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Tuesday, June 22
 

8:00pm EDT

 
Wednesday, June 23
 

12:00pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

Keynote: Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO Digital Promise
Speakers
avatar for Jean-Claude Brizard

Jean-Claude Brizard

President and CEO, Digital Promise
Jean-Claude Brizard is President and CEO of Digital Promise, a global, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on accelerating innovation in education. He is the former Senior Advisor and Deputy Director in US Programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he focused... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 12:30pm - 1:20pm EDT
Keynote Room in Gather

1:20pm EDT

2021 Infy Maker Award Winners Announcement
Hosted by Infosys Foundation USA, the Infy Maker Awards are open to K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations who aim to create more opportunities for students to engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning through making.  Each year, winning organizations each receive $10,000 grants and the opportunity to attend the Pathfinders' Summer Institute,  the Foundation's signature maker education and computer science professional development program.

Wednesday June 23, 2021 1:20pm - 1:35pm EDT
Keynote Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Creating and Leveraging Partnerships to Grow Tomorrow's Makers of Positive Change
Developing programs to support scouting to partnerships with the juvenile court has opened our doors to a diverse group of youth.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Kouse

Cara Kouse

Innovation and Makerspace Manager, Greene County Public Library, Spark Place
I built and now run a public library makerspace at the Greene County Public Library near Dayton, Ohio. We have been open for over four years and have equipment including but not limited to CNC routers and mills, laser engravers, vinyl printer/cutters, sewing, and AV equipment.


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Virginia Day of Action Recap
Our Virginia Day of Action team will host a panel to share tips, lessons learned, and key takeaways after hosting a virtual Day of Action.

Moderators
avatar for Elise Spontarelli

Elise Spontarelli

Executive Director, Vector Space
Co-founder and Executive Director at Vector Space, Lynchburg's makerspace. There Elise combines her business and nonprofit experience with her creative passions. With a background in graphic design, she gives her designs life by vinyl cutting, laser engraving, and silk screening... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Marshall

Jeanne Marshall

NOM: State representative, NL: Board member, NOM - VA and Nova Labs
Work: Manager, Marketing Solutions, Hilton. Volunteer: Board member - Nova Labs, Co-state rep - NOM VA.Learn: Airtable, quilting, parade puppetry & automata
avatar for Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Board Member, Valley Makers Association
avatar for Asma Chaudhary

Asma Chaudhary

Board Member, Nova Labs & Maker Faire NoVA, NoVa Labs & Maker Faire NoVa
Hello! As a Social Media Manager & Artist for NoVA Labs in Reston, Virginia, I love hearing from fellow Makers: @makerfairenova & @nova_labs. Interests: welding, woodworking, fiber arts, and networking


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Eugene Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Equity and Systems
In this session after a short intro we would share experiences, and surface solutions for building more equitable systems in our spaces. 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Sadd

Rachel Sadd

Executive Director, Ace Makerspace
I have a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in maker culture and bring that to my role as Executive Director at Ace Makerspace. When I am not running the space with my amazing team, I can be found creating interactive public art. Anything from murals to pop-up art-based... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Community Build!
Thank you for participating in the 2021 Nation of Makers NOMCON  community build. We’re going to collaborate on a piece of art and share the files out so that you can cut them on your home machine, since we can’t physically come together to build a piece of art.

Project Doodle Directions:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ULF_JefGuFwOMVp_E8DPN9ZXKf75Cjnt/view

The submission form is here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMwv1VS7t_1KCPZwh_mI8HU4FyArPRgjvhlQ3qMi18LtOWNQ/viewform

Video explaining the project...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xquSDaRMHpY


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Deafenbaugh

Jennifer Deafenbaugh

Data Mistress, Nation of Makers
Survey of Makerspaces, Data Tools, Infographics, Art, Welding, Metalworking.
avatar for Chad Elish

Chad Elish

Board Member, Nation of Makers
Nation of Makers co-founder and vice-chair of the board.Former President of HackPGH for 6 years.Founder of MakerAssist www.makerassist.net


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Makerspace in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Exhibitor and Sponsor Booths
Please make sure to visit our sponsor and exhibitor booths in the Gather Main Hall where you will find information, interactive items, crewed schedules, giveaways and more.

Sponsors
avatar for Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Executive Director, Moonlighter FabLab
Designer, Educator, Maker & Founder. Focused on Maker Education | Tactical Urbanism | Digital Design + Fabrication. Programs - Moonlighter FabLab, Maker Faire Miami, Fairchild Innovation Studio, Re-Imagining Cities at The Idea Center MDC


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Main Hall in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Cyberpunk 2077: How Garage Scientists are Changing the Landscape of Open Sourced Science and Labs
Just how the computer revolution began in garages, Biohackers are now tinkering with DNA to independently solve problems

Moderators
avatar for Esther Kim

Esther Kim

Biohacker, EA Biosciences Consulting LLC
Esther Kim is a scientist working in synthetic biology. She has worked at small start-ups in the Bay Area creating sustainable solutions for known chemical compounds and analogs for novel applications. Esther has worked at The ODIN developing genetic engineering CRISPR kits for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beth Tuck

Beth Tuck

Executive Director, Genspace
Beth Tuck (she/her) is the Executive Director at Genspace. Previously, she was a genomics education specialist at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) where she worked on enhancing K-16 genomic literacy, education, and community engagement. Her work included designing... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Putting Community at the Center of Maker Education. Hosted by Infosys Foundation USA
Community plays a critical role in creating opportunities for students and educators to engage in maker education in ways that are truly meaningful, engaging and relevant to their lived experiences. In this session, you'll hear from several 2021 Infy Maker Awards winners who will share how they are collaborating with partners in their communities on projects to broaden access to maker education and how they've been building community to ensure that maker learning is sustainable.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Santoso

Stephanie Santoso

Senior Program Fellow, Infosys Foundation USA
Stephanie Santoso is Senior Program Fellow at Infosys Foundation USA, where she supports the Foundation’s maker education portfolio. She is also Director of Strategic Initiatives for Makers + Mentors Network, an initiative of Citizen Schools. Stephanie is a founding Board Member... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Mueller

Barbara Mueller

Executive Director, Gizmo-CDA
avatar for Eric Saliim

Eric Saliim

Program Director, NCCU FAB LAB
Program Director, NCCU FAB Lab.
avatar for Jen Bishop

Jen Bishop

Exploration Commons Manager, Carroll County Public Library
Public Librarian. Maker. VR/AR Enthusiast. Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. Connecting the community to the power of making and emerging technology.


Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

How Makerspaces Can Participate In Workforce Development Programs with America Makes
Walk through of America Makes initiatives that makerspaces could be involved with

Speakers
avatar for Mara Hitner

Mara Hitner

MatterHackers 3D Printing, MatterHackers 3D Printing
After 16 years in advertising and ad tech sales, Mara became obsessed with desktop 3D printing, and inspired by the possibilities it held for the future of personal manufacturing. Mara joined MatterHackers in March 2015 as Director of Business Development, and was promoted to Vice... Read More →
avatar for Josh Cramer

Josh Cramer

Director of Education and Workforce Development, NCDMM/America Makes
 I joined NCDMM in 2018 as the Education and Workforce Director for America Makes, providing overall program leadership responsibility for all America Makes' Education and Workforce initiatives. Previously, I served as the Director of Educational Programs at the SME Education Foundation... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Building Resiliency into Makerspace Financials: How to make a profit and loss statement
This hands-on workshop will guide makerspace leaders through accounting basics, specifically how to build a Profit and Loss statement.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Fox

Jen Fox

PM of MakeIT, Microsoft
Dabbled in dark matter, settled into engineering with a blend of inventing and educating. Running a team at Microsoft to support and engage makers!Love talking anything making, esp citizen science, wearables/fashion tech, robotics, making education, curriculum design, designing, planning... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Designing Maker Learning at Home
Designing Maker Learning at Home will be a 90 minute workshop to support educators with designing authentic and relevant home-based maker learning experiences. In this session, participants will think critically about the design of their program to identify an idea or action step for creating access to maker learning opportunities while learning new ways to engage learners at home

Moderators
avatar for Kristal Brister

Kristal Brister

Operations Project Director, Digital Promise Global
Kristal grew a passion for education while serving as an AmeriCorps member with an early literacy nonprofit. The impact she was able to make in children’s lives motivated her to pursue a career in youth development and education. Kristal obtained both her undergraduate degree in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maria Romero

Maria Romero

Program Manager, Maker Learning, Digital Promise Global
Before joining Digital Promise, Maria was the Climate Fellow at the Institute at the Golden Gate, where she supported a group of informal educators dedicated to increasing climate literacy and action in the Bay Area. Her fellowship projects included designing a survey to assess environmental... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Brantley

Danielle Brantley

Grant Writer and Program Coordinator, Glamorous Gemz, Inc.
As a former AmeriCorps VISTA and English Teacher, Danielle fueled her passion for community service and writing to start her business. In 2018, she launched Prime Writing Solutions, a consulting business that provides grant writing and content writing services for non-profit organizations... Read More →
LS

Lisa Simon

Assistant Program Manager/Creative Specialist, Pittsburgh Learning Commons
Education. Public internet access. Community building. Gardening or growing.


Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

K-12 Digital Fabrication: Unplugged
Participate in a hands-on workshop to demo virtual instruction for digital design and fabrication concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Aidan Mullaney

Aidan Mullaney

Sr. Manager of Educational Programs, The Fab Foundation
Aidan Mullaney is the Sr. Manager of Educational Programs for the Fab Foundation. His role with the Fab Foundation is to develop and deliver curriculum in schools.
avatar for Liz Whitewolf

Liz Whitewolf

Education Director, Fab Foundation
Liz Whitewolf joins the Fab Foundation with a passion for integrating digital fabrication technologies equitably in schools for students, teachers, and other stakeholders in K-12 education. A graduate of FAB Academy, Liz opened an educational Fab Lab in Pittsburgh, PA, expanding the... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Eugene Room in Gather

6:00pm EDT

 
Thursday, June 24
 

11:00am EDT

Yoga with Dorothy
Need a break? Dorothy does!

Take a break from NOMCON with Dorothy at "Yoga with Dorothy". We will go through some basic beginner-friendly yoga before starting our conference day.

You can locate us on the beach in Gather. If you're lost, just "follow" Dorothy in Gather (right-click on my name and say "follow")

Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Jones-Davis

Dorothy Jones-Davis

Executive Director, Nation of Makers
dorothy@nationofmakers.us


Thursday June 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Beach in Gather http://www.gather.town

1:00pm EDT

Keynote: Small Town-Big City: How Makers are Building a Stronger, More Inclusive Economic Recovery
Everything changed with the pandemic. How we shop, which businesses survived, and who benefited from federal programs and who was left out - all impact how we move forward from this global catastrophe. Yet, we also have a unique opportunity today to build stronger, more inclusive local economies. We can make sure more people benefit from the investments pulling us out of the economic hault of the pandemic. And our makers, and their businesses, are an essential part of the solution. Join this keynote session by Ilana Preuss, author of Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing, to talk about how we make it happen, and our role to lead the way.

Speakers
avatar for Ilana Preuss

Ilana Preuss

Founder, Recast City, LLC
Ilana Preuss is the Founder of Recast City LLC, a consulting firm that works with local leaders, real estate developers, city and other civic leaders to integrate space for small-scale producers into redevelopment projects and place-based economic development. She is passionate about... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Keynote Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

"Recast Your City": Meet the Author!
Come talk to Ilana Preuss about her new book "Recast Your City" (hot off the presses), get the first chapter and more.

The meeting will be at the Recast Your City booth in the main hall!

