1st ITU Forum on Embracing the metaverse

7 Mar 2023

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Online

The first ITU Forum on Embracing the metaverse will be held on ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​7 March 2023 in​ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Forum, organised by The International Telecommunication Union and hosted by Saudi's National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA), will begin ITU's endeavour to promote metaverse pre-standardisation initiatives. The forum's objective is to facilitate global dialogue on the metaverse, provide inputs, and discuss relevant topics that can aid the work of the newly established ITU Focus Group on metaverse. The forum will explore the question of challenges and opportunities for an accessible, sustainable, and inclusive metaverse, how can develop interoperability standards and discuss how metaverse can be used to achieve sustainable development goals and accelerate digital transformation. The forum will be followed by the first meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on metaverse.

For more information about the event, please visit the dedicated web page.