Metaverse for Technical Professionals

Online /
Mar 15, 2023 /
Course Code: 0303-WEB23

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Course Description

This course provides a concise overview and non-technical explanation of the Metaverse. This is a constellation of virtual worlds and digital universes that you can access through an Avatar -- a 3D representation of yourself. While still evolving, it's on course to be a deep sensory virtual environment and alternative reality experience. It will be a shared, persistent, real-time and social online space. It's basically like the real world that we live in – but on a virtual platform. The metaverse is expected to take shape over the next decade with the rapid convergence of technologies such as AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), IoT (Internet of Things), 5G, blockchain, and cloud computing.

A multitude of companies -- from big tech to the Big Four -- have announced ambitious plans to contribute to this virtual gold rush. Ultimately, the metaverse represents the natural evolution of the Internet, the next phase of the mobile web, and potentially the future of mankind. Currently, we are on the edge of the Metaverse like we were on the edge of the Internet in 1995. Then as now, the space is positioned to explode in unpredictable and perhaps unimaginable ways.

You'll walk away with a core understanding of key Metaverse concepts, and how this emerging virtual dimension is on course to fundamentally transform society, the global economy, the engineering profession, and even reality itself.

Program Content

  • Quick Overview: What is the Metaverse?
  • How the Metaverse will Change the Engineering Profession
  • Engineering Firms That Have Already Set up Metaverse HQs
  • Brief History of Experience-Sharing Technologies
  • The First Proto-Metaverses: The Great Exhibition of 1851 and A Century of World Fairs
  • The Metaverse Today
  • Foundational Metaverse Technologies
  • Guiding Metaverse Principles
  • The Enterprise Metaverse
  • Leading Platforms to Date
  • Metaverse Benefits and Challenges
  • Top Ways Brands Can Innovate and Grow in the Metaverse
  • How the Metaverse will Change the Engineering Profession
  • Engineering Firms That the Have Already Set up Metaverse HQs
  • Developing Physical Spaces to Support a Virtual World
  • How to Get Started in the Metaverse

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand at least six key characteristics of the Metaverse
  • Discuss at least three Metaverse foundational technologies
  • Give examples of at least 10 metaverse projects that are already underway
  • Review at least three CPA firms that have set up Metaverse HQs
  • Highlight at least five ways the metaverse will change the engineering profession

Who Should Attend

Practitioners who want a basic, non-technical understanding of the metaverse and how to set themselves up for long-term success in this new digital frontier and virtual reality

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Garrett Wasny, MA, CMC, CITP

Garrett has more than two decades of Internet experience and is an award-winning Internet speaker, webcaster, professional development technologist and former management adviser for Price Waterhouse.

Since 1995, he's authored three books (World Business, How to Conquer the World, Advanced Googling), published hundreds of articles and columns in leading business and lifestyle publications, and delivered more than 1,000 seminars and webinars on Internet strategy. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and leading accounting, engineering, medical, legal and professional sports organizations worldwide.

Full Disclosure: Garrett is an independent Certified Management Consultant (CMC) who provides objective information, and is not affiliated with Google or any of the technologies discussed in the course.

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Fee & Credits

$115 + taxes

  • 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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