09/06/2023 – About the Topic
The convergence of Web3 and blockchain technology with immersive technologies holds the potential to reshape the future in profound ways. Web3, The Next Evolution of the Internet, aims to create a more decentralized and user-centric online ecosystem. By leveraging blockchain’s transparent and secure nature, Web3 enables users to have greater control over their data, identities, and digital assets. Additionally, blockchain’s ability to establish trust and transparency will play a critical role in industries such as supply chain management, healthcare, and education, where data integrity and security are paramount. This decentralized architecture also opens up new possibilities for immersive experiences. Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) applications can use blockchain to enable true ownership of virtual assets, secure transactions, and interoperability between virtual worlds. Users may own unique digital assets in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that can be used across various platforms, creating an interconnected metaverse where creativity, trade, and social interactions thrive.
Join us on September 6th to learn about The Next Evolution of Web3 & Blockchain through immersive technologies.
The Next Evolution Hosts
Matt Wren will be moderating the discussion in person while Caroline Dennis will be hosting the virtual portion in Virbela. Matt is the CTO for BUNDLAR and founder of The Next Evolution event series and VRAR Chicago. Caroline is entrepreneur, startup advisor, and advocate from Two-Degrees.io and XRWomen.
What’s the Format
Times in Central Daylight Time (CDT)
5:30-8:30pm at 1871 for the In-Person Program
6:00-8:00pm in Virbela for the Virtual Program
5:30-6:15pm – Networking & Technology Demonstrations
6:15-6:30pm – Introductions & Welcome
6:30-7:10pm – Panelist Presentations
7:10-7:45pm – Panel Discussion with Q&A
7:45-8:30pm – Networking & Technology Demonstrations
We will start with informal networking, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking. We keep it simple and informal – this meetup is about you, our members, and not just a soap box for the host, presenters, or our sponsors. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step in Immersive Technology.
Attending The Next Evolution
For our Physical Venue, 1871 can be found in Suite 1212 on the 12th floor of theMART, which is located on the North side of the river between Wells and Orleans. For easy access, enter through the Orleans entrance on the west side of theMART and take those elevators to the 12th floor.
There is no longer a Covid-19 vaccination requirement.
Watching the Live Stream
Primary Live Stream | https://awe.live/sessions
People can join by watching the scheduled live stream where we will field questions from!
You will need to register to gain access to AWE.Live.
Virbela | Virtual Environment | virbela.com/download
We encourage folks to join us in the virtual environment Community Hall by downloading the Virbela open campus client at virbela.com/download. See more about getting started and navigating Virbela here.
The Virbela virtual environment resembles a physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. To get to the Community Hall once in Virbela, you click the GO TO menu on the top left of your screen >> Pavilion >> The Next Evolution Hall. We suggest that you arrive no later than 6:00pm and we will get started promptly at 6:15. Please try to get familiar with the technology prior to the day of the meetup, as we will be unable to provide support during the event.
win a prize collecting nfts from attending
Through a partnership with Vennity, we will be creating unique NFT Badges to collect by attending 2023 The Next Evolution programs. Each badge you claim counts towards an end of year drawing for a prize to be given out in December 2023.