2020 List of VR Events, Virtual Reality Expo, Exhibitions & Conferences
Here is the list of VR events, virtual reality expo, exhibitions or conferences in 2020. Some are fully dedicated to virtual reality and some has connections or related with VR, AR (Augmented Reality), MR (Mixed Reality) and Immersive Technology. If you happen to know any other event to be listed, you may share it with us at the comment below.
Virtual Reality Events in 2020
The Consumer Electronics Show 2020 will be held from 7th to 10th January 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years. During this tech event, you also can see the latest innovations in virtual reality and augmented reality and discover how immersive experiences are being used across industries, from health care to agriculture and manufacturing to retail.
Official Website: CES 2020
AUREA Award 2020
This annual award and conference will be held from 15th to 16th January 2020 at Europa-Park in Southern Germany. The main purpose is to honor those that excel in the VR & AR entertainment world.
Official Website: AUREA Award 2020
Sundance Film Festival 2020
This film festival will be held from 23rd January to 2nd February 2020 in Utah, United States. Under the “New Frontier” program, they will explore the use of VR in the filming industry. In one of the exhibitions, you need to bring your swimsuit to the pool, where an underwater VR headset and snorkel awaits to transport you aboard a voyage from Earth to the moon. Cool…
Official Website: Sundance Film Festival 2020
Virtual Reality & Simulation in Healthcare Summit 2020
This conference will be held on 24th January 2020 in London. Here, you can learn the case studies of VR used in the mental health, IAPT, surgery, clinical and many others.
Official Website: Virtual Reality & Simulation in Healthcare Summit 2020
The 6th International Conference on Virtual Reality will be held from 8th to 10th February 2020 in Singapore. This is one of the VR events in 2020 to discuss new advances and developments in virtual reality by involving researchers, senior technical people, domain experts, and academics together. It is also sponsored by International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology and technically assisted by many universities and institutes. Participants contribute to the conference by submitting original works that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in related fields of virtual reality.
Official Website: ICVR 2020
The 4th International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations will be held from 14th to 16th February 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The main objective is to present the latest research results of computer scientists and engineers related to VR and AR simulations topics.
Official Website: ICVARS 2020
Educators in VR 2020 International Summit
This virtual conference will be held from 17th to 22nd February 2020. Since it is a virtual conference, it will be held in the virtual social and educational platforms such as AltspaceVR, ENGAGE, rumii and many more. The topics covers the use of social media with virtual reality, education in religion and virtual worlds, world building, VR/AR app development, social and educational VR platforms. Can’t wait to try it! 🙂
Official Website: Educators in VR 2020
MWC Barcelona 2020
The Mobile World Congress for this year will be held from 24th to 27th February 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. It is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology. Under topic “Media & Entertainment”, as the appetite and expectation for AR/VR and other forms of richer immersive content grows, they will examine the challenges, the revenue models, as well as the relationship between consumption growth and network capacity.
Official Website: MWC Barcelona 2020
IEEE VR 2020
The “IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces” aka IEEE VR will be held from 22nd to 26th March 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It is widely known as the premier international venue for the presentation of research results in the broad area of virtual reality (VR).
Official Website: IEEE VR 2020
AWE Asia 2020
The 5th AWE Asia Conference 2020 will be held from 28th to 29th March 2020 at Hyatt Regency Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen and Guangdong province are known as both a hub for technology firms and a global manufacturing powerhouse. During the event, we can learn about opportunities and trends in the XR technology and also to grow, fund, and refine the business in the XR space. There will be promising startups, established tech firms, savvy investors, and thought leaders joining the event too.
Official Website: AWE Asia 2020
Laval Virtual 2020
This VR & AR exhibition will be held from 22nd to 24th April 2020 in Laval, France. In this 22nd edition, it will asserts its expertise and facilitating role in the field of virtual reality with 5 conference series: VRtical, TransVRsal, ConVRgence, XR Invest and Recto VRso. The programme in this one of the popular VR events in the world is comprehensive and visionary with almost 200 speakers and experts from over 50 countries.
Official Website: Laval Virtual 2020
SEOUL VR AR EXPO 2020 (SVAE)
This VR & AR expo will be held from 23rd to 25th April 2020 in Seoul, Korea. SVAE is leading VR & AR B2B exhibition in Korea which is held to share global VR & AR industry trends, and purpose a vision for the future. SVAE leads the development of the VR & AR industry through a diverse array of concurrent events which include the overseas buyer export consultation, professional conference, networking party, IR DAY, showcase and awards.
