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The Virtual Reality Summit is heading to San Diego for the first time December 14-15. Virtual Reality Summit San Diego will feature two days of conference sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations of the latest virtual reality and augmented reality services.

  • Covering both the current and future markets of VR/AR across the full spectrum of industries and verticals
  • 2 Days of deep perspective, analysis, advice, and forecasting for VR/AR professionals navigating today’s challenges
  • 15+ not-to-be missed sessions, panels, and news-making keynotes on the latest VR investments, applications, tools, devices, and mobile adoption challenges
  • Consult with top international experts on the latest technology advancements, content creation, digital entertainment, and deal flow
  • Agenda tailored to tackle your most critical imperatives by Conference Chair, Sandra Kay Helsel, Ph.D.

Frontier Tech Forum Events

The Frontier Tech Showdown is the premier pitch event for seed-stage startups in 3D Printing, Robotics and Virtual Reality. The past seven winners, including 3D Hubs, Wiivv, Voxel8, Metamason and CleverPet, have gone on to raise a cumulative $37 million. Asimov Ventures will present the winner of this year’s Frontier Tech Showdown in San Diego with an uncapped SAFE for $15,000. Come join us to shape the latest advancements in Frontier Tech by submitting your pitch deck today!

Inside 3D Printing is the largest professional 3D printing and additive manufacturing event worldwide. As a conference attendee, you’ll explore the business applications of 3D printing through conference sessions led by industry experts, demonstrations of the latest 3D printers and service. Join us on our world tour and see how 3D printing is revolutionizing industries including manufacturing, medicine, architecture, aerospace, and more.

RoboUniverse is a robot technology “end user” conference and exposition, featuring an array of business professionals, industry practitioners and robotics solutions providers. RoboUniverse events are all about Modern Robotics – mobile service robots, collaborative robots, drones and cognitive intelligence (AI), and the intersection between IoT & Robotics. The conference features leaders and experts on the robotics revolution who provide insights into market and technology trends that are creating business opportunities and changing the way we work, learn, and live. Our goal is to provide education and actionable intelligence for our attendees.

Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Media Partners


JETRO, (the Japan External Trade Organization) is a non-profit organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the world. Originally established in 1958, JETRO's core focus is to promote foreign direct investment into Japan by supporting companies expand in Japan. JETRO currently maintains 73 offices overseas and 46 offices in Japan, including the Tokyo and Osaka headquarters.

The George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center™ (EAC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is a research center that houses an energetic group of faculty, researchers, and students performing innovative research in technology, infrastructure and applications for virtual reality, visualization, and interactive technologies. The EAC mission is to apply research expertise and technology knowledge into the areas of immersive and interactive visualization applied to practical problems in industry, government, and research organizations.

VRTÜL is a virtual reality studio based in San Diego, California, uniquely staffed with world-class VR/VFX artists, creatives, and camera technicians to design custom capture solutions and manage high-end productions.

Zeality - The Next Generation of Immersive Experiences. Zeality 360° VR player is the industry’s first Immersive Media Platform for the most popular 360° virtual reality content, allowing you to socially engage through your mobile device or Google Cardboard.

Media Partners

AllThingsVR is a weekly curated newsletter that brings you the best virtual reality news, innovators and content.

We want to experience our world with more information and content where and when we need it. We can use AR for work and play. It will change the way we interact with everyday objects. We're looking to push the boundaries of the technology. Come learn with us, play with us and make cool stuff with us.

BostonVR is here to talk about, program, share, and demonstrate software, hardware, and ideas for the upcoming new wave of virtual reality. Whether you’re an avatar who spends more time in virtual worlds than the real one or someone who’s never even worn a head mounted display, you’ll find a great group of people who love VR. Each month we bring in presenters from companies who are pioneering VR technology and also feature an array of demonstrations created by our local VR developers. They can help you embark comfortably on your first VR experience or dive deep into VR design and discuss the latest news from the fast changing world of VR.

CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.

Digital Agency Network (DAN) focuses on collaboration, knowledge-sharing, business support and exploration. DAN is a global network of carefully selected, highly talented, independently operated marketing & advertising agencies with digital DNA. DAN’s mission is to support member agencies’ businesses and enhance the intelligence, expertise, reach and effectiveness of the members through knowledge sharing and collaboration. Today, there are more than 500 DAN member agencies operating in 76 cities worldwide. All member agencies are amongst the market leaders in their respective countries in terms of creativity, with an impressive portfolio of campaigns and awards.


Mind Hub is a space where entrepreneurs transform their ideas into self-sustained tech startups. At MindHub we understand that tech and business talent, intra and external entrepreneurs, tech infrastructure, strategic collaboration and contact networks integrate any innovation ecosystem for startups to succeed. For that reason, we combine all those elements in one place to support new business opportunities and startups in the tech sector. Our facilities are located strategically in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, as part of the CaliBaja Bi-National Mega- Region. This mega-region offers unique opportunities for tech business investment. There are intellectual, scientific and technological resources, an established base of experienced and skilled entrepreneurs and business people.

OC Hackerz is a 6 year old community incubator focused on Technology, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Social Impact Innovation. Our signature events are Hackathons and Makerfaires, We are part of a 10,000 + member network across the United States. Our current project can be explored at

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) mobilize business, government and civic leaders to maximize the region’s economic prosperity. EDC is a nonprofit corporation funded by more than 150 companies and public partners committed to enhancing regional prosperity. The strength of our private sector support enables us to provide our services free of charge. Our network of partners makes us most effective as we work to spur job growth across critical sectors within our economy. We serve regionally by supporting local companies, implementing programs to help retain businesses, and advocating for policies that enhance the region’s economic competitiveness. We lead efforts to bring new investment and new companies to the region. We collaborate with industry associations and partners to approach cohesively our regional issues. We market the region to highlight the region’s incredible talent and quality of life keeping them here. To learn more about the EDC and the vibrant ecosystem for innovation that exists in San Diego,

The San Diego Virtual Reality Meetup (SDVR) is open to anyone interested in virtual reality and augmented reality. Our mission is to connect and educate people in our community about VR/AR, to support local businesses and schools working with VR, and to raise local awareness about this technology. The group meets monthly to discuss new developments and possibilities opened by VR, to build technical development skills, to learn from individuals and local companies, and to network and have fun. We welcome anyone with any and all levels of knowledge and involvement in VR to join our group.

SFVRCC is a Community for Creatives who are interested in the next generation of Virtual & Augmented Reality Experiences. We bring together artists, programmers, designers, filmmakers, DIYers, engineers and any others who are interested in brainstorming, demonstrating, collaborating or just experiencing Virtual & Augmented Reality for the purpose of inspiring creativity.

Startupmanship is part of the ClassBrain network of sites, and is focus on education of startups and entrepreneurs, especially in the Orange County/SoCal region of California. There are curated articles from great thinkers around the country, as well as unique content on events, tools, and materials available to help entrepreneurship grow. Our meetup is the Startupmanship "INNOVATION MEETUP:" and our site is located at:

Virtual Reality Reporter is a community virtual reality, augmented reality. VR storytelling, 360 video and immersive technology! VRR serves you VR & AR industry related report, updates, event coverage, reviews, interviews and entertainment news!

The VR/AR Association (The VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies. is a Virtual Reality (VR) forum and blog that provides users an environment where you can ask questions related to VR and read about VR headsets, VR games and VR apps.

VRPerception helps indie developers to have some exposure on their VR projects in development.

VRTalk; Discussion forum related to everything ‘Virtual Reality’. For more information, please visit