The Sixth Annual XR Access Symposium

June 6-7, 2024, New York City

XR Access 2024:
Insights From XR Assistive Technology

The XR Access Symposium is our annual conference for leaders in industry, academia, and advocacy to come together and solve the most pressing problems in extended reality accessibility. This year our focus is on Insights from XR Assistive Technology: how can we learn from technologies aimed at assisting disabled people in order to make mainstream XR more accessible?

This 2 day conference will take place on June 6-7, 2024, at the Verizon Executive Education Center on Cornell Tech campus in New York City, with sessions broadcasted online. It is hosted by Cornell University. Previous years have included presentations from industry titans such as Accenture, Meta, Microsoft, and Adobe, as well as cutting edge research from NYU, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia University, and many others.

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Hosted by
Cornell Tech, home of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute


Registration is now open! You can register for in-person via Eventbrite for a small fee, or just for the online portion for free via Zoom.


If you would like to attend the Symposium but face hardship in paying the registration fee or traveling to New York, please fill out our scholarship application by no later than May 10th, 2024. We may be able to waive the registration fee and refund up to $400 of travel expenses, with receipts.


If you’d like to volunteer at the Symposium, please fill out our volunteer application. Volunteers receive free event registration, an XR Access T-Shirt, and our eternal gratitude.


Verizon Executive Education Center at Cornell Tech

2 West Loop Road

New York, NY 10044

The Verizon Executive Education Center at Cornell Tech redefines the landscape of executive event and conference space in New York City. This airy, modern, full-service venue offers convenience and ample space—with breathtaking views—for conferences, executive programs, receptions, seminars, meet-ups and more. Designed by international architecture firm Snøhetta, the Verizon Executive Education Center blends high design and human-centered technology to bring you an advanced meeting space suited for visionary thinkers.

Verizon executive education center exterior: a pointed building of dark glass, like a whale's baleen.


How do I get to the venue?

Public transportation by subway, ferry, or tram is recommended. See this transportation guide for details.

Will the main stage presentations be recorded?

Yes, they will be streamed live via Zoom and added to the XR Access YouTube channel after the conference.

Will the breakout sessions be recorded?

No, unfortunately our recording equipment is not suited to capturing multiple small groups. However, the takeaways will be included in the Symposium Report.

Why does the Symposium cost money to attend in person?

Unfortunately, events in the physical world are expensive; the Symposium will cost tens of thousands of dollars. However, if the expense is a hardship for you, please apply for a scholarship using the link in the description. Note that registering for Zoom and watching online is still free.

What accommodations will be provided?

We will provide American Sign Language interpreters for the event and human-created captions for the main stage presentations. If you need additional accommodations, please note it on your registration or contact

What food will be provided?

We will provide lunch, snacks and drinks during the symposium. Please let us know if you have specific dietary restrictions during registration.

Where should I stay in New York?
We recommend the Graduate New York, located mere steps from the venue. You can use the code NEGCOR to get a discount on your room.


XR Access Symposia can’t happen without the support of our generous sponsors. Visit our sponsorship page to learn about the many benefits of sponsoring the Symposium.

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Cornell Tech

Past Symposia