Conferences and meet-ups are excellent ways to dive in and learn about both VR/AR/MR companies and technologies.  Additionally they often bring opportunities to try out new experiences (though you may need to wait in line). The Bay Area is extremely fortunate to have many meet-ups weekly, and conferences almost monthly.

Meet-Up Groups

A list of popular Bay Area meet-ups is below and new groups are added frequently.   There are many VR/AR groups globally, check here for groups in your area. A calendar of SF Bay Area events is here.  

  • SVVR - Silicon Valley Virtual Reality

  • AWEnite - SF, Toronto, NY and more

  • AR VR Women and Allies - Breakfast Fight Club and Live Facebook Spaces

  • VRARA - dozens of chapters worldwide

  • AR + CV

  • NGVR - Non-gaming VR AR

 Global VR/AR meet-ups- try searching  meetup  or  eventbrite

Global VR/AR meet-ups- try searching meetup or eventbrite

Conferences

There are many, many VR/AR conferences worldwide.  I listed a few of the most popular below, and here is a link to a more extensive list.