Our AWEsome Program

AWE is back for its 9th year in the USA in Santa Clara on May 30-June 1, 2018 and this year’s event will illustrate why every organization, startup, and investor must get into XR (short for AR, VR, MR) or be left behind.

The AWE USA 2018 stage will showcase speakers, startups and organizations who are already using AR & VR to drive economic growth, encourage empathy and collaboration, democratize healthcare and education, and change the world.

It’s time to GO XR or GO HOME.

3 Days 6 Tracks

Inspire
Keynote talks from thought leaders, pioneers and luminaries on how XR is changing the world
Develop
Developer workshops on the latest hardware, tools and SDKs to develop for XR platforms
Design
Lectures and discussions on new user interfaces and design thinking unique to XR
Work
Enterprise use cases and discussions on how to implement XR into your business to realize ROI
Life
Presentations exploring how XR is changing how we shop, play and live our lives
Startup Pitches
Pitches from top XR startups who are currently fundraising

Hot Topics to Expect at AWE

XR + Blockchain

WebXR

The AR Cloud

Diversity & Inclusion

in XR

XR + AI

The Role of 5G in XR

Smart glasses & HMDs

HCI, BCI & Affective Computing

XR & the Future of Vehicles

Investments in XR

Featured Speakers

Jay-Wright

Jay Wright
President
Vuforia, PTC

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Cathy Hackl
Co-author of Marketing New Realities & Atlanta VR Evangelist
HTC Vive

Greg Gewickey

Greg Gewickey
VP, Emerging Technology
Warner Bros.

Tish Shute

Tish Shute
Director AR/VR Corporate Technology Strategy
Huawei

Richard Marks

Richard Marks
Research Fellow
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sung-Hoon-Hong

Sung-Hoon Hong
Vice President
Samsung

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Silka Miesnieks
Head of Design Lab
Adobe

Shelley Peterson

Shelley Peterson
Emerging Technologies Lead
Lockheed Martin

Jeremiah Scott

Jeremiah Scott
APEX Team Lead
Boeing

Heidi Buck

Heidi Buck
Director, US Navy's Mixed Reality Lab, USN
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific




Helpful Information



AWE USA 2018 Event Hours

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Conference Hours: 9am–6pm
Reception: 6pm–9pm, Hyatt Pool

*NOTE: NO Expo on Wednesday, Expo opens Thursday

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018  
Conference Hours: 9am–5pm
Expo Halls ABC: 11am–5pm 
AWE Playground (Hall D): 12pm–5pm
AWE Happy Hour: 5:30pm–7pm
Auggie Awards: 7pm–8pm
AWE After Party sponsored by DAQRI: 8:30pm–11pm, The Corinthian Ballroom (off site)

 

Friday, June 1, 2018
Conference Hours: 9am–5pm
Expo Halls A, B, C & AWE Playground: 10am–3pm 


Food & Beverage

Food and beverages are available for purchase at multiple outlets throughout AWE.