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2021 Inaugural Girls Virtual Reality Team Business Challenge, July 29 - July 30 2021

The Girls STEAM Institute is holding its first Virtual Reality conference on July 29th & 30th geared to educate and encourage young girls 12-17 to become entrepreneurs and solve world problems.
Special Guest Keynote Speakers on July 30th are famous and renowned legends in science and innovation, Dr. Thomas Furness III, grandfather of virtual reality and Ray Kurzweil, inventor, scientist, educator and author with emphasis in artificial intelligence. Their topic will be “The Future of Technology and its Impact on Mental Health”.
Twelve girls will be chosen representing diversity in geography, age, culture and will be assigned to a team to develop a business with viable concepts to remedy Mental Health Issues.

Day 1 on Zoom:

Thursday, July 29th from 9:00 am -4:00 pm PST:

Link to attend Day 1 on Zoom:


Meeting ID: 965 4767 3525

The first day of the event will be fully on zoom and dedicated mostly to the teams of girls to get started on their presentations and ideas. All are welcome to attend, yet the activities designed for all are during the following times:

9:00 am- 10:00 am PST: Learn about GSI and meet the CEO!

3:30 pm- 4:00 pm PST: Day 1 wrap-up and previewing day two’s activities


Day 2 on AltspaceVR:

Friday, July 30th from 9:00 am -4:30 pm PST:

There are 4 main events throughout the day on AltspaceVR. All are designed for any attendees to view and participate!

  • 9:00 am- 10:30 am PST: Tom Furness, III and Ray Kurzweil Morning Keynote Speakers and Discussion

To View on Zoom:


Meeting ID: 817 581 5206

To View in AltspaceVR:

Access LINK: https://account.altvr.com/events/1784956168691516088

Access CODE: QWP495

  • 11:00 am- 12:00 pm PST: Lorelle VanFossen presents a highly interactive keynote on “Landing in Style” on mental health benefits of social VR and empowering women in business.

Access LINK: https://account.altvr.com/events/1784960445103211111

Access CODE: WPD011

  • 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm PST: Dr. Angelina Dayton as the Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Access LINK: https://account.altvr.com/events/1784964978676073382

Access CODE: NYG267

  • 2:00pm- 4:30pm PST: 3 Girls Teams will pitch their business ideas to a panel of 3 highly accredited judges. Judges will then deliberate shortly and chose a winner of the 2021 GSI Girls VR Team Challenge competition. Innovation and Social Impact awards will also be given and a celebration will conclude this year’s team challenge event.

Access LINK: https://account.altvr.com/events/1784966490085130822

Access CODE: KEW464

Come and Join the Fun, All Are Welcome!