Posted on 26 January 2017



LET’S GET VIRTUAL this May 5-7 with CVR 2017! Our second annual international conference and expo is taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre with 3x the space as last year! This means more demos, more speakers, and more fun!




Friday, May 5th will be Industry Day - dedicated to the VR/AR professionals. There will be speakers, exhibitors, product launches, demos, B2B matchmaking, and special events.


Does NASA, Ford Motor Company, and The Rogue Initiative sound familiar? Click here for our first round of speakers incase you missed it!

Introducing new speakers:

Aimee Schier - Executive Creative Director - CNN Digital
Aimee Herr Schier is an Emmy Award-winning Executive Creative Director and Designer. Notably, Schier led a team from CNN editorial, design and product to create a game-changing mobile-first, multimedia channel for Snapchat Discover. As well as the product design for the CNN experience on Google Daydream VR.

Ryan Peterson – CEO - Finger Foods Studios
Finger Food’s resident futurist, Ryan Peterson is their rocket fuel. His business development expertise and leadership skills led Finger Food to pivot from a video game company to a world-class technology company.

E. McNeill – Indie Game Designer
E McNeill is a solo indie game designer from San Diego. He is the creator of the award-winning VR games Darknet, Tactera, and Skylight. He is also the designer of the hit mobile game Auralux and its sequel, Auralux: Constellations.

Alan Smithson – Co-Founder & CEO - MetaVRse
Alan Smithson is an entrepreneur and investor who has always been on the cutting edge of emerging technologies. His latest endeavor as Co-Founder & CEO of MetaVRse has entered him into the world of virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Denny Unger – CEO & Creative Director - Cloudhead Games
Denny is a VR pioneer/designer, spearheading the critically acclaimed “The Gallery: Call of the Starseed” launch title for the HTC Vive. With consultation credits including Valve, HTC, Oculus VR and 20th Century Fox.

Speaker lineup also includes these awesome people:

Brian Roth – VP Sales - Immersv
Masaru “Nogi” Ohnogi – Head of Global Business Development – gumi Inc.
Chad Eikhoff – CEO & Founder - Trick 3D
Eric Hine – Executive Producer – Archiact
Timothy Porter – Co-Founder – Underminer Studios

… and more to come! Learn about our speakers’ stories HERE.

Topics and panels at the conference will include: The Growing and Dynamic VR/AR/MR Ecosystem in BC, Investing in the VR/AR/MR Industry, Ethics in VR and Design, Storytelling in New Mediums, and more!


Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7 will be the consumer expo days - dedicated to anyone interested in trying out the latest technology. Attendees can experience the best games, experiences, and films that VR/AR/MR has to offer. Demos will be showcased on the latest hardware such as the Playstation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and many others. Full exhibitor list will be released shortly so stay tuned!

Don’t miss out on Canada’s biggest virtual reality conference and expo. Let’s get virtual with CVR 2017 and buy your tickets now.

I want the inside scoop on Archiact
and their games!