A Virtual Media & Technology Project Fair for NYC students!

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A picture of a student preseting at a previous Emoti-Con

Emoti-Con: From Live to Virtual

For 12 years, Emoti-Con has been a live, in-person event with over 300 people at the New York Public Library each spring.

But THIS YEAR, we are trying something different to keep everyone safe AND to make sure NYC’s teen innovators still have a space to celebrate and showcase your work!

Read more about Emoti-Con 2020 and the Virtual Project Fair below! For more info about Emoti-Con, and a list of the judges check out Emoti-Con.org.

What happens at a Virtual Project Fair?

At a *VIRTUAL* project fair:

Who are the students?

What kinds of projects do students submit?


The Emoti-Con 2020 Design Challenge

Design something that helps us stay connected, happy and safe during an epidemic.

Judging & Awards

Judges from applied tech & media industries will review your ideas and share feedback and suggestions for college & career pathways.

5 Winning Projects selected by Judges:

Winners will receive digital badges & certificates, fame & glory, and will be invited to present their winning project at the Emoti-Con table of the NYC CS Fair in October 2020.

Stay in Touch

To contact us, email Emoticon@mouse.org or follow us on social media.

More About Emoti-Con

Emoti-Con, founded in 2009, is NYC's annual showcase for young designers, engineers, artists, gamers, programmers, activists and multimedia storytellers who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them.

Emoti-Con is a culminating celebration of the creative work produced all year at the in- and after-school programs of the Hive NYC learning network, and at public schools participating in CS4ALL NYC and other DOE programs.

The event has been developed through a unique collaboration between NYC youth-serving organizations, including CS4ALL, Global Kids, Mouse, the New York Public Library, and Parsons School for Design.

More Info: www.emoti-con.org | Email: emoticon@mouse.org

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