"Rick Thomas is an Associate Program Officer with LabX, a creative engagement program at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). As part of the LabX team, Rick spearheads initiatives that use games to connect young adults to science. His most recent project was Jamming the Curve, a COVID-19 Game Jam organized in conjunction with several partners, including Seattle Indies and IndieCade. VR nerd and CEO of public Beyond Frames Entertainment and leader of Cortopia Studios. Background as a coder since childhood. Founded/co-founded 5 companies. Full focus on making and help others make amazing VR and AR games to enrich peoples lives with new stories.