Upcoming Events

Always staying on the bleeding edge of technology and able to predict both tech and business trends, Bob Cooney is a leading expert on location-based virtual reality, with over 30 years in the industry. He is recognized for bringing high tech out-of-home entertainment to consumers, operators, and venues and is a frequent contributor to RePlay, a monthly magazine for the coin-op amusement game business. He successfully launched one of the world’s first laser tag company called Laser Storm in 1990 and the first commercially successful VR arcade game,  Beachhead 2000. Cooney is excited about this third wave of VR and its potential for the commercial amusement space and consults on strategy and business development for VR manufacturers and operators, including the award-winning Zero Latency, the global leader and pioneer in free-roam multi-player VR, with warehouse-scale game arenas on four continents, and Hologate, the first affordable multi-player VR attraction. He also runs an online mentoring group for VR Arcade operators.  

VR Days Europe

VR DAYS EUROPE 2018 VR Days Europe is a three-day conference and exhibition focussed on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (XR) content, creativity and innovation. At this year’s festival attendees can expect a compelling range of keynotes, sessions, workshops and seminars with over 140 thought leaders and experts drawn from the health, technology, business and arts sectors. Bob will be curating location-based entertainment content DATE, VENUE & TICKETS Event Date: 24-26 October 2018 Event Venues: DeLaMarTheater (24 Oct), Kromhouthal (25-26 Oct), Amsterdam Organisers: VR Days Europe & Integrated Systems Events Registration: Will open 4 June

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IAAPA 2018

The IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 is one awesome and unique global conference and trade show for the attractions industry. Bob will be a panelist.

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Amusement Expo – VR Summit 2019

Bob will be curating full-day of VR panels/keynote.

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Select Speaking Experience
  • The Future of Immersive Leisure (FOIL)

    Arena Scale VR - Successor to Laser Tag?
    (Las Vegas, NV) - Sept 13-14, 2017

  • VRCade Conference

    The VR Arcade Learnings and Best Practices
    (San Jose, CA) - 2017

  • AAMA Summer Meeting

    Millennials at Location-based Entertainment Centers
    (Chicago, IL) - 2016

  • Nightclub and Bar Show

    Maximizing Revenue Through Strategic Use of Technology

  • SF Music Tech

    Check in and Play: Location Based Music and Local Targeting - Panel Moderator

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Executive Vice President, American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA).

Running a VR Event?

Bring in the industry’s top expert to present or moderate a panel on location-based virtual reality.