SXSW (South by Southwest) — VR/AR

South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987 and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. 

Here’s SXSW’s full schedule for VR/AR sessions.

Date: March 8 & 16, 2019

Where: Austin, TX


IEEE Virtual Reality Conference

Since 1993, the IEEE Virtual Reality conference has been the premier international venue for the presentation of research results in the broad area of virtual reality (VR). Similarly, the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), which started as a workshop at IEEE VR in 2004, has become the premier venue for 3D user interfaces and 3D interaction in VR environments. As of 2018, VR and 3DUI have been merged into a single IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, with the short name IEEE VR.Date: March 23–27, 2019

Venue: Osaka International Convention Center in Osaka, Japan.


Game Developers Conference (GDC) — VRDC@GDC

Learn to create amazing, immersive VR and AR experiences for games and entertainment at the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC). Be inspired, learn from experts, and share best practices to create augmented and virtual reality for games, films, and other forms of entertainment.

Date: March 18–22, 2019

Where:  San Francisco, CA, USA


Silicon Valley VR Expo (SVVR)

SVVR is an independent, mission-based organization connecting the global virtual reality community. Founded in 2013, our ethical, sustainable and accessible approach is community-supported, backed by over 6,000 members worldwide.

Date: only in 2020

Where: San Jose, CA, USA 


VR World Congress

VRWC17 was a Bristol-based industry-leading VR conference that brought 1250 from 37 different countries for three jam-packed days.

Date: No date announced yet


World VR Forum

World VR Forum is a Swiss non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the virtual, augmented and mixed reality industries.

Date: No date announced yet

Where: Geneva, Switzerland



VRLA is a high-end virtual reality expo based in Log Angeles, CA, USA. For VRLA 2018, you can purchase a $299 Pro Pass for an all-inclusive two-day pass to access everything the exposition has to offer, or a $40 Saturday Pass, and if you’re a student you can get an additional discount off the Saturday Pass which only grants access on Saturday.

Date: No date announced yet

Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA


AR VR Innovate Conference

Since its founding in 2014, the aim of the conference has been to promote the capabilities and use of AR and VR, by spreading awareness of these developing technologies and encouraging the growth of the sector. ARVR Innovate provides a platform for practitioners to showcase their work and to come together with others interested in this growing industry. It has also been heralded for helping bring attention to the Irish AR and VR sectors.

ARVR Innovate has a proven track record in attracting global speakers of the highest calibre.

Date: May 2019

Where: Dublin, Ireland


Augmented World Expo (AWE) USA

Augmented World Expo (AWE) is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to AR/augmented reality and VR/virtual reality with events in the USA, Asia and Europe.

These event brings together a mix of CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and top press in a fantastic opportunity to learn, inspire, partner, and experience first hand the most exciting industry of our times.

AWE also has events in Europe and Asia.

Date: May 29-31, 2019

Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, USA


AR & VR World

AR & VR World is an augmented reality & virtual reality event that showcases the technology and business strategies of today. This conference promises a look at the market with case studies from key brands pioneering these technologies.

Date: June 11–13, 2019

Venue: ExCel, London, UK


VRTO — Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo

Started in 2015, as a Virtual Reality Meetup Group in Toronto, VRTO launched the VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo in June 2016 - an international exhibition and professional conference exploring arts, culture and science through immersive technologies. 

Date: June to be announced

Where: Toronto, Canada


Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories (FIVARS)

The Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories focuses on curating the best immersive story-driven content from around the world with the aim of exploring and nurturing this platform for new narrative forms. FIVARS is the first Canadian festival of its kind featuring many world premieres and in our preview screenings and events, audience responses are consistently full of contemplation, surprise, delight, controversy and wonder.

Date: To be announced

Where: Toronto, Canada


Virtual Reality Summit

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Strategies. The Virtual Reality Summit represents the “best of the best” in virtual reality and augmented reality innovation.

Date: No date announced yet


VR 20/20 Summit

Virtual Reality 20/20 is the must-attend event for film/television/digital content/gaming industry executives, consumer electronics companies, VCs/angel investors, retailers, publishers, news outlets, sports franchises, advertising agencies, brands, social media channels, educators and other business leaders.

Date: No date announced yet


New York Virtual Reality Expo (NYVR)

The VR/AR Show Every Business, Startup, and Creator Needs to Attend

NYVR brings together the best and brightest individuals in the industry pushing the boundary of possible, showcasing the latest virtual worlds, augmented experiences, and groundbreaking hardware that is redefining reality. For the second year, NYVR will return to the Javits Center, October 25-27, with more exhibitors and a renewed focus on education and visionary perspectives from thought-leaders.

Date: No date announced yet



XRevolution explores the How, What and Why of mixed reality (VR, AR, 360 video) and what the future holds for customer-facing applications. Launched in 2015, XRevolution is one of the only events dedicated to educating brands on the use of mixed reality for consumers.

Date: No date announced yet


The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST)

The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is the premier international symposium for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques among researchers and developers concerned with augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) software and technology. The VRST brings together the main international research groups working on AR/VR/MR, along with many of the world’s leading companies that provide or consume AR/VR systems. 

Date: November 28 — December 1, 2018

Venue: Masaru Ibuka Auditorium, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan


VRX Conference & Expo

The world's leading senior-level VR industry event: Where virtual reality business gets done.

Date: December 6–7, 2018

Venue: Hilton Unioin Square, San Francisco, CA, USA


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