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W3C Workshop on Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards

Building on past W3C workshops on accessible standards and on VR, this workshop seeks to bring principles of inclusive design to web-based XR. The workshop will share existing inclusive XR solutions, identify accessibility gaps, and explore ways touse existing technologies and standards to close those gaps, making web XR more inclusive for everyone. The workshop will be held on Nov 5-6 2019 in Seattle, WA.

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Nov 5-6 2019

The Latest XR Accessibility Findings- Thomas Logan 

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC welcomes Equal Entry CEO Thomas Logan for a talk on making XR technologies accessible. The talk builds on findings from the W3C Workshop on Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards, and will cover user accessibility needs, key principles of design for accessible, and lessons from existing XR prototypes.

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Nov 12 2019

Deadline for IEEE VR Conference Track Submissions

November 16 is the abstract submission deadline for the 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces. Accepted papers are published in the conference proceedings. The conference will be held on April 22-26, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

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Nov 16


Deadline for SXSW 2020 Registration

November 22 is the deadline to register for SXSW 2020, to be held in Austin, TX on March 13-22, 2020. 

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Nov 22


CES - Consumer Electronics Show

CES, organized by the Consumer Technology Association, is the premier industry event for new technologies, including XR and other forms of immersive entertainment. This year's conference will take place on January 7-10 in Las Vegas.

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Jan 7-10 2020

Ethical XR Symposium

The Ethical XR Symposium, held at Florida Atlantic University, will raise and discuss ethically driven concerns regarding the design, construction, and use of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies. Practitioners, developers, scholars, and others with a stake in XR are all welcome to attend.

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Feb 21 2020

CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is the premier assistive technology conference. The conference includes workshops, presentations, and exhibits showcasing research and products that focus on accessibility. This year's conference will take place on March 9-13 in Northridge, CA.

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Mar 9-13 2020

ARV 360 Show & Conference

The AR & VR Show and associated conference bring together industry delegates and speakers for debates, presentations, and product demos. This year's event will take place on March 10-11 in London.

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Mar 10-11 2020

Game Developers Conference

The GDC brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry. The event includes lectures and panels, an expo, and networking opportunities. This year's conference will take place on March 16-20 in San Francisco, CA.

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Mar 16-20 2020

IEEE VR Conference

The IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR) is the premier international event for the presentation of research results in the broad area of virtual reality. The conference presents groundbreaking research and accomplishments by VR pioneers: scientists, engineers, designers, and artists, paving the way for the future. This year's conference will take place on March 22-26 in Atlanta, GA.

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Mar 22-26 2020

ARVR Innovate

The ARVR Innovate Conference and Expo features industry speakers and an expo of new technologies. The 2020 event will take place in Dublin on May 14.

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May 14 2020

ACM IMX 2020

The ACM Conference on Immersive Media Experiences (TVX/IMX 2020) welcomes international researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, from human-computer interaction, multimedia engineering, design, media studies, and psychology. The conference will be held from June 17-19, 2020 in Barcelona.

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Jun 17-19 2020