Speakers
avatar for Ilana Preuss

Ilana Preuss

Founder, Recast City, LLC
Ilana Preuss is the Founder of Recast City LLC, a consulting firm that works with local leaders, real estate developers, city and other civic leaders to integrate space for small-scale producers into redevelopment projects and place-based economic development. She is passionate about... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Main Hall in Gather

2:00pm EDT

A Complementary Collaboration: Case study
Join Panelists from Henry Ford Learning Institute and Accenture discuss how they were able to create and leverage their Nonprofit / Corporate partnership to drive the creation and early implementation of the Maker Response Corps (MRC), an ecosystem of makers responding to emerging crises. Come learn about MRC and how you can get involved, how the utilization of this creative partnership accelerated time to market, and capture insights that you can apply in your own Maker Initiatives.

Speakers
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Lindsey Landon

Innovation Designer, Accenture
ZJ

Zuhayr Junedi

Innovation Designer, Accenture
TC

Tammy Chellis

Social Innovator, Accenture
avatar for Deborah Parizek

Deborah Parizek

Executive Director, Henry Ford Learning Institute
I am excited to return to Deeper Learning this year with a new workshop, Design for Belonging: An Empathy-Based Approach to Deeper Student Learning. Coming from Detroit, these issues dominate many conversations among our educator colleagues. I look forward to engaging with many of... Read More →
avatar for Toni Stuller

Toni Stuller

Social Innovator, Accenture
Toni Stuller is a Consulting Senior Analyst for Accenture in Chicago, IL, currently finishing her second year with the company. She is the creator and Program Manager of the Innovation Incubator PPE Initiative—a grassroots initiative which has grown to 430+ Accenture private citizen... Read More →
LK

Lisa Kreinbring

Director of External Relations, Henry Ford Learning Institute / Makers Response Corps
Talk to me about the new Makers Response Corps - an initiative mobilized by HFLI and Ford Fund to convene the power of makers worldwide to address our greatest community challenges. Visit MakersResponseCorps.org and watch for the Maker Idea Challenge that will open next week. Also... Read More →
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Horace Tiggs

Innovation Hub Director, Accenture


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Eugene Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

A Whiteboard Session to Explore the Idea of Developing a Networked Micromanufacturing Supply Chain
A whiteboard session to explore the idea of developing a networked micromanufacturing supply chain.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Gordon

Joel Gordon

CEO, Steam Rocket Engine LLC
Joel Gordon’s experiences over a lifetime are diverse and they have shaped his philosophy on learning and our need to Make. “As humans, we are all tool users and we are gratified by what we create and accomplish. Making is learning made visual. Simply said, we are all Makers”. His... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Upcycling: How Makerspaces Play a Central Role in Developing this Sustainable Practice
Share how i have integrated upcycling into my space and programming, the community response and group brainstorm on how to encourage this.

Speakers
avatar for Mitra Gruwell

Mitra Gruwell

Program Developer/Manager, Viking Textile Maker Hub
I am a community focused upcycle fashion/product designer and sewist, with 20 years experience in business management, entrepreneurship and event production. I teach workshops in upcycled design and Design thinking and apprentice and mentor community youth in these skills. I am currently... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Community Build!
Thank you for participating in the 2021 Nation of Makers NOMCON  community build. We’re going to collaborate on a piece of art and share the files out so that you can cut them on your home machine, since we can’t physically come together to build a piece of art.

Project Doodle Directions:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ULF_JefGuFwOMVp_E8DPN9ZXKf75Cjnt/view

The submission form is here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMwv1VS7t_1KCPZwh_mI8HU4FyArPRgjvhlQ3qMi18LtOWNQ/viewform

Video explaining the project...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xquSDaRMHpY


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Deafenbaugh

Jennifer Deafenbaugh

Data Mistress, Nation of Makers
Survey of Makerspaces, Data Tools, Infographics, Art, Welding, Metalworking.
avatar for Chad Elish

Chad Elish

Board Member, Nation of Makers
Nation of Makers co-founder and vice-chair of the board.Former President of HackPGH for 6 years.Founder of MakerAssist www.makerassist.net


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Makerspace in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Exhibitor and Sponsor Booths
Please make sure to visit our sponsor and exhibitor booths in the Gather Main Hall where you will find information, interactive items, crewed schedules, giveaways and more.

Sponsors
avatar for Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Executive Director, Moonlighter FabLab
Designer, Educator, Maker & Founder. Focused on Maker Education | Tactical Urbanism | Digital Design + Fabrication. Programs - Moonlighter FabLab, Maker Faire Miami, Fairchild Innovation Studio, Re-Imagining Cities at The Idea Center MDC


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Main Hall in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Micro Inclusions for Leaders
It is part of a series I regularly give: https://thecraftyavenger.com/the-dei-project/

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Sadd

Rachel Sadd

Executive Director, Ace Makerspace
I have a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in maker culture and bring that to my role as Executive Director at Ace Makerspace. When I am not running the space with my amazing team, I can be found creating interactive public art. Anything from murals to pop-up art-based... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Making for Justice: Putting the Movement into Action
Session Objectives:

  • Introduce the BIPOC Collective to the NOM community
  • Highlight the importance of BIPOC led maker spaces in communities
  • Share how others can get involved/support the Collective

Session Description:
Join a group of BIPOC technologists, educators, and thought leaders as they highlight the work of BIPOC led makerspaces, and discuss how making and technology can lead to social and economic justice in communities.

Also learn how their new collective is charting a path for BIPOC leaders and allies to increase and help sustain the number of BIPOC makers and makerspaces, and how you can get involved as a BIPOC maker or ally. 


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Luc Pierite

Jean-Luc Pierite

President, North American Indian Center of Boston
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Jean-Luc now resides in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Prior to his election to the Board of Directors of North American Indian Center of Boston, Jean-Luc was also elected to the Community Linguist seat of the Advisory Circle for CoLang for the... Read More →
avatar for Sonya Pryor-Jones

Sonya Pryor-Jones

Chief Implementation Officer, Fab Foundation
A lifelong learner and agitator for change with over 20 years of successful K-20 education administrative experience. I'm an entrepreneur that believes in the boundless potential of new ideas and their stewardship! I ignite processes that bring new ideas to life by ensuring positive... Read More →
avatar for Eric Saliim

Eric Saliim

Program Director, NCCU FAB LAB
Program Director, NCCU FAB Lab.


