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by | Sep 7, 2017 | Technology, VR and AR | 0 comments

Upcoming Virtual Reality Events and Conferences That You Shouldn’t Miss


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality has created a new way for innovative content creation to engage target audience like never before.

Here are some upcoming major Virtual Reality Events and Conferences you want to know. The list contains some events which are entirely dedicated to virtual reality and augmented reality, some events are for gaming other entertainment, and others are events like trade shows, product launches, which use the immersive technology to increase audience engagement and to enhance the consumer experiences.


Upcoming Virtual Reality Events and Conferences:

1. VRDC Fall 2017 :

September 21 – September 22, 2017; San Francisco, CA;
The Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) Fall demonstrates new technologies and best practices for creating marvelous, immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences. This is brought to you by the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), VRDC Fall exhibits implementation of AR and VR in Games as well as all other kinds of entertainment such as films, travel, retail, product design, journalism, and sports entertainment.

2. Eurogamer Expo (EGX) 2017 :

September 21 – September 24, 2017; Birmingham, England;
The Eurogamer Expo is the UK’s biggest event dedicated video games, brought to you by

The Expo features the most anticipated games, and it welcomes the world’s most talented developers, who present their work directly to the public, they demonstrate all the latest technologies in the entertainment industry.


3. International Conference and Expo on Computer Graphics & Animation (CGA) :

September 25 – September 26, 2017; Berlin, Germany;
Computer Graphics & Animation-2017 aims to facilitate sharing of knowledge and new ideas in the history, technologies, and trends in computer graphics, animation amongst the professionals, industrialists, animators, graphic designers, and students.

The conference is organized with the theme ”Shaping the Future with Innovations in Graphics & Animation” and is designed to offer widespread knowledge that addresses current issues and innovations in the field of Graphics & Animation world.

Collaborators are ACM Computers in Entertainment (CiE), New Media Film Festival, The Institute for Education, Research, & Scholarships (IFERS), Springer – Encyclopedia Computer Graphics and Games (ECGG), Science and Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC), International Game Developers Association (IGDA).


4. Future of Storytelling Summit and Festival :

October 4 – October 8, 2017; New York, NY;
The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is a community of passionate people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age.

FoST has two signature events.
The FoST Summit (Oct 4-5th, 2017) gathers top thinkers and practitioners from diverse fields to share ideas and experiences shaping the art of storytelling landscape.

FoST Festival (Oct 6-8th, 2017) is an open to the public festival, featuring VR and AR experiences, tech demos, panel conversations, live performances, interactive games, and much more.


5. VR AWARDS 2017 :

October 9, 2017; London, England;
The VR Awards takes place on October 9, in London. It is an international awards ceremony, dedicated to celebrating the achievement in the virtual and augmented reality industry.

Attendees include some of the most prominent figures in VR. The VR Awards also attracts some of the biggest names in virtual reality as part of the judging and nominations process.


6. Oculus Connect 4 :

October 11 – October 12, 2017; San Jose, CA;
Oculus’ Connect developer conference is one of the highlights of the year for the VR and AR industry; developers show off their latest Oculus takes to the stage and what is coming next.

This year there are a ton of new reasons to be excited. Oculus Connect 4 will feature some interesting sessions like a look at the latest Oculus Rift SDK and a post mortem on Ready at Dawn’s Lone Echo, and games like Echo Arena and Sparc would be a big deal for gamers.


7. Immersed 2017 :

October 19 – October 21, 2017; Toronto, Canada;
Immersed 2017 brings together speakers and exhibitors in the immersive technology in entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, marketing, and education.
It is the must attend event for professionals in the immersive technology and for people who are interested in making their business more efficient by using new technologies.


8. VR DAYS EUROPE 2017 :

October 25 – October 27, 2017;  Amsterdam, Netherlands;
VR Days Europe is a three-day celebration of creativity in Amsterdam, Netherlands where it gathers the brightest minds to share about latest technologies, research and newest ways of for creating the most creative content.


9. ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) 2017 :

November 8 – November 10, 2017; Boston, Massachusetts;
ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is the largest building industry event in the Northeast; it brings together architects, engineers, builders, contractors, project managers, manufacturers, landscape designers, and other AEC professionals to the BCEC.

There you can see, how different firms are utilizing VR and AR in different stages of the design process. They believe, not only can AR/VR make future cities and spaces more believable—it can make them better.


10. Virtual and Augmented Reality Conference 2017 :

November 26 – November 27, 2017; Dubai, UAE;
The Virtual and Augmented Reality Conference is taking place from 26-27 November 2017 in Dubai, UAE, which will bring together the key stakeholders and many experts in the industry to assess commercial applications of this innovative technology.

Their motto is to discuss how government and smart businesses can incorporate AR and VR into their business strategy. This event is the one place for individuals passionate about AR – VR to network and discusses how they can increase business value with the help of this technology.


11. VRX Conference & Expo 2017 :

December 7 – December 8, 2017; San Francisco, USA;
VRX is the world’s only senior level VR industry event which covers all grounds of where VR is having its biggest impact; with insights and solutions from those leading the charge in gaming, cinematic, brand marketing, enterprise, healthcare, education and beyond.

The event will feature over 80 influential speakers, including senior-level representatives from companies like Google, Epic, Sony, Magic Leap, Oculus, CCP Games, IMAX, PepsiCo, IKEA, Lockheed Martin, Universal Music and many more.


Virtual and Augmented reality technology is something which will continue growing better and better. Event organizers are now using more and more of this immersive technology to create more engaging content and generating better ROI. And it is there to grow.

We here at webMOBI create custom mobile apps for enterprises, which helps in organizing and managing events and conferences which use virtual and augmented reality to engage their audiences. For more details, please contact us or email us at

Thinking of Virtual Reality for your event! Here’s a guide on using Virtual and Augmented Reality at Events.


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