Katie Kelly

Head of Engagement, AltSpaceVR, Microsoft

Katie Kelly joined Microsoft after AltspaceVR was acquired in September 2017. She runs point for defining and driving a good community experience in virtual reality. She joined the AltspaceVR team in 2015 and has been doggedly working on creating a welcoming and thriving community-centered product. She was formerly the Director of Communications for Medic Mobile, a non profit tech company, and her background includes working on advertising and marketing campaigns for Hershey, P&G, GSK, Rdio and Airbnb.

My Sessions

Building the Metaverse: How Social VR is Setting the Stage for the Next Evolution of the Internet

Room B5

Most people couldn’t guess how the internet was going to shake out, and we don’t know what the metaverse is going to look like. But social VR apps like AltspaceVR can give us a peak at what that future could be. In AltspaceVR, people have made life-long friends, gotten married, and supported each other through hard times. And if you look closely, you’ll see how people are using the platform to create something similar to the early days of the internet.

Life Track