1 May 2024 | Sam Sprigg
CNET Announced As Premiere Media Partner for Augmented World Expo USA 2024
AWE USA 2024

CNET’s editorial team to enjoy exclusive access to innovations in AR, VR, AI and Spatial Computing at AWE’s 15th annual conference in Long Beach, CA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 30, 2024, Long Beach, CA  -  Readers of CNET are about to feel extra spatial.

The trusted digital media publication that provides expert information, reviews and analysis on consumer technologies, services and trends, is joining forces with Augmented World Expo, the only “must attend” global XR industry event, as an exclusive Premiere Media Partner. CNET is the world’s number 1 tech news site, with more than 67 million global monthly visitors and 90 million monthly video views.

That means that the CNET editorial team will gain exclusive, behind the scenes access at the XR conference to cover all the most exciting innovations in augmented and virtual reality. The three-day AWE conference takes place from June 18-20th at a new location at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Of course, all journalists are invited to attend AWE. To register for a press pass to the show please visit: https://www.awexr.com/press-pass. AWE’s other valued media partners this year include Road to VR and AR Insider.

“CNET has been covering the rise of augmented reality for years, but 2024 is an exciting inflection point. With the rapid pace of innovation in apps and products we’ve seen this year, an extended reality could soon be part of our every day lives,” said Adam Auriemma, CNET's editor in chief. “We can’t wait to get our hands on the latest technology and guide our audience through this exciting future at Augmented World Expo.”

As part of the partnership, CNET will be offering to its readers a giveaway including a Sony Spatial Reality Display (15.6”) as well as free tickets to attend AWE. Details will follow soon on how to enter the giveaway.

“We love CNET and appreciate the support our event has received from their team over the years,” said Ori Inbar, co-founder of AWE. “This year, it is fitting that CNET is now a Premiere Media Partner. We appreciate the team’s expert analysis on the trends they’re seeing and the access CNET gives broader audiences to experience AWE.”

On April 10th, AWE unveiled its initial agenda for AWE USA 2024, which this year includes over 500 expert speakers presenting across 15 conference tracks covering the breadth of the AR and VR industry. Expect nothing less than the biggest names and the most groundbreaking sessions yet. Check out this year’s speakers and conference talks.

Leading brands and Fortune 500 companies sharing real-world use-cases and insights from the AWE stage include: ExxonMobil, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Target, Walmart, The Hershey Company, Nestle Purina, Mondelēz International, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Rolls-Royce, and many, many more!

AWE’s 15 packed agenda tracks will cover the breadth of the global AR and VR industry, across: Enterprise; Collaboration, Training & Education; Gaming, Entertainment & Media; Start-ups & Investors; Creator; Developer; Web3; XR Policy; Retail & Marketing; XR Enablement; Healthcare & Wellness; AI; and the Expo Stage.

Join more than 6,500 XR professionals, over 500 AR and VR industry speakers, and 300+ global exhibitors at this year’s leading immersive event.

Early Bird tickets are now available, with discounts up to $800 on a 3-day pass, through May 9th for AWE USA 2024. To register for the conference, go here.  Attendees can also attend the AWE Vision Workshop, a full day workshop for Apple Vision Pro, taking place on June 17th, the day before AWE kicks off - for an additional cost of $99.

About AWE:
AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the world's leading AR+VR conference and expo with events in the USA, Asia and Europe. AWE events consistently bring together a mix of CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors and top press in a unique opportunity to learn, inspire, partner and experience firsthand one of the most exciting industries of our times.

AWE USA 2024 marks the 15th anniversary of the "must attend" global XR industry event; now in our new home in Long Beach, California.

The 3-day AR VR conference is packed with sessions from 500+ top speakers across 15 tracks; covering tech and applications in many verticals. The Expo Hall features over 350 exhibitors offering hands-on experience with the latest spatial computing technologies.

Pre-conference workshops, community meetups, and networking opportunities give guests numerous ways to connect, learn, and grow their XR businesses at AWE USA.

About CNET:
CNET is a trusted digital media publication that provides expert information, reviews and analysis on consumer technologies, services and trends, to help you find exactly what you are looking for. For nearly 30 years, CNET has covered a wide range of topics, including consumer electronics, smart home, money, wellness and more.

CNET's team of editors, reporters and content creators offer expert product reviews, how-to guides, videos and news articles that help consumers make informed decisions about technology-related purchases and stay up-to-date with the latest industry developments.


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