VR Fest is the world’s first fully curated touring Virtual Reality Film & Immersive Technology Festival. The annual event was founded in December 2014 at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live by the current Festival Director, Christopher Crescitelli. The event re- located to Las Vegas in 2015 where the team joined forces with the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) and MaiTai Global to curate a new global VR competition and vertical prize called the Extreme Virtual Reality Challenge, where VR/AR pioneers and entrepreneurs compete for a cash prize and a chance to display their work at the VR Lounge on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island during the XTC Finals Event.