• VRLA May 4 - 5, 2018 Los Angeles Convention Center - South Hall

    THE WORLD’S LARGEST
    IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

Why should you Attend VRLA?

  • ONE OF A KIND LED DANCE PERFORMANCE FROM LIGHT BALANCE

  • TRANSCEND REALITY WITH MOTION SIMULATORS YOU WON'T FIND AT HOME

  • SEE VSAUCE3 LIVE

  • EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF MEZO: AN LED TEMPLE WITH SPATIAL SOUND & LASERS

  • EXPLORE HUNDREDS OF IMMERSIVE NEW WORLDS

  • TWO FULL DAYS OF ILLUMINATING PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • FEEL THE NEXT GENERATION OF HAPTICS

  • LEARN HOW TO MAKE VR IN THE CIRCUIT STREAM EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • WILL YOU ESCAPE THE ZOMBIE HOLOMAZE

  • TRY OVER 200 DEMOS FROM THE TOP VR & AR COMPANIES

  • EXPLORE THE "VISUAL REALITY" DIMENSION: VISIONARY VR AND MULTI-SENSORY MEDITATION

2018

Sponsors

Dell
Intel
Qualcomm
Vive Port
Microsoft
Secret Location
Technicolor
Phasespace
Prosper VR
Neurogaming Limited
Antilatency
Beyond One Logo White
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Passes

ONLINE SALES WILL END MAY 3, 2018, 11:00PM PT. ALL PASSES PURCHASED ONSITE MAY 4-5, 2018 ARE SUBJECT TO AN ONSITE FEE.

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Schedule

FridayMay 4

Keynotes Opening Remarks & Keynotes

Location: Dell Theatre (South Hall, J)

OPENING REMARKS – Jonnie Ross, Co-Founder, VRLA

STEP BEYOND REALITY FROM CLIFF PLUMER – Cliff Plumer, CEO, The VOID

THE RACE TO IMMERSION: HOW MOBILE VR TECHNOLOGY IS ADVANCING TO ACCELERATE A VIRTUAL WORLD, PRESENTED BY QUALCOMM – Hugo Swart, Senior Director of XR Product Management, Qualcomm

DIGITAL DECEPTION: A PERFORMANCE BY DOUG MCKENZIE & RYAN OAKES

THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL VR: BUILDING THE METAVERSE ONE DANCE PARTY AT A TIME, PRESENTED BY MICROSOFT – Katie Kelly, Head of Engagement, AltspaceVR / Microsoft

DELL AND VIVEPORT: EMPOWERING VR DEVELOPERS, BUSINESSES AND CONSUMERS – Rikard Steiber, President Viveport and SVP of Virtual Reality, HTC Vive and Gary Radburn, Director, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Dell

WORKSHOPS WORKSHOPS

Location: South Hall 401, 402

INTRODUCTORY MR WORKSHOP – CREATING APPLICATIONS FOR WINDOWS MIXED REALITY CIRCUITSTREAM INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP: CREATING APPLICATIONS FOR WINDOWS MIXED REALITY

Introductory VR Workshop for VRLA participants to learn how to create virtual reality apps for Windows Mixed Reality devices.

Join us to learn the basics of creating virtual reality applications using Unity. In this live event, we will build a VR application for a Windows Mixed Reality headset covering topics including interaction, controller input, and the VR development workflow. After the workshop, you will receive resources to help you or your organization startup your own VR projects. This is a beginner friendly event, no previous experience is required.

10:00am – 11:30am, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

INTRODUCTORY VR WORKSHOP – CREATING APPLICATIONS FOR THE HTC VIVE CIRCUITSTREAM INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP: CREATING APPLICATIONS FOR THE HTC VIVE

Introductory VR Workshop for VRLA participants to learn how to create virtual reality apps for the HTC Vive. How are virtual reality apps created for the HTC Vive? Join us to learn hands on how to create virtual reality applications using Unity. Together we will build a VR application for the HTC Vive covering topics including interaction, controller input, and the VR development workflow. After the workshop, you will receive resources to help you or your organization startup your own VR projects. This is a beginner friendly workshop, no previous experience is required.

