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With special thanks to the NatWest for their support in providing the venue and the refreshments for this event.

Join us and up to 70 other tech businesses & individuals at our official launch event and learn more about VR, AR and the tech involved in this exploding industry. 


  1. Steve Dann
  2. Sarah Jones
  3. Alan Dolhasz

Steve Dann

Steve is the Chapter President of the VRARA London Chapter. Steve is the Founder & CEO of Amplified Robot, a leading development agency in augmented reality. Steve runs the London Augmented Reality MeetUp group and is known as one of the most connected persons in AR within the UK

Sarah Jones

Immersive Storyteller. VR influencer. Academic.

Sarah is an immersive storyteller, using 360 degree technology and virtual reality to bring together new forms of narrative. Sarah focuses on technological embodiment, understanding an environment and culture through being someone else in a virtual world. Her works interrogate ideas of increased presence through multi-sensory films and challenging perspectives within the virtual world. These tools are consequently applied to educational scenarios to foster experiential learning through VR and Sarah is an advocate for using virtual reality technology for teaching and learning.

Sarah is the co-founder of @VRGirlsUK and an active champion of women in technology. She is listed in the top 100 of global influencers in VR. She spent more than a decade working as a television reporter covering everything from the US elections 2008 to being in Sex and the City, Sarah moved into academia and works at Coventry University, happily spending her days immersed in a virtual world.

Speaker: Alan Dolhasz

Alan Dolhasz is a researcher at the Digital Media Technology Lab (, Birmingham City University. His research interests lie in the fields mixed and augmented reality, image processing, perception and machine learning, particularly focusing on human perception and computational improvement of photo-realism in composites and mixed reality scenes.

Alan also works on several industry-facing programmes designed to improve knowledge exchange and collaboration between industry and academia (Innovation Engine, Innovate UK) as well as managing Birmingham in Real Time - a project focused on championing the use and improvement of open data in the Birmingham area. He’s also a keen rock climber in his spare time.


What makes objects and scenes appear realistic? With the VR/AR industry rapidly gaining speed, this question is raised more and more often as we try to leave the uncanny valley. 
This talk will explore a range of concepts and properties impacting how we perceive the realism of combinations of the real and virtual, as well as methods and frameworks for assessing realism in this context. 

Jun 7

AR in ACTION Leadership Summit - NYC

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Co-hosted by Ken Perlin (NYU Professor who received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement) at New York University (NYU) Computer Science Department. 

  • We are again convening some of the top minds of the AR ecosystem for two days of open collaboration, sharing insights and networking. 
  • AR in Action will be a unique opportunity to interface directly with the greatest minds and companies in AR, and adjacent fields. The attendees include a network of high net worth families.

Check out some of our Speakers, Panels and Demos (from the stage and floor) for our event who represent/involved with the following:

  • The current and/or imminent state of industry
  • The cutting edge of art, technology and educational research
  • Individuals who are thinking deeply about the potential long term societal implications of AR on a broader and historically informed level. (e.g. ethics, social values, aesthetics, education, economics, politics, privacy, etc.)
  • Talks will be video recorded in high-definition and posted to our AR in Action video library
Jun 13

CE Week 2017 - NYC

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CE Week will feature hundreds of amazing new products on the show floor, an industry-leading conference program, and exciting special events. But it’s the audience that makes being there so compelling for companies. By integrating events like Showstoppers and getgeeked New York into the schedule, we have created the industry’s first and only “B2E” (business-to-everyone) event.

Over two days, companies can showcase their products to the tech media’s most influential journalists and editors, meet with key industry partners, channel representatives, and investors, and turn passionate tech enthusiasts into their most important advocates – all at one event! Click here for more information.

Jun 15

VR & AR World - London

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VR & AR World is the principal annual meeting place in Europe for the enterprise-focused VR & AR community. Given the pace at which the industry is evolving, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us again for the next edition of VR & AR World, examining how VR and AR hold the power to transforming society and the way in which we live, work and interact.

Jun 15

White Nights Game Conference - Saint Petersburg Russia

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White Nights St. Petersburg (Russia) White Nights is an international cross-platform business conference for the game industry that takes place three times a year: in February (Europe), in June (St. Petersburg) and in October (Moscow). Over 1,300 people attend every conference. The event attracts influential game industry professionals from all over the world and is designed to assist companies in finding partners and achieving business goals. 

Event info here.

6:00 pm18:00

SF Chapter: Road to the Holodeck, Lightfields and Volumetric VR

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For the VR/AR Association's next San Francisco chapter event, we'll dive into lightfields. Join us on June 14 for an evening of networking, food and illuminating discussion.

We'll examine the future outlook, as well as work being done today for volumetric photo capture in interior spaces like real estate. See all of the details and speakers here.

6:30 pm18:30

VRARA Atlanta Chapter Event

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  • Review of VRARA membership benefits
  • CYAN on porting the best-selling Obduction game to VR platforms
  • VR/AR tech demos from Atlanta companies,
  • Discussion on ATL community need for training, etc.
Jun 20

Digital Business Summit - Dallas

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ISG is seeking VR/AR product demos for the Emerging Technology Showcase session.  Solutions that will disrupt areas such as future of work, training and retail are most relevant. 

