Augmented World Expo to Unveil Game-Changing AR, VR and Wearable Innovations at June 9th Press Conference

Latest in Eye Display, Image Recognition and Augmented Reality Training to Be Spotlighted; Public Voting Opens for Auggie Awards

May 14, 2015 9:02 AM EDT

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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/15 -- Augmented World Expo (AWE) is pleased to announce the initial roster of participants in its press conference being held during the second day of the conference on June 9, 2015 from 9-10 AM PDT. The press conference is set to host a number of product reveals from major players in the virtual and augmented reality space.

AWE takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The theme of this year's show is "Superpowers to the People," showcasing how AR, VR, wearable and IoT technology can grant a wide range of real world superpowers to anyone. The press conference will take place in Hall B. Press conference participants includes Optinvent, Catchoom and ScopeAR:

  • Founded in 2007, Optinvent is one of the pioneering companies in near to eye display technologies and a recent Gold Edison award winner;
  • With more than 325 million interactions powered in 2014, Catchoom is leading the Image Recognition space providing Augmented Reality tools for developers and agencies that build branded apps;
  • ScopeAR provides the world's most advanced augmented reality training and maintenance solutions.

All three of these companies will also be exhibiting at Augmented World Expo. Additional press conference participants will be announced within the next few weeks.

"We received very positive feedback about last year's roster of transformative announcements at our press conference," said Ori Inbar, co-founder of, the non-profit organization behind Augmented World Expo. "This year we will once again blow people away, and our show theme of `Superpowers to the People' resonates with all audiences and is already generating huge buzz and anticipation."

In addition, Augmented World Expo has also unveiled the first round of speakers who will participate in the virtual reality (VR) track new to the event this year thanks to a previously announced partnership with UploadVR. Joining over 200 participating companies already booked for the conference and expo include Eric Romo, CEO of AltSpace, Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Labs, James Blaha, CEO of Vivid Vision and Tony Parisi, Founder of Third Eye.

The VR track will explore various topics around virtual reality including investing in this space with Dylan Flinn of Rothenberg Ventures, Alex Taussig of Highland Capital and Nabeel Hyatt of Spark Capital. Other topics including medicine in virtual reality, the social impact of VR and a look at different types of VR content.

Leading up to the event, Augmented World Expo has opened up public voting of its annual Auggie Awards. The Auggie Awards search for the best-of-the-best in augmented reality (AR). This year over 100 submissions were entered to be considered for one of ten categories including best smart glasses and best AR campaign. Voting has now been open to the public to help select the winners and will remain open until May 31, 2015. The winners of the Auggie Awards will be announced at the Augmented World Expo on Day 2 selected by a panel of judges.

Journalists can request a complimentary press pass to Augmented Reality Expo 2015 by emailing

More about Augmented World Expo
Augmented World Expo (AWE) is a 3-day 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. AWE 2015 features over 200 companies leading the charge in augmented and virtual reality, wearable tech and the internet of things. Join over 3,000 tech professionals to engage in over 20+ workshops, 200+ interactive demos, and 100+ AWE-inspiring talks from industry leaders and pioneers.

The complete roster of distinguished speakers can be seen at

A detailed conference schedule can be found at:

To learn more about the Auggies or submit a nomination visit:

For more information and to register to attend, please visit

Please follow Augmented World Expo on twitter at @ARealityEvent and #AWE2015.

More about is a 501 (c) non-profit organization with institutional supporters and individual members from across the world. It unites hundreds of companies, and thousands of entrepreneurs, engineers and designers -- committed to advancing augmented reality -- an emerging technology that digitizes interaction with the physical world. Members tap into valuable members-only resources: major discounts to industry events, networking opportunities with industry leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, unparalleled market research, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation in the voice of the industry.

AR.ORG also owns and produces Augmented World Expo (AWE) -- the world's largest international event for augmented reality, wearable computing, gesture devices, and the Internet of Things. All profits from AWE are reinvested into AR.ORG's industry services. and Augmented World Expo are led by its co-founders, Executive Director Ori Inbar and Chief Content Officer Tish Shute.

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UploadVR is dedicated to accelerating the success of consumer virtual reality. We produce consumer focused events that introduce people to VR, organize conferences and professional events that drive progress and innovation, and cover startups and latest industry news on our website

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