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A one-of-a-kind symposium for experiential media and technologies.
Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.
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.
In 2016, VRTO hosted a town hall and summit to ratify a Code of Ethics for Human Augmentation led by inventor and Meta Chief Scientist Steve Mann. Read more about the Scientific paper and code that was written at Kurzweil AI
Featuring over 65 speakers and spanning three days, exploring the challenges of virtual, augmented and mixed reality conceptualization, research and development, production and postproduction, distribution and marketing, sales and metrics.
Educational rooms with tracks for both for seasoned V/A/MR developers, professionals looking to pivot effectively into this space and all interested in a crash course in advanced experiential media concepts and design.
Covering complete workflow from conceptualization, principal production through post production, in a television studio, taught by real industry production teams.
Featuring state-of-the-art prototypes and installations from around the world showcasing the possibilities for haptics, holograms, networked devices and virtual media designed to stimulate the imagination.
Ranging from students and startups to established industry leaders, where you might find anything from Smart Devices, 3D Printing, IoT (Internet of Things), and meet some of the brightest young minds and companies pushing the envelope with the latest products, services, and demos.
Try out the latest games, prototypes and experiential spaces from indie and AAA studios before anyone else! Meet face-to-face with the developers, artists and programmers!
From personal wearable health tech, to CBT and NLP, to surgery and pain mitigation, to mindfulness and transcendentalism.
Dedicated rooms, workshops, training with professors, inventors, modders, hackers: A deep dive into design, principal and production, applications, possibilities and opportunities from global industry leaders.
VRTO works with companies around the world to create powerful matchmaking opportunities. Submit your company to meet with some of the world’s leading producers, distributors, investors, and consultants.
Note: A Special Exhibits ticket or MultiPass is required to attend this pavilion in order to avoid wait times and ensure a comfortable viewing experience.
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David A. SmithCEO & Founder (North Carolina)
CEO Vision, Wearality
Rafael BrownCreative Director/Co-Founder (Bay Area, CA)
Peggy WuResearch Scientist & Engineer (Washington, DC)
Sift / NASA
Jai KrishnanChrome Media Product Manager (Mountain View, CA)
Steve CohenSenior Intellectual Property Counsel (Boston, MA)
Dr. Karan SinghCo-Founder & CTO (Toronto, SF)
Samantha MatthewsCo-Founder/CEO (Los Angeles)
Clifton DawsonCEO & Principal Analyst (San Francisco)
Lucie LaLumiereFounder & Principal (Toronto)
Eduardo CuervoResearcher (Redmond, WA)
Shachar WeisFounder and CTO (London, Ontario)
Laura MingailDirector, Marketing & Promotion (Toronto)
Mike SevignyFounder (Toronto)
Ana SerranoCTO (Toronto)
Priam GivordInteractive Artist/Designer (Toronto)
Priam Givord Inc.
Dr. Maria KaramCEO, Inventor (Toronto/London UK)
Connor IllsleyProducer (Toronto)
Elli RaynaiFounder & Head Content Creator (Toronto)
Jon RieraProducer (Toronto)
Bernie RoehleFounder (Waterloo, Ontario)
Bill PerryArtist, Publisher (Toronto)
Wm. Perry: Digital Text Services
Joel McConveyDirector (Toronto)
Charlie FInkContributor (VA)
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VRTO could not be possible with the generous support of our sponsors
VRTO could not be possible with the generous support of our sponsors
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.
VRTOC2017 is very grateful to our community partners for supporting us in building an important platform for the Experiential Technologies industry domestically and abroad. 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.
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VRTOC2017 takes over Ryerson University’s Rogers Communications Centre in the dead centre of downtown Toronto – North America’s 4th largest city. The show will encompass over 15 rooms and the central, 3-story atrium, including two complete TV studios over the course of three days.
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.
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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.