Call: Virtual Events in the Metaverse – LA ACM SIGGRAPH panel

Call for Participation

A co-production of LA ACM SIGGRAPH and the Producers Guild of America’s New Media Council
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:30 PM (PDT)
Online (Zoom)


This panel introduces producers, developers and digital artists to the new world of online events using real-time 3D massively multiplayer online virtual worlds (loosely referred to as “the metaverse”). Panelists will introduce platforms, present case studies and discuss current day challenges and future directions. The panel will be moderated by Chapter Past Chair and PGA New Media Council board delegate Ed Lantz.

Ed Lantz, President & CTO, Vortex Immersion

Panelists include:

Doug Jacobson, Big Rock Creative/BRCvr (Winner of the 2021 PGA Innovation Award!)
Tim Durant, Live Action Producer, Tomorrowland Virtual Festival
Sheri Bryant, President, Sansar
Leila Amirsadeghi, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft/AltspaceVR
Spencer Burnham, Virtual Concert Producer, Wave


6:30-6:40 Welcome/Announcements
6:40-7:40 Panelist Introductions and Talks
7:40-8:20 Audience Q&A


Zoom webinar (link will be provided after registering).


Register here. Registration is now open to the public for $10.00 via PayPal. Join LA ACM SIGGRAPH as a member ($40 annual membership fee) to receive preferential access to this and other LA ACM SIGGRAPH events. More panel information at


In addition to our speakers and moderator/producer Ed Lantz, we would like to thank members of the LA ACM SIGGRAPH chapter Executive Council including Sunil Rampersad, Kyle Carlin, Elizabeth Cameron, Dave Curlender, Sharon Eisenberg, Joan Collins, Leonard Daly and Tim Everingham and volunteers including Julie Carlene.


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