Upcoming Speaking Events

Always staying on the bleeding edge of technology and able to predict both tech and business trends, Bob Cooney is considered the world's foremost 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 Magazine, a monthly publication for the amusement business. He launched the world’s first successful laser tag company, Laser Storm, in 1990 and the first commercially successful VR arcade game,  Beachhead 2000. Cooney mentors the top VR manufacturers and operators, including Zero Latency, Hologate, Neurogaming, Virtuix and among others. Bob recently published his first book, Real Money from Virtual Reality, a guidebook for entrepreneurs launching VR products in the location-based entertainment market, and is working on his second book targeted towards operators of VR venues.

VR Fest 2019

Now programming for an exciting Fifth Season, VR FEST is the world’s first and largest virtual reality film festival. Taking place in Las Vegas, NV every January, the four day event features various programs, screenings, panels and the ever-popular VR Arcade Nightclub Exhibit which has been held at different locations on the Las Vegas strip including: Light Nightclub Mandalay Bay, Moon at Palms Casino, Hyde at the Bellagio, Omnia Nightclub inside Caesar’s Palace and Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM. VR Fest is dedicated to driving innovations in the virtual entertainment industry and perpetuating the art and science of the medium for…

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VR Now Summit – Berlin

The EFM VR NOW Summit in Berlin shows how film, television and immersive media like Virtual Reality and 360 video are coming together. Get excited about how entertainment advances today. Get inspired by fantastic stories and opinions of international VR figureheads. Connect with content creators, producers and IP owners from both worlds. Get your own project started.

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Laval Virtual 2019

Throughout its 20 years of existence, Laval Virtual has become the indispensable catalyst and facilitator for organizations from the VR/AR and Immersive techniques field. The city of Laval has been recognized as “Ville d’art et d’Histoire” (city of Art and History).  Bob will be speaking on “the theory of eVRything.”  What is VR, and how do we communicate its value so that we can adequately monetize and generate a return on our creative efforts and investments>

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Amusement Expo – VR Summit 2019

Bob is curating and moderating a full day of panels with the top minds in the location-based VR industry. The Virtual Reality Hardware Roadmap: Where is the Tech Going? What Operators are Making Real Money with Virtual Reality? How will VR and AR Impact the Laser Tag Business Storytelling Meets Gaming: Are VR Escape Rooms the Perfect Mix? How Location-based Entertainment Centers can Capitalize on the Esports Explosion  

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Bob's Media Kit is available for download

Zip file - 8.3 MB - PDF and Images

Recent Speaking Experience
  • VR Days 2018

    Curator and Moderator: Media, Arts, and Entertainment Summit
    (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - Oct 24-26, 2018

  • International Association of Trampoline Parks

    Is it time to jump into VR?
    (Fort Lauderdal, FL) - Sept 2018

  • Casino ESports Conference

    Marketing Esports to Millennials
    (Las Vegas, NV) - Sept 5-6, 2018

  • The Future of Immersive Leisure (FOIL)

    Moderator: Alternate Content for LBVR
    Moderator: Best Practices for VR Arcade Operators
    (Las Vegas, NV) - May 16-17, 2018

  • IMERSA Conference

    Keynote: Designing Transformative Experiences for Millenials
    (Columbus, OH) - Feb 26, 2018

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

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