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Myra Roldan Presents: Into the Metaverse

  • April 07, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online(PT time)
  • 79


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Session Description: Into the Metaverse:

Let’s take a virtual field trip into the Metaverse to experience it first-hand and explore the potential use cased for learning and development. We are going to explore the pros, cons, and risk considerations of the Metaverse using Spatial. The goal of this field trip is to inspire you and get your thinking of new use cases for the Metaverse. You will be able to describe the experiences to your peers, create your own room in the Metaverse using Spatial, and use the tools provided in the Spatial room.

Prep for this Session:

1. Before this session you will need to register for a FREE Spatial account at using your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop with a webcam.

2. Create your own Spatial avatar to complete your Spatial registration. To create your avatar you will need to use your phone camera or the camera on your tablet or laptop.

3. To attend this event you can use a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer - no camera required but you will need to use your devices microphone. If you have an VR headset you can attend using your headset.

Presenter: Myra Roldan

Myra is a talented technologist, a TEDx speaker, author, and an international public speaker. She is widely regarded as an important source of information about new and emerging technologies. She brings in a unique mix of technical, business, as well as, learning experience innovation in the field of adult education and competency development.

While she is well-respected for her innovative thinking and superior leadership abilities, Myra champions change within higher education as a digital transformation leader at Amazon Web Services (AWS) organizing around technical skill competencies to expand a global standard and foster diversity and inclusiveness, devising techniques for various types of academic programs at scale globally, and managing projects around the world's largest educational network, driving success for learners and educators while creating a skilled and dynamic technical talent pipeline.

Over the course of her 10 years as a public speaker, Myra has gone on record to present talks on curation, augmented and virtual reality, voice, AI, and design, but more recently, she has focused on the two relatively new topics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and design thinking. Some of her other abilities include the natural ability to distill concepts into ones that are more easily handled, along with making concepts and issues simpler by breaking them down into their individual parts.

Myra has a bachelor of science in Information Technology, a master of education, and an MBA. She is deeply invested in advancing and improving the well-being of communities that have traditionally been denied a seat at the table, helping individuals and raising the expectations of their own potential. She is the mother of three talented young women and tries her hardest to set a good example for them always by living with intention, empathy, and compassion.

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