The Emerging Technology Showcase is a 1.5 hour session which concludes the second day of the Digital Business Summit conference to be held June 19-20, 2017 in Dallas, TX. It is intended to be an interactive "show and tell" session where we will demonstrate emerging technologies — for example, blockchain, drones, augmented reality, 3D printing, and intelligent networks— and discuss the impact to business operations and humans, the challenges to making them a reality and the risk to speed of deployment.   The demonstrations should be short and succinct and will be vetted and approved by ISG. Participants in the showcase, receive a free pass to the event.

The 2017 Digital Business Summit is now in its seventh year and brings together experienced senior digital business strategists and technology leaders to explore how enterprises are transforming their business. Attendees at the Digital Business Summit are provided with an end-to-end view of the impact of digital disruption on technology infrastructurebusiness operating models and organizational strategies.

Attendees at the Summit include:

·        Senior IT Leadership (CIO / CTO)

·        Senior Business Strategists

·        Senior Marketing and Product Marketing Leaders

·        Senior Finance Leaders

·        Business and IT Risk Management

·        Corporate and Line of Business Leader


Through interactive sessions, conference participants gain valuable information and actionable advice from industry experts and peers:

·       Review the digital disruptors driving transformative changes based on our most recent C-level research

·       Hear about the best practices of some of the early adopters of automation tools

·       Explore some of the key breakthroughs in securing the digital universe

·       Network with peers and share ideas and best practice.


VR/AR Association members receive a 50% discount off the registration fee of $995.  Conference website here 

8:00 am08:00

Narrative Summit 3: Stories that Change

VRARA Members, contact us for discount code to attend.

One common thread in several technologies -- especially VR -- is transforming how stories are told. This is the evolution of narratives, and the subject of the Digital Narrative Alliance (DNA) Narrative Summit 3: Stories that Change.

Taking place June 20 in San Francisco it will feature a full day of sessions and networking on the evolution of storytelling. The VR/AR Association is an event partner and will join the discussion about how this evolution of storytelling is impacted by immersive technologies.

VRARA Members, contact us for a discount code to attend 

5:30 pm17:30

VR/AR Association - Kentucky Chapter Event

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We're hosting our 1st 2017 VR/AR Association ( event at Kitestring Visuals.

Food and Beverages included in the registration fee.



5:30pm -6:30pm

- Registration and Networking

- AR and VR Demonstrations


- VR/AR Association Overview 

- Augmented World Expo 2017, the largest AR+VR event in the world. We’ll share what’s hot midway through 2017 in AR and VR from our trip to Silicon Valley.

- How brands are taking advantage of Emerging Media in sales and marketing (360’s, AR, VR and MR)

10:00 am10:00

The WAVE Congress - Birmingham UK

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The WAVE Congress is the only dedicated event of its kind in the UK, featuring top name speakers including Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, Boeing, Laing O’ Rourke, and AMRC), cutting edge technology and the latest innovations specifically for Enterprise, and will cover Automotive, Aerospace and Construction, Oil & Gas, Military & Defence, and Healthcare.

Our concentration will be on the enterprise, and in particular, use cases from companies deploying augmented reality and wearable solutions.

Why attend? –

This is a unique opportunity to hear real use cases from businesses deploying connected technology in the workplace, as well as being able to make valuable contacts and understand how wearables, AR & VR are evolving to meet the needs of business.

Who is attending? – as a high-level conference and expo, you can expect to meet and network with 150 to 200 senior level delegates, including – 

•            CTO’s

•            CIO’s

•            Product & Design Engineers

•            System Architects

•            CDO’s

•            Heads of Innovation & Emerging Technologies

By attending you will – 

•            Network with key industry leaders

•            Participate in discussions

•            Cultivate valuable contacts and business leads

•            Learn from experts about the latest technologies and innovations disrupting and shaping your industry sectors future.

It’s going to be an amazing event, and one you will not want to miss. VR/AR Association members are entitled to a 30% discount on tickets.

Jun 26

VRTO - Toronto

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VRTO aims to empower people to share their world, culture, knowledge and dreams with the assistance of emergent immersive technologies. Recognized internationally for its high calibre, high-quality discussions, in-depth training, world-class presentations and top level speakers, VRTO brings together compelling discourse and bleeding-edge prototypes, demonstrations and innovative companies in carefully crafted schedules and environments.

VRTO is always an opportunity to build powerful and long-lasting business and personal relationships, with a very open-minded and inclusive community, unafraid to ask the big questions. Furthermore, the show provides many different tools to ensure attendees find their best matches towards meeting their goals at the show.

Conference website here

Jun 28

VR/AR Excellence Days 2017 - Hamburg, Germany

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Virtual and augmented reality has already enabled us to travel the world with the push of a button, to ride the waves while sitting comfortably on our couch, or to take a roller coaster on an iceberg. There seem to be no limits for VR/AR in the entertainment and experience industry. But how do you use these innovations to strengthen your customer relationships as a retailer, to double the traffic on your website, to increase your ROI exponentially, or to strengthen your name as an online business?

Our VR/AR Excellence Days on 27–28 June 2017 in Hamburg will be the interactive and hands-on platform you need to discover the potential and usability of virtual, augmented and mixed reality for your company. Best practice cases, technological innovations, and a visionary outlook are at the heart of this inspiring event.

