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7 - 9 March 2021
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Assisting virtual person-to-person communication, training, and more

SPIE AR, VR, MR 2020, co-located with Photonics West

#1 for XR hardware—on task to help humanity
AR, VR, MR has never been more important. It’s assisting in virtual person-to-person communication, training, sharing of information, and more. Next steps are to make XR hardware safer, better, more comfortable, and available—we can do that together.

SPIE remains committed to advancing light-based research and meeting the needs of our constituents by providing you with a platform for sharing your work and connecting you with the global scientific community. Currently, SPIE AR, VR, MR is scheduled to take place as planned. Find our COVID-19 Policy here.

The future: built by our 2021 Strategic Partners

Microsoft Hololens Magic Leap STMicroelectronics Niantic
LDV Capital

2021 Speakers and Upcoming Events

Nataliya Kosmyna, invited speakers at SPIE AR VR MR

Invited Speakers + Panels

Hear from the biggest names in consumer electronics and up-and-coming XR companies.
See who's in
Tom Emrich, 8th Wall (L) John Ludwig, HP (R) and Amy Peck, HTC (far R) at SPIE AR VR MR

Upcoming Events

Join us for interviews (and fun fireside chats) and workshops over the coming months.
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Looking for the latest research and important companies to join us

ARVRMR Technical Conference - Learn more about the call for papers

Technical Conference

Research to enhance the AR, VR, MR experience in a Head Mounted Display (HMD).
Call for papers
Exhibit at the 2021 AR VR MR Expo + Demos

Expo + Demos

Meet with customers, future employees, big names in consumer electronics, and XR startups.
Plan to exhibit
2020 Student Optical Design Challenge winners

Student Optical Design Challenge

Bring your best pitch to potential buyers or your future employer. New format in 2021. 
Take the challenge
Bernard Kress, Microsoft, at SPIE AR VR MR

Courses + Workshops

Sign up today to teach a workshop at SPIE AR VR MR, a great way to get in front of your customers.
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Interviews from 2020 speakers

Interview with Bernard Kress, Microsoft Hololens

This conference is the perfect ecosystem for XR hardware.

Who said it? HTC, Facebook, and Others

The who's who of AR, VR, MR are coming to this conference.

Om Nalamasu, CTO Applied Materials

What is the next big device impacting humanity.

Christophe Peroz, ex-Magic Leap

We are preparing the next technological revolution.

2020 photo gallery


Co-located with SPIE Photonics West 2021

SPIE Photonics West, the premier laser, photonics, biomedical optics event.

AR/VR/MR 2021 is co-located with SPIE Photonics West, the premier laser, photonics, biomedical optics event.

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Participating Companies

Microsoft Hololens Magic Leap Amazon
Applied Materials MT Microsystems Covestro OSRAM OS
Quanta Mega 1 Instrument Systems Optische Messtechnik TriLite
Scia Systems Optimax Allvar Almalence
Avegant Berkeley CalTech Carl Zeiss
CleanBox Corning CY Vision       DigiLens
Dispelix DreamWorld Vision EV Group EXALOS
Facebook Reality Labs FORM Athletica Gamma Scientific GLO
Harvard HOYA iGlass Intel
Jasper Display Jaunt XR JMXR.pro Kura AR
LEIA Lenovo LetinAR LightSpace
LingXi AR Lumileds Lumiode Lumus
Lynx MIT Mojo Vision North
nreal NTT Docomo Nvidia  Openwater
Oculus Oorym Plessey microLEDs Reality Plus
Realmax SA Photonics SCHOTT Sketchbox
SONY Stanford Synopsis  Thales Visionix
Tilt Five Tooz Technologies Univ. of Arizona Institute of Optics
Varjo VividQ Viuzix Wave Optics
XR2Lead Zemax