Tawny Schlieski: Founder. VR advocate and research scientist, committed to building a VR economy based on opportunity, inclusion, and kick-ass ideas.
Genevieve Bell: Anthropologist. Professor, Australian National University. Reimagining engineering as a holistic human-centered practice.
Thomas Wester: Creative and Technical Director. Designer with an interdisciplinary, experimental approach that uses technology as incubator for design innovation.
Juliette Levy: Historian and Advocate. Professor, University of California, Riverside. Remaking education for 21st century minds, and 21st century jobs.
Sarah Ellis: Producer. Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company. Evolving the relationship between technology and art through a wide ranging practice.
Karen Tanenbaum: Development and Design. Project Scientist, University of California, Irvine. Creating new modes of storytelling that transform our relationship to computing and creativity.
Shelley Midthun: Champion. Executive Director, Oregon Story Board. Bringing VR to the People through access, inclusion, education and building a more diverse workforce.
Alyssa Glass: Content Strategist. Story designer who finds joy in identifying the patterns and threads that create meaning and engage audiences.