VRST 2020

VRST 2020 will be a virtual conference!

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to make VRST 2020 a virtual conference to ensure the safety of attendees.
All paper sessions will be hosted through Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom webinar link to their registered email in the days leading up to the conference. All Zoom presentations will be recorded and hosted on the VRST 2020 Discord server immediately after the live sessions to offer asynchronous viewing.
All poster/demos will be presented through Discord supporting both synchronous live poster sessions via voice/video channels, and asynchronous viewing via text channels and videos. Discord will also be used as a communication channel. You can join the VRST 2020 Discord server here:


Attendees and presenters are encouraged to sign up for Discord in advance of the conference if they do not already have an account. Clicking the server link above will prompt you to sign up if you do not have an account already. Please provide your Discord user ID during registration so we can add you to the server when it opens.
Guide to Getting Started with Discord

Note: the server is not yet open, so while you can sign up now, you will not be able to view content just yet; it will be made available by Nov. 1

ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology

Ottawa Online        November 2 - 4, 2020

VRST 2020 was originally going to be held in Ottawa, Canada alongside CHI Play 2020 and preceded by SUI 2020. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved to an online format.


VRST 2020 Proceedings now available in the ACM Digital Library: https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3385956

We are pleased to announce the VRST 2020 keynote speakers will be Doug Bowman (Virginia Tech) and Mary Whitton (UNC Chapel Hill)!

  • Doug Bowman
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • Mary Whitton
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Related events

Nov. 1 to 4

CHI PLAY is the international and interdisciplinary conference (by ACM SIGCHI) for researchers and professionals across all areas of play, games and human-computer interaction (HCI)

CHI PLAY is co-located with VRST 2020 and with shared events

Oct. 31 to Nov. 1

ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI)

ACM SUI brings together top researchers and practitioners from around the world who focus on spatial interaction for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and for real environments