Thursday June 24, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

3:00pm EDT

A Series of Fortunate Events: Planning Great Maker Events
A makerspace librarian shares some best practices, lessons learned, and creative ideas drawn from planning dozens of makerspace events

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Nagle

Sarah Nagle

Creation and Innovation Services Librarian, Miami University Libraries
I am passionate about making and maker-centered learning for adults, both in informal environments and higher ed.


Thursday June 24, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Design & Build, A Crash Course for Student Makers
In this session designed especially for student makers, you will explore the Engineering Design Process and practice the skills of perspective-taking, brainstorming, and communicating. You'll use models as you design and build a prototype to solve a fictional challenge, then apply these skills to a real world challenge you choose yourself!
Facilitated by Julie Kilger, Interim Managing Director of Education Operations and Program Strategy, KID Museum

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Chmielewski

Kelly Chmielewski

Managing Director, Marketing & Communications, KID Museum
avatar for Wren McQueary (she/her)

Wren McQueary (she/her)

Maker Educator, KID Museum
avatar for Cara Lesser

Cara Lesser

KID Museum, KID Museum


Thursday June 24, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Makerspace in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Making for Humanitarian Effort
Discussion with Laurel, Dara,  and Bradley about how makers are making a difference in humanitarian efforts, and the future.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Halsey

Brad Halsey

CEO, Building Momentum
I am passionate about solving humanity's hardest and most urgent problems. Sometimes this means dropping into war zones and disaster areas to rapidly develop solutions to dynamic problems. Other times this means teaching problem-solving and tech skills to people facing these environments... Read More →
avatar for Dara Dotz

Dara Dotz

Cofounder, FieldReady
Making at the edges, from disaster zones to outer space.
avatar for Mara Hitner

Mara Hitner

MatterHackers 3D Printing, MatterHackers 3D Printing
After 16 years in advertising and ad tech sales, Mara became obsessed with desktop 3D printing, and inspired by the possibilities it held for the future of personal manufacturing. Mara joined MatterHackers in March 2015 as Director of Business Development, and was promoted to Vice... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Eugene Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Scorecard Workshop: Track Data to Show Impact and Get Funding!
Review what a scorecard is, share my story using one to open my makerspace, then have participants put a simple one together for themselves!

Speakers
avatar for Mitra Gruwell

Mitra Gruwell

Program Developer/Manager, Viking Textile Maker Hub
I am a community focused upcycle fashion/product designer and sewist, with 20 years experience in business management, entrepreneurship and event production. I teach workshops in upcycled design and Design thinking and apprentice and mentor community youth in these skills. I am currently... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Higher Education working group discussion
how might we work together as higher education makerspace staff and faculty to network, knowledge share, and support making in higher ed?

collaboration space for session: https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_l9CSC1Y=/

Speakers
avatar for Micah Lande

Micah Lande

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
I am interested in the educational pathways of makers. Makers do engineering but engineering students in college don't necessarily make. I find this really odd. I am looking for collaborators and good conversation about research, curriculum design, and policy.I am an Assistant Professor... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Make at Home: Use What You Got
Learn how FVRLibraries encourages the maker mindset virtually anywhere. This is an interactive session and we want you to share your Pandemic Making Experience and how you continue engaging with library users even with limited access in your spaces. Participants will also work on a Make at Home project. Please gather your maker supplies before the session: cereal box cardboard, tape, glue, scissors, pencil, anything else you'd like to make an awesome project!

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Bair

Jamie Bair

Experiential Learning Librarian, FVRLibraries
Public Services Librarian with 10 years of professional experience. Specialize in maker activities that encourage and foster the maker mindset. Contact me at jbair@fvrl.org
avatar for Elsbeth Casimir

Elsbeth Casimir

Senior Library Assistant, FVRLibraries
Has 20 years of experience doing STEM programming in informal educational settings, especially with Pre-K and School-Age kids and their families.
avatar for Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson

Senior Library Assistant, FVRLibraries
Hi! My name is Heather, I am a Senior Library Assistant at a smaller branch in our system which is uniquely located in the local mall! Special b/c people are introduced to the library by accident. A little bit about me - If I had to describe myself in one word, it would be tenacious... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

6:00pm EDT

 
Friday, June 25
 

1:00pm EDT

Connect to your Community
An interactive, participatory workshop for makerspace leaders to identify and connect with helpful leaders and organizations locally.

Speakers
avatar for Elise Spontarelli

Elise Spontarelli

Executive Director, Vector Space
Co-founder and Executive Director at Vector Space, Lynchburg's makerspace. There Elise combines her business and nonprofit experience with her creative passions. With a background in graphic design, she gives her designs life by vinyl cutting, laser engraving, and silk screening... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

1:00pm EDT

Panel: Higher Education Makerspaces
Bring together higher ed makerspace staff, faculty, & students to share how makerspaces are organized and supported across many majors

Speakers
avatar for Jane Crayton

Jane Crayton

Makerspace Coordinator / College of Education Instructor, University of Wyoming
Jane holds an M.A. in Art Education from the University of New Mexico and a BA from CU Boulder. She currently works for the University of Wyoming as the Coe Student Innovation Center Makerspace Coordinator, and teaches for the College of Education. Previously she worked for Colorado... Read More →
avatar for Avneet Hira

Avneet Hira

Assistant Professor, Boston College
Dr. Avneet Hira is an educator, researcher, maker, and aerospace engineer. She is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Boston College. She received her PhD in Engineering Education and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University, and BE in Aeronautical Engineering from... Read More →
avatar for Micah Lande

Micah Lande

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
I am interested in the educational pathways of makers. Makers do engineering but engineering students in college don't necessarily make. I find this really odd. I am looking for collaborators and good conversation about research, curriculum design, and policy.I am an Assistant Professor... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

1:00pm EDT

Libraries Working Group Conference Session
All are welcome at this session! This session will introduce the Libraries Working Group, brainstorm future directions, and invite new members to join.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Kouse

Cara Kouse

Innovation and Makerspace Manager, Greene County Public Library, Spark Place
I built and now run a public library makerspace at the Greene County Public Library near Dayton, Ohio. We have been open for over four years and have equipment including but not limited to CNC routers and mills, laser engravers, vinyl printer/cutters, sewing, and AV equipment.
avatar for Sarah Nagle

Sarah Nagle

Creation and Innovation Services Librarian, Miami University Libraries
I am passionate about making and maker-centered learning for adults, both in informal environments and higher ed.


