The Decentraland Vendor Conference and Expo are coming to The Grand Theater on Nov 7 at 20:00 UTC.
Vendors around Decentraland will present their products and services and conduct Q&A sessions with the audience. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear exciting Keynote speeches moderated by Nodo, the founder of MetaViu.
This is the latest in a series of events Decentraland is bringing to the metaverse.
Virtual Worlds and Virtual Reality can enable new paradigms of collaboration, learning, cooperative endeavors, co-location, and consultation among people. A virtual conference center can contribute significantly to the successful development of virtual worlds.
Whereas much of the space in Decentraland may be a dense urban reality or private property, an open, spacious, and inviting Conference Center can encourage people to meet. The event aims to promote deep conversation about projects and the future, not only for Decentraland but for the development of society.
What Is Decentraland?
According to its white paper, Decentraland is
“a decentralized virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Within the Decentraland platform, users can create, experience, and monetize their content and applications.” – Decentraland.
The finite, traversable, 3D virtual space within Decentraland is called LAND, a non-fungible digital asset maintained in an Ethereum smart contract. The land is divided into parcels identified by cartesian coordinates (x,y).
Community members permanently own these parcels and purchase them using MANA, Decentraland’s cryptocurrency token. This gives users complete control over their environments and applications, ranging from static 3D scenes to more interactive applications or games.
Calling all metaverse citizens, the Vendor Conference and Expo is set to take place at the Grand Theater @eordano will be presenting a keynote: DAOs and the Future of Collaboration and Decentralization.
Monday, Nov 7
20:00 UTC https://t.co/2gVOXfjoDh pic.twitter.com/DV0t0wKZBw
— Decentraland (@decentraland) November 6, 2022
What Does It Aim To Do?
Decentraland Conference Center aims to become the premier venue in Decentraland for meetings and conferences. The space will welcome its members and the broader Decentraland community and be a place where outside organizations can use virtual reality for their conferences and meetings.
The Decentraland Conference Center will be a space to consult about its development and creative future. Importantly, it will also be a world in which to play and where users can benefit from both the in-world and the physical world.
A Center Of Exploration And Spiritualism
“The Decentraland Conference Center is in a natural, semi-forested setting in the northern part of Genesis City. It sits on the north side of the north central plaza in Genesis City, with the University to the West and the Frest to the North. It is also situated between the two largest districts — Vegas is farther to the West, and Aetheria, the cyberpunk district, is farther to the East.” – Decentraland Conference Center.
This virtual place is where Decentraland aims to inspire curiosity and openness in the metaverse. Virtual reality is set to alter civilization, introducing new paradigms of education and governance.
Visitors and participants at the center can explore these paradigm shifts. A wealth of diverse world views, including those of a spiritual nature, will be welcome in the new center.
Private or group worship is welcome. However, this is not a place of proselytizing or religious debate, nor of disparaging the views of others. The facility takes its inspiration from the Baha’i teachings, and the lotus temple is patterned after the Baha’i temple in New Delhi as a central place for all visitors.
Keynote speakers include:
- Ian Corzine – Founder and Host of Metaverse Mastery Topic: Legal Aspects of Web3, NFTs, and Fund Raising Date/Time: Sunday, Nov 6, 15:05 UTC
Dara Albright – President of DWealth Education, decentralized finance expert Topic: Mankind’s Evolution to Web3 and the Participate-2-Earn (P2E) Economy Date/Time: Sunday, Nov 6, 20:00 UTC
Carl Fravel – Decentraland Conference Center, Decentraland Film Festival, Applied Talent LLC, and member of the leadership team of Aetheria district. Topic: Why I’m investing in MetaVerse and Decentraland. Date/Time: Monday, Nov 7, 15:00 UTC
Esteban Ordano – Cofounder and tech lead of the Decentraland Project. Topic: DAOs and the Future of Collaboration and Decentralization. Date/Time: 20:00 UTC Monday Nov 7
Zabine Van Ness – Founder and Director of the Unity Museum Topic: Virtual Museums and Education – Building Global Peace Topic: DAOs and the Future of Collaboration and Decentralization. Date/Time: 20:30 UTC Monday, Nov 7.
Panel Discussions include:
- How to Utilize Decentraland for Business, Sunday, Nov 6, 15:30 UTC
- Financing Decentraland Projects, Monday, Nov 7, 15:30 UTC
The Decentraland Conference Centre sounds like an ethereal spiritual hub in many respects. Although the metaverse is increasingly based on real estate sales and extensive brand advertising, there is a philosophical element to the new Dencetraland space that’s worth our interest. Is it a gimmick? Is it inappropriate to relate what is essentially a commercial space in a virtual universe to an ancient spiritual practice?
The future will decide…