Last updated April 13, 2017

Conferences provide the opportunity to assemble like-minded people together to share and disseminate knowledge and ideas. They provide a place for people to meet face to face and learn about what each other are doing and thinking through formal presentation and informal dialog. They serve as a catalyst for ideas to recombinate and minds to meld and often result in the advancement of research or commercialization.

There are a number of conferences around the world that are focused on different aspects of Augmented Reality. The number of events and their far flung locations point to the fact that AR is truly a global phenomenon. Some of these are commercially oriented, some are scientific while others are focused on the social aspects of the technology. I have listed conferences that are either centered on augmented reality or feature AR prominently in their program. In my research I found that there are many other conferences that are adding sessions and topics on augmented reality in order to introduce their audiences to the future of what’s to come within the context of their respective industries and disciplines. These conferences where AR is a merely tangential topic are not listed here. All in this list are known to be currently active. Read More →

In my previous two posts I explored the definition of augmented reality then discussed its place in the context of related technologies. In this post I will be covering important technological concepts in computing that provide an even broader context for AR. These are technologies that must be in place for the true potential of AR to come to fruition. I will not be covering the specific hardware and software that goes into rendering AR here, but rather exploring the infrastructure that will co-evolve with AR in order to deliver extraordinary transformation to society. These technologies all exist today at various levels of maturity, but have yet to be woven together into a cohesive and seamless fabric. This accounting is by no means exhaustive, feel free to leave comments about others that belong here. Read More →