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San Francisco, California, United States
25 - 27 January 2021
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Invited Talks From AR, VR, and MR Industry Experts

Hear from the leading experts in the field of AR VR MR at the 2020 Conference

2021 Industry Talks
The current Covid-19 pandemic situation emphasizes today more than ever the need for better communication tools and AR, VR and MR have the potential to revolutionize how we communicate, work, learn, shop, get entertained in the near future, and help us adapt to the new norm in our post Covid-19 lives, both privately and professionally.

In January, get the latest insights from the biggest names in the tech industry and up-and-coming XR companies. These are the two most important days of the year for AR/VR hardware—especially in our new way of life. Be safe.

2020 Presentations
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Monday Invited Industry Talks and Panels

TimeSpeakerPresentation
8:30 AM Bernard Kress
Microsoft HoloLens
Opening address
8:50 AM Omkaram Nalamasu
Applied Materials
Innovations in Materials Engineering for Enabling the AR Industry
9:10 AM Edgar Auslander
Facebook
Perspectives on the Role of AI in AR and VR
9:30 AM Gordon Wetzstein
Stanford University
Computational Eyeglasses and Near-eye Displays with Focus Cues
9:50 AM Ilmars Osmanis
LightSpace Technologies
Multi Focal Near Eye AR Display Architecture to Solve the Vergence-accomodation Problem
10:10 AM Kevin Zhong
DreamWorld Vision
Laser Safety Considerations in Laser-related Head Mounted Displays
10:30 AM Marty Banks
Berkeley
Are Leads and Lags of Accommodation Real?
10:50 AM Jonghyun Kim
Nvidia
ModulAR: AR-convertible Prescription Glasses
11:10 AM Nataliya Kosmyna
MIT
AttentivU: A Wearable Pair of EEG and EOG Glasses for Real-Time Physiological Processing
11:30 AM Darran Milne
VividQ
Unlocking the Key Technical Drivers Needed to Advance AR Consumer Wearables
Tom Emrich
MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY  |  11:50 AM to 12:30 PM
What is the Potential Market for the AR, VR Industry?

Tom Emrich
8th Wall, AR/Wearables Pioneer

TimeSpeakerPresentation
12:35 PM Mikio Iwamura
NTT Docomo
A New Paradigm Begins with 5G and XR
12:55 PM Stefan Alexander
North
Smartglasses vs Mixed Reality: Hardware, Use Cases, and Convergence
1:15 PM Chi Xu
nreal
Coming soon
1:35 PM Kai Jens Ströder
tooz technologies
Are Consumers Ready for Smart AR Glasses Mass Adoption?
1:55 PM Hiroshi Mukawa
SONY
Latency Compensation for Optical See-through AR Headsets
2:15 PM Michael Klug
Magic Leap
Optical needs and challenges for emerging Spatial Computing applications
2:35 PM Stan Larroque
Lynx
Lynx: First Standalone Device for Video See-through Mixed Reality
2:55 PM David Fattal
LEIA
The Beauty of Lightfields
3:15 PM Nigel Burton
Realmax 
Using Augmented Reality Glasses in Multi-User Shared Experiences
3:35 PM Robert Schultz
Vuzix
Exceeding Expectations in AR Design
3:55 PM Eugene Panich
Almalence
Achieving Eye-clean Visual Fidelity: How Eye Tracking and Digital Lens Correction Enable a Breakthrough in VR/AR HMD Picture Clarity
4:15 PM Ed Tang
Avegant
Foveation is Coming
4:35 PM Osku Sahlsten
Varjo
Immersive Mixed Reality
4:55 PM Doug Lanman
Facebook Reality Labs
Display Systems Research at Facebook Reality Labs
5:15 PM Mark Bolas
Microsoft
Design to Immersion
Svetlana Samoilova
MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY  |  5:35 to 6:20 PM
How do we Build the AR, VR World with Hardware?

Svetlana Samoilova
NewSight Reality

Reception to follow - Moscone West Lobby

Tuesday Invited Industry Talks and Panels

TimeSpeakerPresentation
8:30 AM Bernard Kress
Microsoft HoloLens
Opening address
Award Presentation Pablo Benitez
LIMBAK
SPIE A. E. Conrady Award in Optical Engineering
8:50 AM Mikihiko Sano
AGC
High Refractive Index Glass Substrates and Optical Components for AR/MR Devices
9:10 AM Xavier Lafosse
Corning
High-Index Glass Substrates for Augmented Reality Displays
9:30 AM Rüdiger Sprengard
SCHOTT
Guiding and Harnessing Light: High Index Waveguides and Optical Materials Enabling AR Devices
9:50 AM Thomas Glinsner
EV Group
Enabling High Volume Manufacturing for AR Applications Using Nanoimprint Lithography
10:10 AM Donna Qin
HOYA
HOYA's Solutions for Wave-guide Related Market
10:30 AM Jerry Carollo
Google
HMD Optical Architectures: "Avoiding the Cliff"
10:50 AM Antti Sunnari
Dispelix
Mass-manufacturable diffractive waveguide displays for AR and MR
11:10 AM Phil Greenhalgh
WaveOptics
Diffractive and Reflective Waveguides: A Game of Trade-Offs
Christina Ingwalson
TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY  |  11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
What It’s Like to be a Start-Up in 2020