Put your thinking hats on and observe newcomers as well as big players up on stage while they explain the multiple ways you can benefit from VR and AR in your marketing and sales strategy as well. We are looking forward to a vivifying day in your company.

Conference website here

Jun 28

VR Connects San Francisco 2017

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VR Connects San Francisco (June 27th-28th 2017) is a brand new event for the VR/AR industry created by Steel Media, the team behind the PG Connects series of conferences, Pocket Gamer,, The Virtual Report, and the Global VR Challenge.

The event will bring together 500 delegates from across the VR/AR/MR industry (with a focus on hardware manufacturers, entertainment/game/educational/experiential developers, publishers, investors, media, and more). It will combine a lively expo space with 2 days of focused conference tracks spread over 4 tracks and covering the key questions facing the industry (global trends, technical and design issues, monetisation & business strategy, future technologies).

While information and inspiration are very important, the core of any show is who you meet and with that in mind we have a dedicated ‘Pitch & Match’ meeting system for free to all delegates to plan their own meetings, after hours networking events plus two dedicated pitching events (the VR Indie Pitch and the VR Speedmatch sessions designed to connect developers with publishers, media and platforms/stores) open to applications.

6:00 pm18:00

Up The Ante with the VRARA - The Investor Edition (Los Angeles)

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Cut through the noise and learn directly from prominent angel investors and VCs!

Finding the right investor is vital to success.

Join this special event in partnership with the Los Angeles Venture Association.

There will be a panel discussion and a chance to pitch your company.

Enjoy a night of meeting great investors and founders!

Date: Tuesday, April 25th

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: TBD

Panel Session Topic:
The Path to Funding

Panel Session Topics will cover:

-When's the right time to pursue seed round and Series A funding?

-What company attributes are investors most interested in?

-What is the outlook of the VR/AR market?

-How can an entrepreneur be best prepared for a fundraising pitch?

Want to pitch your company to our investors?


Jun 30

2nd Global VR/AR China Summit 2017

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Featuring a co-held exhibition, 2nd Global VR//AR China Summit 2017 will gather more than 500 high level participants from 20+ countries, they come from both heavyweight high-tech companies and brilliant startups, cover the whole value chain, such as hardware producers of head mounted display devices, 3D camera, input devices; software developers of VR software development platform, VR SDK, content development tools; content providers of VR games, VR movies; VR/AR industry solutions providers for commercial marketing, engineering, architecture, clinical medical, defense; technologies companies for image recognition technology, gesture control technology, voice input and out technology; as well as distribution channels and VC/PE. In this event, 30+ VR/AR industry leaders will deliver speech covering industry whitepaper, new products release, new technology and research achievements, and carry out diverse forms of interaction and partnership.

During this event, we will arrange a special road show /demo show for startups to attract attention from leading PE/VC investors and media, and there is a co-located exhibition show for global VR/AR leaders to show their cutting-edge technologies and products. We will also arrange 1-on-1 meetings for our exhibitors and sponsors, to provide a bridge for their global partnership and product distribution channel development in China. Most importantly, we will host a VR/AR industry award ceremony to commend those companies which has made outstanding contributions. We believe this event will be an ideal platform for VR/AR industry communication and partnership, each participant can get global market updates, obtain newest product and technology information, promote their own product and brands, explore potential clients, seek business partnership, and step towards the top of the mountain with the global VR/AR market booming in 2017! 

Mobile World Congress Americas - SF
Sep 14

Mobile World Congress Americas - SF

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Following the success of our partnership with the GSMA on this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, VRARA is now partnering with GSMA for their upcoming Mobile World Congress Americas Event in San Francisco, 12th- 14th September 2017 –

Under the theme "The Tech Element," MWC Americas will offer attendees a range of dynamic programs and rich experiences focusing on key topics including IOT, VR/AR, 5G and Next Generation Networks, Mobile in Entertainment and content in media. Approximately 30,000 professionals and 1,000 exhibitors from across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industry sectors will attend Mobile World Congress Americas 2017. On the back of demand from the likes of Samsung, we have developed a dedicated VR/AR Zone at the show. This VR/AR Zone offers VRARA members the chance to really show some of the leading names from the enterprise and telco markets, what you can do.

Our exclusive partnership with the GSMA means we are able to offer VRARA members the chance to join the VRAR Association’s Pod Pavilion within the VR/AR Zone at a discounted rate

Pod space in VRAR Association pavilion – these 10’ x 5’ pods are being offered at an discounted price that is exclusive to VRAR Association members. The package will include:

-        1.4 Pod – 10’ (W) x 5’ (D) x 8’ (H) 

-        Pods showcase products and services while allowing start-up companies to generate leads and network in the dedicated zones. 

-        System partitions – 10’H ASW Sound Walls (grey)

-        Fascia with company name and booth number

-        1 Information counter with lockable cupboard

-        2 Bar stool

-        1 waste basket

-        2 low energy spotlights

-        1 power point

-        Superior quality carpet with plastic cover

-        Daily cleaning

-        2 Exhibitor Visitor Passes per pod

VRARA members can also choose to take larger, full booth spaces adjacent to our pod pavilion, so please let us know what is of most interest.

Sep 24

Gwangju ACE Fair (Asia Content & Entertainment Fair) - South Korea

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one stop destination for the most comprehensive B2B cultural content exhibition in Korea.