Official Website: SEOUL VR AR EXPO 2020 (SVAE)
XR Europe 2020
The XR Europe 2020 event will be held from 28th to 29th April 2020 in London, UK. With the tagline “Where XR goes mainstream”, this event will unite the large-scale enterprises, entertainment powerhouses and investors with the tech and content leaders at the cutting-edge of this new industry. There will be live demos, speaker keynotes, exclusive product releases and practical case studies of the VR and AR technology. It will feature world leading experts in VR and AR covering many different industries, applications and parts of the immersive landscape. Furthermore, they has been carefully vetted to ensure that they are able to provide practical learnings and solutions for the audience and also deliver inspiring, concise and memorable TED style presentations. Cool!!
Official Website: XR Europe 2020
This Virtual & Augmented Reality K-12 Education Summit will be held on 2nd May 2020 at Los Angeles. The summit is designed to identify challenges, create opportunities, promote collaborations, and build partnerships to bring VR, AR, and XR realities into K-12 classrooms.
Official Website: ImmersED 2020
XR Immersive Enterprise 2020
This event will be held from 5th to 6th May 2020 at Revere Hotel, Boston, USA. This event will focus on how virtual, augmented & mixed reality are transforming training, operations, design, customer service and marketing across industry. It will bring together 300+ experts from across enterprise and tech to set the bar for the future of XR. Here, the audience can discover the strategies to deliver an effective rollout, no matter what stage there are at, the business application or industry vertical there are in. The audience also can learn how to simplify processes, prove the ROI, foster trust among partners and peers, inspire, motivate and deliver impact for your management and secure a successful immersive future. Seems like a must go event for VR/AR/MR/XR entrepreneur!
Official Website: XR Immersive Enterprise 2020
Facebook F8 Developer Conference
This highly anticipated conference about technology and human connection will be held from 5th to 6th May 2020 at San Jose, California. Since Facebook owned Oculus, this is one of the VR events in 2020 that most virtual reality fans are waiting for.
Official Website: Facebook F8 Developer Conference
This event will be held from 19th to 21st May 2020 at Seattle. It focuses on latest trends and future looking technology innovations for leading architects, developers, start-ups and student developers. In one of the sessions, you’ll learn how IoT and mixed reality such as HoloLens are driving innovation and business impact in real industry scenarios like manufacturing and AEC.
Official Website: Microsoft Build
This event will be held from 19th to 21st May 2020 at Los Angeles. VR, AR and XR are also part of the themes and tracks.
Official Website: Digital Hollywood
The Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo 2020 will be held from 6th to 8th June 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Held at Toronto Media Arts Centre, it is a unique, international exhibition of VR and AR, professional conference and solutions-focused symposium exploring arts, culture, society, humanities, ethics and sciences through immersive technologies.
Official Website: VRTO 2020
World XR Forum Crans-Montana
This forum will be held from 6th to 11th June 2020 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Join to learn from the experts in the XR domain.
Official Website: World XR Forum Crans-Montana
The expo will be held from 9th to 11th June 2020 at Los Angeles. Focusing on video games, E3 Expo is where product launches happen, ground-breaking technologies are debuted, and news is made.
Official Website: E3 2020
The SIGGRAPH 2020 will be held from 19th to 23rd July 2020 in Washington, DC. With tagline “Think Beyond”, participants can join other researchers, artists, and technologists for the largest conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Official Website: SIGGRAPH 2020
AWE EU 2020
The 5th Annual AWE EU will be held from 15th to 16th October 2020 in Munich, Germany. During this spatial computing event, there will be sharing on real-life use cases, solving major technical challenges, bringing AR/VR into new sectors, considering ethical and legal issues, promoting diversity, and working on the cutting edge of XR development.
Official Website: AWE EU 2020
The 7th Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit will be held from 20th to 22nd October 2020 in San Diego, California. This event is dedicated to the business and industrial applications for wearables; including smart glasses and other HMDs, Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality, body-worn sensors, wrist wearables, and exoskeletons.
Official Website: EWTS 2020
AR & VR World 2020
Now in its 4th year, this event will be held from 10th to 11th November 2020 in Olympia, London. Regarded as one of the great VR events in 2020, the exhibition will be focusing on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming. 150 inspirational speakers and 25 of the most innovative next-gen vendors discuss, demo and showcase the latest industry innovations.
Official Website: AR & VR World 2020
SIGGRAPH Asia 2020
The 13th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will be held from 17th to 20th November 2020 in Daegu, South Korea. With the theme “Driving Diversity”, it is all about creating a sense of togetherness across techniques, cultures, and people. Besides, the participants can look forward to experience some of Korea’s expertise in gaming and game development.
Official Website: SIGGRAPH Asia 2020