Christina Ingwalson
Health Scholars

TimeSpeakerPresentation
12:25 PM Igino Padovani
BOSCH
Smartglasses – How the puzzle fits together
12:45 PM Harry Atwater
California Institute of Technology
Electronically Tunable Metasurfaces for Reconfigurable Wavefront Control
1:05 PM Soon-gi Park
LetinAR
PinMR: From Concept to Reality
1:25 PM Jonathan Waldern
DigiLens
Electro-Optic Photopolymer Waveguide Technology for Compact Wide Field of View MR Glasses
1:45 PM Yu Zheng
LingXi AR
Perspectives on Microdisplay Technology in AR Waveguide Optical Solutions
2:05 PM Hakan Urey
CY Vision
Computational Holographic Displays for AR Glasses and AR-HUDs
2:25 PM Rich Madison
Thales Visionix
Head Tracking for Roving AR
2:45 PM Ronald Azuma
Intel
Progress in occlusion and FOV
3:05 PM Caitlin (CK) Kalinowski
Facebook
Design Principles for Building VR—Translating Optics and Sensor Technologies into Products Consumers Love
3:25 PM Kelly Peng
Kura AR
Gallium: High-performance AR Through Multi-disciplinary Inventions on Displays, Optics, and More
3:45 PM Marcus Duelk
EXALOS
Progress on RGB Superluminescent LEDs for AR/MR Display Applications
4:05 PM Vincent Lee
Lumiode
Lumiode: Ultra high brightness Micro-LED Displays for AR/MR
4:25 PM Srinivasa Banna
Lumileds
MicroLED Technology for AR/VR Displays
4:45 PM Mike Stover
Jasper Display
JDC Paving the Way for MicroLED Microdisplays to Get to Market
5:05 PM Mike Browne
SA Photonics
Spec-ifying the future of XR systems
Brian Schowengerdt
TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY  |  5:25 to 6:10 PM
Micro-LEDs: The Hot, New, Vital Building Blocks of AR, VR

Brian Schowengerdt
Co-founder of Magic Leap

Reception to follow - Moscone West Lobby

2020 Invited Speakers

Bernard Kress Tom Emrich Michael Klug
Bernard Kress
Microsoft HoloLens
Tom Emrich
8th Wall, AR/Wearables Pioneer
Michael Klug
Magic Leap
Edgar Auslander Mary Lou Jepsen Marty Banks
Edgar Auslander
Facebook
Mary Lou Jepsen
Openwater
Marty Banks
UC Berkeley
Nataliya Kosmyna Brian Schowengerdt Antti Sunnari
Nataliya Kosmyna
MIT
Brian Schowengerdt
Magic Leap
Antti Sunnari
Dispelix
Doug Lanman Christophe Peroz, Magic Leap Aleksandra Pedraszewska
Doug Lanman
Facebook Reality Labs
Christophe Peroz
Magic Leap
Aleksandra Pedraszewska
VividQ
Darran Milne Ed Tang Hiroshi Mukawa
Darran Milne  
VividQ
Ed Tang  
Avegant
Hiroshi Mukawa
SONY
Osku Sahlsten Chi Xu Harry Atwater
Osku Sahlsten
Varjo
Harry Atwater
California Institute of Technology
Chi Xu
nreal
Caitlin (CK) Kalinowski Mikio Iwamura Ronald Azuma
Caitlin (CK) Kalinowski
Facebook VR Hardware
Mikio Iwamura
NTT Docomo
Ronald Azuma
Intel
Phil Greenhalgh Donna Qin Jonathan Waldern
Phil Greenhalgh 
Wave Optics
Donna Qin
Hoya
Jonathan Waldern
DigiLens
Yu Zheng Svetlana Samoilova Thomas Glinsner
Yu Zheng
LingXi AR
Svetlana Samoilova
NewSight Reality/Micrososft HoloLens
Thomas Glinsner
EV Group
Eugene Panich Robert Schultz Jonghyun Kim
Eugene Panich
Almalence
Robert Schultz
Vuzix
Jonghyun Kim
Nvidia
Marcus Duelk Kelly Peng Zhangyi Zhong
Marcus Duelk
Exalos
Kelly Peng
Kura AR
Zhangyi Zhong
DreamWorld Vision
Stan Larroque Mike Stover Rich Madison
Stan Larroque
Lynx
Mike Stover
Jasper Display
Rich Madison
Thales Visionix
Mike Browne Xavier Lafosse Ilmars Osmanis
Mike Browne
SA Photonics
Xavier Lafosse
Corning
Ilmars Osmanis
LightSpace Technologies
Ruediger Sprengard Nigel Burton Kai Jens Ströder
Rüdiger Sprengard 
SCHOTT
Nigel Burton
Realmax
Kai Jens Ströder
tooz technologies
Omkaram Nalamasu Soon-gi Park Gordon Wetzstein
Omkaram Nalamasu
Applied Ventures
Soon-gi Park
LetinAR
Gordon Wetzstein
Stanford University
Srinivasa Banna Hakan Urey Vincent Lee
Srinivasa Banna
Lumileds
Hakan Urey
CY Vision
Vincent Lee
Lumiode
Stefan Alexander Jeri Ellsworth, CEO of TiltFive John Haddick
Stefan Alexander
North
Jeri Ellsworth
TiltFive
John Haddick
Lenovo consultant
Christina Ingwalson Joe Connolly Marryam Chaudry
Christina Ingwalson
Health Scholars
Joe Connolly
Sketchbox
Marryam Chaudry
XR2Lead
Yochay Danziger Jeff Meador Igino Padovani
Yochay Danziger
Lumus
Jeff Meador
JMXR.pro
Igino Padovani
BOSCH
Amy Hendrick Mikihiko Sano Paul Greco
Amy Hedrick
CleanBox Technology
Mikihiko Sano
AGC
Paul Greco
Magic Leap
John Ludwig Silka Miesnieks Amy Peck
John Ludwig
HP
Silka Miesnieks
Adobe
Amy Peck
HTC Vive
Mark Bolas
Mark Bolas
Microsoft