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March Chapter Meeting: Possibilities in the Metaverse (Virtual)

  • 03/23/2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual & In-Person at Takeda Pharmaceutical, 4501 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039


  • Available through March 20
  • Rate after March 20
  • For members of ATD-OC, ATD-SD, ISPISoCal and ISPI-OC. Available through March 20
  • For members of ATD-OC, ATD-SD, ISPISoCal and ISPI-OC. Rate after March 20

Registration is closed

This event is being held both in-person and virtually. Please use this page to register to attend this meeting virtually. If you are interested in attending this event in-person, please register using this page. Have you wondered what the hype is around the Metaverse? Are you looking for creative possibilities for solving problems in your Talent Development or Learning and Development organizations? Here is your chance to learn about how the Metaverse can be incorporated into your people onboarding experience, or become an amazing collaborative platform, or be used for knowledge management. Journey with us into a new reality and see how one company is using the Metaverse in multiple facets.

Participants will be able to:

1. Familiarize themselves with the Metaverse and how it works.

2. Discover how the Metaverse can be an asset for your organization’s toolbox.

3. Explore real-world Virtual Reality using the latest VR technology.

Participants will receive tools and experiences to support their own competencies and ATD capabilities:

  • Organizational Development & Culture
  • Technology Application
  • Future Readiness

Your Presenters

Valerie (Val) Quezada, MS is the new Learning & Development Manager at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Los Angeles. Previously she was the Instructional System Designer from the Los Angeles facility creating learning experiences for multiple business units. She is a learning enthusiast passionate about developing others and prides herself on listening to her audience to provide the best possible learning outcomes. Val graduated with a Masters's in Instructional Design and Technology from California State University, Fullerton. She realized early in the program that she was intrigued by and had an aptitude for emerging technology. Val focuses on using virtual and mixed-reality solutions to increase her learners' retention and reduce the time it takes to learn a new skill.

Matthew (Matt) Marra is currently the Extended Reality Platform Lead at Takeda. Previously he was the Mobile Device Architect and at the same time, had personally built and published three mobile applications on the Apple App Store. He has also built his own home automation system with 30+ IoT devices and 3D-modeled his home in the process. He has been an enthusiast of virtual reality technology for the past 6 years and is now leading Takeda into the Metaverse using the knowledge acquired through learning the area as a personal interest.

In-Person Agenda: 

6:30 - 7 PM: Check-in, networking, and dinner

7 - 8:30 PM Program (announcements, board introductions, chapter business)

Virtual Agenda:

7 - 8:30 PM Program (announcements, board introductions, chapter business)


Free street parking is available in front of the building on W San Fernando Rd. Enter the building (B6) through the front lobby.

ATD Capability Model

Photography and Video Waiver

By registering for this event, I do hereby give ATD Los Angeles and and its associates or assigns, or anyone acting under its authority or permission, the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to: capture the image, audio, and content via photograph, videotape, audiotape, transcription, or other means now available, copyright in its own name or otherwise, and use, reuse, publish, and republish any and all material of which I presented, or may have been included in presenting, in whole or in part. I consent to the use of all media now or hereafter known for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products and the advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied. If I do not provide permission, I understand that I will not activate my web camera during virtual sessions.

Please click here for cancellation and refund policies. We cannot guarantee that webinar/Zoom recordings will be available.

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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