Open Metaverse Conference to be held in Downtown Los Angeles next year

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The Open Metaverse Conference (OMC), a first-of-its-kind event, has officially opened registration on Lamina1, a blockchain technology company co-founded by Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson.

The conference will be held in person and virtually for two days on February 8-9, 2023, at the Hudson Loft in Downtown Los Angeles.

It will host keynote speeches, panel discussions, pitch sessions, interactive demos, live entertainment and networking opportunities, focusing on strategies and concepts concerning an open metaverse.

The conference will also bring together gaming, crypto, Web3, art, entertainment, enterprise and commerce communities to discuss and debate the foundations for the Internet’s next generation.

The OMC is determined to bring together thought leaders who want to work together to build a vastly diverse, decentralized and open-source Internet.

There will be other prominent speakers such as Lamina1 co-founders Neal Stephenson and Peter Vessenes and the founder of the Techism art movement, Krista Kim.

Attendees will also hear from High Fidelity founder Philip Rosedale, Oscar-winning VFX pioneer and Inworld CEO AI John Gaeta and metaverse and Web3 strategist Cathy Hackl.

The Open Metaverse Interoperability Group, the Metaverse Standards Forum and the Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 are also among the presenters.

“OMA3 is pleased to collaborate with Lamina1 and the Open Metaverse Conference in promoting interoperability,” Amonica Brands CEO Robby Yung said.

OMC event details

Early bird tickets for the OMC are now on sale and can be purchased until December 16. Participants can buy the Virtual Pass for $49, the Conference Pass for $649 or the All Access Pass for $2,799.

Attendees will be able to choose between two tracks. The “Explorers Track” is designed for leaders and attendees from all industries, skill sets and areas of interest who want a broad understanding of the most critical subjects and technologies in the metaverse.

The “Builders Track,” on the other hand, is aimed at experienced creators, coders and technologists from a variety of industries who want to learn more about what it will take to imagine, build and construct an open metaverse.

Jamil Moledina, vice president of games partnerships and media at Lamina1, said that the OMC intends to broaden the scope of what the metaverse can be.

Moledina also said they want to bring together established innovators, emerging visionaries and stakeholders interested in the possibility of an open shared virtual world. Their goal is to ignite a creative and entrepreneurial explosion.

Additional information, such as speakers, event sponsors and demos will be released in the coming weeks. Participants can visit to learn more about the event.

Participants interested in speaking, sponsoring, presenting or demoing at the conference can fill out the Get Involved form or send a proposal through the official OMC application form on its website.

About Lamina1

Lamina1 began when Stephenson, the legendary cyberpunk author who coined the term “metaverse,” decided to finally step into Web3 to introduce his early vision to the world. Vessenes and Stephenson co-founded the platform after seeing the potential of blockchains to assist creators in an open metaverse.