NASA, Luxottica, Audi, Lowe's, Shazam, Hundreds More to Reveal How AR + VR Will Change the World at 8th Annual AWE

The World's Largest AR + VR conference issues call for nominations for the Auggie Awards to honor the "Best of the Best" in the industry

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —  AWE (Augmented World Expo) is proud to unveil an unparalleled speaker and exhibitor roster for its eighth annual conference, reflecting the maturity of the augmented and virtual reality ecosystem. This year the agenda includes both the major tech companies creating AR + VR platforms and the Fortune 500 brands that are using these technologies to transform the way they do interact with customers and do business entirely.

The event, to take place May 31-June 2 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, will showcase 200 exhibitors spearheading the widespread embrace of these technologies by companies in industries including manufacturing, training, transportation, retail, healthcare, aerospace, entertainment and more.

AWE 2017 will also spotlight organizations who are using AR and VR for good - to drive economic growth, encourage empathy and collaboration, increase access to healthcare and knowledge and promote sustainability in the world.

"AR and VR are officially on their way to going mainstream and are no longer only the domain of tech companies," explains Ori Inbar, founder and producer of AWE. "This year organizations like the United States Olympic Committee, NASA, Wayfair, Technicolor, Bosch, Boeing, 3M and Lowe's will showcase how AR & VR solutions are changing their business. AWE 2017 is the place to be to see it all!"

The remarkable lineup of 250 speakers and exhibitors also includes iconic brands such as Epson, Google, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia, Oculus, Qualcomm, Samsung and Sony.

Plus, the hottest and most cutting-edge companies will be showcasing AR and VR innovations that simply cannot be seen anywhere else - including Atheer, CN2,, Kopin, Meta, ODG, PTC Vuforia, RE'FLEKT, Scope AR, twnkls, Unity, Wikitude, Zappar and many more.

For the complete list of sponsors and exhibitors, please go here and for a complete list of speakers, please go here.

In search for the best-of-the-best in AR & VR with the Auggie Awards

Each year, companies big and small pave the way for the continued success of AR and VR through unexpected innovations. The coveted Auggie Awards have recognized these contributions annually since 2010. Now in its 8th year, the Auggies continue to showcase the best-of-the-best.

The winners of the Auggie Awards will be presented with a prestigious Auggie Award on stage at the Auggie Awards Ceremony at AWE USA 2017 on June 1, 2017 along with industry recognition as being best-in-class within each category of achievement.

Nominations may be submitted here.

More about Augmented World Expo
AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the largest AR+VR conference and expo showcasing technologies which are augmenting our human capabilities, turning ordinary experiences into the extraordinary and empowering people to be better at anything they do in work and life: Superpowers to the People. AWE USA 2017 will feature over 250 speakers and 200 exhibitors leading the charge in augmented and virtual reality. Join over PTC attendees to explore over 100,000 square feet of cutting-edge demonstrations.

For more information and to register to attend, please visit Journalists can request a complimentary press pass to Augmented Reality Expo 2017 by emailing Email Contact.

Please follow Augmented World Expo on twitter at @ARealityEvent and #AWE2017.

More about

AWE is produced by AugmentedReality.ORG a 501 (c) (6) non-profit organization. All profits are reinvested in AR.ORG's services. Its mission is to Advance Augmented Reality to Advance Humanity. It's Goal: 1 billion active users of AR by 2020. facilitates and catalyzes the global and regional transformation of the AR industry by

  • Educating and boosting awareness about the real power of AR
  • Connecting the best talent around the world with the best in AR
  • Hatching AR initiatives and helping bring them to market


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