Lamina1 presents the first "Open Metaverse Conference" connecting the worlds of blockchain and metaverse for a next generation Internet

Lamina1 presents the first “Open Metaverse Conference” connecting the worlds of blockchain and metaverse for a next generation Internet

ANGELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lamina1, a Layer 1 blockchain optimized for the Open Metaverse, today announced its role as founding sponsor of the Metaverse Open Conference, a one-of-a-kind industry event bringing together the worlds of the Metaverse and Web3 to build 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 builders spanning Metaverse, Web3, and entertainment experiences.

Co-founded by Neal Stephenson, renowned futurist and science fiction author who originally coined the term “Metaverse”, and cryptocurrency pioneer Peter Vessenes, founder of the first VC-backed Bitcoin company, Lamina1 will provide the infrastructure necessary for the rapid expansion of the Open Metaverse. As 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 technical aspects of blockchain can work hand in hand to realize the vision. of the Open Metaverse a reality.

The Open Metaverse Conference will feature keynote addresses from renowned technologists and storytellers who offer pioneering visions for the next age of the Internet. Participants will hear from the co-founders of Lamina1 neal stephenson and Pierre Vessenesas good as Philip Rosedalefounder of the Second Life virtual world (Linden Lab) and co-founder of the High Fidelity virtual platform, John GaeteOscar-winning visual effects pioneer (The Matrix) and CCO of Inworld AI, Cathy Hackl, The Metaverse and Web3 strategist and founder of design consultancy Journey, and other cross-industry leaders will be announced. The main sessions will be complemented by various speakers and side events covering games, art, entertainment and commerce. To connect these key areas of culture to the technology that makes them possible, the Open Metaverse conference will also facilitate deep technology dives for attendees from leaders in web3, immersive computing, and technology standards groups. Presenting partners include the Metaverse Standards Forumthe Open Metaverse Interoperability Groupand the Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 (OMA3)all organizations promoting interoperability.

“We are at a time when developers, creatives and producers can finally design the seamless and persistent experiences we crave,” said Jamil Moledina, Vice President of Partnerships and Media at Lamina1. “The Open Metaverse Conference will serve as a big tent for anyone planning to create unique experiences that allow creators and consumers to enter unique virtual worlds on an equal footing.”

“OMA3 is excited to partner with Lamina1 and the Open Metaverse Conference to promote interoperability,” said Robby Yung, CEO of Animoca Brands. “OMA3 looks forward to developing avenues of discussion to encourage the creation of a more open and immersive Internet.”

The conference will encourage interdisciplinary dialogue through debates, presentation sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities to help generate new ideas and new connections.

“We felt a real sense of urgency to facilitate discussion with our colleagues and creators from all walks of life,” said Rebecca Barkin, President of Lamina1. “We know the Open Metaverse will be built collaboratively and with a set of shared values, and we’re happy to provide this forum to meet the needs of the community and solve big problems together.”

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About the Open Metaverse Conference

The Open Metaverse Conference (OMC) is a premier industry event presented by Lamina1 focused on bringing together Metaverse technology and blockchain. The conference brings together key stakeholders spanning developers, creatives, producers, product owners, and executives to ask and answer big questions regarding the development of a true open metaverse that leverages open source collaborative principles and the decentralization of the blockchain.

About Lamina1

Lamina1 is a Layer1 blockchain optimized for the Open Metaverse. The brainchild of legendary futurist Neal Stephenson (who first conceptualized the term “Metaverse” in his bestselling 1992 novel Snow Crash) and Peter Vessenes, a founding leader in the crypto space since the early days of Bitcoin – Lamina1 is on a mission to provide the blockchain technology, interoperable tools, and decentralized services that will make it the preferred destination for creators building a more immersive Internet. This is the world’s first proven carbon negative blockchain.

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