Virtual Reality Toronto launches first VRTO World Conference & Expo

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After running several successful immersive technology events, Virtual Reality Toronto (VRTO) is hosting the inaugural VRTO World Conference & Expo in June this year.

Industry leaders from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and across Canada will provide intensive training, presentations and panel discussions on conceptualization and production as well as distribution and monetization of immersive media and IoT.

Well-known industry leaders that will be present, include Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer from the Canadian Film Centre, visionary filmmaker Brett Leonard (Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity), Prof. Steve Mann, the critically acclaimed founding father of wearable technology and Chief Scientist at Silicon Valley augmented reality company Meta, and many more.

“We are at a historically significant turning point for a rapidly emerging industry that will affect, disrupt and transform virtually every aspect of our lives within the next ten years,” Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Executive Director of VRTO emphasizes. “As the technology begins to move into our living rooms, we seek to examine in-depth its potential impact on the psyche and to the culture at large.”

Running from 26 to 27 June with an industry day and special performance on 25 June, the event provides an inside view of the production, distribution and ethical considerations of immersive technologies alongside wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT), cryptocurrencies and the next-web.

VRTO is a VR and AR Meetup Group that has run several Canadian firsts including the largest VR showcase in Ontario (VAR Show July 2015) and the FIVARS festival – the first virtual and augmented reality stories festival of its kind in Canada (September 2015).