For over a decade, Gwangju ACE Fair has showcased comprehensive exhibitions covering industries such as broadcasting, audiovisual, animation, characters, games, edutainment, VR/AR, and content licensing at the Kimdaejung Convention Center.

Don’t miss the chance to establish business leads and connections in a professional environment, and experience the historical and cultural atmosphere unique to Gwangju, South Korea.

Sep 22

VRDC Fall - SF

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The Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) brings together creators of amazing, immersive VR, AR, and MR experiences to share best practices and demo new technology.

Join attendees from Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Apple, Autodesk, BBC Worldwide, Double Fine Productions, DreamWorks, EA, ESPN, Google, Hasbro, Havas Health, HTC Vive, IBM, Intel, Kite & Lightning, Legendary Entertainment, Lockheed Martin, Magic Leap, Microsoft, NASA, Oculus VR, Pixar, Qualcomm, Shopify, Sony, Tencent, Technicolor, Ticketfly, Youtube, Ubisoft, Unity Labs, Valve Software, VR Playhouse and the White House Office of Science & Technology.

Network with VCs and press from CNET, Gamespot, Polygon, Reuters, Road to VR, SF Chronicle, TechCrunch, Upload VR, The Verge, VRfocus, Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine and more.

Sep 27 - LA

For discount for exhibiting, contact us is the annual event which delivers insights to the future of digital retail. This event groups exhibitors by product category and we have a category just for you, this includes AR/VR/CGI.  To view demographics, floor plan, sponsorship options, go to

Sep 28

MEC Congress - Berlin

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“Accelerating Edge Computing Development to Support Next Generation Digital Services”

VR & AR sessions include:

Virtual Reality and Augmented Applications Enabled by Edge Computing

·         VR and AR require low latencies – is the edge the answer?

·         Local processing to enable high quality experiences

·         VR, AR and Robotics trials – what quality of service can MEC deliver?

·         Can any other technologies deliver the requirements that VR & AR require? Can edge computing players corner the VR/AR market?

Developing New Edge Computing Use Cases

·         What will be the most profitable edge computing use cases?

·         Edge computing to support Video delivery, VR/AR, Security, Connected Vehicles, Critical Communications

·         How can we accelerate the delivery of these new services?

·         Analysing use cases currently in development

10:30 am10:30

GamifyUs Conference - Stockholm

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GamifyUs highlights how to use the fun and motivational aspects of games to improve results in areas not related to games. Global companies like Starbucks, NIKE and Volkswagen have successfully been using gamification as a key component in their marketing strategies to increase customer engagement and gain attention for their products.

Get inspired on how to use a game design thinking when organizing processes at work or engage your employees in company goals, how game tech like Virtual Reality can innovate your company's communication, or the impact of a powerful story.

Conference website here 

Oct 4

Cross Video Days - Paris

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Supported by Creative Europe program since 2013, Cross Video Days (2-4 October 2017) is a unique marketplace where innovative digital content and studios can be pitched, scouted and financed. This year, Cross Video Days will offer two tracks: the first one to finance digital projects (Games & Cinematic experiences in AR/VR/MR/360° Included) in development phase, a second one to finance the activity of AR/VR Studios.


Apply To VR/AR Investment booster and meet international Investors

As a growing number of players, funds or equity investors are now supporting not only projects, but the activity of the innovative production companies itself, the Cross Video Days introduce this year a new financing track open to tech-enable content companies whose activity includes the production of cinematic experiences or games using AR/VR technologies.

12 selected European companies will get a unique chance to pitch their investment opportunity to a panel of 15 high-level international investors as well as reputed experts of the AR/VR/MR/360° industry.

This program is developed in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and Seahorn Capital

Apply to Content Market and meet digital Financiers

The Content Market is open to all Game & Cinematic projects using AR/VR/MR/360° technologies whatever their genre (documentary, fiction, animation...)

In a context when audiovisual digital industry is still experimenting with business models, and to offer maximum chances to the projects to be released, Cross Video Days Content Market strived to increase projects financing opportunities.

47% of the projects selected at the Cross Video Days have been produced and distributed in a 2-years time.

The selected project holders will take advantage of 30 minutes one-to-one meetings with a wide range of players including traditional broadcasters, Funds for interactive audiovisual content, Online broadcasters & VOD platforms, web publishers, Multi-Channel Networks, brands or VCs…

Financiers which attended latest editions: Tribeca, POV Digital, HTC Vive, Maker studios, Youtube, Sony Pictures, Red Bull Media House, Rightster, VICE, Channel 4, BBC, ZDF, BR, ARD, Arte, France Televisions, Canal+, RTBF, RTL, TF1, M6, RTS, ARD, YLE, DR, RTVE, RAI Educational.

Submission and participation at Cross Video Days is free of charge.

Applications are open till June 13th, 2017

For further information about Cross Video Days call for projects, please check the following link :

Oct 5

2017 Display Summit - Sterling, Virginia

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Projection and Body-worn Immersive Display Solutions for Simulation, Training, Visualization and Entertainment

2017 Display Summit is organized by Insight Media and focuses on the technologies, issues and opportunities for projection-based and body-worn immersive display systems in training, simulation, visualization and entertainment applications for commercial, military and professional markets.

