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This event took place October 20, 2021 at 12pm EDT. Watch the event recording below, or check it out on AWE's YouTube channel!

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If you're involved in XR, then you've been surrounded by talk of the metaverse. Search the term and you'll find countless different definitions, but it has come to refer to a future version of the internet that is made of shared, ongoing, and interconnected 3D virtual spaces. 

But how far away is the metaverse, and what steps do we need to take to reach this future? 

One key factor in the evolution of the metaverse is the adoption of consumer AR smartglasses. AR Smartglasses have been around for years, but have largely found a home in enterprise use cases. However, with the explosion of snapchat and instagram filters, and a steady decline in cost barriers, more consumers are gaining experience with AR than ever before. Could the wide-spread adoption of AR smartglasses be the last step before we see a true metaverse?

Join us October 20 for a discussion on how smartglasses could lead us into the long-anticipated metaverse, and soon!

WHEN: October 20 at 12pm EDT / 9am PDT / 5pm BST
WHERE: Join through Zoom, link provided upon registration.

WHEN: October 20 at 12pm EST / 9am PST / 5pm BST
WHERE: Join through Zoom, link provided upon registration.



  • Why are XR thoughtleaders so excited about a potential metaverse?
  • How close are we to a true metaverse? What additional steps need to be taken to develop one?  
  • How can AR smartglasses contribute to developing the metaverse?
  • What is the benefit of AR smartglasses over VR? Or other forms of AR, such as mobile?
  • What are the barriers keeping AR smartglasses from widespread adoption?
  • What is the benefit of a metaverse-based future?