Seoul National University
and Meta invite you to
shape the direction of

The Metaverse

Metaverse Policy Hackathon

What's in it for you?

The metaverse is an intriguing topic for us. It holds promises, opportunities and also some concerns. But the metaverse is still evolving and its full potential is being carved out. This is an opportunity to participate in this evolution and define some of its governing policies. Here’s why you should participate in the XR Policy Hackathon presented by Seoul National University and Meta.

Metaverse Policy Hackathon

Define the metaverse

Partner with industry leaders like the Seoul National University and Meta to shape the metaverse narratives.

Metaverse Policy Hackathon

Collaborate with the best minds

The XR Policy Hackathon will give you an opportunity to pitch your ideas against the very best minds in the Asia Pacific.

Metaverse Policy Hackathon

Fly to Korea

The winning team will fly to Korea to present their ideas at the Seoul XR Conference in October.

Metaverse Policy Hackathon

Mentorship from Seoul National University and Meta

Get mentored and work with industry
leaders who are shaping the metaverse.

Metaverse Policy Hackathon

Win Meta Quest 2

A chance to win Meta Quest 2 headsets.

Seoul National University, Meta and the Metaverse

The metaverse will bring new opportunities for communities and individuals to flourish and transcend limitations of their current environments. Meta has been steadily investing to make this vision a reality through systematic investments in hardware, platforms, ecosystems, partnerships with educational institutions and educational programs.

Seoul National University is leading research in technologies necessary to build the metaverse and governance policies to ensure individuals can be safe and thrive in these new, exciting environments.

About the challenge

A policy hackathon is a forum where people brainstorm, prototype and pitch a creative solution to a complex problem. The Seoul National University and Meta invite you to participate in one such hackathon with the theme – ‘Building Community and Well Being in the Metaverse’. Through the hackathon, we will shape two key policy proposals for addressing either opportunities or challenges in the Metaverse. These two solutions will be picked from various proposals submitted by participants across the Asia Pacific over multiple rounds.

Metaverse Policy Hackathon
Metaverse Policy Hackathon

How can you participate in Round 2?

We are excited to release the two policy cases for Round 2. Both cases were compiled from among the many fantastic scenarios we received in Round 1. Thank you for your amazing submissions!

ALL previously registered teams – regardless of whether your scenario was selected or not – are eligible to compete in Round 2.

Each team should select ONE of these cases on which to work. Let us know as soon as possible – but no later than August 5th – which one it is (or if you have no preference). We will work on a *first come, first served basis* in principle, but will attempt to staff each case among the teams roughly equally. We will notify all participating teams which case they were allocated. The deadline for submitting your team’s proposed policy solution (4 pages max) is August 31st.

We will score the scenarios for their creativity, realism, and sustainability (how much effort it would require to actually put in place the policy hack). When we notify each team which case they have been allocated, we will include more detailed instructions on how to prepare the policy solution and the evaluation criteria for Round 2.

In the meantime, thank you again for your enthusiasm and engagement, and good luck to all teams on this second round of the Metaverse Policy Hackathon!

Hackathon Schedule

Round 1

07 July 2023

Last day for submission of policy scenarios.

21 July 2023

Announcement of 2 winning policy challenges
Invitation to all teams to join Round 2 of the hackathon

Round 2

05 August 2023

Participating teams apply to engage with one of the 2 policy challenges

31 August 2023

Last day for submission of policy proposals

10 September 2023

4 Finalist teams to be invited to Korea to participate in the Seoul XR Conference

Round 3

01 October 2023

Finalists to submit a video explaining their finalized policy proposal

11 October 2023

Finalists to present their proposals live on day 1 of the Seoul XR Conference

A panel of judges to select the 2 winners of the hackathon

Awards to be handed out for “competitor’s/audience’s favorites” to recognize outstanding proposals


Undergraduate or graduate teams of any size.

For purposes of this hackathon, the Asia Pacific region includes: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

The theme of the XR Policy Hackathon 2023 is “Building Community and Well-being in the Metaverse.”

Congratulations! If your team’s scenario is selected as one of the policy challenges, it will be used by all competing teams in the hackathon. You will be awarded Meta Quest 2 headsets.

A diverse panel of expert judges from Meta and Seoul National University’s Artificial Intelligence Institute (“AIIS”) will evaluate the participants’ policy proposals based on a series of metrics. The specific evaluation criteria will vary depending on the round being judged. For more information please email

Seoul National University and Meta will provide participants with support and training for formulating and presenting their policy outputs during Round 2. Experts will also give feedback on proposals to help participants refine their ideas.

In Round 3, finalists are required to submit a video explaining their final policy proposal to present their ideas more comprehensively. The video will also be shared with Round 2 participants and Seoul XR Conference attendees to gather their “competitors’/audience’s favorite” votes.

Well done! If your team is selected as one of the finalists, you will be invited to Korea, to participate in the Seoul XR Conference. We will cover the travel costs, including room and board, for up to 3 participants from your team. You will present your revised policy proposals at the conference.

The ideas generated during the hackathon will contribute to policy discussions and potentially influence future policymaking.

Congratulations to the Round 1 winners and
runners-up for their outstanding contributions!





Australia Humanitarian XR

Joshua Bercich



Jung-yeon Son
Bo-ra Kim
Woo-hyuk Yim
Shi-eun Park
In-seong Hwang



Maryam Jamshed Khan
Talal Afridi


Policy People

Bryce Croninn
Edward Prior
Rebecca Tran





Oh Yeah Baby

Peerada Traganmaturapot
Natnaree Wangthamkua
Panitnun Mongkolphinyopas