Last week saw the second annual Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference & Expo (SVVR 2015), which gathered over 1,400 professionals on May 18th and 19th at the San Jose Convention Center. SVVR 2015 held a number of panels featuring many high profile virtual reality (VR) personalities as well as and exhibition hall with over 90 software and hardware manufacturers.
>SVVR 2015 was over 3 times larger than last year’s SVVR Conference & Expo, which drew 400 attendees at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. These participants watched speaker session and panels covering a wide variety of topics, including a speaker session from Valve’s Joe Ludwig and a ’60-Second Pitch’ panel.
“The resurgence of virtual reality was driven from the bottom-up by the passionate community of developers and visionaries. It’s imperative for the long-term health of this industry that there is an annual conference that prioritizes the concerns and needs of that community. As the first, largest, and longest running grassroots VR community, SVVR is committed to filling that role,” said SVVR founder, Karl Krantz.
What began two years ago as an informal meetup of virtual reality developers and enthusiast has quickly grown into the world’s largest professional conference for the emerging consumer VR industry. Founded in 2013, SVVR has hosted over 20 sold-out events for VR community in the San Francisco Bay Area including monthly meetups in addition to the annual SVVR Conference & Expo. VRFocus was in attendance at SVVR 2015, and you can find plenty of coverage in the event archive.