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A Metaverse Beyond Gaming

Session type

Developer Session

Skill level

For Everyone

Immersive technologies are increasingly enabling new opportunities for schools and organizations to serve their communities and their mission. Learn how AR and VR are changing practices in education, job skilling, building communities, and taking on global challenges.


  • Alex Swartsel

    Deputy Director for Acceleration (She/Her)

    Alex Swartsel leads research and demonstration projects that showcase how innovations like XR can drive economic mobility. Alex has held senior roles at Teach For America’s DC region and with U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse. She has a BA from Wellesley and an MBA from Yale.


    Jobs for the Future

    Alex Swartsel
  • Kevin Chan

    Global Policy Director (He/Him)

    Kevin Chan is a global policy director at Meta, focused on the metaverse and creator economy. He launched and led Facebook’s Canadian public policy team and received a Harvard Technology and Democracy Fellowship for his leadership on the Facebook’s Canadian Election Integrity Initiative.



    Kevin Chan
  • Sara Lisa Vogl

    VR Creator (She/Her)

    In love with the idea of new worlds, Sara Lisa Vogl explores the diverse potentials of immersive virtual realities for a shared future. As founder of R00TS CLUB, an emerging metaverse community space, she champions diversity and inclusion. She's a WIIT cofounder and WEF GFC member.


    R00TS CLUB

    Sara Lisa Vogl

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