Friday June 25, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

1:00pm EDT

Growing the Movement: Stories of Maker Learning Advocacy Success
As the nation emerges from the pandemic, there is a tremendous opportunity for maker learning and invention education to support kids and communities in COVID recovery. How might we advocate for maker learning in ways that dramatically expand access for all kids, ensuring we are preparing kids with the critical skills they’ll need for success in our future workforce? In this round robin storytelling and discussion session, you’ll be able to explore findings from new research conducted by KID Museum, Nation of Makers, and the Lemelson Foundation, hear stories of success from business leaders, and share your own experiences. You’ll leave with new personal connections, ideas and inspiration, as well as a digital copy of the new InventEd Field Guide--with stories, insights and actionable ideas for advancing maker learning and invention education.

Speakers
avatar for David Coronado

David Coronado

Program Officer, The Lemelson Foundation
avatar for Kelly Chmielewski

Kelly Chmielewski

Managing Director, Marketing & Communications, KID Museum
avatar for Cara Lesser

Cara Lesser

KID Museum, KID Museum


Friday June 25, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Eugene Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Plan C02 Live: Building C02 Monitoring Devices
Building and using C02 monitoring devices is a citizen science at its best.

Speakers
avatar for Guido Burger

Guido Burger

Maker, IoT Werkstatt
Maker - Sailor - Engineer, Guido is as a Director at Salesforce and spends his volunteering time at schools - inspiring pupils and students about the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). He is founding member of the „IoT-Werkstatt“, a lose non-profit group running hackathons... Read More →
avatar for Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

President, Make Community
Dale Dougherty is the President of Make Community LLC. Most recently, he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Maker Media, Inc.Dale first developed and launched Make: magazine in 2005, and Maker Faire in 2006, while at O’Reilly Media where he had worked since 1984 as an... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Recycling Plastic and e-Waste
Members of the slack chat on recycling are particularly invited to attend and share the building on methods for

Speakers
MM

Marcus Mendenhall

Physicist, National Institute of Standards andTechnology (NIST)
avatar for Maria Esquela

Maria Esquela

President, e-NABLE Alliance
Our activities include: Open Science: Open source, 3D printable designs for upper arm, body powered and Myoelectic arms, hands. Exoskeletons, lower legs and feet.  Assistive tools and tools for tactile learners, including people with vision impairments, recovering from strokes and... Read More →
SN

Samer Najia

Serial Maker


Friday June 25, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

The Perfect Time for a Summer of Making
Through Maker Camp, children learn key skills that help prepare them for success and encourage them to become creators, not just consumers.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Roberts

Sandra Roberts

Maker Camp Coordinator, Make Community
Sandy Roberts, has been a certified STEM educator for over 13 years. She shares her love of science, engineering, technology, and maker activities through her business, Kaleidoscope Enrichment, as the 2021 Maker Camp Coordinator, and as the author of The Big Book of Maker Camp Pr... Read More →
MC

Maker Campus

Educator, Make:
avatar for Gillian Mutti

Gillian Mutti

Director, Make:
I am the Director of Marketing and Branding for Make: I have been with the company since 2014 and come from the Maker Faire team originally.
avatar for Mario Marchese

Mario Marchese

Mario the Maker Magician
Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a NY-based touring family performer with an all-ages theater show full of homespun magic, DIY robotics, and punk rock slapstick. It's magic through the lens of the Maker Movement! He has appeared on Sesame Street, NBC's Universal Kids, and live... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Exhibitor and Sponsor Booths
Sponsors
avatar for Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Executive Director, Moonlighter FabLab
Designer, Educator, Maker & Founder. Focused on Maker Education | Tactical Urbanism | Digital Design + Fabrication. Programs - Moonlighter FabLab, Maker Faire Miami, Fairchild Innovation Studio, Re-Imagining Cities at The Idea Center MDC


Friday June 25, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Main Hall in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Community Build!
Thank you for participating in the 2021 Nation of Makers NOMCON  community build. We’re going to collaborate on a piece of art and share the files out so that you can cut them on your home machine, since we can’t physically come together to build a piece of art.

Project Doodle Directions:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ULF_JefGuFwOMVp_E8DPN9ZXKf75Cjnt/view

The submission form is here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMwv1VS7t_1KCPZwh_mI8HU4FyArPRgjvhlQ3qMi18LtOWNQ/viewform

Video explaining the project...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xquSDaRMHpY

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Deafenbaugh

Jennifer Deafenbaugh

Data Mistress, Nation of Makers
Survey of Makerspaces, Data Tools, Infographics, Art, Welding, Metalworking.
avatar for Chad Elish

Chad Elish

Board Member, Nation of Makers
Nation of Makers co-founder and vice-chair of the board.Former President of HackPGH for 6 years.Founder of MakerAssist www.makerassist.net


Friday June 25, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Makerspace in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Matter Hacker 3D printer giveaway
Enter to win a FREE Pulse 3D Printer for your makerspace! Visit the MatterHackers booth in the GatherTown exhibit hall and interact with the gift box to submit your entry form and sign up for this free giveaway

Exhibitors

Friday June 25, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Main Hall in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Corporate Makerspace Ask Me (Almost) Anything (AMAA)!
Have a question for a Corporate Makerspace? Join us at our Corporate "Ask Me (Almost) Anything" session where attendees can discuss best practices with coroporate makerspace leaders!


