WASHINGTON, DC – Immersive technology is poised to transform the way people work, play, and learn. From an emerging creator economy of virtual goods and services to cutting-edge applications that can improve education, health care, and manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies are unlocking new opportunities to communicate, access information, and engage with the world. These changes raise important questions, and how policymakers respond will have profound implications for the economy and society. 

Join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the XR Association for the second annual AR/VR Policy Conference, featuring a keynote address by U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), co-chair of the House Reality Caucus, and panel discussions with leading experts from government and industry. 

The daylong in-person and live-streamed conference will cover topics including privacy and safety; intellectual property rights; antitrust and interoperability, content moderation and free expression; international trade and development; 5G and cybersecurity; jobs, productivity, and the creator economy; skills and education; diversity, equity, and inclusion and accessibility; defense and national security; digital government; and web3, NFTs, and cryptocurrency in the metaverse. 

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10:30 AM–6:00 PM EDT 

Where: In-person at Convene, 600 14th NW, Washington DC, 20001  The event also will be live streamed at arvrpolicy.org. 

Keynote: U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Co-Chair of the House Reality Caucus 


  • Cathy Hackl, CEO and Chief Metaverse Officer, Futures Intelligence Group
  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Former Acting Chair, Federal Trade Commission 
  • Christina Jackson, Public Policy Manager, Meta
  • Karim Mohammadali, Senior Analyst, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google
  • Aaron Kleiner, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Unity
  • Kayleigh Nauman, IP Attaché, UK Intellectual Property Office
  • And many others.

RSVP: Register online or email etavenner@itif.org.

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute focusing on the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. Recognized by its peers in the think tank community as the global center of excellence for science and technology policy, ITIF’s mission is to formulate and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress. Learn more at itif.org. 



Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.