VR set to be key theme of Google IO 2016

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Excitement is building for Google IO 2016, - the massive developer conference where Google will unveil its latest hardware and software innovations. A two-hour opening keynote by CEO Sundar Pichai on the first day will get things started. Virtual and augmented reality are going to be major focuses at this year's conference. There are several sessions devoted to the tech, one of them on Day 2 when Google's head of VR, Clay Bavor will host “VR at Google”. This year’s event will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre which can seat 22,500 people. The conference takes place from 18 to 20 May in Mountain View, California.

During the same week and also in California, from 17 to 18 May, is the Experiential Technology & NeuroGaming Conference and Expo. Those who attend will get updated on virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality for health, wellness, learning, training, sports and entertainment. PlayStation Magic Labs Director, Dr. Richard Marks will be on stage as well as speakers from MindMaze, STRIVR and DeepStream VR. More than 600 CEOs, developers, investors, and neuroscientists are expected to attend the event at City View at Metreon in San Francisco.