Special Activities and Events

Special Activities


AWE USA 2019 Conference App

LOOks® and AWE have partnered to create a unique mixed-reality app for managing your schedule, connecting with others, and getting the most out of the 10th AWE. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play and set up your profile ahead of time. At check in, you will receive the official AWE LOOks® bag. Attendees and exhibitors will be able to connect with you by LOOking™ your bag from the app home screen.

Check in, collect info and level up by LOOking™ the unique LOOks® market at each session you attend and every exhibitor you visit. If the AWE community collectively reaches 50,000 LOOks®, LOOks® will plant 5,000 new trees!

AWE Portal Hunt Powered by 8th Wall

Uncover an alien world with the AWE Portal Hunt, a web AR experience powered by 8th Wall that works on any smartphone. Explore the expo floor to discover the portals and use your phone to unlock extraterrestrial games and activities. What will you find in the next dimension? Here’s how to play:

  1. Locate the 10 ancient portals placed throughout the Convention Center
  2. Scan each portal’s QR code to activate, and complete the challenge to collect a relic
  3. Collect all 10 relics for the chance to win a prize!
Users who collect all 10 relics will be eligible to win the grand prize of a standard 8.9” Looking Glass with Interaction Accessory Pack and 2 tickets to AWE USA 2020. Prize will be drawn randomly at 3PM PST and the winner will be announced on stage at the AWE USA Wrap-up at 4PM. Learn more about the contest here

The #AWECORE Mobile Matrix Experience + Global Immersive Events

AWE is going virtual with a jam-packed calendar of social XR events conceived of and organized by MATRIXCORE. The experience is highly accessible, supporting mobile, desktop and VR platforms. Connect with the global VR/AR community. Learn more and view the schedule of panels, masterclasses, live AWE keynotes, exclusive Q&As and networking events at https://www.matrixcore.co/

AR Wayfinding Powered by ContextGrid

Use HoloGrid, an AR browser, to navigate around AWE USA 2019 with augmented reality and find holograms! HoloGrid will show you where you are along with other fun and useful holograms, including an interactive robot and pop-ups telling you know which speakers are on stage. Take a photo or video of the holograms and share it on social media with the hashtags #AWE2019 #hologrid. Download the app now! HoloGrid is large download, so we strongly suggest downloading it before you get to the event.

Babble Rabbit at AWE

Babble Rabbit is a talkative AR bunny that you control with your voice. The app now has a special AWE easter egg; just give your rabbit the voice command “auggie” to trigger a postcard-worthy moment. Perfect for sending to colleagues who couldn’t make the trip! Download the app for iOS

Facemoji x AWE

Capture your best moments of AWE as your AR avatar with SPECIAL EDITION virtual merch! Download the Facemoji app at getfacemoji.com. Design your ‘moji from heaps of options (AWE caps can be found in ‘accessories’. Don’t forget to share to social and #Facemoji #AWE2019!

Special Events

Day 1 (May 29)

AWE USA 2019 Pool Party ft. VR in the pool and food sponsored by BOSCH

Bring your swimsuit to go snorkeling in virtual reality at the AWE USA 2019 Pool Party! DIVR from Ballast Technologies will turn the Hyatt pool into a full-body sensory journey through coral reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater caves. Swim alongside turtles, exotic fish, manta rays, and whales.

Learn more at https://ballastvr.com/vrsnorkeling

Hours & Location
: Hyatt Hotel Pool (The Hyatt is connected to the Santa Clara Convention Center); cash bar from 6-9pm

Day 2 (May 30)

Eyewear Museum

Visit the AR Eyewear Museum, a showcase of 40+ augmented reality eyewear devices from the past and recent history, including rare and retro devices by MyVu, Sony, Vuzix, Kopin, ODG, and Magic Leap.

Hours & Location: Room 210, May 30-31

AWE USA 2019 Happy Hour ft. Spatiate AR Drawing Experience and food sponsored by Adobe

The immersion and interaction keep going inside the AWE Playground at the AWE USA 2019 Happy Hour. Let out your inner Leonardo (or Artemisia if you’re an art history fan) and draw in augmented reality with the Spatiate app for Magic Leap! View and collaborate with the AR artists using the Spatiate mobile app (Android and iOS).

Hours & Location
: 6-7pm in the AWE Playground (Hall D); cash bar

2019 Auggie Awards Ceremony with a special screening of SIGHT: Extended

In a future that is just around the corner, where augmented reality contact lenses have replaced our smartphones, what will it be like to commute, meet new people, even date in the outside world? Seven years after the original short film, SIGHT is getting extended. Catch a special screening of the upcoming full-length film at AWE USA 2019.

Learn more at https://www.sightextended.com/

AWE USA 2019 After Party at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom

Celebrate 10 years of AWE with us at the official after party at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom. Enjoy late-night snacks and drinks from the cash bar. For one-way shuttle service, please meet outside the registration lobby following the conclusion of the Auggie Awards at 8pm.

Hours & Location
: 8:30-11pm; Corinthian Grand Ballroom (196 N. 3rd St, San Jose, CA)

Day 3  (May 31)

AWE USA 2019 Wrap-up and Best in Show Awards

You voted! Find out who won Best-in-Show AR and Best-in-Show VR during the AWE USA 2019 wrap-up starting at 4pm on the Main Stage.