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Moscone West
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 4 February 2020
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See what happened at the #1 event for XR hardware

SPIE AR, VR, MR hightlights

It all happened last week
The SPIE AR, VR, MR Conference features must-see presentations and demonstrations from the biggest names in consumer electronics and up-and-coming XR companies. Between these top speakers, head-set demos, technical presentations, and more—it is a busy few days in San Francisco.

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2020 Final Program
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Top 7 things from the 2020 conference

It was a busy conference, with a new format, more sessions, and 3 full days. These top things were exciting to see and do while at the #1 event for XR hardware.

7. A course from Bernard Kress on digital micro-optics
6. Co-founder of Magic Leap moderated a panel about uLEDs
5. A panel on potential markets moderated by Tom Emrich
4. Demos of the latest virtual reality hardware
3. Recent developments in optical architectures for displays and sensing
2. 45 Invited Speakers  
1. It's going to happen again in 2021, but with breaks!  

Key speakers making headlines

SPIE AR, VR, MR features the biggest names in consumer electronics and up-and-coming XR companies addressing important topics—from optical displays to system intregration. However, the industry talks are not the only presentations we are excited about in the 2020 program. Make sure to get these must-see speakers on your calendar early and be on the lookout for other interesting presentations as you browse the 2020 program. 

Panel Moderator: What is the Potential Market for AR, VR Industry?

Tom Emrich

Tom Emrich
8th Wall, VP of Product

Tom Emrich is sometimes called the “man from the future”, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading thought leaders and influencers in AR, VR and wearable technology. Listen to the May 2019 interview where he speaks about Perceptual Computing and Human Evolution on The AR Show.

Industry Talks: Invited Speaker

Nataliya Kosmyna

Nataliya Kos'myna

Read the Q&A with Nataliya Kos'myna, Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT Media Lab in this August 2019 article where she shares how she became interested in AI, who has had an impact on her work, and what her hopes for the impact of her work.

Special Event: Smart Goggles for Swimming: Bringing AR into the Water

Reynald Hoskinson

Reynald Hoskinson
VP Technology at FORM

Read the CNET article from September 2019 introducing smart swim goggles, the activity tracker made explicitly for swimmers.

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