This means flat, curved and domed projection-based simulators, trainers, theaters and 3D visualization solutions as well as body-worn immersive solutions using virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

Oct 27

VR Days Europe - Amsterdam

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Attention explorers, adventurers, trailblazers! The third edition of VR Days will once again be the place where everybody in VR and AR meets, more here

9:00 am09:00

VRevolution - NYC

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The inaugural VRevolution event offered a full exploration of 360 Video and Virtual & Augmented Reality technologies with a singular focus – to help leading brands and enterprises understand and deploy these new channels as a way to engage their customers and employees.

Continue the journey with us this November in New York City as we welcome the world’s leading organizations to VRevolution 2017 and navigate the countless opportunities in mixed reality in order to drive progress for both consumer-facing and enterprise initiatives.

7:00 pm19:00

Digital LA - AR Panel

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Our Augmented Reality panel features trends in Augmented Reality with speakers from DAQRI, Vntana and AfterNow at DAQRI's downtown headquarters. We will discuss trends, including B2B and B2C applications, what brands and agencies are doing with AR, as well as AR development, access and education.

Brian Mullins, DAQRI, CEO. Daqri specializes in AR helmets for construction and manufacturing, which can increase systems training and learning at decrease risk of injury. Daqri also sponsored and spoke at the SXSL tech event on the White House lawn last fall.

Ben Conway, VNTANA, Co-Founder. Ben leads the VNTANA Operations team to build scalable (and fun) holographic displays and managing the finances, operations, and personnel at VNTANA. VNTANA's interactive consumer booth the HOLLAgram has been used at VidCon, Marvel's Doctor Strange, the Super Bowl and other events. Fans can take hologram video of themselves using gestures to interact with a brand, and send to their friends. @VntantaLive

Philippe Lewicki, AfterNow, Founder. Did Microsoft HoloLens egg hunt at VRLA Expo, where users could search for five eggs to reveal AR animations. @AfterNowLab

Josephine Munis, Candy Lab AR, CMO. Candy Lab AR an award-winning location-based Augmented Reality company in the OC, which released Texas Rope 'Em mobile AR game. Candy Lab AR's Augmented Reality engine combines GPS, Beacons, and a real time delivery system to transform the mobile experience and create immersive experiences for brands that deepen customer engagement. Joesphine is also the president of the LA Chapter of the VR AR Association a global organization focused on driving innovation, research and brand adoption of disruptive technologies. Josephine leads discussions on how brands can use disruptive technology to increase user-engagement, and also provides use cases of how brand leaders can adopt AR technology.

- Moderator: Kevin Winston, Digital LA, Founder.

5:00 pm17:00

VRARA Orlando Chapter Launch Party

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Join us tonight for a quick Introduction to The VR/AR Association meet and greet. Experience VR with my Google Box or Utopia headset (or bring yours). If your interested in learning about, or you provide services for ,360° video VR/AR/MR experience. Together we can build vital relationships for new prospects, projects or jobs.

May 25

2017 Annual LDV Vision Summit - NYC

For 75% discounted tickets (through May 15th), email us!

At the 2017 Annual LDV Vision Summit on May 24-25 in NYC, experts discuss how computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence are disrupting business & society.

500 attendees come to see 80 speakers from companies like Google, Facebook, Union Square Ventures, and First Round Capital talk about opportunities in visual technology across 40 sessions and 2 competitions

VR and AR are the themes of several keynotes including:

  • Clement Farabet VP of Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure at NVIDIA on how NVIDIA is pushing the envelope on VR, AR, medical imaging, autonomous driving, gaming and more.
  • Mia Tramz of LIFE VR at Time Inc. who will discuss the voice and strategy she deploys across the media company's 30+ titles in VR, AR and 360 video.
  • Brian Ballard of CEO & Co-Founder of Upskill telling the real business success stories of the augmented reality software his company delivers to Boeing & GE.
8:30 am08:30

TECH+ Event (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) - NYC

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Tech+ is the first expo to explore the innovation mindset that is transforming the Architecture, Engineering & Construction industries. Tech+ will showcase the most cutting-edge products and software that range from VR-aided design to rapid prototyping/fabrication, smart building systems, and IoT networks. The expo will feature demos of these products and ways to best utilize them. On the show floor will be a morning forum featuring Microsol Resources Tech Perspectives seminars, followed by an afternoon with keynote and panel presentations, and demos.

Featured companies include Microsol Resources, Graphisoft, Humanscale, IrisVR, Walter P Moore, Voodoo Manufacturing, Iron Horse Enlighted, VR/AR Association, VRLA, NYCEDC, NYC Media Lab, plus many more to come!

The event takes place during NYC's Design Week, taking advantage of all the designers and architects in town coming from all over the country.

May 25

VR European Congress - Warsaw, Poland

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The first European VR Congress took place on 3-4 November 2016. The event, organised by Konferencje Agora, was attended by over half a thousand participants. The congress served as a platform for the exchange of specialised knowledge on a wide range of subjects – from construction and architecture, to computer games, art and marketing, to psychology and medicine. The participants were able to test, among others, the latest Ricoh Theta S video camera, Microsoft HoloLens glasses, PlayStation VR console, and to experience VR productions at 24 VR Expo booths.The spring congress will feature an extended VR Expo zone and an enhanced programme of activities. The visitors will be able to try their luck in Speed Dating – a series of brief meetings matching VR companies with investors, and participate in workshops to broaden their knowledge on selected subjects, for instance cinematic VR. The VR Expo will also feature a Startup Zone, where innovative projects from Poland and abroad will have a chance to introduce themselves to the public.

