The Metaverse is still in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a bunch of creators already exploring the realms of VR and AR and developing within one or more metaverse projects. Naturally, with so many builders coming to the fore and more joining the fray on a daily basis, Dimension X , a metaverse platform that makes the task of building immersive experiences way easier for end users, plans to host a Metaverse Creators Summit on November 16th 2022. But what is this summit all about? Let’s take a closer look and find out more about it!
Building a Better Metaverse
It’s hard to say exactly what the Metaverse of the future will look like and whether it will be controlled by a single corporate entity or consist of various different parties all working together to make it possible. Whatever the case, the Metaverse will involve just about everyone who is able to access it. This means that creators and communities from all over the world will play an important part in determining how everything turns out within the next few years. Right now conversations about the Metaverse are happening in online forums, university classrooms and private residences. And in truth, these conversations will have to continue and become more numerous over time if any meaningful progress is to be made in terms of the Metaverse’s development.
The real problem, if we’re honest, is that The Metaverse technically doesn’t even exist yet. Yeah, there are metaverse projects, but most are just Minecraft mods, copies of VRChat , or still in the throes of early development or conceptualization. It’s actually really easy to criticize what’s out there, and the reality is that many people don’t see any utility in the Metaverse, and for good reason:
I actually think this is pretty much on point, at least in terms of how the Metaverse is right now. Let’s be honest, most “metaverses” don’t have any real utility and exist so that already rich people can get richer. Who would want to buy into that? Not that many people I would bet. For the actual Metaverse to arise, it will need to be inclusive, carefully governed and expertly maintained. At present, most metaverse projects lack at least one or more (if not all) of these aspects. If we want to build the Metaverse, we need to have the right conversations, and we need to start having these conversations sooner than later. At this stage, it’s pretty much a moral imperative.
A Virtual Summit for Metaverse Creators
In order to promote the right kinds of conversations, Dimension X have taken it upon themselves to host a virtual summit for metaverse creators. This includes storytellers, developers, YouTube content creators, business leaders and just about anyone who has some influence on how the Metaverse (in its current form) is shaped over time. As I mentioned, the event will take place on November 16th 2022 and is accessible online. The MC Summit will run for a total of 6 hours and feature a number of different segments and speakers. Here’s the program at the time of writing (All times are in EET):
- 6 PM - Event Kickoff
- 6:15 PM - Metaverse Keynote
- 7:15 PM - Networking Explained - A tribalry framework
- 7:30 PM - Group Networking
- 8 PM - A Metaverse enabled Real-Time Economy
- 8:15 PM - Improving Mental Health using Virtual Space Simulations
- 8:30 PM - Creating Location-based Immersive Experiences
- 8:45 PM - Break
- 9 PM - Rapid Learning - 15 minute TED style teaching moment
- 9:15 PM - Rapid Learning - 15 minute TED style teaching moment
- 9:30 PM - Rapid Learning - 15 minute TED style teaching moment
- 9:45 PM - Group Networking or Lunch
- 10:15 PM - DOTS: A Performance Solution for Metaverse Experiences to Achieve Massive Consumer Adoption
- 10:30 PM - Rapid Learning - 15 minute TED style teaching moment
- 10:45 PM - Speed Networking
- 11:15 PM - Break
- 11:30 PM - Keynote - Master Storyteller
- 12 AM - Closing Summary (15 minutes)
So although the event only runs for a few hours, it’s a pretty extensive program. Just bear in mind that this particular summit isn’t free and carries a $39 USD price tag. You’ll also need to make sure you pay for and book your tickets beforehand if you want to gain access to the summit itself. As an added bonus, the first 100 people to register for the summit get a signed copy of Matthew Ball ‘s book “The Metaverse.” Now that’s definitely a good reason to get in early!
Is This Worth It?
That’s a bit hard to say, but Matthew Ball is definitely a heavy hitter in the Metaverse space and someone I think is definitely worth listening to. He truly believes in the power of the Metaverse and has written extensively on how it will transform everything in the next few years. There are also plenty of networking opportunities and other interesting topics, so I think for anyone who really wants to gain greater insight into how the Metaverse of the future will work, this is probably a very good place to start. I think the idea here is to attract only those creators who are really invested in the Metaverse and want to play a prominent role in its development and governance.
The truth is that this particular event is geared at metaverse creators, and I think in particular, developers. The main reason I say this is because this event is supposed to be followed by a hackathon a few weeks later (I assume sometime in December or early on in January 2023). This isn’t really for anyone who just wants to casually attend a talk and have a bit of a chat with some leaders in the Metaverse space. Indeed, Dimension X’s Metaverse Creators Summit is very much geared towards serious metaverse creators who want to have some conversations and work together to find new ways forward.
So what do you think of this upcoming virtual summit? Are you a metaverse creator? And are you happy to pay the price of admission? Let us know your thoughts!