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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019
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Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Conference 2019

Speakers and schedule for the 2019 AR VR MR Conference

AR VR MR Conference at Photonics West 2019
Join us at the second annual AR VR MR Conference, featuring must-see presentations and demonstrations from the biggest names in consumer electronics and up-and-coming XR companies.

This two-day event includes invited talks, panel discussion, headset demonstrations, a student design challenge, and the opportunity to network with leading companies looking for talent.

Thank you for joining us! See you next year.

Conference Dates
3 - 4 February 2019

Moscone, Exhibit Level

Live next week

Attend two days of exciting programs and events

Talks + Speakers


Hear from industry experts in AR VR MR research and development.

Talks + Speakers
See the latest gear, find a job, network and connect


Meet with the most influential tech companies working in AR, VR, MR, and optics.

Demos + Expo
2019 Optical Design Challenge


Pitch your great idea in the Student Optical Design Challenge.

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Opportunities to learn from – and network with – industry experts

Take a course from Bernard Kress

Take a Course
Learn from industry experts. Courses include Design Techniques and Applications, Optical Technologies and Architectures for VR, AR, MR HMDs, Introduction to VR, AR, MR and Smart Eyewear, Designing and Specifying Digital Cameras, and HMD Requirements and Designs for AR. See the full list

VIP Room

Network and Connect
Come to the Company zone to meet with the biggest names in consumer electronics and up-and-coming XR companies. Whether you are looking for a job or want talk about the next research developments, this is the place you want to be.

See what happened at last year’s conference

See the photos from 2018

The 2018 event was a huge success. Join us at the second annual AR VR MR Conference, as we expand our program and feature even more must-see presentations and demonstrations from the biggest names. View the 2018 photo gallery.

A powerful and important two-day event

Bernard Kress, Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft HoloLens

The 2018 event was the largest event in AR/VR hardware, especially for optical architectures (optics, displays and sensors)—one of the main challenges for next generation AR/VR headsets.”
- Bernard Kress, Microsoft HoloLens

Thanks to the following sponsors

Microsoft Hololens Google Amazon Optimax
Huawei Gamma Scientific
Almalence Lemnis Technologies LightSpace Technologies Synopsys
Vuzix Syglass SCHOTT Applied Materials
Zemax Carl Zeiss LightTrans Aquitaine Science Transfer

Participating companies

Microsoft, Google,  Amazon, Facebook, Huawei, and more.