Conference website here 

May 25

SCWS World - London

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SCWS World is the flagship global event for the Small Cells/Wi-Fi/DAS market. 1000+ senior representatives from operators, vendors, end-user verticals and media will engage in lively, open discussion about which access technology is right for their networks and consumers.

Conference website here

May 23

GISEC IoTx - Dubai

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VRARA in collaboration with Dubai world trade center (IOTX Team) are creating a dedicated VR AR zone. There are 9 VR AR companies which will participate and exhibit. 

Plus, there are VR AR related topics which will be discussed. We have VRARA member from LA, Candy Lab, on a panel plus our two members from Dubai Giga Works and Takeleap.

Conference website here 

8:30 am08:30

VR Today - Moscow

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An exhibition and conference for professionals, customers, investors, experts and newcomers in virtual and augmented reality will be held on May 17 at the Higher School of Business Informatics in Moscow from 11:00 to 18:00. There will be presentations addressing practical cases of introducing virtual and augmented reality into various fields: games, 360º video, sales, real estate, hardware etc. As well as communication with developers of full immersion virtual reality haptics gear, VR projects showcases, VR attractions, VR cinemas, prize giveaways, cosplay, testing of various devices including Epson Moverio BT-300 AR Smart Glasses, and much more! Each guest will receive a Higher School of Business Informatics (HSBI) certificate for participating in the conference.

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May 17

VR World - London

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VR World 2017 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.

With 4 in-depth event tracks and over 200 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.

Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

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9:30 am09:30

ARVR Innovate Conference and Expo - Dublin

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The 4th International ARVR Innovate Conference and Expo, where AR and VR Get Down to Business.

User application studies, great international speakers, and an expo featuring the latest AR and VR technology. Super networking opportunities. This conference is dedicated to address the commercial dimensions of augmented reality and virtual reality. Feedback from the 2016 event was outstanding, and this event will sell out in advance.

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May 11

Future Realities Conference - Wellington(May 10) & Auckland(May 11), New Zealand

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New Zealand Leads the Future

VRARA New Zealand Chapter is a sponsor of the Future Realities conference being held in Wellington on the 10th of May and Auckland on the 11th of May.

VR/AR Association members are eligible for a 20% discount.

Speakers include Neal Stephenson (MagicLeap), Mark Billinghurst (HIT Lab NZ ) and Andrew Tokeley (8i) plus many more.

Head to for more information on this futurist festival of AR/VR creators and innovators.

May 12

3rd Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit - San Diego


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The 3rd Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit is a semi-annual conference taking place May 10-12, 2017 in San Diego, CA. Learn how wearable devices, including AR and VR headsets and other heads-up displays and body-worn wearables (exoskeletons!), can transform your business from innovators at Lockheed Martin, FedEx, Boeing, GE, BMW, Shell, and more.

9:30 am09:30

Los Angeles Games Conference

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On May 10, 2017 join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment!

As LA's local games event, LA Games Conference brings together LA's dynamic community of developers and game leaders for meaningful networking and meetings at the center of Silicon Beach and Hollywood.  The event is held at the iconic W Hollywood and features fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization and plenty of networking opportunities with many of the elite in the industry. 

2017 LA Games Conference Agenda:

  • View from the Top: The State of the Game Industry
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality for Games & Entertainment
  • Monetizing Games Through Free-to-Play
  • The Opportunity of eSports for Brands, Agencies & Marketers
  • Creativity Rules Making Successful Games for Mobile Platforms
  • Game Industry Leadership Roundtable
  • Mobile Games: Strategies for Cost-Effective User Acquisition
  • Hollywood & Games
  • The Power of Influence: Influencer Marketing & User Acquisition
  • Winning In China: Finding Success in the Chinese Market
  • The Video Ecosystem for Games & Game-Related Content
  • Legal Issues for Games Businesses
  • The Future of eSports


Conference website here

6:30 pm18:30

VR/AR Association Presents: The Official CVR Industry Day After Party

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CVR is the biggest VR/AR/MR conference in Canada and the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver is turning into a global hub. What better way to end the Industry Day with an Industry Night Cinco De Mayo after party that will be one for the record books. Bringing together the best minds in VR/AR/MR, companies and leaders of all industries under one roof for an evening of entertainment. You don't want to miss this, get you tickets now because this will sellout! VRARA members get in free!

  • Guests will have the chance to demo incredible VR/AR/MR experiences

  • Enjoy delicious food and beverages with a Cinco De Mayo theme with one free drink ticket

  • Network with the VR/AR Industry influencers, companies of all types, VCs and thought-leaders of top companies

  • One of Vancouver's hottest musicians Alex Maher, Alex’s music fuses elements of soul, pop, funk, and jazz with insightful lyrics

  • Our VRARA DJ will be spinning all your favorite tunes

  • Amazing street script artist Mega McGrath will be painting live and we'll be auctioning the painting off and the proceeds will go towards the Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Get there early as it will sell out and it will be on a first come first serve basis (based on capacity) to get into this exclusive VIP party.

