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The SoCal VR Conference & Expo @ UC Irvine

SoCal VR is a California based Virtual Reality community of VR developers, storytellers, virtual content creators, film producers, journalists, engineers, audio professionals, creative minds, and artists. A partnership alliance formed by Orange County VR, Long Beach VR, and San Diego VR.

SoCal VR is hosting their first major event this summer 2015. Be sure to mark your calendar on July 12 for The SoCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo @ UCI.


The SoCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo features rich and extensive array of virtual reality related companies, startups, experts, speakers, panelists, demo sessions, communities, and media partners.


With its impressive list of partners and participants, whether you are a VR experts, insider, enthusiasts or evangelist, The SoCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo is a VR event not to be missed this summer!


The SoCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo @ UCI

The SoCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo @ UC IRVINE, home of the Anteaters !


We are super excited because this is the first major VR event in our home town Irvine and Orange County, California. We’ve mapped out things you need to know about the expo, check below for details!


The SolCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo Event Details

Date: July 12, 2015

Time: 1pm-7pm ( VIP entry starts @ 11am with exclusive VR demos )

Location: Institute for Innovation, University of California Irvine ( UCI )

Address: 5141 California Ave. Irvine, CA. United States


Room 1: The Cove ( Institute for Innovation, UCI ) – 360 broadcast by

jonnie ross

VIP Panel: Bringing VR to the Mainstream – moderated by Jonnie Ross

dave taylor

Immersive Gaming Experiences – moderated by Dave Taylor

VR for Themeparks, Arcades, Theaters, and Carnivals

duncan trussell

The Art of Presence: Storytelling in VR – moderated by Duncan Trussell


Room 2: The ROC ( Research Opportunities Community, UCI ) – recorded in 360 by Vrideo

Matthew Terndrup

The Future of Journalism – moderated by Matthew Terndrup

Building Virtual Worlds

bruce wooden cymatic bruce

Portals into the Metaverse: Sports, Concerts, and Social VR – moderated by Bruce Wooden ( Aka Cymatic Bruce )

cris miranda enter vrReaching Mass Markets through Adult Entertainment – moderated by Cris Miranda ( Founder of Enter VR )

The SoCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo Exhibitors

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Official Expo Sponsor

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Virtual Reality Media Press

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SoCal Virtual Reality Conf & Expo has a impressive list of sponsors such as Altspace, Boost, Digital LA, The VOID, VR CADE and etc…


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Party the night before the main event! VR + Music = perfect combo, we imagine, in the future, we will attend VR silent disco! Potentially, it could be implemented with Oculus CV1 ! We are looking forward to the kick-off party presented by VR Fest!

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The SoCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo Warm-up Party

According to Upload VR, there will be a Space-themed warm-up party on Sunday, July 11. Organized by VR Fest. The party taking place @ WeLabs ( Work Evolution Laboratories ) in Long Beach, California. Here is the Facebook event page with more details!


vr demos The SoCal Virtual Reality Conference & Expo pre-party

Virtual Reality demos will be available while you dance to the music!


There will be virtual reality demos passed around along with drinks as DJ spins dance grooves. We will be there to hangout and chill, let’s boogie! ( Address: 235 E Broadway #800, Long Beach, CA / Time: 8pm-close ) Catch you there!


SoCal VR Con. Important Links & Contact

You can still reserve general admission or get your VIP tickets at this page.

For a full list of presenting speakers & panels, check this page.

SolCal VR Con. is looking for volunteers, here is the form.

If you wish to share your VR vision and knowledge as one of the presenting speakers, you can contact Matthew Terndrup, the email:

VRideo & VR Live will be broadcasting & live-streaming the event in 360 degree video format!


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Bespoken SolCal VR Conf. Google Cardboard Free Give Away

According to Upload VR, those who have purchased Early Bird VIP and General Admission tickets will get Gift Bags filled with all kinds of amazing items, provided by our sponsors. Regular VIPs will get goodies too.


There will be Next VR sunglasses in each bag, including t-shirts, stickers, and other free stuff . Not to mention, custom Cardboard headsets will be found in there as well, sponsored by the San Diego Zoo.


There is also a chance that a number of Samsung Gear VR headsets will be raffled off, so sign up for email updates and follow SoCal VR Conference & Expo official page & Twitter to get newest related updates!


We will be making updates and reports about SolCal VR Conf. & Expo & official exhibitors, please check back for updates!


Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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