Upcoming 2018 4Q AR & VR Events to Attend

5 min readOct 15, 2018


In order to be a competitive professional, you need to constantly grow and develop. Along with books and courses, conferences and field-related events are a great way to do that.

In this post, I listed the upcoming AR-related events of 2018. You still have time to sign up and attend a few! A link to the list of 2019 1H conferences can be found at the end of this post.

October 2018

TC Sessions AR/VR 2018

Oct. 18, Los Angeles, California, USA

Join TechCrunch & UCLA’s The Anderson Venture Accelerator for a day of all things Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The event will feature premier thought leaders in these fields, groundbreaking startups, and plenty of networking opportunities for attendees. In addition to awesome stage content, there will also be several in-depth workshops to attend on a variety of topics.

AWE EU 2018

Oct. 18–19, Munich, Germany

This year in Munich, AWE is co-locating with IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR). ISMAR is the leading international academic conference in the fields of Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. AWE attendees can add ISMAR registration with a substantially reduced price to get an all-access pass for both conferences.

Unite Los Angeles 2018

Oct. 23–25, Los Angeles, California, USA

Get up-to-date with the latest developments in the content-creation engine used by a community of millions. And see the beautiful and amazing things other creators are doing with 2D, 3D, and VR/AR games and experiences in Unity. Thousands of creators just like you, across multiple industries including games, film, auto and AEC, come together at Unite Los Angeles. It’s not to be missed!

NY VR Expo

Oct. 25–27, New York, USA

Whether you’re a developer, creator, or business professional utilizing VR/AR, NYVR Expo features sessions that will inform you about the latest development and production techniques, market strategies, and educational experiences.

Join thousands at The Premier XR Event on the East Coast, NYVR Expo for three days of action-packed experiences, immersive education, aisles filled with hardware and gear, and networking with your fellow VR/AR professionals in advertising, education, leisure, medical, engineering, and development.


Oct. 29–30, San Francisco, California, USA;

XRDC is the premier conference for AR & VR innovation of all kinds, including games, entertainment, enterprise training, healthcare, medical, automotive, and more. Learn from experts, demo the latest technology, and identify potential partners.

Join creators of amazing, immersive experiences from Abbott, Adobe, Amazon, AMD, Apple, Boeing, Bosch, Dell, Epic Games, Facebook, Google, HBO, Hulu, Humana, IBM, ILMxLAB, Intel, Kaiser, King, Lockheed Martin, Lowe’s, Magic Leap, Microsoft, Oculus, Owlchemy, Samsung, SAS, Sony, Stanford, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ubisoft, Unity, US Army, Valve, YouTube and AR/VR/MR startups.

Augmented & Virtual Reality For Enterprise Asia 2018

Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, Singapore

Augmented and virtual reality technologies are not new but applications have so far been predominantly focused around consumer adoption in the gaming and entertainment industry. However, with the drop in AR/VR headset costs, project economics are becoming increasingly viable where massive opportunities exist for enterprise adoption especially in the education, healthcare, manufacturing and engineering space.

AR and VR technologies have the potential to radically transform businesses through applications ranging from customer interactions, trainings and simulations, product design and development, process redesign, operations excellence and more!

November 2018

Samsung Developer Conference

Nov. 6–8, San Francisco, CA

Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2018

Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, Toronto, Canada

The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is the premier international symposium for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques among researchers and developers concerned with augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) software and technology. The VRST brings together the main international research groups working on AR/VR/MR, along with many of the world’s leading companies that provide or consume AR/VR systems. The VRST 2018 conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by Waseda University, from Wednesday, Nov. 28th to Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2018. The event is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH.

December 2018

Siggraph Aisa 2018

Dec. 4–7, Tokio, Japan

The 11th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place from 4–7 December 2018 at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan.

We are very excited to have the event back in Japan, for the third time since the start of SIGGRAPH Asia! Computer graphics has constantly been at the forefront of technology development, making significant impacts across the industry by changing the way we think, work, and live. SIGGRAPH Asia has been able to reinvent itself each year, much like its host country, Japan. Mark your calendars in advance and see you in Japan next year!

Ken Anjyo, SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Conference Chair, Executive Advisor at OLM Digital, Inc. / Director at CMIC, Victoria University of Wellington

VRX 2018

Dec. 6–7, San Francisco, California, USA

With dedicated tracks showcasing the best in consumer facing content, business applications for the technologies and start-up growth and development, VRX 2018 brings together innovation teams and business heads to explore the changes needed to ensure you stay relevant as VR & AR take hold.

That’s it! Is there anything important that’s missing here? Are the any other upcoming largest AR-related conferences? Are you attending any? Please, share in the comments!

All the best,
Anastasia, Marketing Specialist for DEVAR




Coding and gaming geek, writing about software and productivity-related stuff: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anastasiasafronova/