VRTO is one of the biggest and most important VR conventions in North America that focuses on immersive technology and it returns for its second annual edition.

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Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo

Canada will host this critically acclaimed symposium at Ryerson University’s Rogers Communication Centre in the beautiful and modern city of Toronto between the 24th and 26th of June. Yes, it will last three days and it will feature over 65 amazing national and international speakers, 40 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality exhibitors and several studios, halls, and rooms focusing on different interests and disciplines.

“Spatialized media technologies that include virtual and augmented reality are growing exponentially and we want Canada to be at the fore of the movement,” said Keram Malicki-Sanchez, VRTO Founder, and Executive Director. “VR isn’t simply something for ‘Toys”R” Us’shelves at Christmas; VR & AR will be a part of everything with profound implications for many industries. Health, education, entertainment, commerce, tourism, research — these technologies will transform the world — and VRTO prides itself on being a true change agent for the conversation around the technology and its many applications.”

VRTO offers entertainment for all interested in the different areas and levels of VR and AR technologies. It will include two days of training for professionals and developers interested in learning advanced techniques. It will also feature film workshops, content pavilions with VR games, apps or experiences and many other interesting amenities.

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VRTO 2017 speakers, exhibitors, and activations include:

  • Graham Smith — Canadian VR pioneer; Chief Science Officer of Dutch educational technology company WebChair 

  • Moses Znaimer — Canadian media mogul; creator of Dora Award-winning audience-interactive play “Tamara” and “Tour of the Universe” the world’s first flight simulator ride (operated beneath the CN Tower; 1985-1990)

  • Dr. Walter Greenleaf — Stanford University research neuroscientist, technologist and leading authority on the medical applications of virtual reality technology

  • Dr. Sarah Diamond — President of OCAD University

  • Dr. Maria Karam — Inventor, entrepreneur, and leading academic in the computing sciences; curating a special pavilion of works at the intersection of art and technology, featuring: holograms, projection mapping, VR, AR, and haptics

  • David A. Smith — Computer scientist; creator of both the first 3D interactive game “The Colony” and the virtual set/camera used in James Cameron’s “The Abyss”

  • Representatives from AMD (Roy Taylor), Microsoft (Eduardo Cuervo) and Google (Jai Krishnan)

  • FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality StoriesPavilion — the world’s best immersive shorts, hosted inside an 8K projection mapped spherical cylinder from UK based 360° projection company Igloo Vision, debuting in Canada

  • HumanEyes — creators of the VUZE VR Camera (the world’s first 3D, 360°, spherical virtual reality camera); making its Canadian debut and available for sale at VRTO

  • VR Arcade — A highly stylized arcade featuring multiple VR activations from Canadian developers Secret Location and Iris VR

  • A special panel celebrating the past and future of artist-run tech co-ops featuring four local Toronto-based artist-run media art centers: Trinity Square VideoCharles Street VideoGamma Space, and Dames Making Games

Tickets are available at conference.virtualreality.to.

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