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Cunningham

Aaron Cunningham

Open Source Hardware & Makerspaces, Google
avatar for Audrey Van de Castle

Audrey Van de Castle

Sr. Manager, Technology & Maker Initiatives, Stanley Black & Decker
Corporate Makerspaces, Innovation Programs, Manufacturing, Workforce Readiness, Employee Resource Groups, CNC work, Prototyping, Metalworking, Teaching, Women in Tech
PB

Patricia Bautista Cruz

Open Source Hardware & Makerspaces Program Manager, Google


Friday June 25, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Vetted Volunteers
Vetted Volunteers launched at NOMCON2019, people owning and sharing their background ck data to credential to work w vulnerable. Join us!

Speakers
avatar for Maria Esquela

Maria Esquela

President, e-NABLE Alliance
Our activities include: Open Science: Open source, 3D printable designs for upper arm, body powered and Myoelectic arms, hands. Exoskeletons, lower legs and feet.  Assistive tools and tools for tactile learners, including people with vision impairments, recovering from strokes and... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

3:00pm EDT

3D Printing at The Mammoth Site
Dr. Sharon Weaver uses a small bank of 3D printers for fossils and programming at mammothsite.org and will demonstrate!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sharon Weaver

Dr. Sharon Weaver

Curator, The Mammoth Site
avatar for Mara Hitner

Mara Hitner

MatterHackers 3D Printing, MatterHackers 3D Printing
After 16 years in advertising and ad tech sales, Mara became obsessed with desktop 3D printing, and inspired by the possibilities it held for the future of personal manufacturing. Mara joined MatterHackers in March 2015 as Director of Business Development, and was promoted to Vice... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Creating and Using Digital Recognitions to Define and Grow Maker Communities
Recognitions credential, set goals & values, and ID needs across communities. Make and give a badge to add voices and equity to recogntion.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Esquela

Maria Esquela

President, e-NABLE Alliance
Our activities include: Open Science: Open source, 3D printable designs for upper arm, body powered and Myoelectic arms, hands. Exoskeletons, lower legs and feet.  Assistive tools and tools for tactile learners, including people with vision impairments, recovering from strokes and... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Building hybrid learning capacity for maker shops world-wide: Igniting a community impact initiative
The pandemic has dramatically accelerated interest and demand for a practical and scalable maker approach to hybrid learning for workforce development. We can see this theme emerge throughout this year’s conference.

How can we embrace and amplify the large reservoir of local tool instruction workshop materials that already exist? Is it possible to ignite a large-scale collective impact initiative to scale up and build hybrid learning capacity for maker shops of all types worldwide? What would we call this thing? How can it be governed cooperatively and transparently to ensure the broadest reach and impact?

In this session we'll hear about four maker approaches to hybrid learning, both before the pandemic and as a result of it. And, we'll be asking how to amplify what local maker spaces are doing in the arena of hybrid learning, to large scale -- on an enterprise platform jointly owned as a producer co-op.

We've got a great line-up of speakers including education directors from several prominent maker spaces, Artisan's Asylum in Boston and Open Works in Baltmore. We'll also hear about a library based makerspace at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and their use of academically certified digital credentials for hybrid maker learning. And, we'll take a look at Soup Stone Media's prototype development of what we like to call microlearning for maker spaces.

We hope you'll mark your calendar, join in, participate and enjoy today's session. Welcome aboard!

Here's a link to the full agenda. Please download this in advance and print if possible. We'll go over the agenda during opening remarks.

Plan to come with your pencils and wits sharpened. Please bring your questions, ideas and comments for discussion.

We're mindful how Zoom can strain our concentration, this is hard. We scheduled for 90 minutes, because 50 minutes wouldn't have been quite enough. But, we will aim to wrap up a bit early, and we hope you'll leave happy and wanting more. Plus, we'll take a short break about 45 minutes in, and briefly enjoy some sweet contemporary world music before we dive back into the exciting world of hybrid learning for maker spaces.

Moderators
avatar for Richard Civille

Richard Civille

Founder, Soup Stone Media
A former life in rural economic development, introduced me to small business owners having difficulties finding young workers with trade skills. They would ask:" What the heck became of shop class?" Sound familiar?Here's a few things I’ve managed to pull off over the years. My mid-80’s... Read More →
avatar for Jean Maher

Jean Maher

conference session facilitator, Soupstone Zone
Jean is a freelance writing and instructional designer, script writer and communications specialist. She is passionate about ensuring learners have the resources and information they need to grow. She has developed blended learning solutions, microlearning courses across many industries... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Wright

Anne Wright

Education Director, Artisan's Asylum
Anne has a Masters in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. With an artistic and performance art background, she brings a particular aesthetic and focus to education programming at Artisan's Asylum.
avatar for Rich McCue

Rich McCue

Manager / Hacker-in-Chief, University of Victoria Libraries - Digital Scholarship Commons
Rich is the manager of the University of Victoria Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC), and is a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education. The DSC helps the UVic community explore and express their ideas in ways other than text and tell their research stories in interesting... Read More →
avatar for Laura Cohen

Laura Cohen

Director of Education, Open Works
Laura Cohen is a community artist, organizer, advocate, arts educator and Director of Education at Open Works. She has her B.S in Art Education from the University of Vermont, holds a Master of Arts in Community Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, is a licensed... Read More →
avatar for Malissa Long

Malissa Long

Communications and Marketing Committee, Textile Lead, MakeICT
Makin' it sewing from art to zippers.


Friday June 25, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Push Through Barriers and Launch Your Project
As makers, mentors, educators, and program managers, we've all seen people with really good ideas give up on them too quickly. There are a lot of reasons for this 'giving up' and we are going to dig deep. In this session we'll talk about the external and internal forces that lead people to quit. Then we'll identify stakeholders and brainstorm on solutions from all angles. For makers, founders, educators, program managers.

