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What are the AIXR XR Awards?
What are the AIXR XR Awards?

About the International XR Awards

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Written by Matina Arkoumani
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Organised by the Academy of International Extended Reality, the XR Awards is an independent, not-for-profit academy funded solely by its awards activities and supplementary funding/resource from AIXR.

The AIXR XR Awards celebrates outstanding achievements in the virtual reality industry, and attendees include some of the biggest names in XR and offers a night of entertainment and celebration, looking back on the previous year of achievement.

History and Purpose

The AIXR XR Awards is an annual event celebrating outstanding achievements in the extended reality industry.

It was launched on October 9 2017, with its inaugural event held at London's 8 Northumberland Avenue. The awards were designed to showcase standout achievements in XR over the last year and to celebrate the passionate and dedicated teams focused on bringing the best in XR and building a foundation for XR to grow for many years to come.

It was founded on the principles of a continuing initiative that supports innovators, creatives, thinkers, disruptors, doers, and dreamers exploring the future of VR, AR, MR and XR contributing to the growth of the XR industry​.

Organising Body: The Academy of International Extended Reality

The Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) operates as an independent, not-for-profit entity structured as a company limited by guarantee.

This setup ensures that it remains distinct and autonomous from AIXR's commercial operations. The primary role of the Academy is to focus on educational and standard-setting activities within the extended reality (XR) industry, this helps the awards to maintain impartiality and credibility in its initiatives, such as the establishment of industry standards, professional accreditation programs, and the organization of International Award Shows.

The Academy can dedicate its efforts to serving the broader interests of the XR community, fostering an environment of trust and integrity.

Sponsoring Body: AIXR Platform

AIXR is an innovative platform transforming the emerging tech economy by offering comprehensive education, networking, and talent solutions in the AI, Web3, and XR industries. By connecting professionals and providing curated content, AIXR empowers users to thrive in the digital world​​.

AIXR is dedicated to supporting tech innovators and enthusiasts by providing educational resources, fostering collaboration, and connecting talent with opportunities. In addition, AIXR nurtures the growth of the industry by offering educational content, networking events, and access to thought leaders in the space.

Upcoming Event Details

The XR Awards take place annually, with the 8th International XR Awards scheduled for December 5, 2024, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Nominations are open to the public and accepted through the International XR Awards website. The event promises an exquisite experience for attendees and participants, as it celebrates the best VR experiences, creators, and companies globally​.

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