The Best Augmented and Virtual Reality Conferences 2018

Here is our list of the best augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) conferences for 2018.



Location: Santa Clara, USA.

With 4700 attendees, 351 speakers, 212 exhibitors and an expo hall of 100,000 sqft. including our 20,000 sqft. AWE Playground AWE USA 2017 our biggest event yet!

AR and VR are bringing superpowers to the people and this year we are on a mission to highlight how to use these Superpowers to Change the World. This year’s conference and expo showcased speakers, startups and organizations who are using AR & VR to drive economic growth, encourage empathy and collaboration, democratize healthcare and education, and promote sustainability in the world.



Location: LA, USA.

VRLA is the world’s largest virtual reality expo, building awareness to this rapidly expanding new generation of VR! The VRLA Expo hosts a thriving community of developers, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and more, all excited and curious about this modern renaissance of virtual reality!



Location: New York, USA

The Premier VR/AR Event on the East Coast! Thank you for helping us have an incredible inaugural show! NYVR Expo will return in October 2018! NYVR Expo is collocated with PhotoPlus Conference +Expo, the largest conference and expo for photography and video in North America.



Location: Austin, USA.

Discover new technologies and the ways they enhance how we experience the world in sessions such as Illusion Design, Story Craft, and Virtual Worlds, Making it Real: Tangible Worlds of Storytelling, Mixed Reality for Superheroes, Zombies and Jedi, and more.

Learn more about The SXSW Virtual Cinema featuring Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality projects.

VR World 2018


Location: London, UK.

Now in its 3rd year, VR World 2018 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.

With 4 in-depth event tracks and over 150 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.

Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

Future Tech now


Location: London, UK

Future Tech now is no ordinary trade show. We know that the quickest route to understanding new tech and feeling inspired by its creative potential, is to get hands-on. We give you the opportunity to experience it first-hand through our interactive show features, while our conference sessions and workshops give you access to experts and case studies to help understand where this tech is now, and where it’s heading.

We believe that technology should be accessible for everyone, and we’re proud that our ticket prices reflect this. In an era where conferences charge hundreds of pounds to discover how tech innovations will shape our future, we’re committed to a ticket price that gives access to all businesses during our Thursday & Friday shows and to the general public on our Saturday event.

3D & Virtual Reality Expo (IVR)


Location: Tokyo, Japan.

3D & Virtual Reality Expo (IVR) is Japan’s largest exhibition where you can experience all kinds of cutting-edge 3D technology and super high definition image technology. IVR attracts a significant number of users from manufacturing industries, amusement industries, broadcasting stations, image producing companies, content production companies, telecommunication companies, public offices, universities and research centers, who are looking to buy solutions for their businesses.



Location: Vancouver, Canada.

SIGGRAPH 2018 will be the place to take a deep dive into these emerging media and experience the future. In 2018, we are featuring a new space: the Immersive Pavilion, which will be devoted exclusively to these mediums.

The Immersive Pavilion is a place to experience, play, and learn about the latest technological advances. It will host physical spaces to learn about the advancements in virtual reality such as the VR Theater (storytelling) and VR Village (installations), as well the advances in augmented reality and mixed reality.

ARVR Innovate


Location: Dublin, Ireland.

ARVR Innovate is one of Europe’s top Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality conferences and expos, held in Dublin, one of Europe’s top tech centers.

The day features cutting-edge AR and VR technology in the Live Demos Hall, as well as a line-up featuring global Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experts in the conference hall.

Industries include Industrial / Engineering, Marketing Communications, Tourism and Events, Construction/Real Estate and Gaming.

WAVE 2018


Location: Hyderabad, India

WAVE means “World AR VR Expo”, it’s the largest consumer inclusive virtual reality and augmented reality expo & conference. It has come for the first time to India as a fresh surprise for many who would be interested.
WAVE 2018 offers a three day experience with interesting exhibitions dedicated to the cutting-edge entertainment technology of the future!
India is a huge expo zone buzzing with new ideas, and it’ll provide a great platform for more showcases. Exciting and interesting event is afoot!

IEEE VR 2018


Location: Reutlingen, Germany

IEEE VR 2018, the 25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces will be held from March 18th through March 22nd, 2018 at the Stadthalle Reutlingen in Reutlingen, Germany.

VRDC Asia 2018


Location: Shanghai, China.

The Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) provides high-quality conference content to leading creators of VR and AR experiences across platforms and industries. Learn about China’s explosive VR industry, see the latest technologies & immersive content, and meet potential business partners.

ICVR 2018


Location: Hong Kong

ICVR 2018 is a forum to discuss new advances and developments in virtual reality by involving researchers, senior technical people, domain experts, and academics together. It is sponsored by International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology and technically assisted by many universities and institutes. Authors are solicited to 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.