Tuesday, December 6

Career Communications Group (CCG) has announced that the first ever BEYA Metaquake Symposium will take place in February 2023 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Click here to register.

The BEYA Pre-College program will anchor the symposium, giving young people an opportunity to learn about the metaverse and the tools used to create metaverses. In addition to the traditional programming, students will engage in a scholastic metaverse building competition which will culminate in a metaverse hackathon.

The BEYA Pre-College Program has been an integral part of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference since its inception. The program has partnered with organizations such as the Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program, various school districts, and the Patriots Technology Training Center to present programs for middle school and high school students at the annual science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conference held during Black History Month.

CCG is actively re-engaging with past BEYA recipients to induct a new class into the Alumni Hall of Fame. The 2023 honorees represent the wealth of resources for the next generation to benchmark their pursuit of excellence on their personal journey to becoming everything they can be.

The BEYA Metaquake Symposium will provide a deeper understanding of the technologies that are the foundation of the metaverse which include gaming, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), cryptocurrency, blockchain, NFTs, Web 3.0, education, and beyond.

Scheduled a week before the 2023 BEYA STEM Conference, the BEYA Metaquake Symposium creates a forum to explore technologies that are being harnessed by pioneers to create the metaverses.

Early adopters are blazing a trail by stitching together some of the foundational technologies to create products and experiences that are propelling the creation of metaverses much like Career Communications Group’s STEM City and the BEYA STEM digital twin experience (DTX) platforms, which offer yearlong programming.

The BEYA Metaquake Symposium will explore the ecosystem by bringing together educators, researchers, business professionals, artists, gamers, and even novelists to explore and learn more about the metaverse.

We want to start the conversation that answers the question most people ask when they hear about the metaverse: what is the metaverse and what does that mean for me?

The symposium is for anyone who is curious about the metaverse and wants to engage in discussions designed to expand their knowledge, identify their points of entry in this emerging technology, and understand how their future may evolve.

It’s for educators and students. Organizations that are exploring or engaging teams to develop and implement metaverse strategies. It’s for individuals who want to know how metaverse strategies can disrupt a carefully planned career trajectory. It’s for anyone who grapples with the jargon of the metaverse and wishes to gain knowledge that they can build on.

The BEYA Metaquake Symposium will take place in the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel and Resort located in the quiet urban residential neighborhood, Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. Its location offers quick access to the Reagan National Airport, which is about 8 miles away. Dulles National and Baltimore-Washington International Airports are respectively 28 and 33 miles away. Reserve a space by January 12, 2023. Click here to register.

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