This event hosted by the VRARA Vancouver, the VRARA is a global organization, with over 35 chapters, whose mission is to accelerate the smart growth of the VR/AR industry on a global scale. The Vancouver chapter has the specific goal of merging forward-thinking companies, groups and individuals with the exciting opportunities and development of immersive VR/AR/MR experiences and technologies.

Press and Media members are invited to attend (limited quantity) with the only stipulation being that they be willing to jump on the VR/AR bandwagon and celebrate this monumental event taking place in the Vancouver tech industry.

Please contact Dan Burgar (President, VRARA Vancouver) at or Anne-Marie Enns (Executive Producer, CVR) at with any questions and for information about press passes or about joining the VR/AR Association.


Skyrocket Digital A global digital branding agency offering global services in branding, web app development, ux, ecommerce, digital strategy & social marketing. 

CreativeBC Creative BC is an independent not for profit agency responsible for promoting and developing the creative industries in British Columbia.

Archiact A leader in VR/AR products and content.

BCLC Entertains players with the chance to dream, play and have fun, benefiting the people of British Columbia

We're proudly supporting Canuck Place Children's Hospice. Canuck Place offers a comprehensive clinical care to over 670 children living with life-threatening illnesses the families who love them throughout British Columbia. The unique program offers world-class health care within a home-like environment. 

Whether a life is measured in days, weeks, or months, children deserve the opportunity to learn, develop and grow. Canuck Place encourages families to live in the moment.

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Event Disclaimer:

  • Tickets are non-refundable but transferrable

  • Must be 19+ to attend

CVR 2017 - Vancouver
May 7

CVR 2017 - Vancouver

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CVR is North America's leading VR/AR/MR conference and expo. CVR brings together great games, interactive experiences, and the best immersive technology to consumers, industry pros, and investors.

CVR 2017 will take place from May 5-7, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

CVR 2017 is expanding to three days to accommodate the ever-growing interest in VR, and now includes AR. Friday, May 5th will be an INDUSTRY ONLY day, complete with a specialized speaker series, exclusive demos, access to the exhibits, B2B meetings, and special industry events.  We will explore all applications of VR and AR including gaming, education, medical, design, and more.  On May 6th and 7th, EXPO DAYS will open up to the public and feature world-renowned demos, exhibits, entertainment, and more!

The speakers and exhibitors for Industry Day are from world-class companies such as NASA, Ford, CNN Digital, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, Creative BC, BC Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Y Dreams, Vancouver Economic Commission, Immersv, Within, Secret Location, Oculus, HTC, Google Daydream, Finger Food Studios, Cloudhead Games, Unity, Boeing, Quantum Capture, LNG Studios, Serious Simulations, SPAWAR, Archiact, and many many more.  

Industry Day will attract leaders in the VR/AR/MR Industry from Vancouver, the rest of Canada, the Pacific Northwest, California and across the globe.  There will be dynamic panels and keynote addresses, exclusive demos, press tours, B2B matchmaking opportunities, content creator and buyer speed dating, industry parties and lots and lots of awesome demos.  

On Friday, May 5th we invite you to join us for THE BEST VR/AR/MR party Vancouver has ever seen!  Join the VRARA Vancouver Chapter for an amazing event!   There will be exclusive demos, food and drink, live and interactive entertainment, some surprises and the chance to party with all the new friends you made during the conference!  

Expo Days – Saturday & Sunday May 6, 7

On CVR Expo Days, we welcome everyone and anyone interested in VR/AR! Test out the world's best VR/AR experiences, and see for yourself what all the hype is about. What's in store for this year? More VR/AR demos, 3x the space, even more exclusive content, and a day of fun for the whole family! 

6:30 pm18:30

VR/AR Association NYC & NYTV Event at The Mill (New date!)

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The Mill 451 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York,  NY 10013

Panel discussion will be centered around the future of VR and AR and the effects new technologies will have on storytelling as they become increasingly consumer friendly and the work starts to gain higher fidelity.


6:00 pm18:00

SF Chapter Event, May 3: UX in VR with Oculus and Unity

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The next VRARA SF Chapter event is set, and it's coming up fast (May 3). For this event, we'll zero in on the increasingly important area of UX and design in VR. 

To do that, we've called upon some heavy hitters. We have the industry's leading headset provider and game engine. That's right, it's a one-two punch of Oculus and Unity. 

We're also proud to say that we're partnering with the good folks at ARVR Munch'nLearn to produce the event. And our friends at San Francisco State University will host us. 

Speaker details are below and you can register here. VRARA members can contact us for a comp code, and we're available for any other questions, such as sponsorship. 

We hope to see you there.


  • Brian Sharp manager of the Oculus Medium team at Oculus
  • Dylan Urquidi UX engineer on the Editor VR project at Unity Labs (which allows you to use the Unity engine in VR)
  • Rafael Brown - prolific game designer and founder/creative direcator at Digital Myths Studio
10:00 am10:00

Convergence 004 - Sydney

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The one guaranteed constant in technology is change and it's adoption is accelerating

We are now seeing a Convergence bringing together separate industries like; IT, telecoms, electronics, manufacturing, media, healthcare, entertainment and education with a blurring of lines as they become one ecosystem.

To explore this we have created a series of events where a diverse group of top industry professionals come together to hear insights from world class speakers, technology brands and thought leaders. Convergence is equal parts conference trade show and networking.

Convergence positions both Sydney and Singapore as hubs for this world changing technical innovation and creativity.

