With the arrival of VR headsets in 2016, virtual reality experiences are coming to millions around the world. A number of upcoming high profile tech events will feature the tech, the hardware, and the magic of virtual worlds and act as catalyst for this cutting-edge technology to eventually become part of our everyday lives. Here is a list of exciting upcoming virtual and augmented reality events to attend. If you would like to add your event to this list, please contact us by email.

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AsiaHaptics AsiaHaptics is an international conference for the haptics fields, featuring interactive presentations with demos. AsiaHaptics welcomes all attendees worldwide working on or interested in haptic hardware, human haptic perception, and other haptic applications. AsiaHaptics 2016 will be sponsored by Virtual Reality Society of Japan and supported by other Asian academic societies. The event will take place from 29 November to 1 December at the Mitsui Garden Hotel, Kashiwanoha, Japan. http://asiahaptics.vrsj.org/2016/


VRevolution VRevolution is an event for brands, agencies and companies working in or considering virtual reality solutions. Attendees will gain unique insights from cutting-edge VR experience companies and innovative global brands, have access to extensive and immersive “headset-on” demonstrations of VR experiences and network with more than 500 executives in the augmented and virtual reality space. This event takes place on 1 December in New York. http://vrevolutionevent.com/

VRX 2016 The two-day conference and expo is where business leaders from across the VR industry get together to discuss and share visionary content and insights. The conference agenda will focus on (1) visionary industry outlook and future thinking sessions from business leaders, strategists, investors and analysts, (2) interactive entertainment and gaming, (3) enterprise and consumer marketing applications. The expo will feature the latest technology, content innovations and solutions from 30 leading VR brands, studios and suppliers. VRX 2016 will take place in San Francisco 7 and 8 December. http://www.vr-intelligence.com/usa/

SIGGRAPH ASIA MACAO The annual event, which rotates around the Asian region, attracts the most respected technical and creative people from all over the world who are excited by research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. The 9th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place in Macao at The Venetian Macao from 5 to 8 December 2016. https://sa2016.siggraph.org/en/VRevolution – New Realities for Brand Engagement & Experiences VRevolution will offer unique insights from cutting-edge VR experience companies and innovative global brands as well as extensive and immersive “headset-on” demonstrations of incredible VR experiences. The event will feature many of the leading names in Digital, Marketing and Virtual Reality. The event is scheduled to take place on 16 December in New York. http://vrevolutionevent.com/ 

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