Christopher Lafayette

Emergent Technologist | Humanitarian

About Christopher Lafayette

Christopher Lafayette is an emergent technologist and humanitarian deeply engaged in the sectors of the metaverse, AI, medtech, education, Web3, and applied sciences. His contributions and influence extend from Silicon Valley to the international stage, as he passionately advocates for a more equitable culture in technology.

Gatherverse, a brainchild of Christopher Lafayette, is an inspired response to an age of unprecedented technological growth.  Christopher saw a critical need for going beyond the technical aspects of creating the metaverse and emerging technologies to include humanity itself in the conversation about the intertwining of technology and the human experience. In this ethos, every pixel and protocol is infused with the values, aspirations, and needs of the very individuals they aim to empower, positioning Gatherverse as a luminous guidepost in the terrain of our shared digital future.

Christopher Lafayette stands at the helm of the BTMP and C-TAP programs. He guides both served and underserved communities in offering their best contributions to innovation. He strongly adheres to the principle that everyone, irrespective of color or gender, should have the opportunity to shape the fabric of technology.

In addition to his many roles, Christopher founded HoloPractice, a medical immersive incubator, bridging the gap between healthcare and technology.

His advisory and collaborative roles span prestigious organizations, including Google, Meta, NFL, Merlin Entertainments, European Commission, Nikko Hotels, NBA, Linux Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, Salesforce, Verizon, Stanford University, Duke University, San Jose College of Engineering, and UCLA, among others. Additionally, his influence has reached renowned chefs, musicians, and hundreds of startups.

Sitting on various advisory councils and boards, Christopher is actively shaping the future of the metaverse and emerging technologies. His mission is to bring thousands of communities and millions of people into this new frontier, ensuring that humanity remains at the core of technological advancement.

Speaking Categories

The Metaverse

Artificial Intelligence

Tech Inclusion


Removing Barriers to Innovation

Moral Algorithms: The Ethical Fabric of the Digital Age

The Compass of Innovation

Learning Reimagined: The Future of Tech in Education

Tech's Silent Symphony: Unheard Voices

Lifecode: The AI Renaissance in Healthcare

Companies, Cities and Countries

Past Speaking Engagements

XR Reality Pro

Los Angeles


South Carolina


London England

iLRN 2023

San Luis Obispo, California

Summerfest Tech

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

COABE 2023

Atlanta, Georgia
Oya Media Group

Oya Media Group

Vancouver Canada

Eberhard Karls University

Tübingen Germany

IME West, 2023

Anaheim CA

WICT Tech It out 2022


Department of Rehabilitation

San Francisco

AWE USA, 2022

Santa Clara, California

Laval Virtual, 2022

France, Europe

2022 XR Access Symposium

Virtual Event



Berkeley Haas


The Linux Foundation

San Francisco, California


Los Angeles, United States

XR Access Symposium

Virtual Event

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

San Francisco, California


Los Angeles, United States


Belgium, Brussels

Mayo Clinic

Minnesota, Minneapolis


Menlo Park, California

Global HR Summit


Blacks in Technology Conference

Minnesota, Twin Cities

Laval Virtual

Laval, France

Virtual World Society

Seattle, Washington


San Jose, California

VR 4 Everyone Conference

Palo Alto, California

Holodeck Engineering Lecture

San Jose, California

Virtual Reality Global Forum

Alberta, Canada

VRX Conference

San Francisco, California

Augmented World Expo

Santa Clara, California

Miami VR Expo

Miami, Florida


San Francisco, California


New York, New York

Blacks in Technology

New York, New York


San Francisco, California


San Francisco, California

Christopher Lafayette

Speaking the Future,
Curating Iconic Brands


Premier Provisions

Premium Brand Building

A brand transcends logos or taglines; it narrates a timeless story. Christopher’s brand-building journey commenced with distinguished chefs and musicians. Now, he caters to those intent on crafting narratives that resonate and endure.

Partnerships with Excellence

Engaging with an elite echelon goes beyond sheer expertise. It’s a mutual bond founded on trust, vision, and unmatched dedication. From American athletes to global musicians, Christopher chooses a discerning clientele, underscoring his commitment not just to brand image, but to partnerships emblematic of excellence, distinction, and integrity. While client discretion remains paramount, his history showcases collaborations with some of the world’s premier platforms.

