VRTO 2022 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality World Conference

VRTO 2022 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality World Conference

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OCAD University

100 McCaul Street

Toronto, ON M5T 1W1


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Canada's leading Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, WebXR, Virtual Production and spatial media conference and expo returns in-person!

About this event

VRTO XR World Conference & Expo 2022

Where Fresh Ideas Are Born

The award-winning, critically-acclaimed, industry insiders’ favourite show returns live to Toronto for a special 2-day event in the heart of the city.

A unique, international spatial media conference, exploring Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, programming, game developments, arts, culture and science through immersive technologies featuring in-depth training, structured networking and a world-class symposium on the evolution of a new medium.

Wed. & Thurs. July 20-21, 2022 | Toronto, ON

This conference is for you if you are curious about 3D arts, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, VR fitness, medical and health applications, tourism, videogames and narrative experiences, the "Metaverse" thing that everyone is talking about, virtual conferencing, AI-generated content, filmmaking, chatbots and virtual humans, ethics and accessibility and much more.

It is for you if are an experienced developer, game designer, neuroscientist, real estate agent, doctor, philosopher, researcher, marketer, educator, student, startup, investor, psychonaut, astronaut, astrologer, inventor, early adopter, consumer, decision-maker, journalist, VC, storyteller, content creator, human being.

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Featured discussions include the following topics:

Virtual Humans & Production | AI, GPT-3, GANs, ML, Processing, Image to Text, Computer Vision, Chatbots | Marketing, Retail, & Commerce | The Spatial Web | Immersive Game & Experience Design | Live Performance & Events in Virtual & Hybrid Worlds | The Future of Work & Play | Education, Training, Metrics & Analysis | Accessibility, Neurodiversity, Design & Communications | Health, Data Capture & Visualization | Enterprise | Law, Ethics, Privacy and much more!

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"The greatest VR conference in the world (and I've been to a few, believe me)! ~ Brett Leonard, Director - Lawnmower Man


Limited tickets at a heavily discounted price go on sale at the same time as full-priced tickets - get tickets early for deeper discounts, while supplies last!

The Workshop Pass features 2 x 1-hour deep dive sessions with global leaders in Virtual Production and Virtual Performance Arts including key members of Emmy Award winners Pixomondo and Active Replica.

Special VIP packages include the full 2-day conference pass, VIP delegates digital goodie bag, priority registration and special events entry where applicable, and access to the VIP networking lounge (a safe and secure place to meet other VIPs, chat with speakers, or do some work, with coffee and craft services) throughout the conference.

The Exhibits Hall features a variety of projects and technologies pushing the boundaries of this rapidly expanding, complex, and nuanced industry. Meet game developers, entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers, educators and artists in our interactive gallery! It will be free of charge to visit, and required an Eventbrite exhibits registration (will become available closer to the date of the event)

For additional information on events, see individual ticket descriptions.

Visit the official site for schedules, speakers and events and much more:


Join us at #VRTO2022 and learn, explore, and find inspiration that you can bring back to your community.

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"What a fabulously interesting, thought-provoking, CREATIVE experience this turned out to be. What really makes VRTO stand out is the depth of sustained interaction you get with other attendees" ~ Linda Ricci, Decahedralist Consulting


Learn about VRTO’s history at Wikipedia


  • Steve "Spaz" Williams Academy Award winner (The Mask, Jurassic Park, Spawn, Eraser)
  • Academy Award winner Dave Cardwell (SPINVFX and BrioVR - Lord of the Rings, King Kong, I, Robot)
  • Philip Rosedale (Founder - Second Life, High Fidelity)
  • Dr. Steve Mann (Father of Wearable Technology)
  • Moses Znaimer (creator Bravo, Space Channel, MuchMusic)
  • Douglas Rushkoff (internationally acclaimed author "Present Shock," "Team Human")
  • Blake Harris (best-selling author "History of the Future," "Console Wars")
  • Tipatat Chennavasin (The Venture Reality Fund)
  • Olivier Palmieri (Game Director & Director of XR Workshop Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Sarah Vick (Head of Business Development, Intel Studios
  • Kent Bye (host of the Voices of VR Podcast
  • Brett Leonard  (Director "Lawnmower Man," "Virtuosity")
  • Emmy-Award winner Christina Heller (MetaStage)
  • Sara Diamond (Immersive technology pioneer, President of OCAD University)
  • Ana Serrano (Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre)
  • Pearly Chen (Chief of Staff - HTC)
  • James Jensen (Chief Visionary Officer, The Void)
  • Emmy-Award Winners Stefan Grambert, Ryan Andall (Secret Location"Sleepy Hollow")
  • Joanna Popper (Global Head of VR Location Based Entertainment - HP
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

  • 10+ for daytime events. 19+ for industry and press invite-only evening 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

What is the refund policy?

  • No refunds, however tickets can be sold/transferred through the Eventbrite account page. Upgrades and changes can  be done for difference in cost and pending availability.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

  • You must show proof of purchase, and the name/title of the original purchaser will be checked off. It is ok if it does not match attendee name, provided the above to items are provided/available. ID and contact information will be required in the event that your name does not match 

Does each ticket need to be registered individually?

  • The Conference Pass, the Workshops, VIP bundle, and Multipass will have registered name badges. You can update the information on each ticket in your order (like name, email address, etc.) by clicking the edit link on your order on the Tickets page.  

Is there an exhibits-only pass this year?

  • No. Exhibits are free but require a wristband, or stamp, and an RSVP.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • No, save a tree if you can, however, we will need to see the ticket/proof of purchase on your digital device.

When I attempt to purchase my ticket - it asks for a TAX ID number, but it isn't being accepted, what should I do?

  • The number you enter should total 15 characters and may include letters and number (for eg. RC or RT) 

The system is not accepting my American Express credit card:

  • Please enter the 4 numbers on the front of the card (not 3 from back)

Can I use my promo code any type of ticket including Workshop, or Special Events?

  • YES! 

Is there student & educators pricing?

  • We offer a finite number of Student tickets per phase. Eligible students & teachers (school email, .edu or groups) please email for your discount code HERE or email our ticketing department directly and include your student ID or .edu email. These are granted on a case-by-case basis and as supply allows.

I have a promo/discount/coupon code, how do I apply?

  • Below the ticket types is text ("Enter promotional code") which brings up a box to enter a code, enter here & press "Apply" button. On the mobile site it is at the top, on the app & desktop site it is below
  • Promo code on Mobile Devices

Will there Be an Online Conference / Can I attend online?

  • Yes and no. There is no dedicated streaming conference. However, conference attendees will get exclusive access to the show's private Discord server for networking, scheduling, and auxiliary resources.
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