Innovation in technology is growing more exponentially than ever before, and as our digital spaces evolve, so does the way we connect and interact with the world. Contemporary media, the channels and places where we digitally work, live, share, discover, and learn, are becoming more mainstream every day. In the United States, the average daily time spent with digital media such as podcasts, video games, and social media is over seven hours, and is projected to increase as technology and concepts like the metaverse continue to influence the future of work and entertainment. The metaverse, virtual environments where people interact with each other through virtual reality, augmented reality, and online gaming worlds, has particularly become a buzzword in technology, business, and even among casual internet fans in recent years. Whether it's reinventing social media, advancing cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, innovating video games, or developing new online entertainment experiences, these emerging media speakers and technology futurists are at the forefront of a new world.
Futurist & Thought Leader Using Immersive AI for Participants to Experience Societal Implications of AI and AI Bias; Award-Winning XR Creator; Winner of SXSW XR Competition 2023
NYT Best-Selling Author, Angel Investor, CEO of Renegade Global & Host of the "Why Not Now?" Podcast
Founder of Backstage Capital, Venture Capitalist, Tech Inclusion Activist & Host of "Your First Million" Podcast
CEO of Sensory6.Ai; Former Head of Research & Design of Alexa Devices at Amazon; Board Chair & Design Fellow at Design Corps; CEO of CognitiveExperience.Design Foundation
E-commerce Expert; Artificial Intelligence in Business; Former Director of Global Key Accounts at the Alibaba Group
Co-Founder & CEO of Rent the Runway; Award-Winning Entrepreneur & Gender Equality Advocate
Entrepreneur, Future of Work & Emerging Technologies Expert
Literacy Advocate & Actor Known for "Roots," "Star Trek" & "Reading Rainbow"
Futurist, Author & Globally Recognized Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & Spatial Computing Thought Leader
Best-Selling Author, Futurist & Expert on Healthcare, Business Trends, Innovation & Customer Experience; Holder of over 40 US Patents
Academically-Trained Futurist, Emerging Trends Analyst, and Block-Chain Technology Guru
Chief Growth Officer at Triller; Former Chief Media & eCommerce Officer at Mondeléz International (formerly Kraft Foods), Host of CNBC's Cleveland Hustles & Author
Co-Founder of Watcher Entertainment & Former BuzzFeed's "Worth It" Host
Youth Tech Entrepreneur; Founder of CoderBunnyz; Gender Equality Advocate Featured in UN Women; Top 20 Finalist for TIME's First-Ever Kid of the Year Honor
Leading Visionary, Futurist & Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute
Vegan Food Influencer & Actress
Inventor; Founder of High Fidelity & Linden Lab; Virtual World & Metaverse Expert
Executive Producer at ViacomCBS, Visual Effects Producer & Virtual Reality Developer
Social Technology Expert & Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic; Original Inventor of the Hashtag, Co-Founder of Molly; Former Product Designer at Uber & Google
Host of NPR's 'Tech Nation'
President of VaynerNFT
Co-Creator of Skype, Digital Transformation Expert, Author & Investor
Award-Winning Game Designer & Developer
Founder of ARMOAR & The Digital Fashion & Art Club
Actor, Entrepreneur, CEO of Wayfarer Entertainment & Author of "Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity"
YouTuber, Vlogger, Stand-Up Comedian, Social Media Influencer & Instagram Star
Creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite; Editor of BroadwayBlack.com & NU Tribe Magazine
Co-Founder & CEO of Emerge
YouTube Personality, Comedian, Author & Actress; Former Host of NBC's "A Little Late with Lilly Singh"
Founder & CEO of Modsy; Game Development & 3D Technologies Expert; Advocate for Women in Tech
Makeup Artist, Beauty Guru & Social Media Personality
Virtual Reality Technical Producer; CEO & Co-Founder of Adventure Lab
Vine, Instagram & YouTube Star
Designer, Futurist & Technology Ethicist; Author of "Future Ethics"
Emerging Technology & Web3 Expert; Forbes Contributor & Featured Technology Futurist on CNN
Contemporary & Digital Artist; Founder of Techism; Metaverse Editor for Vogue Singapore
CEO & Co-founder of Ogimi; VR & AR Expert for Real Estate, Enterprise, and Manufacturing
Inventor of the Village Protocol Social Blockchain User Interface (UI)
Technology Reviewer & YouTube Star
Founder of HATCH Analytics; Author & Podcast Host
Host of NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!"
Comedian & Former Host of HQ Trivia
Podcaster, Actor & Producer, Co-Host of "Armchair Expert" with Dax Shepard
Blogger, Podcaster & Social Media Strategist
CTO of Meta
TikTok Content Creator & Mental Health Advocate
Actor, Writer, Director & Host of Popular Podcast "Armchair Expert"
Standup Comedian, Host of the Podcast "WTF with Marc Maron" & Star of the IFC Comedy "Maron"
Founder & CEO of Emblematic Group; Known as "The Godmother of Virtual Reality"
Digital Artist & Graphic Designer; Creator of "Everydays: the First 5000 Days" NFT
Award-Winning Actor, Comedian, Writer & Producer; Expert in Emerging Technology, Social Media & Fandom
Co-Host of "Stuff You Should Know" Podcast
eSports Host at Riot Games; Best Known as Host of European League of Legends Championship Series
Host of NPR's "Ask Me Another"
Authority on the Metaverse, Virtual Worlds & the Game Industry
YouTube Sensation & Online, Go-To Source for Beauty, Style, Fashion & DYI
Director, Producer, Comedian & Actor
Virtual & Augmented Reality Specialist; VR & XR User Experience Researcher
Journalist & Personality in the Video Gaming Industry
Co-Founder of Crooked Media, Podcaster, Host of "Lovett or Leave It" and "Pod Save America"
Tech Specialist & Podcast Host
YouTube Personality & New York Times Bestselling Author; LGBTQ+ Youth Advocate
CEO & Co-Founder of Gimlet Media, Best Known for his Work on "This American Life" & "Planet Money"
Correspondent on NPR's Science Desk & Co-Host of Invisibilia
Senior Vice President of Amazon Prime Video & Amazon Studios; Former CEO of Hulu
Founder and CEO of Roku
CEO & Co-Founder at Manticore Games Inc.
Podcaster at The Twenty Minute VC & SaaStr
Founder & CEO of ViARsys, Virtual & Augmented Reality Systems; Metaverse Expert
Media & Technology Investor; Content Producer; Co-Founder & Partner at Galaxy Digital
CEO of Xyris Interactive Design Inc.; Concept Innovator; AR, VR & Metaverse Specialist
Creator & Host of "99% Invisible" & Co-founder of Radiotopia
TV Host & Podcast Personality; Best Known as the Co-Host of the Podcast "My Favorite Murder"
Actor, Comedian & Co-Host of the True Crime Podcast "Last Podcast On The Left"
Actress, Writer & TV Producer, Best Known as the Co-Host of the Podcast "My Favorite Murder"