Influential Networks

Positioned at the confluence of technology and human culture, Christopher bestows upon brands a perspective unparalleled. Beyond branding, he’s weaving networks spanning diverse platforms and audiences. His affiliations, from behemoths like Google to the NFL, empower brands to flourish in multifaceted arenas, availing unparalleled prominence and influence.

Podcast and Shows

The Being Virtual Show

How the Apple Vision Pro will impact humanity? with Christopher Lafayette, founder of Gatherverse.

Live Wide Awake

Christopher Lafayette on AI ethics, the intersection of humanity + technology

Manufacturing Happy Hour

How the Metaverse will Impact Manufacturing with Christopher Lafayette

VWS Fireside Chat

Tom Furness x Christopher Lafayette

The Ones Changing the World

Leading the Charge for an Inclusive Equitable Metaverse – Christopher Lafayette, Founder GatherVerse


“Flying Into The Metaverse Through Books & Culture” – GATHERVERSE

Magazine Articles

VRDays Europe

New Horizons

Christopher Lafayette is an Emergent Technolgiest in Medtech, XR and AI. He also advocates to make Tech more inclusive. If Developers are Diverse, so are the worlds they create.

AV Magazine

If we’re going to extend reality, then we must bring reality with it. If we see the narrative discussion that’s happening all around the world regarding racial equality, it’s evident in business that things need to change.

Realcomm EDGE

The Holodeck Story: A Digital Journey

Today we’re building spatial tools and experiences, but tomorrow we’ll be building populated immersive worlds in which real estate firms will be selling and brokering digital spaces, in droves.

Laval Virtual

The Approach to Space for Extended Reality 

In the process of developing medical Holodecks
With new and scaling adoption of virtual and augmented reality. Hospitals are discovering more ways to incorporate this technology into their programs.

Featured In


Building a MedTech Metaverse

Machine Design

Building a MedTech Metaverse

Manufacturing Happy Hour

How the Metaverse will Impact Manufacturing with Christopher Lafayette

CIO - The voice of IT leadership

Mentoring tomorrow’s Black IT leaders


Open source effort seeks to build tech diversity into code

Chill Magazine

Black Men Can Tech
Creating a Global Metaverse Community with Gatherverse Founder Christopher Lafayette

The Metaverse Insider

Creating a Global Metaverse Community with Gatherverse Founder Christopher Lafayette

Insight News

Turning Silicon Valley into Melanin Valley


Virtual reality, at the M9 the European Immersive Computing Summit

Giornale delle PMI

The European cultural and creative industry has 7 million people employed and 2.5 million companies

Startup Business

Virtual reality, appointment in Mestre at EICS, 27 and 28 June

3E @ VRX

San Francisco – Christopher Lafayette, The Armada

VR Scout

Vancouver VR/AR Global Summit

Industria Italiana

EICS-European Immersive Computing Summit 2019: the present of virtual reality and augmented reality

Written Blogs

Speaking Snapshots

WICT Tech it Out

Denver, Colorado

Closing Keynote/Fireside

IME West

Anaheim, California

Opening Keynote


Atlanta, Georgia

AI and Adult Education Panel

Tübingen University Symposium

Bavaria, Germany

Fireside Chat

iLRN Education Conference

San Luis Obispo University

Opening Keynote

As we embark on the age of the Metaverse, digital platforms globally are transitioning into immersive and emergent environments.

I engage daily with companies navigating this significant transformation, offering guidance and insight throughout their journey.

Central to this evolution is the symbiotic integration of AI and humanity – a dynamic nexus where technology augments our human capabilities, not replace them.

Collectively, we’re shaping a future where these metamorphosing platforms serve not only as tools, but spaces fostering human connection, advancement, and innovation.


I’ve been graciously invited to speak around the world and lecture on a variety of subjects both in-person and virtually.



Spoken Events

Focus Topics


Billion People



Reach Out

Location: Silicon Valley

Email: [email protected]