There’s way too much going on for us to be able to give you all of the details. However, here we’ll give the scoop on some of the main events and speakers. We’ll also tell you how ARPost readers can get tickets at special rates.There are three main AWE events, namely, Conferences, Expos, and the Auggie Awards.
The Conference Portion
Some talks will focus on how XR factors into business, including health , ads , sales, marketing , enterprise, retail , and commerce . Others will focus on XR technology in entertainment, including XR art, gaming, media, and location-based entertainment. Talks will also focus on developing XR including AI in XR, virtual beings, and XR enablement. There will also be talks dedicated to the XR developers that are working on, or interested in working on, these fields.The long list of expert speakers include NVIDIA’s senior manager of CloudXR Greg Jones, Microsoft principal software engineer Julia Schwarz, Unreal Engine general manager Marc Petit, Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios general manager Steve Sullivan, LucidWeb founder and CEO Leen Segers, Open AR Cloud director of communications Alina Kadlubsky, Zappar co-founder and CTO Connell Gauld, as well as Heavy.io creative director BC Biermann.
Travel companies are using virtual reality to allow customers to visit places and determine if they wish to visit in real life.
The Expo Portion
For more hands-on people, AWE also has the expo floor. This year, over 80 XR technology companies will be in attendance to exhibit their latest and greatest tech.Exhibitors include Zappar , Vuzix Corporation , Scope AR, Nreal , Qualcomm , Mojo Vision , IEEE Future Visions, LetinAR , Epic Games, and 8th Wall .
The Auggie Awards for XR TechnologyThe Auggies are AWE’s AR and VR awards show.
There are 15 main categories including art and film, apps, games and toys, headworn devices, developer tools, and more. There will also be “Best in Show” awards for augmented reality, virtual Reality, and startup.
Additionally, there will also be the “Awesome Award” for best “moonshot concept” and the “Nextant Award” for a pioneer in XR technology.