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The Rise of the AR/VR Ecosystem in Vancouver, Canada House at SXSW

  • Bungalow 92 Rainey Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

There’s a number of good reasons why Vancouver, Canada, has become the second largest AR/VR hub in the world.

Nestled between fir tree-covered mountains and sandy urban beaches, the city hosts more than 220 AR/VR companies that are pioneering the ways that we will live, work, and play.

Tourism Vancouver, in conjunction with the VR/AR Association Vancouver, Creative, B.C., and the Vancouver Economic Commission, are excited to announce the launch of Vancouver Day at this year’s South By Southwest conference (SXSW) at Canada House (92 Rainey St, Austin TX)

The showcase will first spotlight Vancouver’s augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) ecosystem. Keynote speeches from Amy Peck (founder/CEO of EndeavorVR) and Martina Welkhoff (founding partner of the Women in XR Fund) will precede a panel about the reasons why Vancouver has risen to become the second largest AR/VR hub globally. Representatives from companies including Conquer Experience,, and the VR/AR Association will discuss B.C.’s dynamic innovations to international stakeholders, and the reasons why Vancouver is a top destination for tech investment, opportunity, and development.