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October 3, 2022 in News | 5 min. read
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The Unity for Humanity Summit is back for its third year on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Join us for a virtual celebration of real-time 3D creators using Unity to change the world – registration is free and open to all.

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Dive into expert-led sessions

This year’s Summit includes an inspiring keynote conversation with actor and activist Rosario Dawson, who will discuss her sustainable fashion and nonprofit work, why positivity breeds innovation, and how technology can bring us all together around the virtual fire.

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In addition, you can attend a wealth of sessions led by artists, game developers, educators, nonprofit leaders, activists, and other changemakers across the core themes of sustainability, education, health and wellbeing, and inclusivity. Here are just a few of the exciting sessions on the agenda:

  • Players first: Accessibility insights for creators features Dave Evans, Jazmin Cano, and Lukáš Hosnedl in a conversation about prioritizing accessibility in game development and the future of accessible gaming.
  • From imagining to creating better worlds in RT3D brings together visionary creators Binh Minh Herbst, Katerina Cizek, Kathryn Evans, and Tony Patrick to discuss the process of translating ambitious visions into real-world action and impact.
  • Create with AR Live and Unity Essentials Live showcase hands-on tools and resources for getting started in Unity and developing mobile AR experiences, led by Unity Learn team members Joy Horvath and Thomas Winkley.
  • Activate your players: Nudging sustainable behavior and driving engagement provides insight into how game developers Hunter Bulkeley, Sheila Ndungu, Jude Ower, Galina Fedulova, and Jens Isensee are driving sustainability and empowering players to protect the planet through their games.
  • Leveraging digital twins for sustainability in the built environment spotlights how organizations across the nonprofit, public, and private sectors are using real-time 3D for positive impact, hosted by Dr. Max Mallia-Parfitt, Dr. Sarah Whateley, and Ursula Smolka.
  • Crafting Heroes: Students building the future using HoloLens 2 with Deidre LaCour and Sean Wybrant takes you straight into the inspiring XR work students are creating.

Check out the full schedule and register now.

Ask questions and join the conversation

Conversations with Creators are unique opportunities to meet fellow creators, ask them your burning questions, and immerse yourself in their stories, projects, and practical advice. Topics for these live Q&A sessions include:

  • Addressing the youth mental health crisis with Cleo Barnett, co-creative director of Amplifier
  • Immersive storytelling and impact with Gone to Water team Cat Ross and Marin Vesely
  • The world of immersive theater with Ferryman Collective cofounders Deirdre V. Lyons and Stephen Butchko
  • Unity for Humanity technical support Q&A with Andy Ellis, software development consulting manager at Unity
  • Digital health and wellbeing with Gabriel G. Torres, creator of Haus of Dust
  • AR-tivism with Damien McDuffie, creator of Black Terminus
  • Personal storytelling for impact with Ondřej Moravec, Hana Blaha Šilarová, and Robin Pultera of Darkening

Learn about our 2023 grant opportunities

Applications for the Unity for Humanity 2023 Grant will open during the Summit, and we’ll be sharing tips for applying for the $500,000 available to bring your real-time 3D projects to life. Be sure to tune into the Unity for Humanity Grant Q&A session during the Summit to ask our program leads all of your questions, and sign up for the Social Impact mailing list to be notified of future grant announcements.

Register now and join us at the Unity for Humanity Summit on November 2 to connect with social impact creators from across the globe and be part of the movement working towards a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable world.

October 3, 2022 in News | 5 min. read

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