If you’ve been following VR for a while then you’ll likely recognise Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) as one of the original events designed to evangelise and promote the technology, starting out as a small meetup for enthusiasts and steadily growing into a massive conference that gathers industry figureheads under one roof. This year’s SVVR Expo is right around the corner, running from March 29th – 31st at the San Jose Convention Center, and you can get a discounted ticket right here.
This year’s show is sponsored by the likes of Oculus, HTC’s Viveport, and Unity. Keynote speakers include Nonny de la Peña, known to many as the godmother of VR for her early work in VR journalism, produced before anyone had even heard of the phrase Oculus Rift. Attendees will also hear from Tony Parisi, currently busy heading up VR and AR at Unity,Kent Bye, host of long-time VR interview series Voices of VR, and Rikard Steiber, SVP of VR at HTC.
The conference itself features a huge amount of speakers, including Philip Rosedale from High Fidelity. Topics are going to include everything from improving VR education to updates on the OSVR platform and more. There’s also an expo floor where you’ll be able to go hands on with the latest offerings from the likes of AltspaceVR, Cubicle Ninjas, High Fidelity, and even Oculus itself.
We’ve teamed up with SVVR to offer full conference passes for $450, which is $200 off the usual price, or an Expo pass for $99, which is $50 off too. Just enter the code UPLOAD@SVVR2017 at the checkout and, hey presto, you’ll be inside the conference at a fraction of the price.