Meet our speakers:
Kate is a multi-faceted producer, writer, and transmedia consultant passionate about storytelling, creativity, innovation, consciousness, media and the arts and their effect on culture and society. She serves on the National Board of the Producers Guild of America, the PGA New Media Council, and she is a member of the TV Academy.Kate’s had experience working alongside some of the top creative talent in the world in the creative arts and entertainment industries for over 30 years, 20 of which were spent at NBC Universal Studios and Paramount Studios. Her diverse experience has given her the ability to approach projects from a unique perspective which optimizes the full value of a storyworld and or intellectual property.
Ed Lantz is our speaker for CEO, Vortex Immersion. Ed Lantz is an immersive media entrepreneur, engineer, producer and experience designer. Ed left aerospace engineering in 1990 to transform traditional planetariums into immersive visualization environments, designing over a dozen digital dome theaters worldwide including Egypt’s Library of Alexandria Planetarium, Domodigital at Papalote Museo del Niño in Mexico City, and the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK. His company Vortex Immersion develops immersive media venues and experiences, both real and virtual, and seeks to develop a network of immersive entertainment complexes. Ed sees modern digital domes as “digital temples of transformation” for their ability to deliver compelling immersive journeys, live performances and art experiences with positive impact while serving as local creative placemaking centers.