Here is the list of virtual reality events, VR expo, exhibitions or conferences in 2016. Some are fully dedicated to virtual reality and some has connections or related with VR.
Upcoming Virtual Reality Events…
Vision VR/AR Summit 2016
The event will be held from 10th to 11th February 2016 at Hollywood, California. This is a cross industry event from different professional fields such as engineers, artists, programmers, designers, researchers etc. It is a special event for those who want to further their knowledge base especially those who develop the VR and AR content.
Official Website: http://visionsummit2016.com/
Electronic Imaging 2016
The event will be held from 14th to 18th February 2016 in San Francisco, California. On VR, there will be special programmes called “The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2016” and “Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVII”.
Official Website: http://www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/ei2016/
The 3rd Clinical Simulation Conference 2016
The CSC 2016 event will be held from 23rd to 25th February 2016 at Dubai Healthcare City, UAE. This conference in the Middle East will brings topic about clinical simulation, gamification and virtual environments.
Official Website: http://uae-csc2016.com/
AR Conference 2016
This event will be held on 10th March 2016 in Marriott Courtyard, Moscow. This “International Innovative Conference on Augmented and Virtual Reality” will bring together Russian market leaders and foreign experts to showcase their VR/AR solutions to customers.
Official Website: http://ar-conf.ru/en
Virtual Reality Hackathon 2016
This event will be held from 11th to 13th March 2016 in San Francisco, USA. This event brings together crowd sourced knowledge for the advancement of VR and the complementary technologies.
Official Website: http://vrhackathon.com/
The VRDC (Virtual Reality Developers Conference) event will be held from 14th to 15th March 2016. The location will be at Moscone Center, San Francisco. This conference will discuss the state of the art in producing amazing and immersive VR and AR and also to explore the interactive experiences of all kinds in the VR and AR spaces.
Official Website: http://www.gdconf.com/vrdc/
2016 Virtual Reality Analytics Web Summit
This event will be held from 15th to 16th March 2016 in San Francisco, CA. This event organized by Greenlight VR will educate the executives and professionals on analytics and intelligence solutions for the virtual reality industry.
Official Website: http://www.greenlightvr.com/events/2016-analytics-web-summit
Augmented Reality & VR 2016
This event will be held from 15th to 16th March 2016 in London. This is the Europe’s biggest event for AR, VR and smartglasses where you can view the latest product demonstrations and network with the industry.
Official Website: http://www.augmentedrealityshow.net/
IMERSA Summit 2016
IMERSA stands for “Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts” and it is a non-profit, professional trade association. This is the 7th annual IMERSA Summit and it will be held from 16th to 20th March 2016 at Denver, Colorado. This summit will continue the conversations between converging business sectors and shaping the immersive arts industry.
Official Website: http://www.imersa.org/
This IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces Summit 2016 will be held from 19th to 20th March 2016 at Hyatt Regency in Greenville, South Carolina. This event provides an opportunity for industrial and academic researchers to exchange their research on state-of-the-art 3D User Interfaces.
Official Website: http://3dui.org/
IEEE VR 2016
The virtual reality event will be held from 19th March to 23th March 2016. This time, the location will be at Greenville, South Carolina. This event will see the participation from researchers, academics, industry guys and also from VR enthusiasts.
Official Website: http://ieeevr.org/2016/
VRIC Laval Virtual 2016
This event will be held from 23rd to 27th March 2016 at France. This programme expects to gather 170 specialists in virtual and augmented reality, information systems, science and industry for the purpose of producing a roadmap towards the future uses of VR & AR technologies.
Official Website: http://www.laval-virtual.org/en/
NextMed / MMVR22
The 22nd MMVR (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality) event will be held from 7th to 9th April 2016 at Los Angeles, California. This conference engaged researchers who are truly committed to intelligent healthcare.
Official Website: http://www.nextmed.com/
VR World Congress 2016
The VRWC 2016 event will be held on 12th April 2016 in Bristol, UK. This event is expected to bring together over 600 buyers, sellers and developers from VR and its supporting industries.
Official Website: http://www.vrworldcongress.com/
The SVVR (Silicon Valley Virtual Reality) 2016 event will be held from 27th to 29th April 2016. The venue will be at San Jose Convention Center. SVVR purpose is to advancing the virtual reality ecosystem. This event is expected to draw nearly 3000 VR professionals and over 200 exhibitors.
Official Website: http://vrexpo.com/
VRX Europe 2016
This event will be held from 12th to 13th May 2016 in London, UK. This event will assemble the pioneers from the leading companies in consumer VR and also bring together hundreds of senior executives from industries to demonstrate the real-world uses of virtual reality.
Official Website: http://events.vr-intelligence.com/vrxeurope/
Consumer Virtual Reality 2016
This event will be held on 15th May 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. The conference and exhibition will focus on virtual reality for consumers. The best thing is, you can host your own exhibition booth!
Official Website: http://www.consumer-vr.com/
The 2nd International Conference on Virtual Reality 2016
This ICVR 2016 event will be held from 20th to 22nd May 2016 in Chengdu, China. This is a platform for the researchers, engineers, academicians and industry professionals to share their activities in VR area.
Official Website: http://www.icvr.org/
AWE 2016: 7th Augmented World Expo USA
The event will be held from 1st to 2nd June 2016. The venue will be at Santa Clara, California. This event is dedicated to explore the technology that can turn ordinary experiences into extraordinary and also that can empower people to be better than before.
Official Website: http://augmentedworldexpo.com/
Inaugural Global VR/AR China Summit 2016
This virtual reality and augmented reality event will be held from 8th to 9th June 2016 at Shanghai, China. The purpose of this event is to accelerate the VR/AR industry development in China and enhance the international co-operation.
Official Website: http://www.globalvrsummit.com/en/
Salento AVR 2016
This “3rd International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & Computer Graphics” will be held from 15th to 18th June 2016. The venue will take place in Otranto, Lecce, Italy. This event intends to bring together researchers, scientists and practitioners to discuss on VR, AR, 3D visualization and computer graphics stuff.
Official Website: http://www.salentoavr.it/
24th 3D & Virtual Reality Expo (IVR 2016)
This event will be held from 22nd to 24th June 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. This is the Japan’s largest exhibition where there will be a lot of cutting-edge 3D technology and super high definition image technology.
Official Website: http://www.ivr.jp/en/
15th IEEE ISMAR 2016
The event will be held from 19th to 23rd September 2016. ISMAR stands for “International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality“. This 15th event will be held at Merida, Yucatan, Mexico which is located in Latin America. This event will cover the full range of mixed reality technologies from interfaces in the real world to fully immersive experiences.
Official Website: http://www.ismar2016.org/
VR & AR World
This event is entirely dedicated to Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality stuff where they will bring the whole ecosystem under one roof. It will be held from 18th October to 20th October 2016 at ExCeL London. You can try out the technology at their Interactive Exhibition.
Official Website: https://tmt.knect365.com/vr-ar-world
The event will be held on 19th October 2016 at New York. This event will help brands navigate the virtual reality technology and help to educate the digital teams to drive the initiative forward.
Official Website: http://vrevolutionevent.com/
The SAE 2016 Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium will be held somewhere in November 2016 in United States. This event brings the opportunity to meet and network with the VR/AR specialists in the automotive, aerospace, marine and commercial vehicle industries.
Official Website: SAE 2016