Emoti-Con! 2012

Promoting collaboration, resource and information sharing among the youth and organizations of Hive NYC Learning Network.

Emoti-Con! attendees participate in rapid prototyping. Photo courtesy of Global Kids.

At Emoti-Con! 2012, youth networked with their peers, learned about programs at Hive NYC member organizations, showcased their projects, connected with professionals in the field of digital media and technology, and participated in design challenges.

This annual day-long conference and competition focused on digital media and technology production is co-designed and co-hosted by a group of youth leaders called β€œthe A-Team.” They support the Emoti-Con! Steering Committee by contributing to the design, planning and implementation of the event.

For Emoti-Con! 2012, the A-Team:

  • Chose event swag for participants based on a budget;
  • Developed an online marketing campaign for a youth audience;
  • Created, wrote and facilitated interactive activities for the event;
  • Co-hosted the event.

Emoti-Con! 2012 also provided opportunities for organizations to share their programs and learning opportunities to youth across the Hive NYC Learning Network. MOUSE led the effort to create a series of Open Badges – Presenter, Most Social Impact, Most Innovative, Crowd Favorite, Most Entertaining, Best Pitch – that could be issued by peer organizations through the Emoti-Con! Badge App.

Emoti-Con! continues on as an annual city-wide collaborative event fueled by the products and efforts of Hive NYC Learning Network.

This project was funded by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust in 2011.

Lead Organization:
MOUSE

Partner Organizations:
Global Kids , New York Public Library , Parsons The New School for Design

Project Goal:
Develop a replicable capstone program for youth to share their learning across Hive NYC Learning Network and connect with each other about their projects and ideas.

Project Tags:
Advocacy & Social Justice, Arts, Games & Game Design, Media Literacy & Production, STEM, Webmaking, Youth Development & Leadership

Project Portfolio

  • teaching resources

    Emoti-Con! 2012 Blueprint

    A set of online documentation that maps out key operational processes and practices of the planning, development and implementation of the event for organizers who would like to produce their own Emoti-Con!

  • documentation

    Emoti-Con! 2012 Design Update

    A blog update of the badging design process.

  • documentation

    Emoti-Con! 2012 Photo Album

    Photographs from Emoti-Con!: NYC Youth Digital Media & Technology Challenge, held on June 2, 2012 at Parsons The New School for Design.

  • teaching resources

    Emoti-Con! 2012 Challenge Evaluation Report

    A summary of the findings on the evaluation of the Emoti-Con! 2012 Challenge: what worked, what didn’t and opportunities for ongoing development.

  • documentation

    Emoti-Con! 2013 Badging Website

    The badging system for Emoti-Con! participants designed and developed by the Emoti-Con! Youth Action Team, the youth steering and planning committee of the event.