For the past two years the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) meetup has proved to be one of the leading gatherings for the VR community, with developers and enthusiasts meeting to discuss the latest advancements with the technology. Then, in May 2014, the group held the first SVVR Conference & Expo at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, USA. As expected, the event will be returning in 2015, albeit on a much larger scale than organisers Karl Krantz and Nana Usui’s previous shows.
As Road to VR reports, SVVR Conference & Expo will be taking place at the San Jose Convention Center in 18th and 19th May 2015. This time the organisers hope to gather some 1,200 VR developers and fans with around 100 VR stands showcasing new hardware and content on the show floor. Tickets are yet to go on sale, although Krantza and Usui hope to offer two tiers, with the lower option being much cheaper than it was in 2014, opening up the event to a wider range of people. For comparison, last year’s event saw 400 attendees with 35 exhibitors.
It’s certainly encouraging to see the conference expand. Specific details about just what will be on show are yet to be revealed, although a wide range of developers and companies took their latest work to the event last year, while Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator Palmer Luckey even made an apperance, offering VRFocus an in-depth interview about his work in VR to that date. No doubt that this year’s show will prove to be even more fruitful with VR getting closer to the consumer market.
VRFocus will continue to follow SVVR Conference & Expo 2015, reporting back with any further updates.