A unique, international exhibition and professional conference exploring arts, culture and science through immersive technologies.


A one-of-a-kind symposium for experiential media and technologies.

June 24th-26th

Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Add to My Calendar 2017-06-24 09:00:00 2017-06-26 18:00:00 America/Toronto VRTO Conference & Expo 2017 VRTO (Virtual Reality, Toronto) organization hosts their Virtual and Augmented Reality Conference and Expo. 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON M5B 2M7 VRTO info@virtualreality.to

VRTO aims to empower people to share their world, culture, knowledge and dreams with the assistance of emergent immersive technologies.

Recognised internationally for its high calibre, 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.

Professional International Conference

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.

Intensive Training

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.

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VR Onboarding Workshop for Film & TV Pros

Covering complete workflow from conceptualization, principal production through post production, in a television studio, taught by real industry production teams.

Multimodal Sensory Pavilion

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.

Innovators' Showcase

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.

Business Networking

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.

VR Video Game & Experiences Showcase

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!

Health Applications for VR, including Wearables

From personal wearable health tech, to CBT and NLP, to surgery and pain mitigation, to mindfulness and transcendentalism.

WebVR & Spatialized 3D Audio Zones

A deep dive into design, principal and production, applications, possibilities and opportunities from industry leaders, inventors, owners themselves.

FIVARS Immersive Content Pavilion

FIVARS Virtual Reality Festival
An Immersive content pavilion experience curated by FIVARS (The Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories) featuring the best immersive story-driven content from around the world with the aim of exploring and nurturing this platform for new narrative forms including several world premieres and their producers, directors and actors!

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.

The 2017 Conference Speakers, Presenters & Panelists

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Steve Cohen

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel (Boston, MA)

Open Text Corporation

Mike Sevigny


CANVAS 360™ Pro



Dr. Maria Karam

CEO, Inventor (Toronto/London UK)

TADs Inc.

Shachar Weis

Founder and CTO (London, Ontario)


Clifton Dawson

CEO & Principal Analyst (San Francisco)

Greenlight Insights

Priam Givord

Interactive Artist/Designer (Toronto)

Priam Givord Inc.

Connor Illsley

Producer (Toronto)

Combo Bravo

Karan Singh - JANUS - Toronto

Dr. Karan Singh

Co-Founder & CTO (Toronto, SF)


Elli Raynai

Elli Raynai

Founder & Head Content Creator (Toronto)


Jon Riera - Combo Bravo - Toronto

Jon Riera

Producer (Toronto)

Combo Bravo

William Perry - Toronto

William Perry

Artist, Publisher (Toronto)

Wm. Perry: Digital Text Services


Ana Serrano

CTO (Toronto)

Canadian Film Centre

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Keram Malicki-Sanchez

Founder, Executive Director (Toronto, Los Angeles)


The 2016 Conference Speakers, Presenters & Panelists

See the complete list of 2016 speakers



A Limited Number of Deeply Discounted Early Bird Tickets go on sale March 28th 2017, right at this spot!


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.


Where to stay/eat

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.



If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.

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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.

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