Featuring a keynote from co-founder and futurist Neal Stephenson, the inaugural event aims to empower creators and coders to build the Open Metaverse together.
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lamina1, a Layer 1 blockchain optimized for the Open Metaverse, today announced its role as a founding sponsor. Open Metaverse Conference, a first-of-its-kind industry event that brings together the worlds of Metaverse and Web3 to create a more open and immersive Internet. The two-day conference will take place February 8-9, 2023 in Los Angeles, California and will bring together experts and developers covering Metaverse experiences, Web3 and entertainment.
Founded by popular futurist and science fiction author Neal Stephenson, who first coined the term “Metaverse,” and cryptocurrency pioneer Peter Vessenes, founder of the first VC-backed Bitcoin company, Lamina1 will provide the infrastructure to power Open’s rapid expansion. Metaverse. As a founding sponsor of the Open Metaverse Conference, Lamina1 will provide a forum for critical conversations about identity, privacy, and interoperability, while exploring how audience engagement, creative storytelling, and the technicalities of blockchain can work hand-in-hand to realize the vision. The Open Metaverse is a reality.
The Open Metaverse Conference will feature keynote addresses from renowned technologists and storytellers with cutting-edge visions for the next era of the internet. Participants will hear from Lamina1 co-founders Neal Stephenson and Peter Wessenesas well as Philip RosedaleFounder of Second Life (Linden Lab) virtual world and co-founder of High Fidelity virtual platform, John GaetaOscar-winning VFX pioneer (The Matrix) and CCO of character persona company Inworld AI, Cathy Hackl, Metaverse and Web3 strategist and founder of design consultancy Journey and other industry crossover leaders will be announced. The main sessions will be complemented by a variety of speakers and side events including games, art, entertainment and commerce. To connect these key areas of culture with the technology that enables them, the Open Metaverse Conference will also facilitate technology deep dives for attendees from leaders of the Web3, immersive computing and technology standards groups. Includes presenting partners Metaverse Standards Forumthe Open the Metaverse Interoperability Groupand Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 (OMA3)all organizations that facilitate interoperability.
“We are at a time when developers, creatives and producers can finally design the seamless and sustainable experiences we desire,” said Jamil Moledina, VP of Game Partnerships and Media at Lamina1. “The Open Metaverse Conference will serve as a marquee for anyone thinking of creating experiences that have never been possible before, allowing creators and consumers alike to enter unique virtual worlds on a level playing field.”
“OMA3 is pleased to partner with Lamina1 and the Open Metaverse Conference to promote interoperability,” said Robbie Yung, CEO of Animoca Brands. “OMA3 looks forward to developing speaking tracks to encourage the creation of a more open and immersive web.”
The conference will encourage interdisciplinary dialogue through debates, discussions, round table discussions and networking opportunities to help build new ideas and connections.
“We felt a real sense of urgency to facilitate discussions with our colleagues and creators across the spectrum,” said Rebecca Barkin, president of Lamina1. “We know that the Open Metaverse will be built on collaboration and a shared set of values, and we’re excited to provide this forum to address community needs and solve big problems together.”
For more information about the Open Metaverse Conference, visit www.openmetaverseconf.com.
About the Open Metaverse Conference
The Open Metaverse Conference (OMC) is an industry-first event presented by Lamina1 focused on bringing Metaverse and blockchain technology together. The conference brings together key stakeholders, including developers, creators, manufacturers, product owners and executives, to ask and solve the big questions around the development of a truly Open Metaverse that leverages open source, collaborative principles and blockchain decentralization.
Lamina1 is a Layer1 blockchain optimized for the Open Metaverse. Legendary futurist Neal Stephenson (who first conceptualized the term “Metaverse” in his 1992 best-selling novel Snow Crash) and Peter Wessenes, a key leader in the cryptocurrency space since the early days of Bitcoin, are on a mission to Lamina1. introduce blockchain technology, interoperable tools, and decentralized services, establishing it as the preferred destination for creators building a more immersive Internet. It is the world’s first provably carbon-negative blockchain.