LET’S. GET. REAL.

June 5th-7th 2020

Toronto, Ontario

VRTO IS CANADA’S PREMIERE IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES EVENT

A unique, international exhibition of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, professional conference and solutions-focused symposium exploring arts, culture, society, humanities, ethics and sciences through immersive technologies.

Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street,
Toronto, ON M6J 0C9, Canada

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Add to My Calendar 2019-06-01 10:00:00 2019-06-03 18:00:00 America/Toronto VRTO Conference & Expo 2019 VRTO (Virtual Reality, Toronto) organization hosts the 4th annual Virtual & Augmented Reality Conference & Expo. Toronto VRTO info@virtualreality.to

“If you can only go to one VR conference, this is The ONE!”

Brett Leonard, Director  “Lawnmower Man,” “Virtuosity,” Co-Founder of Studio Lightship

 

 

Our VRTO 2019 Speakers

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Author (New York, NY)

Team Human

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Developer/Evangelist (New York, NY)

Contentful

Blake J. Harris

Author/Filmmaker (New York, NY)

“History of the Future”

Galit Ariel

Galit Ariel

AR Thought Leader (Toronto, ON)

Wondarlands

Tipatat Chennavasin

Tipatat Chennavasin

General Partner (San Francisco, CA)

The Venture Reality Fund

Sarah Vick

Sarah Vick

Head of Business Development (Los Angeles, CA)

Intel Studios

Kent Bye

Kent Bye

Host (Portland, OR)

Voices of VR Podcast

Olivier Palmieri

Olivier Palmieri

Director, XR Workshop (Montréal, QC)

Ubisoft

Kevin Henderson

Kevin Henderson

COO & Spokesperson (Davenport, FL)

Pimax VR

Keisha Howard

Founder (Chicago, IL)

Sugar Gamers

lee Vermeulen, CEO of Alientrap Games at VRTO 2018

Lee Vermeulen

CEO (Toronto, ON)

Alientrap Games

Jonah Brotman

Jonah Brotman

Co-Founder/Business Director (Toronto, ON)

Mondo Forma

Jesse damiani

Jesse Damiani

Deputy Director of Emerging Technology (San Francisco, CA)

Southern New Hampshire University

Imran Monou

Imran Monou

Co-Founder (Toronto, ON)

InStage

Syrmor Shiraz

Syrmor Shiraz

VR YouTuber (Toronto, ON)

Syrmor Shiraz – YouTube

Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Host/Presenter (Toronto, ON)

ESports in 30

Geoffrey LaChapelle

Geoffrey LaChapelle

Lecturer/ESports Coordinator & Co-Founder (Toronto, ON)

Humber College, IQ esports

Luisa Valencia

Luisa Valencia

VR DIrector (Montréal, QC)

Signal Space Lab

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Adam Berenzweig

Director, R&D (New York, NY)

CTRL-labs

Joanna-Aśka Popińska

Joanna-Aśka Popińska

Co-Founder (Toronto, ON)

Tribe of Pan, Inc.

Tom Westerlin

Tom Westerlin

Creative Director, XR Experiences (New York, NY)

Nice Shoes

Laura Mingail

Laura Mingail

Senior Director, Marketing & Business Development (Toronto, ON)

Entertainment ONE

Tom C. Hall

Tom C. Hall

Co-Founder (Toronto, ON)

Tribe of Pan, Inc.

Etienne Archambault

Etienne Archambault

Interactive Director (Montréal, QC)

Signal Space Lab

Christian Hurst

Christian Hurst

Co-Founder / Managing Director (Toronto, ON)

Interleave Creative

Mary Sorrenti

Mary Sorrenti

Vice President (Toronto, ON)

VRGEN

Brave Williams

Brave Williams

Asst Prof. Entertainment Prod (Bangor, ME)

Husson University

Jakyo Manor, Host and Tournament Organizer eSports

Jakyo Manor

Host & Tournament Organizer (Toronto, ON)

Jakyo Manor

David Dexter

David Dexter

Director (Toronto, ON)

SIRT

Andre Elijah

Andre Elijah

Founder (Toronto, ON)

OPIATS

Dan Mills

Dan Mills

CTO (Toronto, ON)

Geogram Corporation

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Morgan Carlson

Developer (Toronto, ON)

Globacore Interactive Tech

Dustin Freeman

Dustin Freeman

Founder (Toronto, ON)

Escape Character

John Kyle Varley

John Kyle Varley

Composer/Founder (Halifax,NS)

Frameworks Productions

Blair Renaud

Blair Renaud

CEO (Toronto, ON)

IRIS VR INC.

Andrew MacDonald

Andrew MacDonald

Co-Founder / Creative Director (Toronto, ON)

Cream 360 VR

Martin Bradstreet

Martin Bradstreet

CEO/Creative Director (Montréal, QC)

Martov Co.

