Industry Professionals: Support the Next Generation of Innovators!
Calling all technology, media & design professionals & makers!
Are you interested in using your knowledge to encourage the next generation of tech, media and design innovators?
We are seeking volunteers to act as project judges and mentors during the 2023 Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge!
What is Emoti-Con?
This spring, hundreds of middle and high school students from public schools and organizations across New York City will be entering their original tech, media and design projects to Emoti-Con!
Since 2009, Emoti-Con has created a celebratory end-of-year showcase for teen digital designers, app makers, developers, gamers, artists, media storytellers, and activists to present their original innovations with support from a community of peers, educators and industry judges (That’s where you come in!.)
Projects like: this app about acknowledging and addressing bias, this animated dance performance about the cycle of seasons, this app about ways to stop bullying and support LGBTQ+ peers, this documentary eating disorders and youth - all made by 6-12th grade students!
Emoti-Con is planned and delivered by a cross-institutional, cross-generational committee led by alumni, and educators from Mouse, Code Nation, Global Kids, and other members of the Hive NYC network.
Why it matters:
Participating students have been working hard all year learning the tech, design and media skills necessary to create their projects, but most of them have no connection to anyone who actually does this kind of work in the real world.
Every year, we hear from teachers and alums how impactful it is for students to know that their work is being seen and commented on by people who actually work in the industries they are developing a passion for.