AWE announces final agenda for its AWE USA 2022 event and conference for XR industry professionals

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May 19, 2022 – AWE, an XR (Extended Reality) community complemented with worldwide events focused on the business of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and the metaverse, has recently announced the final wave of sponsors, speakers and exhibitors participating in AWE USA 2022. 

AWE has confirmed that both John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity Technologies and Hugo Swart, VP & GM of XR and Metaverse of Qualcomm are the confirmed Keynote speakers for AWE USA 2022. New sponsors for the event include Oppo, Snap, TikTok and Unity, in addition to the host of other Titanium, Gold, Silver and Bronze-level sponsors supporting the event, including Avataar, HP, Magic Leap, Meta, Niantic and Qualcomm.

More than 250+ exhibitors, 400 speakers and 5,000 XR professionals are already registered in advance for the June 1-3 show in Santa Clara, CA. A full list of speakers can be found here.

In addition, the event’s 12 agenda tracks have been revealed, and cover a wide range of topics relevant to the XR industry. AWE’s awe.live platform will also be a key part of both the in-person and virtual sides to the 2022 event, as it will enable attendees to craft their own personal event schedules, as well as schedule meetings in advance with speakers, exhibitors and thousands of XR industry professionals. Plus, for virtual attendees, the Main Stage track only will be available online through the awe.live platform for free, with no cost to register. The rest of the sessions from the event will be made available to the awe.live community post-event, according to AWE.

For people attending the conference in-person, there will be the opportunity to try out hands-on demos across the 100,000 sq. ft. expo floor, as well as exclusive previews on the AWE Playground (20,000 sq. ft.). Both on-site and online guests can download the awe.live app from the App Store or Google Play store to stay up to date with all the many event activities over the course of the show. 

As always with AWE’s events, sponsors and exhibitors are expected to make some of the year’s most compelling and important XR-related announcements, and this year at AWE USA is looking to be no different.

“With AWE less than 2 weeks away, we are extremely pleased to see how everything is coming together so smoothly for the event,” said AWE co-founder Ori Inbar. “AWE and awe.live are the beating heart and soul of the XR industry and we have every confidence that 2022 will surpass 2021’s success as both a physical and virtual event as we all adjust to the ‘new normal’ brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. A wide range of major industry news will be announced at AWE and we are very excited to share what our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors have to share with attendees in 2022!”

AWE USA 2022 will also host the annual Auggie Awards ceremony, a recognized XR industry awards show tied to the AWE conference series. Now in its 13th year, the Auggies continue to showcase some of the best ideas and solutions found across AR, VR and MR (mixed reality).

AWE USA 2022 will take place from June 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Tickets are on sale now, and Auganix readers can get a discounted rate by using the code ‘22AUGANIXD’ at checkout. For more information on AWE its awe.live platform, and general XR ecosystem, please visit the company’s website.

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Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.