iVG’s My Metaverse Design Workshops, dedicated to young women / non-binary aged 13 - 17, is organized by InnoVationGirls USA and Women in Immersive Tech Europe, and funded by the WIIT Meta Grant.
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 young women / 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.
IVG’S MY METAVERSE DESIGN WORKSHOPS
iVG’s My Metaverse Workshops is an 8 week-long series of virtual workshops centered around designing and creating their own unique space in the metaverse. The aim is to create equal representation and engage the youth in the development of the metaverse. The participants will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and a winning team will be chosen.
The workshop is headed by Richard Zreik, Co-Founder of iVG.World, along with metaverse experts.
We invite nominations for young women / non-binary 13 - 17 years old to participate in this extraordinary cohort to imagine and design their own immersive space in the metaverse. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the community, including family, teachers, counselors, mentors, community leaders and others.
The workshops enable sixteen young women / non-binary 13 - 17 years old, to create their unique, virtual space, interact through their avatar and meet women leaders in immersive tech through education and mentorship.
➣ CONDITIONS AND ELIGIBILITY
Participants join the Metaverse Design Workshops for eight weeks and will have access to a range of resources during that time.
Who: 16 emerging Virtual Reality creators that identify as young woman/ non-binary digital creators between the ages of 13-17 from diverse and underrepresented groups.
- Availability during May 1st - June 30th 2023
- Residing in Europe, UK or Nigeria.
- Have a strong command of the English language.
- Must have a guardian sign on behalf of the participant.
- Willingness to create and experiment and learn with peers to develop new skills together.
➣ FINANCIAL REWARD
In addition to the hardware (an Oculus 2 VR Headset), participants will each receive a stipend for participation in the Workshops. The stipend is meant to honor your creative minds and inspire interest in the immersive technology fields.
➣ ENGAGEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS
START: May 1st, 2023
Participants and Mentors will get to know each other in VR, on the Oculus Head Gear and learn how to use the technology.
Selected participants will meet virtually twice a week for one hour each using the Oculus 2 VR Headset provided by Meta and commit to a total of 24 hours over the course of eight weeks starting May 1st.
➣ HOW TO APPLY
This call for participation is open to English speaking European* and Nigerian girls/non-binary individuals ages 13-17.
Submit your nomination or application before April 12th via the application form on:
For European applicants: https://www.wiiteurope.org
For Nigerian applicants: https://arvrafrica.com/Bad*ss
For more information regarding InnoVationGirls: iVG's http://ivg.world/
Announcement of results: By 31st April 2023
*European with English as the first or second language. UK is included.