VRTO 2022 Spatial Media World Conference – Final Report

For VRTO 2022, Constant Change Media Group (CCMG) ran a 2-day in-person event featuring 50 international speakers who presented in the 350-seat auditorium at OCAD
University in the heart of Toronto’s media district.

It was the first in-person event since 2019, (VRTO having operated as an award-winning virtual events between 2020 and 2021) and included 2 networking lounges, a VIP reception, an exhibits hall, and a private Discord server as an additional tool for networking and resource-sharing.

Here was the teaser trailer for this special event

Media and Influencer Coverage

The event ran 2 days, and featured thought leaders from around the world who represent and lead such companies as Pixomondo, Virtual Production Academy, HTC Vive, Masterpiece Studio, Virtualware, Webaverse, MetaVRse’s TheMall.io, SIRT, LIFT, Trinity Square Video, QuickTurnVR, Dark Slope, Metropolitan, York and OCAD universities, and many more.

The event was covered by a number of industry newsletters, communities, and platforms including Playback, Forbes: This Week In XR, Immersive Wire, XRMust, BlogTO, The Lodgge, Between Realities. The event earned over 300,000 social media impressions.

Event Highlights:

– The reunion of the many old and new Toronto companies and XR enthusiasts
– Introducing visitors from outside Canada to the Ontario tech sector
– First look at hardware and software demos (Tilt Five, VIROO 2.0, HTC’s Mars CamTrack)
– First public behind-the-scenes look at PXO’s production pipeline for McDonald’s and Star
Trek: Strange New Worlds

Attendee Testimonials

“I met incredible people pioneering amazing things in XR, made great connections” – Ari Tarr, Active Replica

“Great people and thought-provoking conversations!” – Lucie Lalumiere, Interactive Ontario

“This is the VR / Metaverse event for OGs. I’ve been going for years. If you’re in Toronto, this is the place to be.” – Jonathan Gagne, Masterpiece Studio

“What an incredible opportunity to learn so much in these past couple of days and share the room with incredibly smart people!” – Adrian Onsen, Construkted Reality

“I’ve always found VRTO to be one of the most intelligent, interesting and creative gatherings in the #XR space” – Linda Ricci

As an independent, we continue to lobby for access to all, removing socio-economic barriers to that access, always improving the means of providing that access, and ensuring a safe, open future for the industry and its outputs.

We believe in the importance of symbiotic relationships, particularly in this developing industry. Thank you for your continued support, we couldn’t do it without you.