Modern telecommunications allow people to talk to each other almost anywhere and anytime. However using audio or video conferencing is very different from face to face communication. In this talk we show how Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies can be used to create new types of conferencing experiences that overcome limitations of traditional technology. For example, AR can be used to enable remote people to see one virtual copies of another in the real world, while VR enables people to share each other’s spaces. Even more interesting, hybrid AR/VR interfaces provide new types of conferencing that moves beyond face to face communication, such as supporting different body scales, or separating face and gesture communication cues. Examples of applications in these areas will be shown from leaving research groups, and directions for future work discussed.