VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality) are not just for gamers anymore. You can come and see for yourself by attending CVR 2017, Canada’s and the Pacific Northwest’s largest conference and trade show May 5th to 7th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event will showcase a world-class selection of top experts in the industry, some of the latest technologies and even hands-on demonstrations of some of the latest and coolest products.

After the resounding success with its one-day inaugural consumer expo last year in 2016, this year, according to Anne-Marie Enns, Executive Producer of CVR, it’s been grown into a three-day event.

In addition to the latest gadgets, some of the speakers on tap are from major organizations including NASA, Ford, Delta Air Lines and Super Ventures. Some of the topics they’ll be speaking about include resolving challenges in outer space with VR, designing the future of Virtual Humans. Of course no VR conference would be complete without hearing about the latest evolution in the world of entertainment.speakers2

One speaker who says she’s excited to be presenting at the CVR 2017 is Evelyn Miralles, Lead VR Innovator, NASA. “VR’s a technology that has been with us at NASA for several decades used for astronaut space training. But the technology has now come of age and it’ll be changing the way we interact with people and the environment around us.”

Archiact once again puts on this year’s event; a Vancouver-based VR & AR studio that specializes in virtual reality game development, publishing, and custom business solutions.

The event will be held in West Exhibition Hall A at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It runs Friday, May 5th to Sunday, May 7th. The first day, is only open to industry peeps and both the Saturday and Sunday are open to the public.

Tickets for CVR Vancouver 2017 are reasonably priced, with special discounted rates for students. It’s kid-friendly too. (Free if they are 11 and under.)

While the event is about virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality for this event, you do have to actually be there.

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