Jonathan Gagné

Jonathan Gagné

CEO (Ottawa, ON)

Masterpiece VR

Shachar Weis

Shachar Weis

President, VR/AR Designer (London, ON)

Packet39

timur Musaby

Timur Musabay

Co-Founder/ Director (Toronto, ON)

Occupied VR

J Lee Williams

J. Lee Williams

Creative Director (Toronto, ON)

Occupied VR

hillel maresky

Hillel Maresky, MD

CEO and Co-Founder (Toronto, ON)

Viral Imaging

CJ Hervey

CJ Hervey

President (Toronto, ON)

Dark Slope Studios

Ticketing

Get Tickets Now

Ticket Sales will begin anew in 2020

Ticket price will occur in three phases:

Early Bird 1 (best value) – April 1st – April 14th.
Early Bird 2 (discounted!) – April 15th – April 30th
Full regular price – May 1- May 31st

Please click “More info” for each ticket type at Eventbrite via the button below,
for complete descriptions of each package.

The button link will update when 2020 tickets become available.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT VRTO 2019

“VRTO is Still the Industry’s Weirdest, Most Relevant Conference” ~ FORBES

 

 

Welcome & Unexpected Conversations

From media moguls to psychedelic researchers, from Stanford academics to Brooklyn activists, advanced developers and battle-hardened investors – VRTO showcases conversations you won’t find anywhere else.

Networking Opportunities

Going beyond traditional meet-and-greets, VRTO offers an optimized environment where companies, producers, investors, industry leaders can accelerate their business connections and facilitate the building of strategic partnerships domestically and globally. The VIP package also adds a dedicated networking lounge with refreshments and an audio-video feed of the talks just beyond the viewing window, plus a networking reception and preview block!

Innovator's Showcase

Ranging from theses art and activism installation to established industry leaders showing their latest prototypes or product demos, our carefully curated exhibitions showcase some of the brightest young minds and companies pushing the envelope. Here is your chance to try their wares and talk about the work with the creators! Also get your hands on the latest products from Pimax 8K headsets to the new Oculus Quest.

VR Development Workshop

In partnership with OCAD and Ontario Tech (formerly UOIT) Universities, the VR Development Workshop invites students and those new to Virtual Reality to collaborate with a team of interdisciplinary developers to create a functional immersive experience by the end of the day.

“VRTO 2019 was a profound experience. Not only was there a fantastic array of impressive and insightful presentations, but the caliber of all speakers and attendees was extremely high. I met a tremendous number of like-minded and super passionate industry people, but even more importantly the connections were meaningful. The conversations I was lucky enough to participate in were important, and we have several new relationships which are already yielding exciting results only a week after the event. The talk I gave was heard sincerely and appreciated at a level which is unprecedented in my experience, even after presenting at many conferences, and I learned a ton from the folks who I connected with. Most importantly, the environment that Keram created was safe, diverse, candid and inspiring. I could not recommend this event highly enough, and cannot wait for next year.”

Christian Hurst

Christian Hurst
Co-Founder Interleave Creative

2019 Exhibitors

Please use the links or the form below to submit your request to exhibit at VRTO 2019

Sponsors

VRTO is an independently run event that would made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

“VRTO exposed us to a wide range of industry professionals in and outside of Ontario. It was a very efficient networking event that led to great business outcomes.” – dEEP inc.

2019 Gold Sponsors

VRTO could not be possible with the generous support of our sponsors

Apply to see your brand here and support North America’s premiere Immersive technologies Event

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Premier Sponsors

VRTO could not be possible with the generous support of our sponsors

VRTO 2019 Featured Sponsors!

VRTO could not be possible with the generous support of our sponsors

VRTO 2019 Sponsors!

VRTO could not be possible with the generous support of our community and local sponsors

2019 MEDIA PARTNERS

VRTOC2019 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 2019, and reaching the heart of the Canadian entertainment and tech industry, please see the contact section below.

2019 Strategic Partners

VRTOC2019 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 2019, and reaching the international Spatial Media industry through the heart of the Canadian entertainment and tech industry, please see the contact section below.

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Are you ready to align your brand with this fast-growing, transformative movement and techno/sociological paradigm shift?

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Venue

VRTO 2019 takes place at

Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar Street,
Toronto, ON M6J 0C9, Canada

VRTO Conference Archives

Take a look at Past VRTO Conferences by the numbers:
VRTO 2018 Report
VRTO 2017 Report
VRTO 2016 Report

Explore Complete Conference Speakers, Presenters & Panelists, Schedule, Exhibitor, Sponsor Archives

2016 Conference Archive Page
See Complete 2016 Schedule

 

 2017 Conference Archive Page
See Complete 2017 Schedule

 

 2018 Conference Archive Page
See Complete 2018 Schedule

Print Programmes

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:
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 2019 (aka “VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo,” “VRTO Con,” or “VRTOC”) at Toronto Media Arts Centre at 32 Lisgar St., Toronto, Ontario (“the Location”) on May 31st through June 3rd, 2019, 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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