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What is the VR/AR Global Summit?

The VR/AR Global Summit is a two day summit, hosted by the VR/AR Association (VRARA) that will take place in Vancouver, Canada from Sept 21-22, 2018 at the Parq Hotel and Casino.

Is this the first year for the Summit?

Yes, and no.  Vancouver hosted a successful event, CVR for the past two year, that attracted over 5000 people through its exhibit space last year, and over 750 to its Industry day.  The regional owners of the show worked with the VRARA to create a smooth transition for us to take over the show.  The VR/AR Global Summit was created to carry on the torch from the CVR, and to develop the show into a world class global summit.

Why did you choose Vancouver?  

Vancouver is an amazing world-class city with a booming VR/AR/MR industry; it’s the second ecosystem in the world after Silicon Valley.  With its roots in film, gaming and VFX, the city is filled with great talent, creativity and a booming start up culture.  Situated on the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush rainforests.  It is a city of gardens, mountains, bike lanes, hipster restaurants, amazing seafood, and tech companies.

What is Parq Vancouver?

Parq Vancouver is a sophisticated and stylish new hotel and casino complex located in downtown Vancouver.  It boasts 2 hotels, the JW Marriott and The Douglas, plus 2 floors of casino, luxury spa, 8 distinctive restaurants and a 30,000 square foot rooftop park with 200 local trees.  The conference space is second to none.

Who is planning the conference?

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.  You can see the bios of the planning team here.

How many people are you expecting at the event in 2018?

We expect to attract over 1000 people to the summit this year.

Who attends this event?

We are expecting, and inviting, the best, brightest and most creative minds in the Industry.  It will be an amazing cross-section of CEO’s, designers, thought leaders, disruptors, and people with a love for VR/AR/MR.

What topics will be covered?

Some of the topics to be covered in the keynotes, panels and discussion include:  content creation, blockchain, storytelling, investment, ethics, healthcare, education, retail, advertising, industry standards, gaming, entertainment, webVR, drones, training and simulation, aerospace, workplace adoption, design and more.

What will happen at the Summit?  Is there a trade show?

The Summit will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, creative collaboration areas, exhibits, demos, start up pitch fest, parties, cocktail receptions, private dinners, film viewings, awards, and so much more!

What makes this conference different from all the other VR/AR/MR shows?

There are so many other immersive technology shows - how is ours different?  We believe in having REAL conversations  - we want to engage the audience and have people learning, questioning, collaborating and providing space for that to happen on site.  We want business deals to be made, ideas to be sparked and crazy dreams funded into reality.

I want to speak at this event!  How can I get on stage?

Call for speakers are now over.  Only a few spots are available and reserved to exhibitors and sponsors. 

I have a great product/idea to demo!  How can I become an exhibitor?

Exhibitors packages are available here.  Don’t see a package that suits you?  Custom packages and private rooms are available.  Contact us for more details.