Extended Reality or XR is the umbrella term given to virtual, augmented and mixed reality. These are no longer just buzz words, they have become reality. Our event aims to explore XR (VR, AR, MR) applications that enable airlines and aviation partners to improve operational efficiency, enhance customer experience and generate new revenue opportunities for the industry.
Last year's Aviation Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit (AVARS) brought together 140 delegates from airlines, aviation partners, academia, technology providers and hardware manufacturers to discuss the latest trends, debate use cases and address the challenges to adoption of this technology in aviation.
Our aim for 2019 is to bring together like-minded individuals who are changing the way air transport operates and scale up Proofs-of-Concept (PoC) to implementation.
Learn from XR experts and fellow aviation geeks to develop a robust XR strategy for your organization!
New this year, Aviation XR will be co-located with the World XR this 7-9 September, 2019 in Crans Montana, Switzerland.
The Aviation XR Hackathon and workshops will take place from 7-8 September and AVARS on 9 September.
5-8 September will be the World XR Conference, Festival & Market.
Aviation XR Weekend is the only XR event for aviation. This one of a kind event tackles various use cases of XR in aviation. Network with more than 100 organizations, including airlines, aviation partners, technology partners and hardware manufacturers, academia and research.
Keep abreast on new developments. Find out from XR experts the latest trends and solutions for the aviation industry.
Be immersed in XR experiences. Experience for yourself the latest hardware and solutions in the market.
Participate in interactive workshops / XR hackathon. Engage in interactive workshops and master classes led by XR experts. In combination with the summit, we are planning a XR hackathon in collaboration with the members of the air transport industry.
"Overall, an excellent as well as thought provoking event by IATA."- Airline
"Event was thoughtful and timely. Tech is just gearing up."- IT Provider
"It was a great first conference! I would suggest to showcase more AR/VR/MR during the conference as well as keeping the VR/AR community active in between events."- IT Provider
Various packages and options are available to suit your preference. Please visit the World XR website for more details.
Early bird until 31st June, 2019.
Aviation XR Weekend (all inclusive)
Aviation XR Weekend
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Building on the success of AVARS 2018, we have listened to our attendees and are committed to provide exciting and thought-provoking content in this next edition. We are currently looking for prospective speakers who are able to impart their experiences and share valuable lessons on developing, utilizing and implementing digital realities. Any topic related to digital realities which will appeal or benefit the audience which comprises airline innovation managers, technical operations, training managers, regulators, airport managers and air navigation service providers, would also be considered.
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Crans and Montana, two neighboring resorts situated at 1500m on a sun-drenched plateau sitting on the Rhone Valley. Crans Montana offers the comforts of a modern holiday resort and a vast landscape and panoramic view of the Valais Alps.
Situated in the heart of the idyllic Swiss Alps, Le Regent is the only mountain congress center in French speaking Switzerland. It can host up to 2000 people in its largest conference room.
Accessible from Geneva or Zurich airports. Crans Montana tourism office provides a detailed description of various travel options to and from Crans Montana.
From Geneva Airport: please visit the SBB train website for accurate train schedules. FromZurich Airport: please visit the SBB train website for accurate train schedules.
Car rentals are also available in both Geneva and Zurich Airport.
Crans Montana offers a number of hotels with stunning views of the alps. Please view the hotel accommodation options from the Crans Montana tourism office.
AVARS 2018 covered topics use cases of VR in training, AR in real-time operations and best practices on scaling XR in your organization.
View some pictures from 2018 AVARS.
Please fill out the form below to access past AVARS Materials.
IATA will be organizing its first Aviation Extended Reality (XR) Hackathon in the mountains of Crans Montana in collaboration with the Association des Communes Crans Montana from the 7-8 September, 2019.
Open to students, startups and companies. There are limited seats so please register as early as possible.
During the XR hackathon you will be asked to build XR solutions disrupting how the air transport industry operations ultimately improving the traveler experience.
You will be able to gain access to mentors/SMEs on-site.
Interested in sponsoring the first Aviation XR Hackathon? Contact us at email@example.com
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