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Speaking Engagements

Keynote, Panelist, Jury Chair, & Moderator

*2018 1st AUREA Awards, Kathleen Cohen, Keynote Speaker & Jury Chair; Talk: "The Future is Overrated Compared to Human Ingenuity.”
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Speaking Engagements

Keynote, Panelist, Jury Chair, & Moderator

Kathleen speaks around the world about the ethical, immersive and disruptive tech era ahead. Her most recent keynote, Meet Your Digital Twin, is about organizing the stampede of new ideas with respect to your digital likeness, your virtual legacy, and future XR/AI driven persistent worlds for themed attractions, sports centers, and the entertainment development of mixed use properties.

FMX Online 2021 – Reimagine Tomorrow

FMX Online 2021 – Reimagine Tomorrow

For the 25th time, FMX assembles the very best of animation, effects, games and immersive media in 2021. Join us for the first online edition of FMX on May 4-6 and meet professionals and students from around the world virtually!

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RealTime Conference: The Rise of the Metaverse – Merging Physical and Digital Worlds

RealTime Conference: The Rise of the Metaverse – Merging Physical and Digital Worlds

The RealTime Conference brings together leaders and innovators in real-time across industries and around the globe to share and spur the myriad ways in which real-time is changing how we work, play, and live.

The RealTime Conference features live keynote presentations, panel discussions, Q&As, chats, networking breaks, and our Virtual Meet-With-The-Speakers Lounge which offers our real-time community the opportunity to interact with each other in multiple ways, generating a unique sense of togetherness and camaraderie despite the physical distance.

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Previous Engagements

AWE Nite LA
  • 9/2020: Virtual Panelist: AWE Nite LA – Digital Democracy 2020, LA, CA
  • 7/2020: Virtual Panelist: AWE Nite LA – Ethical Considerations of Immersive, LA, CA
Perkins&Will
  • 4/2020 – LA Forward Seven “The New Now” – Immersive Panel
  • 5/2019: E(x)plore Lunch Series – AR / VR / MR / XR in Architecture
VRTO ( Virtual Reality Toronto)
  • 6/2020: Virtual Speaker: VRTO – Digital Twins, Toronto, Canada
ULI (Urban Land Institute)
  • 5/2020: Virtual Speaker: Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Entertainment Development Council, LA, CA
  • 2014-2017: Speaker: (ULI) The Future of The Experience Vancouver, Canada & NYC, NY
FMX2020
  • Invited to Keynote: FMX2020 – Meet Your Digital Twin, Stuttgart, Germany
NAB
  • 4/2020: Invited Panelist: NAB – USC’s vETC, Virtual Beings, Las Vegas, NV
Treefort / Storyfort / Hackfort
  • 3/2020: Invited: Speaker: Treefort / Storyfort – Immersive Storytelling, Boise, ID
  • 3/2020: Invited: Moderator: Treefort / Hackfort – From Burning Man to Ready Player One, Boise, ID
  • 2019: Speaker: Treefort / Hackfort, The 5 Personas of You – Boise, ID
AR / VR Aurea Awards
  • 2020: Jury Chair / Keynote: AR / VR Aurea Awards, Europa-Park®, Rust, Germany
  • 2018: Jury Chair / Keynote: AR / VR Aurea Awards – Europa-Park® & Mack Media – Rust, Germany
Institute For The Future
  • 2019: Panelist – Institute For The Future, 10yr. Forecasting Summit, SF, CA
The I/O Summit
  • 2019: Speaker: The I/O Summit, Meet Your Digital Twin, Lincoln, NE
USC's vETC
  • 2019: Speaker: USC’s vETC Grand Convergence: Virtual Beings, LA, CA
Gray Area Festival
  • 2019: Speaker: GrayAreaFestival.io, Meet Your Digital Twin, SF, CA
The Guardians
  • 2019: Speaker: The Guardians, Meet Your Digital Twin, LA, CA
AIShow.Biz Summit 3.0
  • 2019: Speaker: The Guardians, Meet Your Digital Twin, LA, CA
Combat Brigade Radio One
  • 2019: Podcast: Combat Brigade Radio One – Universal® – Host: Ethen Dettenmaier
MiceChat - Disney® Legend
  • 2019: Interviewer: MiceChat – Disney® Legend, Buzz Price – Buzz at Thirty Thousand Feet
World IA Day
  • 2019: Speaker: World IA Day – Design For a Difference – The Future is.. – LA, CA
BU Alum
  • 2019: Panelist: Emerging Tech: The Evolution of AR / VR Tech – BU Alum
ProductCon
  • 2018: Speaker: ProductCon – The Future is Overrated Compared to Human Ingenuity, LA, CA
CIO Summit
  • 2018: Speaker: CIO Summit – The Future is Overrated Compared to Human Ingenuity, SF, CA
Storytek / Estonia
  • 2018: Mentor / Speaker: Storytek / Estonia – Content & Media – Tech Accelerator
  • 2017: Speaker: StoryTek / Estonia – AV, Tech, Entrepreneurs & Content Creators, Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn Music Week, Estonia
  • 2018: Speaker / Panelist: Tallinn Music Week (TMW) Creative Impact Conference, Tallinn, Estonia
Themed Entertainment Assoc.
  • 2018: Moderator / Speaker: Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Future of Engagement, LA, CA
General Assembly
  • 2018: Speaker: General Assembly – UX / UI, Gaming & Experience Design, LA, CA
SpaceTech Summit
  • 2018: Speaker / Panelist: SpaceTech Summit – Panelist – Draper U, From Corp. to Citizen, SF, CA
AI.LA
  • 2017: Panelist: AI.LA – Interactive Exploration of Art + Technology, LA, CA
Product School
  • 2017: Speaker: Product School – Gaming, Story & Experience Design, LA, CA
A4LE
  • 2014-2017: Speaker: Architecture, Association for Learning Environments, Make>Play>Learn Tempe, AZ
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