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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

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.

Criteria:
- Availability during April 18 - June 10, 2022 
- Residing in Europe. UK is included.
- Have a strong command of the English language. 
- Must have a guardian sign on behalf of the participant.
- Access to Discord app via PC or Phone and internet.
- Willingness to create and experiment as well as exchange 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 400€ incl. tax for participation in the Workshops. The financial reward is meant to honor their creative minds and inspire interest in the immersive technology fields.

 

➣ ENGAGEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS

START: APRIL 18, 2022

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 three times 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 April 18.

Workshops will take place on Saturdays, Mondays / Wednesdays and Tuesdays / Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM (CET). Participants can choose to join either the Mon/Wed sessions or the Tue/Thu sessions in addition to Saturdays.

 

➣ HOW TO APPLY

This call for participation is open to English speaking European* young women/non-binary ages 13-17. 

Submit your nomination or application before March 5th, 2022 via the application form on WIITs https://www.wiiteurope.org or http://ivg.world/ website.

Announcement of results: 31st March 2022

*European with English as the first or second language. UK is included.


APPLICATION FORM