Tech Columnist, Author, Podcaster Forbes

Charlie Fink is a Forbes tech columnist and the author of The New Metaverse Book (2022), which will be released later this summer. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed AR-enabled books Charlie Fink's Metaverse (2017), and Convergence, How The World Will Be Painted With Data (2019). 

In 1987, as a 28-year-old executive in charge of story development at Disney Feature Animation, Fink famously came up with the idea for The Lion King. From 1992-1995, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Disney-owned VR pioneer, Virtual World Entertainment. In addition to his work at Disney, Fink was Senior Vice President & Chief Creative Officer of AOL Studios (1996-1999), and President of American Greetings Interactive and Blue Mountain (2000-2005).

Fink teaches XR at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and at the new ASU Immersive Media graduate program in downtown LA. 


Oct 4

01:38 PM - 02:08 PM

XR Virtual Collaboration Workshop

Anne McKinnon | Ristband

Christina Kinne | XaosPrincess

Michael Potts | M2 Studio

Philip Rosedale | High Fidelity

Gabe Baker | Virbela

Amy Peck | Endeavor VR

Nathan C Bowser | Streem

Maya Komadina | Virbela

Brianna Scully | Spatial

Devon Copley | AVATOUR by Imeve

Chris Madsen | Immersive VR Education

Steve Lukas | Qualcomm

Michael DiBenigno | Flow Immersive


Jason Marsh | Flow Immersive