The VR/AR Global Summit to take place in Vancouver in Sept, hosted by the VR/AR Association

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Jan 16, 2018 -  Today the VR/AR Association (VRARA) announced their first annual Global Summit, to be held in Vancouver Canada in September 2018.  The VR/AR Global Summit brings together world leaders in the space of VR/AR/MR to discuss the present and future of immersive technologies.  

The VR/AR Global Summit will take place from Sept 21-22, 2018 at the newly launched Parq Vancouver, a casino and entertainment complex in Vancouver Canada.  The event will feature dynamic keynotes, industry tracks, workshops, creative hubs, demos, exhibits, breakouts and amazing VIP events.  It will showcase the best that the industry has to offer.

“The VR/AR Global Summit continues the mission of the VR/AR Association of facilitating growth, knowledge and connections across the globe, and across industry verticals for virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. The growing VRARA member base and thousands of registered companies have been asking for this type of interactive and innovative conference,” said Nathan Pettyjohn, Founder and President of the VR/AR Association.  

Vancouver is one of the most vibrant Chapters of the Association, and a hub for tech innovation; It’s the #1 Startup Ecosystem in Canada and #15 Startup Ecosystem Globally. With its strong history in film, gaming and VFX (it’s a #1 Global VFX & Animation Cluster), Vancouver's VR/AR/MR scene is on a trajectory to rival other world class tech hubs.  Vancouver boasts amazing talent in the VR/AR/MR space across the verticals. It’s the #2 Best City for Asia Pacific Business.

“VR/AR Global Summit is designed to bring together both industry leading solution providers as well as the brands and companies looking to deploy these types of technologies to improve and enhance their business. In addition to enterprise, we also have an exciting gaming and entertainment program at Global Summit“ says Kris Kolo, Global Executive Director, VRARA.

Vancouver is consistently voted as one of the world's Most Liveable cities, it’s rich with natural beauty, surrounded by ocean, mountains and rainforest.  It is easily accessible by flight - only 2.5 hours from San Francisco.

“Vancouver is a global hub for immersive technologies that boasts over 160 companies working directly in the VR/AR/MR space, plus is a dynamic part of Cascadia, that encompasses the Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland communities. I am very excited  to work with such an amazing organization as the VRARA to produce this event.  This will be the largest, and best show of its kind in Canada,” says Anne-Marie Enns, Executive Producer of the VR/AR Global Summit.

The VR/AR Global Summit fills an opportunity to continue the momentum of the CVR/Vu conference formerly held in Vancouver. “Archiact started CVR in 2016, and recently rebranded to Vu: Defy Reality. We had a big vision for CVR/Vu and we knew its mission was broader and grander than Archiact. Now the event has reached this point, and we are happy to hand it off to VRARA, who have renamed it VR/AR Global Summit. We know that the VRARA can take it to the next level, which is bringing together people who are passionate about VR & AR, and accelerating global adoption across many business sectors. Best of luck to the VR/AR Global Summit in 2018 and all the coming years!”, says Derek Chen, President of Archiact.

The VR/AR Global Summit will take place September 21-22, 2018 in Vancouver Canada.  

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Kris Kolo, Global Executive Director

VR/AR Global Summit
Anne-Marie Enns, Executive Producer

About the VR/AR Association (VRARA)

The VRARA is an international is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the VR and AR ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies. VRARA has over 4,000 companies registered, over 50 chapters globally, and 20 industry committees.