Since 2020, one hundred and sixty-three artists, academics, influencers, producers and technologists, from diverse backgrounds spanning the country and the globe have presented at PXR Conference. 

We are excited to announce the line-up for the 2023 PXR Conference, taking place from November 10-19 in VRChat and, for the first time, at in-person hubs in Kingston, Toronto, and Vancouver!

Keynote Speakers

Michaela Ternasky-Holland is a mixed race person with light-tan skin and long black hair that is slightly curled at the ends. She gazes into the camera in a confident and powerful manner with her arms crossed. She is wearing a cream top that zips. The background is a neutral light grey. 

Michaela A. Ternasky-Holland

Michaela A. Ternasky-Holland is an Emmy and Webby award-winning director who specializes in creating socially impactful stories using immersive and interactive technology. As an XR/metaverse creator, consultant, and speaker, she has been recognized as one of the 100 Original Voices of XR by industry veteran Avi Bar-Zeev for her work. Michaela specializes in creative strategy and impact production and has either worked with or had her work featured by top brands and organizations like Disney, TIME, Forbes, The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival, New York Public Library, Tribeca Film Festival, and more.

Futurenote Speakers

Tamara Shogaolu, a black woman with long black thick two-strand twist braids. She is confidently gazing above and to the right of the camera. She is wearing a black hair-scarf tied in a bow on the top of her head, a black shirt, and two thin golden necklaces with small charms, as well as a thin nose ring in her (personal) right nostril. She is positioned in front of a beige background.

Tamara Shogaolu

Director, Ado Ato Pictures

Tamara Shogaolu is an Emmy award-winning director, writer, artist and creative technologist whose innovative approach to storytelling has been lauded by Forbes, The Guardian and Vogue naming her a visionary in the field. As the founder and creative director of Ado Ato Pictures, Shogaolu is the first Black Latina woman to head a leading studio specializing in film, animation and technology.

PXR 2023 Presenters

Stephen Butchko

Marco Cermusoni

Mada de Leeuw

Carey Dodge

Jay Dodge

Lee Erdman

Whitton Frank

James Hyett

Raven John

Christopher Lane Davis

Juliana Loh

Deirdre V. Lyons

Chris Madsen

Maki Maki

Gabriel Menotti


Rodney Ramsey

Kirsten Rassmusen

Braden Roy

Mana Saei

Andrew Sempere

Tamara Shevon

Kris Siddiqi

Ari Tarr

Brian Tull

Thomas Vu

Daniel Woodrow