Our Pick Of The Best Extended Reality Events 2019

POSTED BY   Michele Baker
8th November 2018
Our Pick Of The Best Extended Reality Events 2019 | TDMB TECH

There are hundreds of Extended Reality (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality) events to attend in 2019 across the world. We have sought high and low to find the very best events, from the very large to the very small, for you to put into your 2019 events calendar. We’ve broken our list up into UK Virtual Reality events (as well as AR and MR in general), European VR events, and those in the USA, Canada, Asia, and Australia.

Just in case you weren’t sure what ‘extended reality events’ actually means, let me explain: it’s an umbrella term, so we are looking here at virtual reality events, augmented reality events, and mixed reality events, all of which are usually covered together at a single event – hence the term ‘extended reality’, which actually encompasses all types of simulation-based technologies.

As we come across more, we’ll add them to the list, so if you have any suggestions, do please let us know and we’ll get them in there.

To help you navigate this (rather long!) list, please use our easy to navigate links below to get to your geographical region easily:

 

 

Extended Reality Events 2019 UK

Extended Reality Events in the UK

 

 

Event Name: IN-VR

Dates: TBA

Location: TBA

Cost: Visit Website for info

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

IN-VR works closely with the UK  Department of International Trade and Immerse UK to launch the first platform to host events, exhibitions and conferences within Virtual Reality.

Our expert team has extensive hands-on and Managerial experience in:

  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data science and Machine Learning
  • Fin Tech
  • Ad Tech
  • Gaming
  • Travel Tech

 

Event Name: VR World 2019

Dates: TBA

Location: Olympia Central, Hammersmith Rd Entrance, London W14 8UX

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Now in its 4th year, VR World 2019 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 150 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.

 

Event Name: VRX Europe

Dates: TBA

Location: London

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The global summit where business leaders track the real market opportunities and impacts of virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

 

Event Name: The AVR Show

Dates: 12.03.18 – 13.03.18

Location: London

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

At the Augmented and Virtual Reality 360 Show, thought leaders and innovators will discuss AR, VR and Mixed Reality as it applies to consumers and enterprise.

 

Event Name: The Wearable Technology Show

Dates: 12.03.18 – 13.03.18

Location: London

Cost: free – £999

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

Outside of CES, WTS is the biggest LAUNCH platform in Europe for product announcements. Partners from around the world use WTS to showcase innovation and expertise. No other specialist or vertical show can compete with the volume of innovation that we showcase and the amount of press attention we therefore attract.

Our aim is to bring all major technology companies – to LONDON – the home of innovation. London deserves a high quality technology event and we aim to deliver it!

 

Event Name: Future Tech Demo Zone at UCExpo 2019

Dates: 15.05.19 – 16.05.19

Location: ExCel, London

Cost: Visit Website for info

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

The Future Tech Demo Area at UC EXPO is a dedicated space within the event, which lets you test out new technologies across enterprise IT and have your burning questions answered by a range of IT specialists.

This is your chance to get up close and personal with cutting edge technologies of the future that are starting to change the way we work. Try it out for yourself: talk to the experts or just explore and learn about some of the latest developments in your industry. The Cisco Webex Board allows for wireless presentations, acts as a white board and has the ability to provide video and audio conferencing features – everything you need for team collaboration, all with the touch of a finger. Come along and see the very latest in VR technology! Get involved with interactive demonstrations and displays, gaining first hand experience in how VR can benefit you and your company.Cisco Webex VR ‘offers new ways for people to be present within the same room even though they are thousands of miles apart’, allowing for the communication and collaboration needed to enable future development in your company.

The VR integration featured in the Future Tech Demo Zone allows users to experience the Webex board in Virtual Reality making the experience even better – be sure to check it out!

 

Event Name: AR & VR World

Dates: 11.06.19 – 13.06.19

Location: ExCel, London

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

AR & VR World is the only practical conference and exhibition dedicated to serving the community. Its aim is to develop a blueprint for enterprises who are thinking of utilising ARVR technology and, to walk current users through the next stage of their application development with the goal of spearheading commercialisation.

Benefit from the most interactive and business critical AR VR event to date including live interviews, success stories, deep dive panels, debates and much more.

