The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is hosting its flagship event, the VR/AR Global Summit, at the Parq Vancouver on November 1st and 2nd.

This world-class conference and expo will welcome 1,000+ executives, 120+ speakers and 50+ exhibitors from leading companies like Lenovo, Niantic, Microsoft, and Viacom.

With over 230 companies active in VR/AR, Vancouver is the 2nd largest immersive ecosystem in the world.

Summit organizers are bringing in global speakers who will deliver compelling insights on the current state and future of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality and its impact on specific industries such as enterprise, education, defence, entertainment and healthcare.

“VR/AR may seem like just a game to some, but in reality, it is having an impact on almost every area of our lives, allowing us to engage with our environment on an entirely new level. This technology has now been used in everything from Viacom’s groundbreaking AR Show for Missy Elliott’s MTV Vanguard! Award to the US Military’s cultural sensitivity training for overseeing troops,” said Nathan Pettyjohn, Founder and President of the VR/AR Association.

“The world-class group that will come together in Vancouver shows how diverse and boundary-pushing the industry is becoming – any company in VR or AR tech that has their sights set on growth should be at the event ready to collaborate and share their ideas.”

Undeterred by stats that say significantly less women have tried VR compared to men, the VRARA is pushing inclusiveness with a speaker lineup that is split almost equally between men and women. To mark this commitment, Co-Chairs, Anne-Marie Enns and Sophia Moshada will launch the VRARA Women’s Committee at this year’s summit.

The event, which will feature two days of workshops, panels, keynote presentations, demonstrations, exhibits and more, aims to not only educate attendees on the far-reaching practical applications of VR/AR but also explore the newest trends and creative expressions that are possible with these technologies.

Check out the complete list of speakers here and purchase tickets online.