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NOMINATE an XR INNOVATOR

Journey to Mars with XR Innovators Lab

IVG'S JOURNEY TO MARS PROGRAM, DEDICATED TO GIRLS / NON-BINARY AGED 13 - 17, IS ORGANIZED BY INNOVATIONGIRLS USA & WOMEN IN IMMERSIVE TECH EUROPE. 

INNOVATIONGIRLS

InnoVationGirls (iVG.World) wants to ensure equal participation in the second economy of the metaverse to make sure it's being built equitably from the beginning. We bring together girls / non-binary with mentors, entrepreneurs, business teams and universities to learn and design innovative immersive spaces. By weaving creativity into technology through Systematic Inventive Thinking and VR 3D modeling, members are inventing products, launching them, and becoming mentors for other girls.  The iVG community is a safe place to connect and build life-long friendships with like-minded individuals from across the world.

We are future thinking and committed to being responsible ancestors, creating a better world for today and tomorrow.

IVG’S JOURNEY TO MARS 

iVG’s Journey to Mars is is not just any endeavor - we're crafting a new narrative about establishing civilization on Mars! We use XR tech to design an immersive world and gamifying the Heroine's Journey, focusing on a unique conversation around the female menstrual cycle. Teen girls all around our world today struggle with what is called "Period Shaming" which negatively affects their confidence in their most vulnerable years. Using VR, AR and AI platforms, our design work brings meaningful change into the world while positively impacting the lives of teen girls,  boost the confidence of millions of teen girls globally, as we normalize the conversation around this topic. 

The workshop is headed by Rita David and Richard Zreik , Co-Founders of iVG.World, supported by Metaverse experts.

We invite nominations for girls / non-binary 13 - 17 years old to participate in this extraordinary cohort to imagine a new world in the metaverse.

Nominations may be submitted by any member of the community, including family, teachers, counselors, mentors, community leaders and others.

The competition enables sixteen girls / non-binary 13 - 17 years old, to dive into the world of XR, make a difference in the lives of teen girls, interact through their avatar and meet women leaders in immersive tech through education and mentorship. 

➣ CONDITIONS AND ELIGIBILITY

Participants join the Journey to Mars Program for eight weeks and will have access to a range of resources during that time. 

Who: 16 emerging Virtual Reality creators that identify as girls/ non-binary digital creators between the ages of 13-17.

Criteria:

- Availability during TBC 

- Residing UK & POLAND.

- Have a strong command of the English language.

- Must have a guardian sign on behalf of the participant.

- Willingness to create and experiment as well as exchange and learn with peers to develop new skills together.

➣ AWARD

Participants will each receive a Meta Quest 2 VR Headset. 

 

➣ ENGAGEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS

START: TBC

Participants and Mentors will get to know each other in VR, on the Meta Quest headset and learn how to use the technology.

Selected participants will meet virtually three times a week for one hour each using the Meta Quest 2 VR Headset and commit to a total of 24 hours over the course of eight weeks.  

Workshops will take place on TBC in addition to optional Saturdays.  

➣ HOW TO APPLY

This call for participation is open to English speaking girls/non-binary ages 13-17. 

Submit your nomination or application before TBC via this TBC. You can find out more on the following websites: WIITs https://www.wiiteurope.org or http://ivg.world/.

Announcement of results: TBC

APPLY HERE

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