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The 7th International VR Awards Returns to Rotterdam in November.

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14 Mar 2023 | 5 min read

Rotterdam, Netherlands – 14th March 2023 6:00 pm GMT

AIXR and the 7th International VR Awards are proud to announce its return to Immersive Tech Week at de Doelen in Rotterdam, the vibrant city in the Netherlands, for its 7th edition. The ceremony will feature a high-quality programme much like its predecessors but with even more surprises in store for the night. Along with new category iterations and discounted submission fees for those entering the AIXR Social Impact award, a recognition of the positive impact virtual reality can have on society. The VR Awards are also opening the category of VR Content Creator of the Year for submissions, content creators from this year can enter for free.

The 7th International VR Awards will be held on November 30, 2023 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Early Bird tickets for the VR Awards now can be purchased online at the official website, and for more information about the event, visit the website or follow VR Awards on social media.

Once again the Academy of International Extended Reality will be hosting an in-person ceremony at de Doelen this November for another unforgettable evening of celebrating VR excellence. Hundreds of attendees, guests, award finalists and press representatives will watch the evening unfold and viewers at home will be able to attend virtually and participate in interactive experiences from home. Stay tuned for more information on the 7th International VR Awards.

AIXR are consistently aiming to improve VR standardisation and fair accessibility for all within the VR community and with the 7th edition being the most premium VR Awards ceremony yet, AIXR has improved their categories and criteria to best suit the industry standards of today to further make the awards accessible to companies of all sizes, AIXR have introduced discounted submission rates for those who enter the AIXR Social Impact Award that recognises companies who have utilised VR for social good, or push forward a community cause.

And finally, the VR Awards are proud to announce that they are opening free submissions for the category of VR Content Creator of the Year. This award is an opportunity to recognize individuals who have devoted themselves to pushing the boundaries of VR technology and inspiring those around them. Nominees for this award are passionate and creative community leaders who consistently deliver captivating and thought-provoking content.

Daniel Colaianni, CEO of AIXR, has stated that “The VR Awards, founded by AIXR in 2017, is a celebration event that has grown into something of an industry flagship award ceremony since its fruition. With such high-levels of excitement and expectations from our community, the team are even more driven to put on the best edition yet.”

Benjamin de Wit, co-founder and Festival Director of VRDays Europe, enthusiastically remarked that “Like 2022, the collaboration to bring the VR Awards to Immersive Tech Week in Rotterdam will again offer a unique, international recognition of exceptional projects in the realm of virtual reality. This special occasion will add an extra layer of energy and enthusiasm to Immersive Tech Week, where industry leaders, academics, artists, professionals, and XR enthusiasts come together to network, exchange ideas, and get inspired on immersive technology.”

Celebrate 2023’s most inspiring and innovative projects, companies and individuals with the 7th International VR Awards. Buy your Early Bird tickets here and keep an eye out for the latest news on nominations opening and the nominations webinar here.

The VR Awards Nominations Kit can be downloaded here.

About VR Awards:

The VR Awards is at the center of recognition and celebration of outstanding achievements in VR. Combined with year-round international initiatives, the VR Awards brings together an evening of recognising VR excellence through premium red-carpet moments to the gathering of the world’s most influential names in immersive technology. All to commemorate the greatest VR achievements for the year. The VR Awards is an unmissable awards ceremony for all professionals from various industries across the world. The VR Awards are overseen by AIXR’s independent Steering Board.

About AIXR:

AIXR is an all-in-one membership community providing comprehensive resources, networking, and education opportunities for professionals and businesses to excel in the rapidly growing metaverse industry, and with over 2,000 existing professionals and industry veterans team behind it is well positioned to be the premier destination in the market. The goal is to provide a one-stop-shop of education, networking and talent resources, fostering a community of well-informed, connected and equipped professionals and organizations ready to lead and excel in the Metaverse.

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About VRDays Europe

The VRDays Europe foundation strives to unite the XR community, inspire creative minds & drive business forward to make a positive difference for tomorrow. VRDays brings artists, professionals, decision/makers, academics and creators together with different sectors, industries and investors to boost the development and application of XR technology. Started in 2015 as VRDays, the event was renamed to Immersive Tech Week in 2021 due to the rapid developments in the industry and growth of the audience. The foundation has an international focus and wants to harness the potential of the European immersive technology industry at a global level. In 2022, with the support of De Doelen and Gemeente Rotterdam, Immersive Tech Week moved from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, one of the world’s most innovative cities.

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VR Awards/AIXR press contact:

Lisa Mach, Head of Marketing

[email protected]

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About the author:

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.