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AIXR Brings the 6th International VR Awards Back to London

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08 Mar 2022 | 3 min read

London UK – 8th March 2022

The Academy of International Extended Reality, AIXR, is officially announcing that the Sixth International VR Awards will be a physical ceremony this year held at ‘8 Northumberland Avenue’ in London, UK on 3 November 2022.  

The VR Awards is the largest global awards ceremony for Virtual Reality and this year the VR Awards aims to bring the celebration back to the physical world. With the world opening up again and the leaps and bounds of progress the industry has made, AIXR is proud to return to its roots and bring to its attendees a live show like never before, celebrating all things Virtual Reality and the arrival of the Metaverse.

Combined with year-round international live and virtual initiatives, the VR Awards once again will be bringing together a luxurious black-tie evening to celebrate VR excellence and unique access to the world’s most influential names in immersive technology.

Photography by Dom Martin

Last year was the 5th anniversary of the VR Awards which saw the very first Metaverse bound celebration in the world. In collaboration with AltspaceVR, the unforgettable ceremony sent the attendees back in time to experience five virtual worlds that represented each momentous year that make up the history of the VR Awards. Tom Furness, the grandfather of Virtual Reality, beamed onto the virtual stage via Microsoft’s holoportation technology for the first time in VR Awards history. With such innovative landmarks from previous years, the Sixth International VR Awards aims to break new ground by expanding the ceremony program and extending further participation opportunities to people attending virtual events too.

“This year I am proud to be bringing the VR Awards back to London as a physical event, building on our success and experience with our fully virtual ceremonies from 2020 & 2021. A return to our roots, we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to celebrate in person and to raise a glass to some of the biggest VR projects from the metaverse!” – Daniel Colaianni, Chief Executive, AIXR

Early Bird Tickets are now available to purchase here:

Nominations for the VR Awards will open 25 April 2022, to remain up to date with the nominations process please register your interest here:

To learn about getting the most out of the nomination process, AIXR is running a series of webinars on 3 May and 6 June 2022, register your interest to be the first to know when booking is available:


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About VR Awards

The VR Awards is at the centre of recognition and celebration of outstanding achievement in VR. Combined with year-round international initiatives, the VR Awards brings together a night of red-carpet highlights, the celebration of excellence and unique access to the world’s most influential names in immersive technology. The VR Awards is an unmissable awards ceremony for a wide range of decision-making professionals from various industries across the world. The VR Awards are overseen by AIXR’s independent Steering Board.

About AIXR

Internationally, AIXR identifies, celebrates, and exemplifies the very best in immersive technology. By connecting people, projects, and knowledge together AIXR enables growth, nurtures talent, and develops standards, bringing wider public awareness and understanding to virtual and augmented reality industries. Officially founded in 2019, AIXR’s not-for-profit, the full-time team now boasts over 100 company members, supports a growing network of over 12,000 people internationally and work’s across North America, Europe and Asia. Learn more at

About the author:

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.

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