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SPIE AR, VR, MR hightlights

A look back at February 2020
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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What people are saying.....

Who said it? HTC, Facebook, and Others

The who's who of AR, VR, MR are coming to this conference.

Om Nalamasu, CTO, Applied Materials

What is the next big device that has a big impact on humanity.

Bernard Kress, Microsoft Hololens

This is the perfect ecosystem to grow XR hardware.

Christophe Peroz, Magic Leap

We are preparing the next technological revolution.

Xavier Lafosse, Corning Advanced Optics

This event is a snapshot of where we are today.

Stefan Alexander, North

Everyone we know, and all our suppliers, are here.

Key speakers making headlines and forecasting the future

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

Tom Emrich

Modearted by 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.

Panel: What It’s Like to Be a XR Start-Up in 2020

Christina Ingwalson

Modearted by Christina Ingwalson
VP at Health Scholars

Six executive will share their secrets on how they developed successful new companies in the XR industry.

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.

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!  

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