Speakers
avatar for Xanthe Matychak

Xanthe Matychak

designer & mentor, TUNING Design Co.
I support Impact Founders through mentoring, research, and volunteer work. Impact Founders lead startups, small businesses, nonprofits, or volunteer organizations that balance social and environmental good with profit.BACKGROUNDMFA in Industrial Design (first-generation college grad)Ten... Read More →


Friday June 25, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

6:00pm EDT

 
Saturday, June 26
 

11:00am EDT

Yoga with Dorothy
Enjoy a beginner-friendly relaxing yoga session with Dorothy on the beach in Gather! Everyone is welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Jones-Davis

Dorothy Jones-Davis

Executive Director, Nation of Makers
dorothy@nationofmakers.us


Saturday June 26, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Beach in Gather http://www.gather.town

12:00pm EDT

Growing Beyond Earth year 2 Final Presentations
Join NASA, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Make: Projects, and Moonlighter FabLab for the LIVE final presentations of the Year 2 Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge. This year, teams were tasked with designing, building, and testing new solutions for automating edible plant growth on the International Space Station. High school, collegiate, and professional teams will be presenting their projects to a panel of NASA scientists including Ralph Fritsche, Space Crop Production Project Manager at NASA, Dr. Gioia Masa, Veggie Project Scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center, and Jacob Torres, Technical & Horticultural Scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

When: Jun 26, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge Final Presentations

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87688699918?pwd=SVJSZTVpMkpoQzRKUUF4M0FkWG1KUT09
Passcode: 311029
Webinar ID: 876 8869 9918

Speakers
avatar for Amy Padolf

Amy Padolf

Director of Education, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Amy Padolf is the Director of Education at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida. She oversees national and international multidisciplinary environmental science education programs for pre-kindergarten through post-graduate studies as well as teacher professional development... Read More →
CL

Carl Lewis

Director, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
avatar for Gioia Massa

Gioia Massa

Space Crop Production Scientist, NASA
I am interested in approaches related to growing crops in space to support astronaut health and well-being.
avatar for Ralph Fritsche

Ralph Fritsche

Space Crop Production Project Manager, NASA
I work to develop sustainable and reliable fresh food systems in support of long duration space missions beyond low Earth orbit.
avatar for Tom Pupo

Tom Pupo

Executive Director, Moonlighter FabLab


Saturday June 26, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Growing Beyond Earth Hall in Gather

1:00pm EDT

Moving Forward the Maker Movement: a Fireside Chat with Dorothy Jones-Davis and Dale Dougherty
Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Jones-Davis

Dorothy Jones-Davis

Executive Director, Nation of Makers
dorothy@nationofmakers.us
avatar for Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

President, Make Community
Dale Dougherty is the President of Make Community LLC. Most recently, he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Maker Media, Inc.Dale first developed and launched Make: magazine in 2005, and Maker Faire in 2006, while at O’Reilly Media where he had worked since 1984 as an... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Keynote Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Creating Accessible Sustainability Programming
e-NABLE is about more than 3D printed hands. Let's plan a workshop inclusively collaborating on accessible food, play, work/ed pain points.

Speakers
JB

John Button

Volunteer, e-NABLE Alliance
a maker for good
SS

Stafford Sutton

Advisor, e-NABLE Alliance
avatar for Maria Esquela

Maria Esquela

President, e-NABLE Alliance
Our activities include: Open Science: Open source, 3D printable designs for upper arm, body powered and Myoelectic arms, hands. Exoskeletons, lower legs and feet.  Assistive tools and tools for tactile learners, including people with vision impairments, recovering from strokes and... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Using Gather with your events and organizations!
Learn how to use Gather to run your events, have a virtual space for your organization and more. A great way for interactions in the virtual world!

This is in the Gather room, there will be no Zoom

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Bowman

Nathan Bowman

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Gather.town
Literally anything - I'm just thrilled to get to chat with neat folks doing cool things!


Saturday June 26, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Eugene Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Making In Community Colleges
Discussion with three diverse community colleges about technology, programs, and future of work through making.

Speakers
avatar for Donnell Layne

Donnell Layne

Director, iMake Innovation Center, iMake Mobile, Moreno Valley College
Mr. Donnell Layne is new to Moreno Valley College. As a leading-edge educator and technology executive, Mr. Layne is a wonderful addition to our college community. With a background in Information Technology, he completed his undergraduate work at Cornell University and his engineering... Read More →
avatar for Maura Devlin-clancy

Maura Devlin-clancy

Maker Coordinator, City College of San Francisco
I am Coordinator of the MakerSPHERE at City College of San Francisco. CCSF offers makerspaces and innovative hands-on learning opportunities for students to earn a Maker Studies certificate, and other degrees and certificates in fields related to making, like tech, art, design, and... Read More →
avatar for Mara Hitner

Mara Hitner

MatterHackers 3D Printing, MatterHackers 3D Printing
After 16 years in advertising and ad tech sales, Mara became obsessed with desktop 3D printing, and inspired by the possibilities it held for the future of personal manufacturing. Mara joined MatterHackers in March 2015 as Director of Business Development, and was promoted to Vice... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Community Build!
Thank you for participating in the 2021 Nation of Makers NOMCON  community build. We’re going to collaborate on a piece of art and share the files out so that you can cut them on your home machine, since we can’t physically come together to build a piece of art.

Project Doodle Directions:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ULF_JefGuFwOMVp_E8DPN9ZXKf75Cjnt/view

The submission form is here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMwv1VS7t_1KCPZwh_mI8HU4FyArPRgjvhlQ3qMi18LtOWNQ/viewform

Video explaining the project...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xquSDaRMHpY


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Deafenbaugh

Jennifer Deafenbaugh

Data Mistress, Nation of Makers
Survey of Makerspaces, Data Tools, Infographics, Art, Welding, Metalworking.
avatar for Chad Elish

Chad Elish

Board Member, Nation of Makers
Nation of Makers co-founder and vice-chair of the board.Former President of HackPGH for 6 years.Founder of MakerAssist www.makerassist.net


Saturday June 26, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Makerspace in Gather

2:00pm EDT

Exhibitor and Sponsor Booths!
Please make sure to visit our sponsor and exhibitor booths in the Gather Main Hall where you will find information, interactive items, crewed schedules, giveaways and more.

