VRTO – VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY
WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Our aim is to empower people to share their world, culture, knowledge and dreams with the assistance of emergent immersive technologies.
Comprising a team of experienced professionals in immersive technology and computing, entertainment, event production and conference building, VRTO is a virtual and augmented reality Meetup Group that has run several Canadian firsts including the largest VR showcase in Ontario (VAR Show July 2015) and the FIVARS festival – the first virtual and augmented reality stories festival of its kind in Canada (September 2015). Now moving into its third year, VRTO presents world-class training, keynotes, presentations and networking opportunities for anyone interested in near-future tech – virtual, mixed and augmented reality, IoT, wearables, AI, UAV in all fields – medical, training, real estate and tourism, gaming, lifestyle, fintech, education and beyond.
A full conference with many key, international and domestic speakers, and panelists, Past keynotes include Prof. Steve Mann (Chief Scientist – Meta), Hollywood director Brett Leonard (Lawnmower Man), Ana Serrano (CDO of CFC), Prof. Phillip Lelyveld (USC) and more.
Read about the historic Code of Ethics on Humanistic Augmentation that was ratified at VRTOC2016.
Educational rooms where local and international industry leaders share their experience and wisdom on immersive video production, and authoring interactive content for virtual reality – for two full days. Learn more…
With the VR revolution here, we are re-imagining the web itself as a place that people will one day inhabit. Get a hands-on approach to creating your own virtual worlds directly in the web browser. Learn how to make multiplayer 3D websites for virtual reality and perhaps more importantly, witness the birth of the next web from the very people who are building it. Learn more…
A dynamic and diverse exhibition hall with interactive exhibitors, products and vendors and over 17 unique interactive content demos. Check out EscapeTombVR from Globacore – a room-scale VR experience that’s been ported to the Vive for demo at VRTO as an experimental work to showcase the possibility of “backtop” style computers enabling un-tethered, un-restricted movement in large virtual environments!
Note: A FIVARS ticket or Super Pass is required to attend this pavilion in order to avoid wait times and ensure a comfortable viewing experience.
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Brett LeonardDirector (Los Angeles)
The Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity
Philip LelyveldVR/AR Initiative program lead (Los Angeles)
Rosemarie TrocheWriter, Director, Producer
Ana SerranoChief Digital Officer (Toronto)
Christina HellerCEO and Co-Founder (Los Angeles)
Nick BicanicDirector, CEO (Los Angeles)
Adam CoscoVirtual Reality Director (Los Angeles)
Ruth BirmanVR Consultant (Toronto)
Philippe LewickiCaptain (Los Angeles)
Tim Dashwood360VR Post-Solutions Developer (Toronto)
Jeff PreyraProducer (Toronto)
360 Story Lab
Lucie LalumièreFounder (Toronto)
Keram Malicki-SanchezDirector (Toronto)
Murray McKercherCo-Founder (Toronto)
Srinivas KrishnaFounder (Toronto)
Kibaya NjengaProject Manager (Toronto)
Morgan YoungCEO & Co-Founder (Toronto)
Ian TuasonFounder (Toronto)
Slavica CeperkovicProfessor (Toronto)
Seneca College, School of Media
Khayyam WakilVR Strategy & Innovation (Los Angeles)
Nyla InnuksukProducer/ Owner (Toronto)
Alex DaviesTech Writer, VR Advocate (Toronto)
Ben UnsworthPresident and Co-Founder (Toronto)
Richard BrooFounder and CEO (Los Angeles)
Russell WuCreative Director – (Toronto)
Andrew MacDonaldCreative Director (Toronto)
J. Lee WilliamsVFX+Animation Director (Toronto)
Samantha MathewsCo-Founder and CEO (Los Angeles)
Craig AlguireTechnical Director (Toronto)
Nancy EperjesyCo-Founder (Montreal)
Graeme MoffatPhD – VP of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (Toronto)
Gareth SeltzerFounding Investor (Toronto)
Ian ForesterCo-founder, Chief Creative Officer (Los Angeles)
Blair RenaudCEO/Creative Lead (Toronto)
Lee VermeulenCo-founder (Toronto)
Bernie RoehlSoftware Developer (Guelph, ON)
Philip PloughPresident (Los Angeles)
Frederic GuarinoFounder (Montréal)
Isaac RaymentFounder (Toronto)
Josh MaldonadoCo-founder (Toronto)
Keith MakseCEO (Kitchener, ON)
Pierre FriquetVR Filmmaker, Co-founder
MRKI (Mixed Reality Kinetic Immersion)
Chris Bobotis360/VR Software Architect (Montreal, QC)
Alexei GavrilinePresident (Toronto)
John HamiltonCEO (Montreal)
Rick DolishnyVR Animation Studio (Toronto)
Awane JonesFounder (Montreal)
Alan SmithsonCo-Founder & CEO (Toronto)
AluChief Hacker (Los Angeles)
VRTOC2017 is very grateful to our media partners and friends for helping to connect the communities together. If you are interested in helping to spread the word about the VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & EXPO 2017, and reaching the heart of the Canadian entertainment and tech industry, please see the contact section below.
Finding a good hotel can be tricky. Fortunately there are many hotels and restaurants located near the event. Be sure to reserve early however, as Toronto is a very busy city in the summer months!
The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee. For corporate accommodation rate, please contact us directly.
The VRTO Conference and Expo is for all ages over 13, though some demos may not accommodate minors. Tickets are non-refundable. VRTO attendance does not guarantee access to any particular demo, but rather the event as a whole.
By attending Virtual Reality Toronto Conference and Expo 2017 (aka “VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo,” “VRTO Con,” or “VRTOC”) at [location to be determined] (“the Location”) on June 24th – 26th, 2017, you release VRTO Conference and Expo, the Location, all of the event’s organizers, volunteers, employees, exhibitors, vendors and contractors from any and all liability – financial or otherwise – that may arise from my attendance at the above mentioned event. You are hereby aware that some people experience nausea, disorientation, motion sickness, general discomfort, headaches or other health issues when experiencing virtual reality.
Your entry signals your agreement to take full responsibility for these or any other consequences that may arise from attendance at VRTO Conference and Expo. Be aware that some content being exhibited is in an unfinished, prototype state, and may heighten the above sensations. Demo experiences are explicitly not intended for users under 13 years of age, and your entry signals your agreement to take full responsibility for any use of virtual reality or any other technologies exhibited at VRTO Conference and Expo by any minors in your care. By remaining on the premises you agree you will not pursue legal action against VRTO Conference and Expo, the Location, any of the event’s organizers, volunteers, employees, exhibitors, vendors, or contractors for any damages – real or perceived – arising from attendance at VRTO Conference and Expo. If you do not wish to be subject to the foregoing, please do not attend VRTO Conference and Expo.
Your attendance signals your irrevocable consent to, and authorization without compensation for VRTO, its successors, assigns, contractors and other film crews permitted by the VRTO to film at VRTO Conference and Expo, to use your likeness, voice, and to make video and audio recordings of your attendance at VRTO Conference and Expo. You are hereby aware of such recording, and relinquish your rights to any compensation for any release of these recordings in any media now extant or to be devised in the future. If you do not wish to be subject to the foregoing, please do not attend VRTO Conference and Expo.