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The Future of XR Advisory Council

The Future of XR Advisory Council (XRAC), is an independent advisory council focused on defining the XR ecosystem and informing the ongoing work of the XR Association.

Led by a steering committee of top executives at industry-leading companies as well as representatives from experts from civil society, academia, and former government officials, the council will act as a forum where we can all collectively achieve a shared vision, lexicon, and set of values for the future of the XR industry. 

Based on the input and advice of the XRAC, the XR Association will work with its membership to build best practices and frameworks that advance the responsible development and adoption of XR technologies. 


Washington, D.C. – On January 31, 2023, and February 28, 2023,

Washington, D.C. – On March 21 and April 10, the XR Association,

Washington, D.C. – On November 16, 2022, and December 13, 2022, the

Overview On May 13, 2022, the XR Association convened the second

Overview On February 8, 2022, the XR Association convened the first-ever

XRAC will convene industry voices, experts, and thought leaders to define

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Steering Committee Members

Noble Ackerson

CyberXR Coalition | President

Daniel Castro

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) | Vice President and Director of the ITIF Center for Data Innovation

Dena Feldman

Meta Reality Labs | Director, Reality Labs Policy

Alexandra Givens

Center for Democracy & Technology | President & CEO

Cathy Hackl

Spatial Dynamics | Co-CEO

Muhsinah L. Holmes Morris

Director, Morehouse in the Metaverse; Assistant Professor, Morehouse College

Daniel Kluttz

Microsoft | Sensitive Uses Program Lead, Office of Responsible AI

Jim Kohlenberger

JK Strategies | President

Ana Lang

Magic Leap | Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Blair MacIntyre

JPMorgan Chase and Co | Managing Director | Northeastern University | Professor, College of Art, Media, and Design, and Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Daniel O'Brien

HTC | HTC Americas President, Global Head of Enterprise

Michael Preston

Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop | Executive Director

Philip Rosedale

High Fidelity & Second Life | Inventor, Founder

John Soroushian

Bipartisan Policy Center | Associate Director for Business and Technology

Todd Tokubo

Future Technology Group at PlayStation | Peripherals and XR

Amitabh Varshney

University of Maryland at College Park | Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Professor of Computer Science

Kathryn White

Accenture | Global Responsible Metaverse Lead

Wilson White

Google | Senior Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy

Tarrah Wilson

Unity | Director of Product Management for AR/VR/Gaming
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XR and Youth Working Group Members

Stephen Balkam


Tami Bhaumik


Todd P. Chang

Children's Hospital Los Angeles & The University of Southern California

Dana Feldman


Ana Lang

Magic Leap

Amanda Lenhart

Kristina Podnar


Michael Preston

Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Joseph South


Tommy Truong

Great Lakes Reality Labs

Patricia Vance


Andrea Won Stevenson

Cornell University

Jennifer Zosh

Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine
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Interoperability Working Group Members

Cathy Hackl

Spatial Dynamics

Dan Jasnow

ArentFox Schiff

Anya Kanevky

Second Life

Maureen Olhausen

Baker Botts

Sumit Sharma

Consumer Reports

Timothy Simcoe

Boston University

Charlotte Slaiman

Public Knowledge

John Soroushian

Bipartisan Policy Center

Adam Thierer

R Street Institute

Todd Tobuka

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Privacy Working Group Members

Noble Ackerson

Cyber XR Coalition

Daniel Castro

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Sara Collins

Public Knowledge

Stacy Feuer

Entertainment Software Rating Board

Alexandra Givens

Center for Democracy and Technology

Brittan Heller

Atlantic Council

Jennifer Huddleston

Cato Institute; George Mason University

Louis Rosenberg

Responsible Metaverse Alliance

Jameson Spivack

Future of Privacy Forum

Shane Tews

American Enterprise Institute

Carrie Valladeres


Cobun Zweifel-Keegan

International Association of Privacy Professionals
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Working Group Members

Bill Curtis-Davidson

Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Travis Falstad


Dylan Fox

XR Access

Arturo Gonzalez

NERA Economic Consulting

Carlos Gutierrez

LGBT Technology

Blair MacIntyre

JP Morgan Chase

Philip Rosedale

High Fidelity

Heather Shen

Praxis Labs

Alex Swartsel

Jobs for the Future Labs

Dr. Amitabh Varshney

University of Maryland
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Norms and Behaviors in Immersive Spaces

Jazmin Cano

Owlchemy Labs

Michelle Cortese

Meta; New York University

Andrew Eiche

Owlchemy Labs

Melissa Govender

Access Partnership

Daniel Kelley

Anti-Defamation League

Alexa Lee


Brooke Morrill

Schell Games

David Sullivan

Digital Trust & Safety Partnership