10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, 4:00pm – 6:30pm

INTRODUCTION TO AUGMENTED REALITY DEVELOPMENT FOR APPLE’S ARKIT CIRCUITSTREAM INTRODUCTION TO AR: INTRODUCTORY AUGMENTED REALITY WORKSHOP FOR APPLE’S ARKIT

Introductory AR Workshop for VRLA participants to learn how augmented reality apps are made for Apple’s ARKit. Join us to learn the basics of augmented reality development in Unity. In this live event, we will be building an AR application for Apple’s ARKit covering how to get ARKit setup, how to import assets, how to add user input, and the AR development workflow. After the workshop, you will receive resources to help you or your organization get started creating your own AR apps. This is a beginner friendly event, no previous experience is required.

10:00am – 11:30am, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

GIRLS MAKE VR

Usman Mir – Lead VR / AR Instructor, Circuit Stream

Will Hellwarth – VR / AR Instructor, Circuit Stream

Dom Mazur – Unity and Unreal Instructor, Circuit Stream

Lou Pushelberg – Founder, Circuit Stream

EXPO OPEN

Location: South Hall G, H

Presentation Making Real Money with Virtual Reality, Presented by Secret Location

Location: Dell Theatre, South Hall J

Presenters: Ryan Andal

Sponsored By: Secret Location

Location: VRLA Theatre (South Hall, 403 AB)

Presenters: Stephanie Llamas

Sponsored By: VRLA

Location: VRLA Theatre (South Hall, 403 AB)

Presenters: Jasper Brekelman

Sponsored By: VRLA

Location: Dell Theatre, South Hall J

Presenters: Matthew Myers, Alessio Mack

Sponsored By: VIBEHub

Location: Dell Theatre, South Hall J

Presenters: Derin Turner, Ian Forester, Leo Vezzali,

Sponsored By: Foundry

Panel The Future of VR Storytelling and Distribution in Location Based Experiences, Presented by HP

Location: VRLA Theatre (South Hall, 403 AB)

Presenters: Joanna Popper, Jennifer Cook, Rick Schulze, Dane Smith, Brent Bushnell, Brooks Brown,

Sponsored By: HP

Location: Dell Theatre, South Hall J

Presenters: Philip Rosedale, Arnaud Dazin, Ann Greenberg, Jules Urbach, Ron Patiro,

Sponsored By: VRLA

Location: VRLA Theatre (South Hall, 403 AB)

Presenters: August Bradley, Steven Schkolne, Kelsey Scharnhorst, Ramsay Brown, Boo Wong,

Sponsored By: VRLA

Location: Dell Theatre (South Hall,J)

Presenters: Sasha Samochina

Sponsored By: VRLA

Location: VRLA Theatre (South Hall, 403 AB)

Presenters: Amy Peck, Ian Forester, Lara Hoefs, Ignacio Rodriguez, Robert Watts,

Sponsored By: VRLA


SaturdayMay 5

Keynotes Opening Remarks & Keynotes

Location: Dell Theatre (South Hall, J)

OPENING REMARKS – Cosmo Scharf, Co-Founder, VRLA

“AR IS WHITE HOT!” – Charlie Fink, Writer, Producer, Futurist

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM RICOH

WORLD PREMIERE FROM SKYDANCE INTERACTIVE – Chris Hewish, EVP Games & Interactive, Skydance Interactive Pablo Leon-Luna, VR Developer, Skydance Interactive

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM INTEL – Kumar Kaushik, GM, Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality | Intel Corporation

THE NEW WORLD OF STORY – Jon Snoddy, SVP, Research & Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

VSAUCE3: IS REALITY REAL? – Jake Roper, Vsauce3

A PERFORMANCE BY LIGHT BALANCE

WORKSHOPS WORKSHOPS

Location: South Hall 401, 402

INTRODUCTORY MR WORKSHOP – CREATING APPLICATIONS FOR WINDOWS MIXED REALITY CIRCUITSTREAM INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP: CREATING APPLICATIONS FOR WINDOWS MIXED REALITY

Introductory VR Workshop for VRLA participants to learn how to create virtual reality apps for Windows Mixed Reality devices.

Join us to learn the basics of creating virtual reality applications using Unity. In this live event, we will build a VR application for a Windows Mixed Reality headset covering topics including interaction, controller input, and the VR development workflow. After the workshop, you will receive resources to help you or your organization startup your own VR projects. This is a beginner friendly event, no previous experience is required.