 

Extended Reality Events 2019 EUROPE

Extended Reality Events in Europe

 

Event Name: ARVR Innovate

Dates: TBA

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Tagged as “Where Augmented and Virtual Reality Get Down to Business,” this two-day conference includes cutting edge demos and sessions with AR/VR experts.

 

Event Name: World VR Forum

Dates: TBA

Location: Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Cost: TBA

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

The WVRF Annual Summit’s Conferences are the culmination of a year-round work, bringing together all the expertise of the team and its advisors to provide participants with an editorial of the highest quality. Broadcasted live on our YouTube channel, all the debates take place in the conference room of the Le Régent Congress Center available on WVRF Replay a few weeks after the event.

 

Event Name: Mobile World Congress

Dates: 25.02.19 – 28.02.19

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Congress

What It’s All About:

The world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry will also include VR/AR, AI, drone, Internet of Things (IoT), and Robotics.  2018 was another successful year with over 107,000 attendees and 2,400 exhibitors. Expect more of the same in 2019.

 

Event Name: Laval Virtual

Dates: 20.03.19 – 24.03.19

Location: Laval, France

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

This five-day European conference showcases VR and AR innovations and technologies.

 

 

Extended Reality Events 2019 US AND CANADA

Extended Reality Events in the US and Canada

 

Event Name: F8 Facebook Developer Conference

Dates: TBA

Location: San Francisco

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

F8 speaks to all of Facebook’s platforms including Oculus and unsurprisingly, how social and VR come together.

 

Event Name: VRLA 2019

Dates: TBA

Location: San Jose, CA

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

Billed as the “world’s largest VR & AR expo,” this two-day conference covers all things VR, AR, and MR including gaming, entertainment, and audio.

 

Event Name: Immersive Enterprise

Dates: TBA

Location: Boston, MA

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Immersive Enterprise brings together the brightest minds working on VR/AR deployment across industry… Join hundreds of senior level attendees from across the VR/AR ecosystem to sharpen your immersive strategy and drive seamless deployment. Learn from 60+ leading cross-industry speakers with real-world experience of implementing immersive technology for business gain. Hear the latest case-studies and insights from companies leading the charge immersive technology development and enterprise deploymenT. Get hands-on with the latest immersive technology, platforms and solutions in our targetted expo running alongside the conference.

 

Event Name: Google I/O

Dates: TBA

Location: Mountain View, CA

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Google’s annual developer conference never disappoints with unprecedented access to Google developers, preview of the latest tech and major announcements on new and existing platforms.  With their hardware and software support for VR and AR, this is a must-see conference. Note that this conference usually sells out so be ready to register as soon as it becomes available.

 

Event Name: AT&T Shape

Dates: TBA

Location: Warner Bros Studios, LA

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Explore how technology is revolutionizing entertainment through interactive exhibits including:

  • Visual effects studio
  • Full body and facial motion capture
  • Drone and filming tech
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • 5G

 

Event Name: Apple Worldwide Developer Conference

Dates: TBA

Location: San Jose, CA

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Immerse yourself in over 100 technical and design-focused sessions presented by Apple engineers to help you build the next generation of apps using newly announced Apple technologies.

 

Event Name: Digital Hollywood CES

Dates: 07.01.19 – 11.01.19

Location: Las Vegas Convention & World Trade Center

Cost: Register Here

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

  1. More than 170K Attendees Worldwide
  2. More than 150 Countries
  3. More than 7,400 Media
  4. More than 3,900 Exhibitors

Keynote Speakers at CES 2019:

  • Hans Vestberg, CEO, Verizon
  • Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM
  • Dr. I.P. Park, President and Chief Technology Officer, LG Electronics
  • Dr. Lisa Su, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMD
  • Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™

 

Event Name: Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Dates: 08.01.19 – 11.01.19

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

This massive conference covers all aspects of consumer electronics. At CES 2017, 170,000+ attendees saw 3,900 companies covering over 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space that included VR, AR, AI and drones demos.

 

Event Name: SXSW

Dates: 08.03.19 – 17.03.19

Location: Austin, TX

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

 

Event Name: GD Conference 2019 (Games Developer Conference)

Dates: 18.03.19 – 22.03.19

Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco

Cost: TBA

Event Type:

What It’s All About: Conference

GDC is the world’s largest professional game industry event. Join game designers, programmers, artists, producers, and business professionals for 5 days of unparalleled education, inspiration and networking for the global game development community.

