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Superpowers to the People -- AWE and UploadVR Partner to Showcase the World's Largest Event for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearable Tech

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 30, 2015) - Now in its sixth year, Augmented World Expo (AWE) has always been dedicated to exploring technologies that make the world more interactive. This year's event will have a greater emphasis on virtual reality (VR) based on a new partnership with VR events and news organization, UploadVR.

The expanded AWE 2015 will feature over 200 speakers, 200 exhibitors, and numerous workshops and demos showcasing the latest innovations in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), wearable tech, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Over 3,000 professionals are expected to attend.

AWE 2015 will take place June 8 to 10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

As part of the UploadVR experience, AWE attendees will hear from VR leaders and pioneers in a dedicated speaker track. Topics in this track explore investments in VR, the impact of VR in the classroom, and how VR is changing the landscape of health and medicine. Speakers include VR pioneer and co-creator of VRML and X3D ISO standards for networked 3D graphics, Tony Parisi; president of Firsthand Technology and founder of DeepStream VR, Howard Rose; and grandfather of VR, Tom Furness.

"Augmented reality and virtual reality share certain technologies but have their own diverging communities," explained Ori Inbar. "With AWE 2015, our partnership with UploadVR will finally bring AR and VR together to showcase their combined strength."

The new dedicated VR content at this year's AWE echoes the conference theme also unveiled today "Superpowers to the People." The theme emphasizes how emerging technologies such as AR, VR, wearables, and IoT are transforming the ordinary into extraordinary and empowering people to be better at anything they do in work and life. The new theme is now live on AWE's website at www.augmentedworldexpo.com.

"Augmented and virtual reality are traveling on paths that are bound to intersect," said Taylor Freeman, founder and chief evangelist for UploadVR. "We partnered with AWE to stimulate this conversation and get people thinking about how they can work together to realize the goal of a mixed reality."

Augmented World Expo has included a detailed schedule for the conference. This year, AWE features over 200 companies both on stage and on the showroom floor. The three-day agenda is made up of over 20 workshops, 200 interactive demos, and 100 AWE-inspiring talks from industry leaders and pioneers.

Inbar added, "If you are still pondering the killer apps or have any doubts regarding the usefulness of these technologies, at AWE you'll see a critical mass of use cases in all verticals currently running at Fortune 1000 companies and delivering quantifiable improvements in productivity, engagement, and safety. AR and wearables mean real business!"

Day one of the conference is dedicated to learning with over 20 workshops and aimed at equipping developers, designers, CIOs, and technologists with the knowledge and skills you need to work with the latest technologies. Day two features nearly 100 micro-talks showcasing product demos and presentations on industry use cases leveraging AR, VR, wearables, and IoT. The final day of the conference is set to inspire the audience with some of the world's leading experts and pioneers telling their stories of creating experiences with interactive tech. The complete schedule can be found on the AWE website at http://augmentedworldexpo.com/schedule/.

Journalists can request a complimentary press pass to Augmented Reality Expo 2015 by emailing chris@lightspeedpr.com.

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 augmentedworldexpo.com/presenters/.

A detailed conference schedule can be found at:

augmentedworldexpo.com/presenters/.

To learn more about the Auggies or submit a nomination visit: augmentedworldexpo.com/auggies/.

For more information and to register to attend, please visit www.augmentedworldexpo.com.

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

More about AugmentedReality.org

AugmentedReality.org 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. AugmentedReality.org and Augmented World Expo are led by its co-founders, Executive Director Ori Inbar and Chief Content Officer Tish Shute.

More about UploadVR

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 uploadvr.com.