10:00am – 11:30am, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

INTRODUCTORY VR WORKSHOP – CREATING APPLICATIONS FOR THE HTC VIVE CIRCUITSTREAM INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP: CREATING APPLICATIONS FOR THE HTC VIVE

Introductory VR Workshop for VRLA participants to learn how to create virtual reality apps for the HTC Vive. How are virtual reality apps created for the HTC Vive? Join us to learn hands on how to create virtual reality applications using Unity. Together we will build a VR application for the HTC Vive covering topics including interaction, controller input, and the VR development workflow. After the workshop, you will receive resources to help you or your organization startup your own VR projects. This is a beginner friendly workshop, no previous experience is required.

10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, 4:00pm – 6:30pm

INTRODUCTION TO AUGMENTED REALITY DEVELOPMENT FOR APPLE’S ARKIT CIRCUITSTREAM INTRODUCTION TO AR: INTRODUCTORY AUGMENTED REALITY WORKSHOP FOR APPLE’S ARKIT

Introductory AR Workshop for VRLA participants to learn how augmented reality apps are made for Apple’s ARKit. Join us to learn the basics of augmented reality development in Unity. In this live event, we will be building an AR application for Apple’s ARKit covering how to get ARKit setup, how to import assets, how to add user input, and the AR development workflow. After the workshop, you will receive resources to help you or your organization get started creating your own AR apps. This is a beginner friendly event, no previous experience is required.

10:00am – 11:30am, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

EXPO OPEN

Location: South Hall G, H

Location: VRLA Theatre (South Hall, 403 AB)

Presenters: Cleveland Brown

Sponsored By: Payscout

Location: Dell Theatre (South Hall J)

Presenters: Anthony Morey, Keely Colcleugh, Lon Grohs, Kerenza Harris, John SanGiovanni,

Sponsored By: Kilograph

LIVE Glitched: A VR Talk Show! Presented by Studio Capon/High Fidelity

Location: Dell Theatre (South Hall J)

Presenters: Eugene Capon, Topher Welsh, Joseph Clift,

Sponsored By: Studio Capon/High Fidelity

LIVE DEMO Multiplayer Mech Mayhem – Archangel: Hellfire’s Road to Multiplayer, Presented by Skydance Interactive

Location: VRLA Theatre (South Hall, 403 AB)

Presenters: Jon Schnitzer, Christian Dieckmann, Robyn Gray, Margee Kerr, Robert Watts

Sponsored By: VRLA

FAQ

What is VRLA?

Experience the next generation of immersive and transformative technology at VRLA 2018! The VRLA Expo hosts a thriving community of developers, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and more, all excited and curious about this modern renaissance of virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive technology. This year’s theme, ‘A New Reality,’ represents an expansion of the expo’s scope beyond VR and AR to explore new ways emergent technology improves our lives both in and out of the headset. New verticals include AI, internet of things, robotics, blockchain, 3D printing, alternative energy, cryptocurrency, biotech, and more. With 12000+ attendees, hundreds of tech demos, art installations, educational sessions, and product launches, attendees and exhibitors will experience a convergence of the most innovative technologies shaping our world. VRLA provides a platform for you to become embedded in this ecosystem of the future.

Who is behind VRLA?

VRLA Expo is produced by New Realities Inc. an organization that produces VRLA Expo, VRLA School workshops, and The Proto Awards – the first-ever award show for VR content. Meet the VRLA team here.

Who attends VRLA?

People come to VRLA from all over the world to see the latest advancements in VR, AR, and everything related to immersive technology. Past attendees to VRLA include entrepreneurs, software developers, hardware manufacturers, producers, directors, ad agencies, venture capitalists, integrators, reps from all the major motion picture studios, VFX houses, theme parks, and theater chains.

Who exhibits at VRLA?

From brand new startups to corporate mainstays, all types of companies are represented at VRLA. Developers, content creators and entertainment industry entities make up the majority of exhibitors, but all aspects of VR/AR technology are represented—including HMDs, mocap/tracking systems, 3D/VFX/rendering tools, game engines, audio tools, 360 video hardware and software, camera technology, location-based entertainment technology, advertising, data, science, education, medical. You get the idea! 🙂

Where is VRLA held?

VRLA Expo 2018 will be held May 4-5 in South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. (1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015)

What is the Pro Pass?

VRLA is a two-day event. Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th. Friday is Pro Day and it’s geared toward industry professionals. Friday is the day that companies send their employees to do business. Tickets are more expensive because there are fewer of them.

