Smart Haptics 2018

5th - 7th December 2018

San Diego, CA

"Smithers Apex conferences provide very informative talks with a good balance of top line views and detailed trends and technology."  - Sony


As the first industry driven haptics conference, Smart Haptics 2018 will take place in San Diego, CA on December 5-6 and brought together multiple end use industries including medical, automotive, mobile, VR/AR and more to explore where the haptics industry is headed.

Smart Haptics 2017 featured:

  • Hear from companies such as Microsoft, Fitbit, Facebook, SynTouch, TDK Corporation, P&G, Adludio and more. 
  • Understand the latest trends, innovations and challenges facing the haptics industry
  • Build relationships and put your company's name in front of top industry leaders in the haptics field. 
  • Collaborate with your colleagues on topics such as current and future possibilities in haptics, touch in wearables, the future of VR/AR and gaming, the healing power of touch feedback, the driving force of automotive haptics, touch in advertisingand more. 

Smart Haptics 2017 featured talks that served to inform the industry of the current capabilities and needs in the industry, as well as hands-on demonstrations that will provide the opportunity to explore through active participation.

View the 2017 agenda


Coming soon!

Venue & Info

Smart Haptics 2018 will take place at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla Hotel

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: +1 858-581-5900

Speakers and delegates are responsible for booking their own travel and accommodation. A special rate of $229 plus tax has been secured for conference delegates.

For questions concerning the venue or accommodations, please contact   Brienne Alves  at +1 (330) 762- 7441.

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Occasionally, unauthorized third-party housing companies will contact conference delegates to get them to reserve their sleeping room through their housing company.  This is a scam! Please note that you will NEVER receive a phone call from a 3rd party on behalf of  the hotel or Smithers Apex .  In order to make a legitimate sleeping room reservation with the Conference Hotel, please click on the link below or contact the hotel directly.


Super Early Bird Pricing Expires:  August 31st, 2018                                           $1,099

Early Bird Pricing Expires: October 12th, 2018                                                       $1,199

Standard Pricing Expires: November 9th, 2018                                                     $1,399

Final Pricing Expires: December 6th, 2018                                                              $1,499