• MaRS Discovery District Centre (map)
  • 101 College St
  • Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7
  • Canada


WEST - North America's only 1-day conference dedicated to exploring how wearable tech is changing sports and entertainment is back!  

Now in its second year, WEST: Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto explores how wearable tech is changing the game of sports and how we make and experience entertainment. This year we expect over 400+ atttendees, 30+ speakers and 30+ exhibitors. 

WEST is one-full day of presentations, panels and expo featuring wearable tech disrupting the sports and entertainment space with discussions around: 

  • Film & TV: Virtual reality is changing the storytelling experience for filmmakers and creating new and immersive viewing options for film, broadcast and live streaming.
  • Gaming & Toys: Wearables, AR and VR are taking digital games off the couch and beyond the screen making digital gaming and play more real and physical than ever.
  • Sports: From the coach to the player and the fan, wearable tech is changing the game of sports taking analytics and experiences to a whole new level. 

Keynote presentations from the 2016 US Presidential Candidate of the Tranhuamanist party, Zoltan Isvtan; THE VOID Chief Creative Officer and Founder, Curtis Hickman and Co-founder of Wearable Experiments, Billie Whitehouse.

A big thank you to our venue sponsor, MaRS Discovery District Centre (101 College Street, Toronto), for hosting us this year and our sponsors Mediatek Labs and Proto3000.

Learn more at westconf.com.

We Are Wearables members get WEST tickets for just $99 use code WeAreWearables or hit up this link

2015 Participating Companies include:

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Zebra Technologies, CFL, PGA, EON Sports VR, Hexoskin, Catapult, Biglook360, CFL, Gizworld, Secret Location, Lyteshot, Cinehackers, PixMob, Stadium Digital, Moff, Intellitix, Cinehackers, Mighty Cast, Linkitz, Subpac, Kiwi Wearables, OccupiedVR, Canadian Film Centre (CFC), THE VOID, We Are Wearables, Brainsights, Wearable Experiments and more.

 2015 Featured Speakers:

  • Jonathan Carrigan - Senior Director, Business Intelligence & Platforms, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

  • Jill Stilfox - Vice President & GM, Location Services, Zebra Technologies

  • Elli Raynai - VR Filmmaker, Cinehackers

  • Jody Sugrue - Director of Digital, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

  • Albert Chu - Executive Advisor and CEO of US Operations, Moff

  • Brian Bulcke - Defensive Linesman, CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Business Development, Ryerson Sports Innovation

  • James Jensen - Chief Visionary Officer & Founder, THE VOID

  • Brian Kopp - President of Noth America, Catapult

  • Andrew Parr - PGA Pro-golfer and Performance Coach

  • Stefan Grambart - Creative Director, Secret Location

  • J. Lee Williams - Co-founder, OccupiedVR

  • Billie Whitehouse - Co-founder, Wearable Experiments

  • Curtis Hickman - Chief Creative Officer & Founder, THE VOID

  • Brendan Reilly - Co-founder & CEO, EON Sports VR

  • Mark Silver - President, Stadium Digtial

  • Dr. Lyssa Neel, Founder & President, Linkitz

  • Zoltan Istvan - 2016 US Presidential Canadiate for The Transhumanist Party

  • Lance Loesberg - Founder & CEO, Biglook360

  • Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Co-founder & CEO, Hexoskin

  • Adam Adelman, Co-founder & CEO, Mighty Cast

  • Serge Grimaux, CEO & Head Pilot, Intellitix

  • David Parent, CEO, PixMob 

Sessions include:

  • Keynote: The True Promise of VR by Curtis Hickman, Founder of THE VOID

  • Fireside Chat: Virtual Reality Training for Athletes and Coaches

  • Panel: The Rise of a New Medium for Film & TV in Virtual Reality

  • Panel: Wearables and the Connected Fan Experience

  • Fireside Chat: Neuromarketing

  • Panel: Elevating Childs Play with Wearable Toys

  • Panel: Making Digital Entertainment Physical with AR, VR and Wearables

  • Panel: Using Wearable as a Competitive Training Tool for Athletes

  • Fireside Chat: Live TV Broadcasting in Virtual Reality

  • Panel: Upping the Game for Sports Analytics with Wearable Tech

  • Keynote: Designing for Humans in a Digital Age by Billie Whitehouse of Wearable Experiments

  • Closing Keynote: The Coming Transhumanist Olympics and the Future of Wearable Technology by US Presidential Candidate of the Tranhumanist Party, Zoltan Istvan

 Visit www.westconf.com for a detailed schedule

All Access ticket prices include full access to the 1-day conference and exhibitor area. Coffee and tea will be served all day. One boxed lunch is included in the ticket price. 

Interested in speaking or sponsoring at WEST 2015? Contact Tom Emrich at tom@westconf.com.

Interested in demoing in our exhibitor area this year? Purchase an Exhibitor Table ticket on Eventbrite.

Visit westconf.com or follow @WEST_conf on Twitter for conference updates including speaker and exhibitor announcements.