Can I buy just a Friday Pass?

No. We do not offer any Friday only passes, only the two day Pro Pass for Friday & Saturday.

How else do the two days differ?

Pro Pass allows for access on both Friday and Saturday. Panels and presentations are more business and developer focused on Friday. While both days are open to the public, generally speaking, Saturday is consumer facing.

Is this show primarily B2B or B2C?

Although we have many more Saturday attendees than Friday, we would say both days (B2B & B2C) are of equal importance to our exhibitors.

How do I qualify for a Student Pass?

Student passes are eligible for any “student” who is currently enrolled in school. Students must present a valid proof of identification.

I’m a member of the press and wish to attend VRLA 2018. How do I register?

Please go to the Press tab in our navigation bar and submit an application.

When will the schedule and sessions be announced?

The Schedule will be fully announced online by March 2018. Visit the Schedule page of this website for the details on sessions and speakers across our theatres.

How does VRLA choose their sessions for 2018 programming?

VRLA curates its programming to cover emergent and current technologies across the spectrum of the industry. Including topics in: AR, VR, XR for business, gaming and entertainment, to machine learning, artificial intelligence and beyond. We also have diversity mandates seeking overall balance in our programming–in terms of gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, race, abilities, and religious beliefs. VRLA believes that diversity within our expo helps us to build a more powerful and inclusive community.

Ok, I want to exhibit! How do I do it? How much does it cost? What do I get?

You can check out our sponsorship options by clicking READ MORE below. WHY YOU SHOULD COME: Reach thousands of immersive and transformative tech professionals, consumers, and creators while gathering real-world feedback. Acquire new leads and create new business partnerships. Announce new products and content to major industry press.

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How do I qualify for the INDIE ZONE ( FREE ) exhibit area?

Every year we accept over 100 FREE tables into our INDIE ZONE. You can apply through our sponsorship page here (LINK). You will be notified within 14 days of applying if you have been accepted. Acceptance takes into account many aspects including your company’s development stage, funding history, start-up aspects, as well as your demo size, type of experience, entertainment factor, and more. Deadline to apply for our INDIE ZONE is Thursday, January 31, 2018.

Is it family friendly?

VRLA welcomes anyone over 7 years old, however some exhibitors may choose not to show their demos to people under 13 years old.

Can I cancel or transfer my ticket to someone else?

Cancel Ticket: Ticket cancellation is available before March 2, 2018. After March 2, 2018 ticket purchases of all levels become non-refundable. All refunds before March 2, 2018 will be subject to a processing fee. Transfer Ticket: Transfer of registration to another person may be done before May 1, 2018. In order to transfer your ticket original attendee must email written consent to Streampoint Support at VRLAreg@streampoint.com or call 1-866-998-7941. There is NO ONSITE TICKET TRANSFER ALLOWED.

Can I get a refund for my ticket?

Ticket refunds are available before March 2, 2018. After March 2, 2018 ticket purchases of all levels become non-refundable. All refunds before March 2, 2018 will be subject to a processing fee.

I can no longer attend VRLA Expo 2018. Can I receive a refund?

We are are only able to issue refunds until FRIDAY MARCH 2, 2018. We appreciate your understanding. After this date we will not refund any tickets that have been purchased.

How can I print a receipt or confirmation of my registration?

You should have received an email copy of your receipt with your registration and barcode to scan when you received with an attached ticket. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please contact contact@virtualrealityla.com.

When can I pick up my badge?

  • Registration will open for Exhibitor Badge pick up on Thursday, May 3rd at 8AM.
  • Registration will open for Attendee Two Day – Pro Pass and One Day Pass on Friday May 4th, 2018 at 8AM.

Who are VRLA's hotel partners?

VRLA has partnered with Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles and you can go call reservation direct for booking at 213.612.1575 (mention code: 1805VRLA18 / Virtual Reality Los Angeles Expo 2018) Subject to availability. And THE ACE — https://www.acehotel.com/reservations/losangeles/availability Must redeem by April 15, 2018!!

When is the last day to buy tickets?

The last day to buy tickets online is May 3, 2018 at 11pm PT. There will be online ticket sales with an increase in price for both Two Day Passes and Saturday Passes. BUY EARLY ONLINE AND SAVE!!!!

I need registration help! Who do I call?

Streampoint Support at VRLAreg@streampoint.com or call 1-866-998-7941.

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