 

Event Name: Virtual Reality Developers’ Conference

Dates: 18.03.19 – 22.03.19

Location: Westin St Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Since VR and AR has become an integral part of many high-end games, this huge conference is a must-see for both game developers and VR/AR developers. Forms part of the GD Conference (above)

 

Event Name: NAB 2019

Dates: 06.04.19 – 11.04.19

Location: Las Vegas Convention Centre

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show has grown over the years to attract over 100,000+ attendees, and covers all aspects of entertainment including VR.

 

Event Name: Digital Hollywood

Dates: 21.05.19 – 23.05.19

Location:  Skirball Center – Los Angeles

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Digital Hollywood debuted in 1994 and has from its start been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending the various events each year.

 

Event Name: Augmented World Expo

Dates: 29.05.19 – 31.05.19

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the world’s #1 AR+VR conference and expo with annual dates in the USA, Asia and Europe.

These events bring 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.

 

Event Name: LiveWorkX19

Dates: 10.06.19 – 13.06.19

Location: Boston, MA

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Experience the most innovative and disruptive technologies — IoT, AR, machine learning, blockchain, robotics and more — at LiveWorx, the world’s leading technology conference and industrial marketplace. Discover tomorrow’s digital tools to solve mission critical issues and create a clear vision for business transformation.

 

Event Name: E3

Dates: 11.06.19 – 13.06.19

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

E3 is the world’s premier event for computer and video games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies, and never-before-seen products will be showcased. E3 connects you with both new and existing partners, industry executives, gamers, and social influencers, providing unprecedented exposure to the entire video game industry, all under one roof. E3 is where digital worlds meet real innovation.

 

Event Name: Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo

Dates: 14.06.19 – 17.06.19

Location: Toronto, Canada

Cost: TBA

Event Type:

What It’s All About:

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 caliber, 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.

While many conference focus on airing the problems and pain points in the industry, VRTO has an acute focus on searching for solutions for these problems, and testing candidates.

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.

 

Extended Reality Events 2019 ASIA AFRICA AUSTRALASIA

Extended Reality Events in Africa, Asia and Australasia

 

Event Name: Virtual Reality Summit

Dates: TBA

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Producing business success through VR and AR

 

Event Name: IEEE Virtual Reality

Dates: 23.03.19 – 27.03.19

Location: Osaka International Convention Center in Osaka, Japan

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

For academics, researchers, industry folks and enthusiasts, this five-day conference will undoubtedly cover VR topics in breadth and depth.

 

Event Name: CES Asia

Dates: 11.06.19 – 13.06.19

Location: Shanghai, China

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Summit and Trade Show

What It’s All About:

In 2018, CES Asia, as the only Asian trade show, was recognized as the Best Gold 100 Show Extension Overseas by Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit. Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit honours the 100 largest trade shows that have set the gold standard for the trade show industry.

 

Event Name: MWC (Mobile World Congress) China

Dates: 26.06.19 – 28.06.19

Location: Shanghai, China

Cost: TBA

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

MWC Shanghai offers Attendees, Sponsors, Partners, and Exhibitors a unique opportunity to reach the Asian mobile community.

Showcase your organization’s leadership by participating in the event that brings everyone together, in one place.

 

If you would like to see your Virtual Reality event, Augmented Reality event or Mixed Reality event featured in the best Extended Reality events of 2019, please drop Michele a line at michele@thedigitalmarketingbureau.com with information, and she’ll be happy to get it in there!

We received an overwhelming response to our 2018 listings, and were able to help with further promotion of some of the events we featured. So, do contact Michele to find out more.

Oh, and if you attend any of these events, or have done so in previous years, we’d love to know your thoughts. Drop a comment below or hit us up on Twitter.

 

 

 



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Michele Baker

Michele Baker is the Senior Content Strategist at TDMB. She began her journey into tech marketing via a Masters in Creative Writing, evolving from a prize-winning poet and short story writer to a futuristic content guru. Michele now writes endlessly about all aspects of technology, hosts the TDMB Presents… tech podcast, and speaks at numerous tech and marketing events.


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