Our next event focuses on:

  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality (VR / AR)
  • Wearable Technology & Smart Devices
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Robotics & Machine Learning (Ai / M2M)

Conference website here

Apr 29

YVRFF Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival - Vancouver

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Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival will give Vancouver the opportunity to explore the world of VR with the most innovative technology and creative content. Industry influentials are working closely with the festival to celebrate the top creative minds and leading developments at Western Canada's premier VR film festival

YVRFF is collaborative non-profit tech culture organization with a mission to change the storytelling landscape 360 degrees at a time. Through cultivating a strong community of VR filmmakers and enthusiasts alike, the YVRFF will make VR accessible to all, within a world class event. Featuring the finest VR films available with experts walking guests through a variety of amazing experiences. It will be a festival impossible to forget. For more information check out their website here.  

Apr 28

The VR Arcade at Level Up and Hakkasan during NAB - Las Vegas

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The VR Arcade returns to Level Up and Hakkasan inside the MGM Grand Resort Hotel and Casino featuring a special performance by Cash Cash plus leading VR/AR Exhibits and Special Guests until 1am.

Complimentary and Expedited entry with RSVP for VR/AR Association Members. Table and Bottle Service Available.

Meet the Superstars of VR! Our Superstars for the evening include:

Mix Master Mike, BEASTIE BOYS

Kevin Winston, DIGITAL LA

Mariana Acuna, JOLT VR



Abby Albright, SH//FT, WOMEN IN VR



Press coverage provided by: Haptical and Moof Monster Tech

VRTL Summit Digital Media Wire - Los Angeles
8:30 am08:30

VRTL Summit Digital Media Wire - Los Angeles

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VRTL Summit is a 1-day gathering for 250 investors and executives. The event includes the heads of VR from WB, Sony, Fox, Lionsgate, and NBCUniversal alongside Silicon Valley founders and investors. The event will be held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on April 26, 2017 with a focus on entertainment and games. The summit is not an entry
level event. Attendees must be working in VR and have knowledge of the industry’s major developments and technologies before attending. VRARA has secured a discounted registration rate. 

2017 VR & AR Summit Online
Apr 27

2017 VR & AR Summit Online

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We invite you to join this online live webcast 3 day event by either presenting or attending.  If interested in presenting, contact us. 

Confirmed Presenters already include:

Engaging Content Creation That Drives User Engagement, George Egbuonu, Founder of VR eCards,

VR/AR For Enterprise: Building a Practical Roadmap for Success, Amy Peck, Founder, endeavorVR

Hardware-Free AR Indoor Positioning and Navigation, Clemens Kirner, Founder & CEO, INS Insider Navigation Systems

Virtual Reality Therapy for Pain and Anxiety during Procedures, Brandon Birckhead is a physician who founded Immergence Technologies, LLC


Agenda - Augmented & Virtual Reality: Possibilities & Potential

25th of April: Engaging Content Creation & Production

Learn how to leverage today's digital platforms to create cutting-edge interactive and immersive experiences, which push the boundaries of content creation, curation and production across all industries.

26th of April: Augmented & Virtual Reality in Business

With augmented and virtual technologies reaching maturity in the next decade, you may soon be using them on a daily basis. Our Summit will cover the future of interaction, augmentation and technology in business - from digitally transformed tables, to virtual task management, eye-ware and beyond!

27th of April: Augmented & Virtual Reality: The User Experience

As the new dawn of virtual, augmented & mixed reality breaks, key questions regarding the user need asking; how do we ensure optimum engagement? Do we need to differentiate between our reality and these new tech realities? What affect will the innovations have on society? These and many more answered at this Summit.

Apr 23

VR EcoHack - Boston

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Join us for the VR EcoHack, a regional hackathon in Brookline, MA on April 21-23rd, 2017 where teams of students and adults can create climate change content in virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 video.

We'll have lesson plans from educators with a focus on science and media literacy that attendees can follow to develop content, and mentors and volunteers will be available all weekend to help inspire and guide teams.

Bring a formed team or meet new teammates at this hackathon to create and test your stories and games on multiple headsets, including HTC VIVEs, Hololens, Oculus, PSVR, Samsung Gear, and more.

Use the Public VR Lab's 360 cameras, computer labs, television studios, and 3D asset libraries to create your team's content. Food, fun and ample caffeine. Cash and awesome equipment prizes will be provided in all three categories.

Participants over 13 and of all levels of VR, AR and 360 experience are encouraged to sign up. 

6:00 pm18:00

VRARA Russia Launch Event

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For our chapter launch, we are partnering with Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University, and bringing you three international companies to share their knowledge and experience on virtual reality, its trends, and huge possibilities!

✅ Learn about virtual reality from three different viewpoints!

✅ Get an opportunity to score an internship with one of the three participating VR companies!

✅ Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere after a busy day: refreshments and a DJ are provided!


18:00 - 18:30:  Meet and greet, snacks, live DJ, VR demos, intro to VR/AR Association

18:30 - 19:00:  1st lecture, "VR in Education" (TBA)

19:00 - 19:30:  2nd lecture, "VR in Enterprise" (Planoplan)

19:30 - 20:00:  3rd lecture, "VR in Entertainment" (Panoramik)

20:00 - 21:00:  Prize raffle, chat with company reps (opportunity to score an internship), VR fun!