Announcing NYC’s First Large Scale Virtual Reality Conference + Expo

    October 27, 2017 – October 28, 2017 all-day
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    655 W 34th St
    New York, NY 10001


    Emerald Expositions and NYCEDC Announce New York City’s First

    Large Scale Virtual Reality Conference + Expo

    October 27-28, 2017

    Javits Convention Center

    NYVR Will Be Largest Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality Conference + Expo on the East Coast. The NYVR Expo will coincide with the annual PhotoPlus Expo show from October 26-28, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC (The NYVR Expo will take place on October 27-28).

    Expo will Showcase Latest Technologies, Innovative Applications, and Offer Complete Interactive Visual Experience for Attendees.

    We’ve been to the PhotoPlus Expo in past years and it’s always such a treat for yours truly considering how much of a shutterbug I happen to be. Anyone with an interest in photography should in turn be interested in staying abreast of everything photographically related; and well, that’s what the PhotoPlus Expo is all about. This new item should be really something and we look forward to participating! More to come so stay tuned!

    New York — August 30, 2017 – Emerald Expositions, the largest trade show organizer in the U.S., and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced plans for the first large-scale Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality (VR/AR) conference in New York City: NYVR Expo. Emerald Expositions has been working with industry leaders in VR/AR to bring the three-day conference (October 26-28) and two-day expo (October 27, 28) to the Javits Center this fall. The NYVR Expo will be the largest VR / AR conference on the East Coast.

    During NYVR Expo, VR developers and manufacturers will have the opportunity to share their advancements in hardware and software technology and applications for gaming, healthcare, cinema, photography, real estate, tourism, hospitality, training, advertising, education and aerospace markets. In addition, developers will have the opportunity to demonstrate their innovations by participating in the Incubator Zone, a special area of the Expo dedicated to new ideas, applications, and technology in Virtual / Augmented Reality. Furthermore, a handful of Incubator Zone participants will be selected to compete in our Start-Up Competition, which will put these new companies directly in front of venture capital firms that can help to transform their businesses.

    NYVR Expo will be the premier event for VR/AR professionals, enthusiasts, and developers on the East Coast. The Expo will take place alongside PhotoPlus Expo + Conference (PPE), the largest conference and expo for photography and video in North America. Together, PPE and NYVR Expo will provide a comprehensive series of educational seminars and collection of innovative products and services for visual creatives in photography, video, and VR. Combined, both Expos are expected to attract over 20,000 industry professionals. Anyone interested in attending the NYVR Expo can register at Attendee badges for either show will permit access to NYVR Expo and PhotoPlus Expo.

    “There’s real momentum around New York City’s VR/AR ecosystem, and we’re looking to support it in every way possible,” said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “As a hub for so many sectors being disrupted by VR/AR – tech, media, real estate, and healthcare – New York City is the perfect place to convene the industry’s most innovative minds and products. Along with a City-backed Lab to support startups, research, and talent development, we’re welcoming NYVR as a signal of New York City’s growing VR/AR industry.”

    “With VR and AR impacting so many industries in the NYC region, we feel now is the time to create a centralized and concentrated expo and conference where individuals from a variety of industries can come together for 3 days of collaboration, education, and hands-on experiences,” said Mike Gangel, show director at Emerald Expo.

    Technology at NYVR Expo

    The NYVR Expo will feature the very latest in VR/AR technology from numerous manufacturers, suppliers, and VR/AR applications at the forefront of this emerging technology including founding sponsor HTC Vive. Other participants include Microsoft, Facebook 360, Blend Media, VIU.Space, Vuze Camera (Human Eyes Technology), Ricoh Theta, VR Simulators, VR Speaking, Cognitive VR, Kodak PIX Pro, GRAVR, ASA Digital and Visbit, YouVisit, and InstaLOD, to name a few.

    A variety of educational seminars, demonstrations, and presentations will be scheduled throughout the conference to provide attendees with a level of networking and learning not available on the East Coast, until now.

    “Virtual Reality technology is moving incredibly fast and creating workshops and seminars with the top names in VR tech will ensure that East Coast developers and companies have exposure to the latest innovations and education,” explains Hugh Seaton, CEO of Aquinas Training, and co-producer of the event.  DJ Smith, Organizer of the NYVR Meetup and Chief Creative Officer at The Glimpse Group, a company created to cultivate entrepreneurs in the AR/VR industry agrees that the timing is perfect and the appropriate partners are now in place.

    More information about NYVR Expo can be found on the website,

    For exhibit and sponsorship inquiries, contact Jon McLoughlin at 646-668-3746 or email [email protected]. Register to attend today at NYVR / PhotoPlus Expo.

    About Emerald Expositions

    Emerald is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with our oldest trade shows dating back over 110 years. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy over 6.7 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

    About NYVR Meetup

    NYVR Meetup is a community of people interested in the development and application of virtual reality technology. With the release of the Oculus Rift tm, VR is about to come on the scene in a big way. While immersive gaming is always on the agenda we are also interested in the business, social, and medical applications of VR. Whether you are a product developer, investor, entrepreneur or just someone interested in the rapid growth of this exciting technology, NYVR Meetup is the place to meet and connect with like-minded people.