Dr. Karen Alexander is a sought-after consultant on building immersive learning programs with extensive connections across the XR industry and academia. Her experience spans partnering with community organizations on giving children and youth the opportunity to create with XR tools, guiding higher ed institutions through the process of XR adoption, advising ed tech and XR startups, and, in her role as an immersive learning consultant with MetaVRse, pioneering the translation of of 2D training into 3D experiences for enterprise.
Dr. Karen Alexander is a sought-after consultant on building immersive learning programs with extensive connections across the XR industry and academia. Her experience spans partnering with community organizations to empower children and youth to create with XR tools, guiding higher ed institutions through the process of XR adoption, advising ed tech and XR startups, and, in her role as Immersive Learning Consultant with MetaVRse, pioneering the translation of 2D educational materials into 3D experiences for enterprise.
Dr. Alexander is a co-founder of XR Women, a worldwide network of professionals that meet weekly in virtual worlds and where a distinguished list of XR industry speakers has appeared. As part of the team that produces The Polys - WebXR Awards, WebXR Summit Series, and MetaTr@versal, she has worked with some of the most influential thought leaders in spatial computing. Bringing her passion for metaverse literacy back to her academic roots, Dr. Alexander is host of the WebXR Education Summit, assembling a diverse array of practitioners to share knowledge on successful implementation of immersive learning. She is also a member of the Immersive Learning Research Network’s State of XR and Immersive Learning Expert Panel.
Prior to her work in XR, Dr. Alexander was Dean of Junior and Senior Year programs at the women’s college at Rutgers University and Senior Editor of Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society. Her experience in higher education ranges across teaching, program design, journal editing, and college administration, with specializations in art, literature, film, and cultural production. She holds master’s degrees in English, Philosophy, and Issues in Modern Culture and earned her PhD at the University of London.
Dr. Alexander is committed to women’s advancement and gender and racial equality and believes in a Humanity First approach to XR and the metaverse.
01:00 PM - 01:55 PM
Terry Schussler | Deutsche Telekom AG
Christi Fenison | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design
Karen Alexander | MetaVRse
Alan Smithson | MetaVRse
Rolando Masís | xrmasiso
Austin "Cause" Caine | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design
Sophia Moshasha | VR/AR Association
Jacki Morie | All These Worlds, LLC
Daniel Dyboski-Bryant | Educators in VR
Ali Daniali | HRVSTS
Julie Smithson | MetaVRse
Christopher Lafayette | GatherVerse
Neil Trevett | Khronos Group
Dulce Baerga | Perception Grid
Damon Hernandez | SIMLAB Inc
Evo Heyning | Playable Agency
Ben Erwin | The Polys - WebXR Awards
04:40 PM - 05:30 PM
Muhsinah Morris | Morehouse College
Monica Ares | Meta
Karen Alexander | MetaVRse
Steve Grubbs | VictoryXR
Cerilenne Menendez Mendoza | T-Mobile