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Road to VR Founder & Executive Editor, Ben Lang, has been asked to speak and moderate at the first annual SVVR Conference & Expo hosted this month in Mountain View, CA.

The first annual SVVR Conference & Expo is pulling together the biggest names in the consumer VR space for two days of talks, pitches, panels, demos, networking, and more:

Our mission is to provide an annual forum for developers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and investors in the emerging consumer virtual reality industry to come together for discussions, networking, and to showcase promising ideas, startups, and projects with a good old-fashioned show-and-tell, while maintaining a strong connection to the grassroots VR community that we emerged from.

SVVR has been holding monthly VR meetups since May 2013. The Conference & Expo, held on May 19th and 20th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, marks the organization’s one year anniversary. Tickets to the event are still available and Road to VR readers can save $100 using the promo code ‘RTOVR2014’.

Road to VR Founder & Executive Editor, Ben Lang, has been asked to moderate the opening panel discussion and speak on another. Road to VR contributors Brian Hart, Cymatic Bruce, and Reverend Kyle will also be attending the show.

Forecasting VR’s Adoption Over the Next 5 Years – May 19th, 11:00 AM

  • How fast will VR take off with consumers?
  • What are the early wins and killer apps?
  • What are the challenges for VR’s adoption?


  • Palmer Luckey, Founder, Oculus VR
  • Jens Christensen, CEO, Jaunt VR
  • Amir Rubin, CEO, Sixense
  • Drew Oetting, Partner, Formation 8
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Moderator: Ben Lang, Road to VR

Kickstarting the Next VR Revolution – May 20th, 2:00 PM

  • Crowdfunding VR projects
  • What makes for a successful campaign?
  • What are the pitfalls?
  • Can a faltering campaign be rescued?


  • Ben Lang, Road to VR
  • William Provancher, Tactical Haptics
  • Blair Renaud, Technolust (Iris V.R.)

Moderator: Simon Solotko, All Future Parties

About Ben Lang

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Based in Philadelphia, Ben has held editorial positions across several tech sites for some six years, moving from one site to the next to follow the bleeding edge of technology. Ben founded Road to VR to explore the immense possibilities of virtual reality, augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. As an avid gamer, Ben believes that virtual reality represents the holy grail of immersive entertainment, with the very real possibility of influencing industries far beyond it.

Nearly a year before the Oculus Rift Kickstarter launched, Ben had a hunch that technological capability was finally catching up to the promise of virtual reality. He has been tracking the virtual reality world on Road to VR since 2011 and has attended major industry gatherings like CES and GDC since that time for the sole purpose of reporting virtual reality developments.

“There’s something about virtual reality and augmented reality that absolutely intrigues me. Virtual reality gaming is going to be big, but the possibilities beyond it are even more exciting. The pieces of the VR puzzle are slowly coming together and this site is a way to see how far we are down the road to true VR.”

About Road to VR

road to vr logoStarted in 2011, Road to VR is a respected name in the virtual reality community and is the #1 VR dedicated site. The site is recognized as an informational authority and has been quoted in many of the biggest virtual reality Kickstarter projects, including Avegant Glyph, Virtuix Omni, Sixense STEM and YEI PrioVR. Road to VR is home to ‘the face of VR’, Cymatic Bruce, and ‘the voice of VR’, Reverend Kyle, as well as contributors Brian Hart, Jon Tustain, and Editor Paul James. Learn more on our About page. Road to VR is independently owned and operated.

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  • monographix

    Congratulations, I think you are the perfect man for the job. Road to VR is exactly what its name says – it leads me to the long awaited future and I have to say I quite like this journey.

    • Ben Lang

      Thank you for the kind words!

  • Curtrock

    Excellent! Looking fwd to FULL coverage of this from the R2VR team. It feels like the beginning of what will be considered the “E3” of VR. Congrats, Ben!

    • Ben Lang

      Sorry for the late reply, it’s been so busy. Thank you!