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Micaela Mantegna

Abogamer & Metaverse Ethics Architect

Known as the “Abogamer”, Micaela Mantegna is a lawyer and activist specialized in video games policy, XR, and artificial intelligence. Currently a TED Fellow and an affiliate at Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, her research focuses on metaverse ethics and governance. 

A seasoned public speaker, she has presented talks and lectures for governments, organizations, and universities in over 25 countries, presenting at conferences like TED, Game Developers Conference, GamesBeat, RightsCon, Internet Freedom Festival, and More Than Just a Game.
 
As a diversity advocate, she is the founder of Women in Games Argentina, a nonprofit working towards a more inclusive gaming industry. She is also a Women in Games International ambassador, the recipient of their 2021 Outstanding Individual Ambassador of the Year award, and was named to GameIndustry’s list of “2021 Game Changers.” 

She holds a master’s degree in intellectual property from the World Intellectual Property Organization/San Andres University, with a dissertation on generative AI and copyright. Her first book, "ARTficial: Creativity, Artificial Intelligence and Copyright" is forthcoming.

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