Christopher Lafayette

Emergent Technologist | Humanitarian

About Christopher Lafayette

Christopher Lafayette, an influential emergent technologist, speaker, and humanitarian is making remarkable strides in the metaverse, AI, medtech and applied sciences. Through eco-convergence, He’s currently studying 270+ emerging technologies.

His contributions and influence extend from Silicon Valley to the international stage, as he passionately advocates for a more humane culture in technology.

He strongly adheres to the principle that everyone, irrespective of color or gender, should have the opportunity to build the fabric of technology.

GatherVerse, a brainchild of Christopher Lafayette, is an inspired response to an age of unprecedented technological growth.

He established Gatherverse to merge technology and human experience, ensuring every digital innovation reflects and caters to the aspirations of its users. He also founded HoloPractice, merging healthcare and technology. Along with Co-Founding Aug Lab, intersecting biomedical and life sciences with AI and immersive technologies.

His advisory and keynote speaking roles span prestigious organizations, including Microsoft, Google, Meta, NFL, Mayo Clinic, Merlin Entertainments, CES, Cornell Tech, Juniper Networks, The Linux Foundation, European Commission, Nikko Hotels, Linux Foundation, Cisco, NYU, Salesforce, The WICT Network, NCFL, ATD, Summerfest, COABE, IME West, Verizon, Stanford University, Berkeley Haas, Tübingen University, Cal Poly, Lethbridge College, Duke University, San Jose College of Engineering, and UCLA, among others.

Additionally, his influence has reached renowned chefs, musicians, and thousands enterprise and startups.

Lafayette consistently advocates for the integration of humanity in technological progress.

Speaking Categories

Artificial Intelligence - Christopher Lafayette

Artificial Intelligence

Metaverse - Christopher Lafayette

The Metaverse

Tech Inclusion


Removing Barriers to Innovation

Learning Reimagined - The Future of Tech in Education

Learning Reimagined: The Future of Tech in Education

Lifecode: The AI Renaissance in Healthcare

Spatial Intelligence

Companies, Cities and Countries

Past Speaking Engagements



New York City, NY

The WICT Network: Tech It Out

The WICT Network: Tech It Out

St Louis, Missouri
Create The Future Summit

Create The Future Summit

Berkeley, California

World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)

World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)



DeepLearning.AI: Pie&AI

Houston, Texas

The National Center for Families Learning

The National Center for Families Learning

Omaha, Nebraska

XR Reality Pro

Los Angeles


South Carolina


London England

iLRN 2023

San Luis Obispo, California

AWE USA 2023

Santa Clara, 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


Verizon Media

New York, New York

Juniper Networks


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

Hyperscaling the Future of AI


Premier Provisions

Advanced AI Strategy

With over a decade in the industry, Christopher’s journey in AI architecture spans various sectors. He advises those aiming to push the boundaries of AI technology. With a deep understanding of the applied science of AI, Christopher focuses on robust and sustainable development in AI strategy and architectural development.

Influential Networks

At the intersection of AI and human culture, Christopher provides a strategic perspective. Moving beyond conventional roles, he’s developing networks across technology, entertainment, sports, science, and both private and public sector programs. His collaborations, from major tech companies to emerging startups, enable organizations to navigate complex landscapes and achieve significant impact.

Strategic Collaborations

Collaborating with top-tier organizations is built on trust, strategic foresight, and unwavering dedication. From industry leaders to innovative startups, Christopher engages with a select clientele, emphasizing his commitment to advanced AI strategies and ethical practices. While client confidentiality remains key, his track record highlights partnerships with some of the most influential entities globally.

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




GatherVerse: Unlocking Voices for Future

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

In the era of AI, the Metaverse, and emerging technologies, these advancements collectively create a dynamic ecosystem impacting work, business, connectivity, and civilization. I’ve been studying these technologies for decades, witnessing their transformative power.

Daily, I engage 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 convergence where technology augments our capabilities, rather than replacing them. Together, we’re creating a future where these evolving platforms serve as spaces fostering human connection, advancement, and innovation.

Technology, when approached sustainably and compassionately, can drive profound progress. This narrative is at the heart of our mission, ensuring that the advancements we pursue are in harmony with our values and aspirations.


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







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