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May 24, 2021

Celebrate 450 NYC Teen Innovators at the Emoti-Con Virtual Project Fair

The 13th annual Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media and Tech Project Fair is officially our largest showcase ever. With 145 project presentations made by 450+ middle and high school students in teams over the year, we have broken our record from last year!

From Monday, May 24 - Friday, June 4, we invite you to join the Emoti-Con community and help us celebrate the hard work and creativity of NYC youth!

    🔎 Emoti-Con Scavenger Hunt

    Want to be an active member of the Emoti-Con community? Try the Scavenger Hunt: activities, challenges, and reflection for students.

    👏 5/24 - 6/4: Explore the Fair, Give Feedback & Support

    Great innovation requires collaboration, reflection and a community of peers and mentors who give lots of support. At the bottom of each project page is a feedback form where anyone (not just official judges) can share encouraging emojis, comments, ideas and questions.

    📺 June 4: Meet Ari Melenciano

    Ari is a Creative Technologist from Google and Afrotectopia and will answer questions from students about her work and inspiration.

    🏆 June 11: Award Ceremony!

    We’ll release the winners announcement video at Noon on June 11th, on the Emoti-Con site. Organize a watch party!

      More About Emoti-Con

      Emoti-Con is NYC's 13th Annual Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge- a project fair for students across NYC who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them. Since 2009, more than 2,250 teens (87% BIPOC and/or Latin/x) have participated!

      Emoti-Con is a culminating celebration of the creative work produced all year at the informal programs of organizations within the Hive NYC Learning network and at public schools participating in CS4ALL NYC, the Games for Change Student Challenge, Mouse Design League and many other DOE programs.

      Steering Committee: The event has been developed through a unique collaboration between youth designers, an alumni committee and NYC youth-serving organizations from the Hive NYC Learning Network who form the Emoti-Con Steering Committee: Code Nation, Global Kids, Mouse, the New York Public Library, and Parsons School of Design.

      2021 Collaborators

      This year's event would not be possible without excellent partners and collaborators.

      Thank you to Minds On Design Lab, who provided their tech and design expertise to implement our virtual project fair site.

      Thank you to the Best Buy Foundation and the NYC DOE's Department of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT) whose support demonstrates a commitment to growing design-thinking and innovation skills among youth and educators citywide.

      Thank you to our NYC schools network partners at CS for ALL NYC and at Games for Change, a non-profit organization who teaches and inspires students to create games with real-world impact as part of their G4C Student Challenge program.


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