2-8 July, 2023 -Thessaloniki, Greece
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS.
Dive into the exciting world of the Metaverse: Join the Summer Academy that is taking place in Thessaloniki and explore the ethical, economic, and legal challenges we are facing as a consequence of the rapidly evolving technology. Our academy is designed for students, professionals, and anyone interested in the Metaverse and its impact on society. You’ll learn from leading experts in the field, who will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the technology, its potential, and its challenges.
Despite the growing popularity of the Metaverse, the concept is still unclear to many and we are still in the metaverse’s early days. Many are forecasting what the metaverse means for the future, despite not everybody being quite on board yet. In fact, in 2022 Facebook renamed itself “Meta” and CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisions that a billion people will one day be in the metaverse spending lots of money and it will generate revenue from selling virtual services and products.
But what is the metaverse, how does it work and which are its crucial ethical, economic and legal aspects? The metaverse brings with it a variety of controversies and concerns, real-world problems, safety and privacy concerns. Among others, all these issues relating to Metaverse are going to be analyzed in depth, while light will be spread on “Metaverse” in a holistic way.
Programme Structure / Working hours
The lectures will be live and will take place, in Thessaloniki, during the first week of July 2023 (between the 2nd and the 8th of July 2023). More specifically, for the period of 1 week, 6 lectures will be offered from Monday 3 July to Saturday 9 July (10.00a.m.-12.00 p.m. & 12.10-14.00 p.m.). Along with the lectures, the program includes some further activities; the participants will be given the opportunity to participate to educational visits.
The program includes lectures, case studies, and interactive discussions on the following topics:
- What is the Metaverse?- Challenges for the Computer Science
- Legal issues in the Metaverse
- Ethical dimensions and individual rights
- The gaming industry and the Metaverse
- The economic impact of the Metaverse
- Intellectual Property and the Metaverse
Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of interest in English to or contact us at +30 211 311 0 671 by the end of May 2023.
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to all attendees who have fulfilled all requirements.
Accommodation and Tuition Fees
The tuition fees are 150 € (non-refundable). The fees will cover:
- Participation in the Summer Academy
- Welcome Social Event on the Induction Day (2nd of July)
- Transportation for an educational visit/field trip.
- Goodbye Social Event (Dinner) (8th of July)
All participants are responsible for covering travel costs from their home cities to Thessaloniki and other everyday expenses. Participants will have to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Participants can choose accommodation from a variety of options, with prices starting from 240 € for the whole week.
The program takes place in Thessaloniki. Venue: Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 29 Tsimiski street, Thessaloniki center.
Thessaloniki is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture, perfect for a summer academy. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the city and enjoy the Mediterranean sea, while also gaining valuable knowledge about the Metaverse.