META•MERSIVE: The Leaky Metaverse


How do you think the metaverse will look? How will it show up in work and entertainment? It might be easy to think that we will visit the metaverse on screens or in VR headsets, but here's the truth: The metaverse will be leaky! With the widespread adoption of wearable augmented reality devices about to hit the market, the metaverse will become a layer that exists on top of, underneath, and mixed with the real world. From entertainment, to education, to brand activation, our everyday experiences will be forever changed by this new mixed reality. 


Join us for another META•MERSIVE session on September 22 when we gather top minds from Disney, Riot Games, and leaders from the worlds of fashion, e-sports, broadcast, and more as they share their expertise and plans for this new "Leaky Metaverse"!


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Event times are eastern standard time (EST).

11:05am - 11:35pm - KEYNOTE: THE LEAKY METAVERSE
Keynote Speaker: Bob Bonniol, Award-winning Creative Director, Designer, Producer, Metaverse Pioneer | MODE Studios. Bob Bonniol kicks off the sessions with a look at how the metaverse will be leaky and how AR will connect to the real world. 


Wendy McClellan Anderson, Director of IP Development at Riot Games. Wendy was the global lead for Live Entertainment Star Wars content at Disney Imagineering; Delivered projects for Disneyland, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disney Cruise Lines. Developed Live Entertainment program and opening events for Anaheim and Orlando Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (THEA Award). She led entertainment development for the immersive experience Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.  

Speaker: Margaret Kerrison, received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Her career spans 14 years of experience in television, film, digital media, games, brand storytelling, location-based entertainment, and immersive experiences. She has worked as a Story Lead, Story Consultant, and Writer for multiple projects around the world, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars: Launch Bay, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Avengers Campus, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, National Geographic HQ, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted. She was a Disney Imagineer from 2014-2021. She is currently a Sr. Experiential Creative Lead for Airbnb. Her first book "Immersive Storytelling for Real and Imagined Worlds: A Writer's Guide" is currently available on Amazon and other retailers.


12:05pm - 12:35pm - NEW CULTURAL PARADIGMS
Speaker: Keone Chong, Founder of The NFT Lab, producer, a multicultural creative technologist, and web3 pioneer based in LA. Keone discusses how culture is shifting with new media channels and tools.


12:35pm - 1:05pm - WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Speaker: Craig Muir, Founder and CEO of DigitalSelf. Craig will explore how the metaverse collides with live entertainment, sports, and spectacle. Learn how live events will become hybrid by transporting remote audiences into the world’s largest events. Presented by DigitalSelf, an immersive technology development company, its platform is aimed at creating virtual lifestyles and universal access to the metaverse. 


1:05pm - 1:35pm - WOMEN OF THE METAVERSE
Speaker: Amanda Archer, Founder of Women of the Metaverse and First Ape Wives Club, a creative studio that focuses on establishing projects by innovative women. She recently launched her first NFT collection, First Ape Wives Club, and will discuss bringing the entertainment industry to the doorstep of her crypto community.


1:35pm - 2:05pm - Q&A SPEAKER PANEL
Moderators: Victoria Copans, XLIVE Editor and Bob Bonniol, Creative Director, MODE Studios
Speakers: Wendy McClellen Anderson, Director of IP Development at Riot Games
Margaret Kerrison, Published Author, Immersive Storyteller for Experience & Brand Narrative
Keone Chong, Founder of The NFT Lab
Craig Muir, Founder and CEO of DigitalSelf
Amanda Archer, Co-founder of Women of the Metaverse



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