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Keynote Speakers and Participating Companies Revealed for Virtual Reality 20/20

Taking place next week is the Virtual Reality 20/20 summit in New York City. The event will feature virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies and professionals from across the world, and today organiser NYC Television & Video Week has announced the list of keynote speakers, panelists and participating companies.

The one day summit’s opening keynote ‘The Future Has Arrived’ will be hosted by Nick DiCarlo, VP, Immersive Products and Virtual Reality, Samsung Electronics America.  While the second, afternoon storytelling keynote session will feature Jane Rosenthal, executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises, in conversation with the co-founders of Baobab Studios, Maureen Fan and Eric Darnell.

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The rest of the day will be filled with topics featuring perspectives from Comcast Ventures, Time Warner Investments, Intel Capital, Alcatel, VOKE, HTC, Pepsi Beverages North America, Hulu, CNN, Disney | ABC Television Group, ESPN, Fox Sports, IMAX, National Basketball Association, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc., The New York Times Company, Red Bull Media House, Taco Bell, NVIDIA, First Round Capital, GoPro, MaxPlay, Avegant, Time Inc., Condé Nast Entertainment, Felix & Paul Studios, STRIVR, NextVR, Selhurst Media Ventures, Refinery29, Deep Focus, Luma Partners, Smithsonian Media, Specular Theory, Sketchfab, and Surgical Theater, among many others.

“2016 represents a tipping point for virtual and augmented reality,” says Greg Kahn of GK Digital Media who is executive producing the event. “VR/AR is poised to have significant business, creative and educational implications. New York City is the ideal place to gather so many thought-leaders and practitioners who will accelerate the adoption of VR/AR technologies.”

Tickets are still available for Virtual Reality 20/20 with early bird prices finishing today. Early bird tickets cost $599 USD while the standard price from tomorrow will be $699. For further info on the speakers and panels at the summit head to the official website, and for any further announcements, keep reading VRFocus.