Open call for talks, demos, art displays, startups showcase, exhibitors, and sponsors for the largest augmented reality conference 17-18 May in Santa Clara, California

The second annual Augmented Reality Event (ARE 2011) is the largest global event dedicated to advancing the business of Augmented Reality, initiated by industry insiders. For Augmented Reality startups, investors, mobile companies, and developers as well as clients in marketing, entertainment, media, education, healthcare, government, tourism, etc.; this two-day event unites the industry in one Silicon Valley location. With more than 30 sessions on the business, technology, and production aspects of Augmented Reality, you’ll get answers to your most pressing questions, such as:

  • How do you evolve Augmented Reality into a productive, sustainable, and entertaining new medium?
  • What’s the current Augmented Reality market scope?  Where will the market be in five years?
  • What are the latest innovations, engines, and tools I need to grow my business?
  • How do I fund and build a successful Augmented Reality start up?
  • How can I leverage Augmented Reality to advance my brand and attract and keep my customers?
  • How do I build successful Augmented Reality campaigns and products that will delight my users?

Industry luminaries will deliver inspiring Augmented Reality keynotes; the exhibition floor will showcase the leading Augmented Reality companies and products and will offer a career fair to help kick start the fledgling industry.  Last year’s successful activities such as the ARt Gala, AR Start up launch pad, and The Auggies (best AR demo award) will return to delight event participants.

This is an open call for additional talks (30 sessions in 3 tracks: Business, Technology, and Production), demos (for the Auggies – Best AR Demo Award), art displays (for the ARt Gala), startups showcase (for the startup launchpad), and exhibitors for the two-day conference.  We’re looking for speakers to address the industry’s most pressing development challenges and opportunities.

“In its second year, ARE will continue in its mission to advance the emerging industry and serve the global community through education and networking,” said Event Director Sean Lowery. “Having an experienced and passionate leadership of chairs being at the epicenter of the AR movement, we are thrilled to continue stimulating the industry this May with outstanding content focused on the latest innovations, the business models, and how to successfully bring augmented reality to the market.”

To submit a proposal, go to http://AugmentedWorldExpo.com/speakers/call-for-proposals/

Make sure to select the matching proposal type:

1) Business

For entrepreneurs in the fledging AR industry who are looking to start new initiatives in AR including how to fund and build a successful augmented reality start up, augmented reality market scope and what’s expected in the next 5 years, legal and IP aspects, etc.

2) Production

For producers, designers, and clients (in entertainment, media, education, healthcare, government, tourism, etc.) seeking to leverage augmented reality to advance their brands, attract customers and build successful campaigns and products that will delight users. This track will also showcase postmortems of landmark augmented reality projects

3) Technology

For developers, programmers and technologists – learn about the latest augmented reality innovations, engines and tools.

4) The ARt Gala

Live display of augmented reality art works by acclaimed artists; accompanied with food and drinks

5)  Startup launchpad

Five startups will present their business models and AR products for 5 minutes each in front of a panel of industry experts (VCs, entrepreneurs, analysts)

Winner award: “ARE Best startup” and a monetary prize to be announced

6) The Auggies – best AR demo award

During the first evening of ARE2011, a dozen teams will get 4 minutes each to present their products on stage and compete for the coolest live AR demo. A panel with industry luminaries, will comment on the demos – American Idol-style. Winners will be determined by the audience and receive the prestigious “Auggies Award”

See you at ARE 2011!


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