14:00 - 14:45

15 June

P2

Diversity and storytelling in the Metaverse: How to build a better reality

The Metaverse is reaching critical mass. As it does, the people who build, create and interact within digital environments are asking questions about inclusion, accessibility and diversity with an unprecedented level of commitment. Despite this, creators and producers in the Metaverse continue to be predominantly white and male. So, what are we doing wrong, and how can we get it right? By speaking to award-winning leaders from across visual art, fashion and theatre who are driving key conversations about creating work in the Metaverse – and, indeed, creating the Metaverse – this conversation will bring new perspectives to light, showcase the work of incredible diverse entrepreneurs and explore the solutions we need to build a better reality.

Boster Group Account Director Maggie Schroeder is joined by Jude Kelly, CBE (Founder and CEO, The WOW Foundation), Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (Artist), Paula Sello and Alissa Aulbekova (Co-Founders and CEOs, Auroboros) to discuss how storytelling is evolving and the implications that it has for building an accessible, significant and relevant Metaverse.

Jude Kelly

CEO & Founder - The WOW Foundation

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Artist - Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Alissa Aulbekova

Co-founder and Creative Director - Auroboros

Paula Sello

Co-founder and Creative Director - Auroboros

Maggie Schroeder

Account Director - Boster Group

Festival Stage 1