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Imagining a better world at the Unity for Humanity Summit

August 18, 2021 in News | 6 min. read
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On October 12, the Unity for Humanity Summit will once again take place virtually to celebrate creators who are using real-time 3D (RT3D) for social impact. Join us for a full day of inspiring sessions, hands-on workshops, and interactive networking opportunities led by visionary creators and social impact entrepreneurs. Registration is free and open to all.

Unity creators are using RT3D to change the world. Through their creativity, we see new possibilities and opportunities for a healthier, more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable society every day. The theme for this year’s event is “Imagining a better world,” inspired by the incredible social impact work of Unity creators and the latest song “Imagine” by award-winning artist, actor, author, and activist, Common.

Since the inaugural Unity for Humanity Summit in October 2020, we have awarded more than $2.5 million to support current and future social impact creators who are building RT3D experiences that have a positive and meaningful impact on society and the planet through the Unity for Humanity program and the Unity Charitable Fund. We are thrilled to once again gather with creators, activists, nonprofit and business leaders to celebrate and collaborate on making real-world, global change using RT3D. 

This year’s virtual event is jam-packed with engaging conversations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Through the variety of sessions, you can discover new tools for creation, evolve your technical skill set, and connect with others to expand your social impact work and achieve your vision for a better reality. You’ll hear directly from changemakers on how they are fostering access to inclusive education and economic opportunities, building consciousness and promoting more sustainable actions, and improving healthcare outcomes, among other dynamic initiatives.

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Summit speakers and content themes

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Visionary social impact leaders will take the stage on October 12 to dare the audience to dream and innovate for social change, beginning with Common, our keynote presenter. Joining Common is a robust lineup of influential speakers across four content tracks (see below). We’ll announce the full agenda and lineup soon, but here are some of the speakers:

  • Ashley Alicea, Senior Developer Advocate for Games at Unity 
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, Director of Drawdown Learn at Project Drawdown
  • Steven Collens, CEO at Matter, a global healthcare startup incubator 
  • Adam Gazzeley, Founder of Neuroscape and Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Physiology at UCSF; Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor at Akili, JAZZ VP, and Sensync
  • Sam Glassenberg, Founder and CEO of Level Ex
  • Mona Mourshed, Founding CEO of Generation
  • Dr. Muhsinah L. Morris, Academic Program Director and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Morehouse College
  • Dr. Shawna Pandya, MD, VP of Immersive Technology at Luxsonic Technologies Inc.
  • George Schuler, Director, New York Water at The Nature Conservancy
  • Yennie Solheim, Director of Social Impact at Niantic
  • Dr. David Washington, Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer at HiDef, Inc.; Founder and CEO at Partnerships for Purpose; Unity Social Impact Advisory Board Member

And here are the four content tracks and some of the exciting topics and workshops you can expect:

Education and Inclusive Economic Opportunity

  • Workshop: How to make your first Unity build
  • Different global models for creating inclusive economic opportunity
  • How to leverage real-time 3D for workforce development and training

Environment and Sustainability

  • What the gaming industry can do to support a healthier planet: From decarbonization of gaming operations to activating users
  • Visualizing the future of climate change
  • How the fashion industry is innovating for sustainability using RT3D

Digital Health and Wellbeing

  • Using AI for social good in and beyond the age of COVID
  • The role RT3D can play in the advancement of patient care, healthcare training, and more 
  • Funding healthcare innovations and real-time 3D tools

Tools for Changemakers

  • Monetizing your social impact mobile game
  • An AR tutorial taught through multiple use cases 
  • Pitching brands to support your impact projects
  • Visual scripting workshop 

All day long, you’ll hear from creators about their journeys to real-time 3D and get tips for your own projects, meet experts 1:1 who can help you with your work, and join roundtable discussions on leading topics like the Metaverse, the future for sustainable development goals, and more. 

Register here to join us at the Unity for Humanity Summit and discover how people around the world are using Unity to create for change. Get inspired by social impact creators’ work, connect with like-minded people across industries, and be a part of the new world that we are imagining, together.

August 18, 2021 in News | 6 min. read

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