CVR 2017 offers VR tech and hands-on demos in Vancouver


There’s no doubt that virtual and augmented reality are quickly gaining in popularity. From expensive options like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to more affordable options like Daydream View and Samsung Gear VR, virtual reality really is accessible to everyone. With devices starting to ship with AR capabilities and Microsoft’s Hololens on the horizon, augmented reality is gaining steam as well.

CVR 2017 is Canada’s biggest virtual and augmented reality conference and will be in Vancouver from May 5th through 7th. The three-day conference will showcase the latest and include presentations and hands-on demonstrations from the likes of NASA, Ford, and Microsoft.

Check out the full press release below and let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook if you’re planning on attending.

CVR 2017, Canada’s Biggest Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Conference is Coming to Vancouver from May 5th-7th

Three-Day VR/AR/MR Convention Featuring the Latest in Cutting-Edge Entertainment and Presentations from Tech Giants Including NASA and Ford

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2017: The Virtual and Augmented Reality community will descend on Vancouver during the month of May as today Archiact announced CVR 2017. The three-day event, which goes from May 5-7, will showcase a world-class selection of top industry experts, the latest technologies, and hands-on demonstrations of the latest products. The event will be open to industry professionals on Friday and the general public for two days over the weekend.

“We are excited to bring back CVR to Vancouver for another fantastic virtual reality show,” said Anne-Marie Enns, Executive Producer of CVR. “This really is a collection of the best and the brightest products in virtual, augmented and mixed reality – all under one roof. CVR is the biggest AR/VR conference in the Pacific Northwest and it will allow the general public to try out the newest, cutting-edge products right here in Vancouver.”

CVR 2017 is sponsored by BCLC, Creative BC, VEC, Microsoft, YDeams and Cloudhead Games among others, and will feature speakers from some of the biggest companies in the world including NASA, Ford, Delta Airlines and Super Ventures. Representatives from these companies will speak about topics such as solving problems in outer space with VR, designing the future of Virtual Humans, and featuring the latest evolution in entertainment.

“I’m very excited to be presenting at the CVR 2017, the Canadian’s premier VR/AR/MR conference,” said Evelyn Miralles, Lead VR Innovator, NASA, “VR’s a technology that has been with us at NASA for several decades used for astronaut space training. But the technology has now come of age and it’ll be changing the way we interact with people and the environment around us.”

In addition to the VR/AR companies participating, the industry event will be kicked off by welcome remarks from Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson.

CVR 2017 will be held May 5-7th, 2017 in West Exhibition Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre. The show hours are as follows:

  • Friday, May 5 (Industry Only): 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday, May 6 (Expo Days): 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, May 7 (Expo Days): 10:00am-4:00pm

For more information on CVR 2017, such as ticket or specific show programming information, please visit:

About Archiact
Archiact is a premium virtual and augmented reality studio headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with an additional office located in Shanghai, China. Archiact specializes in virtual reality game development, publishing, and custom business solutions. As the host of CVR, North America’s first consumer-facing VR/AR/MR conference and expo, Archiact actively powers the growth of the virtual reality industry for both businesses and customers alike. Founded in 2013, Archiact is now one of the world’s largest dedicated immersive reality studios.


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