A Step Closer to the Metaverse

About GatherVerse

GatherVerse is a global ecosystem where communities gather to discuss humanity-first standards in accessibility, education, equality, community development, safety & privacy, wellness, and ethics within the metaverse and emerging technologies.

May our collaboration elevate you

Sponsorship Opportunities

Elevate your brand by collaborating with GatherVerse: Where Global Voices Converge and Inspire. Embrace the opportunity to align with an ecosystem where humanity-first values and technology unite.

Reach out today to secure your exclusive sponsorship for 2024.

8 Standards of The Metaverse

8 Standards of The Metaverse

Multi Generational

Generational thinking to take the next step.

Assembling global communities to form the one Metaverse.

Featured Community Speakers

A Multi Generational Community of Speakers expressing Humanity-First steps of the Metaverse and Emerging Technologies

Taryn Mackenzie Williams

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy

Tom Furness

Founder and Chairman
Virtual World Society

Joanna Popper

Chief Metaverse Officer
Creative Artists Agency

Christopher Lafayette


Tony Parisi

Chief Strategy Officer

Nanea Reeves

Co-Founder and CEO

Brittan Heller

Democracy and Technology Fellow
The Atlantic Council

Alvin Wang Graylin

China President, HTC
Global VP of Corp. Dev., HTC

Sandy Carter


Skip Rizzo

Research Director
Medical Virtual Reality

Dr. Muhsinah L. Morris

Morehouse in the Metaverse

Avi Bar-Zeev

XR Guild

Gita Barry

EVP & GM, Immersive Healthcare
Penumbra, Inc.

Bill Curtis-Davidson

Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Meryl Evans

Accessibility Consultant

Steve Buchanan

Principal Program Manager

Paula MacDowell

University of Saskatchewan

Santiago Alfaro

Research Scientist
Intel Labs

Maud Clavier


Mark Billinghurst

Empathic Computing Laboratory

Pico Velásquez

Founder & CEO

Nova Lorraine

Futurist | Fashion Designer | Founder
House of Nova | Raine Magazine

Gabriella Chihan Stanley

vrisch // XRVienna

Ippolito Imani Caradonna

CEO Co-founder
Aug Lab

Human Capital Initiative

Empowering Innovation for Societal Good

Future Events

Invite the GatherVerse Community to Your Event

At Gatherverse, we pride ourselves on cultivating a dynamic community at the crossroads of humanity and technology. Our extensive network, built from 16 virtual events with hundreds of global speakers, is a treasure trove of intellectual engagement, innovative ideas, and passionate voices.

If you’d like to introduce your event to this vibrant community, you’ve come to the right place. Please share your event details below, and our team will be in touch to discuss potential collaboration opportunities.

Past Events



Our Global Community Leaders

Our Global Community Leaders


At GatherVerse, our Volunteer Directors, hailing from diverse continents and roles, are pivotal contributors of our vibrant community. Despite their professional obligations, they dedicate their efforts to promote GatherVerse’s vision within their respective areas.

The strength of GatherVerse lies in the diversity of our community and the value we place on every director’s contribution. We provide flexibility, respecting each director’s unique commitments, and understand that while we expand our team, we can only accommodate a certain number.

Nonetheless, we believe in the value of every willing heart and encourage active participation. Welcome to GatherVerse, where every voice counts, every effort matters, and we move together towards a harmonious future of technology and humanity.

Generation: Global

Enter a space where borders fade, generations merge, and the intricate interplay of humanity and technology is at the forefront.

Welcome to Generation: Global, the official podcast of GatherVerse.

Every week, we bring together voices from around the world to dive deep into the digital threads that connect us all.

GatherVerse HumanJournal


A GatherVerse Reflection on the Interplay of Human Life and Technology

Welcome to Media Broadcasting Platform - GatherVerse.Live
GatherVerse.Live - Media Broadcasting Platform
GatherVerse News

GatherVerse News


where the future is now

Message from Christopher Lafayette - GatherVerse

Message From
Christopher Lafayette

Message From Christopher Lafayette

GatherVerse Founder

Imagine a world of possibilities. A world where global communities have equitable opportunities to collaborate globally with world-class researchers, educators, health professionals, designers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, developers and engineers. Where humanity is considered first in every approach.

Where students use the Metaverse to discover, explore and master new understandings of using technology for good. A world where youth and adults are using best-in-class hardware and software to attempt the impossible and drive meaningful change. We’re building this world. We can build it together.

Join us at GatherVerse 2024.