Explore the world of the metaverse with the best keynote speakers
Nowadays, no one is surprised when more and more aspects of our lives are shifting to the digital. It's where we do our shopping, where we look for entertainment, and where socializing increasingly takes place. So it's only natural that we keep looking for more and more immersive experiences. The next step is the metaverse.
The term "metaverse" was first used almost 30 years ago by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel, Snow Crash. With it, the author described a virtual reality in which people lead second lives.
When Mark Zuckerberg announced ambitious plans to build the 'metaverse' — a virtual reality construct intended to supplant the internet, merge virtual life with real-life and create endless new playgrounds for everyone — he promised that "you're going to be able to do almost anything you can imagine."
The Metaverse is a 3D world that you can explore as an avatar. In this magical world, the lines between reality and the digital world become blurred. Not surprisingly, objects and experiences in the metaverse can be worth as much or more than those we know in real life.
Meet our top 3 metaverse keynote speakers!
Celia Hodent. Game UX Consultant, Metaverse Keynote Speaker, and Writer.
Celia Hodent is a Game User Experience Strategist, Author, Game UX Summit Founder & Chair. She uses her knowledge of cognitive science and psychology to improve products, systems, services, and video games. In her new book “The psychology of the video games”, Celia provides not only insights into the psychological processes involved in all types of games but also shares the techniques to make video games more fun and meaningful for players.
The following list highlights some of her popular keynote topics:
- Advancing UX Maturity in Game Studios
- Ethics of Video Games
- The Gamer's Brain: How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Design
- UX and Cognitive Science in Game Design
Find out more about Celia Hodent here
Cathy Hackl. Chief Metaverse Officer.
Cathy Hackl is Futurist & Founder of the Futures Intelligence Group VP at Avatar Dimension. As a leading tech futurist and business leader, Cathy runs the Futures Intelligence Group & Future Metaverse Labs. Big Think named Hackl one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 and in 2021 she was included in the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.
“If the internet and social media changed your business or changed the way you interact with people, then you should be paying attention to what 3.0 and the metaverse will do, because it will change those things as well.”
Check out some of her most-requested keynote topics:
- CGI Influencers
- Direct to Avatar
- Future of Business and other Industries
- Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
- Marketing to Robots
- Personal Branding for Women in Tech
Find out more about Kathy Hackl
Philip Rosedale. A virtual world pioneer, metaverse keynote speaker.
Last but not least, Philip Rosedale, CEO, Co-founder & Creator of High Fidelity & Second Life. Some might call him the father of the metaverse. A decade ago, Philip created an immersive virtual world platform called "Second Life". What are his thoughts now on the virtual world after years of experience? Your audience can find out!
“I think what we've learned — and somewhat with some sadness, given the work that I've done, I would have to agree — is that it's not for everybody, and maybe it's never for everybody.”
The following list highlights some of his most popular keynote topics:
- New Virtual Worlds
- Remaking the Internet
- Simulated Reality and Imaginary Environments
Find out more about Philip Rosedale
We highly encourage you to listen to a podcast with Philip Rosedale. In the episode of Danny In The Valley, CEO, Co-founder & Creator of High Fidelity & Second Life talks about the next-generation virtual reality worlds and explains the challenges of Metaverse.