This badge is awarded to the Emoti-Con project with the greatest potential to make meaningful change within a local or global community that it serves. Each year, Emoti-Con youth recognize one project for its ability to respond to social challenges using the unique affordances of digital media and technology.The Badge for Most Social Impact represents the Emoti-Con belief that youth makers have the ability to rock the world!
Emoti-Con is an annual “Con”-ference supporting youth to “Emote” or express themselves through digital media and technology. They share projects across a range of interest areas, and address pressing issues in their global, local, and learning environments. Emoti-Con is the largest event of its kind amongst informal learning programs in New York City. The event has been developed through a unique collaboration among NYC youth-serving organizations and Hive NYC Learning Network members, including Mouse, Hive Research Lab, the New York Public Library, and Parsons The New School for Design. Emoti-Con addresses the need for cross-institutional collaboration and provides the much needed venue for youth to get offline and connect through their common identity as youth media producers and technologists.