Sponsors
avatar for Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Executive Director, Moonlighter FabLab
Designer, Educator, Maker & Founder. Focused on Maker Education | Tactical Urbanism | Digital Design + Fabrication. Programs - Moonlighter FabLab, Maker Faire Miami, Fairchild Innovation Studio, Re-Imagining Cities at The Idea Center MDC


Saturday June 26, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Main Hall in Gather

2:00pm EDT

MatterHackers 3D Printer giveaway!
Enter to win a FREE Pulse 3D Printer for your makerspace! Visit the MatterHackers booth in the GatherTown exhibit hall and interact with the gift box to submit your entry form and sign up for this free giveaway

Exhibitors

Saturday June 26, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Main Hall in Gather

3:00pm EDT

New Collar Badges
Maker Happen Mobile Makerspace is part of the New Collar Network - a collaboration of makerspaces and orgs training & issuing skill badges.

Speakers
SB

Sarah Boisvert

Founder, New Collar Network
avatar for Maria Esquela

Maria Esquela

President, e-NABLE Alliance
Our activities include: Open Science: Open source, 3D printable designs for upper arm, body powered and Myoelectic arms, hands. Exoskeletons, lower legs and feet.  Assistive tools and tools for tactile learners, including people with vision impairments, recovering from strokes and... Read More →
avatar for Joel Leonard

Joel Leonard

Makers Maker, Makesboro USA
Makesboro USA-supported by Maker Depot AcademyMobile makerspace is available to provide access to tools, equipment and training to rural and underserved communities.
avatar for Mara Hitner

Mara Hitner

MatterHackers 3D Printing, MatterHackers 3D Printing
After 16 years in advertising and ad tech sales, Mara became obsessed with desktop 3D printing, and inspired by the possibilities it held for the future of personal manufacturing. Mara joined MatterHackers in March 2015 as Director of Business Development, and was promoted to Vice... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Summer Dreams 2021
Rethink a Traditional Process: Our stories connect audiences to our mission and drive simple solutions, with huge Impact.

Learn how our Concept is simple to design and implement
We discuss how our Process is unique, and how Workforce Development, and Apprenticeship Programs can accelerate your growth.
Using SROT we show how outcome exceeds input often by 3 times.

Each project is 3 months long and one (1) training professional works up to 40 hours per month, saving hiring costs of up to $2100.00 per person, our certification provides up to $3M in economic value from the professional employment to the local community.

At CityLab Professional

We start people on the path to self-sufficiency. When people have jobs, they have economic stability in their lives; this stability allows for healthy people and families. But we don’t stop there: we use our unique model to impact neighborhoods with the greatest need.

That’s why our Cisco Network Academy program begins 12 week's before release from county jail or foster care.

Our foundation is based on the emerging Maker Industry, and through CityLab Professional we encourage related classes at local MakerLabs and advocate through national organizations to scale our empowerment plan.

In the end, with your support we help people find meaningful, sustaining careers, we train them in job skills, give them real work experience, and support them while they begin their careers by helping with job placement and life-planning.

We not only provide the support people need to succeed, but also the space to define what success means to them. 

Affordable Housing helps transform our community into safer societys, we offer custom tiny home creations to our neighbors at significantly reduced prices, advocate for the issues impacting Social Justice, using Makerspaces for trainings, workshops, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Clarke

Johnny Clarke

Co-Founder, Citylab Professional
Presidential Lifetime Volunteer and Congressional Service Award winner, Co-founder, and operator for a culturally relevant version of Information Systems Support training in a Santa Clara County Jail.  In 2018 with the assistance of the State of California Division of Apprenticeship... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Chattanooga Room in Gather

3:00pm EDT

Future of VR/AR/XR in Arts, Science + Activism
Interactive panel & immersive live demos of VR/AR/XR apps & tools empowering collaborative creativity, science, education, art & activism.

Speakers
avatar for James A. Tunick

James A. Tunick

CEO, The IMC Lab + Gallery
James A. Tunick is a AR/VR software engineer, media artist & founder of The IMC Lab (TheIMCLab.com), a mixed reality (XR) incubator & media arts lab in NYC, building AR/VR apps, XR immersive experiences, cloud & A.I. software for governments, United Nations, Columbia University, NBC... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Flanigan

Colleen Flanigan

Founding Artist and Director, Living Sea Sculpture
Colleen Flanigan works at the intersection of art, science, technology, and the environment. She is the first visual artist to be certified in electrolytic mineral accretion, a method for coral reef restoration that shares many metallurgical, electrical and chemical principles with... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
White House Room in Gather

4:00pm EDT

Making Play Accessible - Drone Racing
Participants will make parts of a drone racing course, scan them into a virtual course, and use plain & adapted controllers to pilot drones.

Speakers
DS

Donald Sweeper

Volunteer, e-NABLE Alliance
avatar for Maria Esquela

Maria Esquela

President, e-NABLE Alliance
Our activities include: Open Science: Open source, 3D printable designs for upper arm, body powered and Myoelectic arms, hands. Exoskeletons, lower legs and feet.  Assistive tools and tools for tactile learners, including people with vision impairments, recovering from strokes and... Read More →


Saturday June 26, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather

5:30pm EDT

Announcement of the winners of Year 2 Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge
Find out the winners of of the Year 2 Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge.

Join NASA, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Make: Projects, and Moonlighter FabLab for the LIVE final presentations of the Year 2 Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge. This year, teams were tasked with designing, building, and testing new solutions for automating edible plant growth on the International Space Station. High school, collegiate, and professional teams will be presenting their projects to a panel of NASA scientists including Ralph Fritsche, Space Crop Production Project Manager at NASA, Dr. Gioia Masa, Veggie Project Scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center, and Jacob Torres, Technical & Horticultural Scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Padolf

Amy Padolf

Director of Education, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Amy Padolf is the Director of Education at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida. She oversees national and international multidisciplinary environmental science education programs for pre-kindergarten through post-graduate studies as well as teacher professional development... Read More →
avatar for Tom Pupo

Tom Pupo

Executive Director, Moonlighter FabLab


Saturday June 26, 2021 5:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
Keynote Room in Gather

5:45pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

 
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