MakerCon New York - September 17th & 18th, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
MakerCon New York 2014
The Impact of Makers and Making on:
Education, The Economy and Emerging Markets
MakerCon is a conference by and for makers. The maker movement is providing new insights into local and global manufacturing, design, workforce development, education and even creative culture. MakerCon provides valuable, practical insights into the impact of makers and making on education, the economy and emerging markets.
What is MakerCon about?
MakerCon connects individuals at the forefront of the maker movement, focusing on the new technologies, services ecosystem, manufacturing models, and funding trends that provide new ways of making things and getting them to market. Four overarching themes frame the discussion: education, community, technology and business.
A two-day format, MakerCon includes epic keynotes, informal fireside chats, provocative panels and thematic meetups featuring experts in digital manufacturing, technology and tool innovators, leaders of higher education and the new breed of industrial designers. These leaders come together to exchange their views and visions about the impact of the maker movement, and its sweeping measure beyond only new business and new technologies.
More information can be found at: www.makercon.com
Some exclusive events have been added to the MakerCon program!
On Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm (after the Innovation Showcase) attendees will be treated to an exclusive New York premiere screening of the acclaimed Neflix documentary Print the Legend. Following the film, join Dale Dougherty for a panel discussion with some of the key players from the film.
On Friday, September 19, two iconic New York maker businesses will open their doors for a sneak peek behind the scenes: Shapeways factory and Underwriter Labs (both located in Long Island). Tours will operate at multiple times at each location.
Signups for the these events must be done seperately from your MakerCon registration. You will be redirected after your purchase to select tour options.
UPDATE: Friday tours are sold out! Space is still available for the film screening on Wednesday evening.
When & Where
Maker Media, publisher of Make: magazine & producer of Maker Faire.
Maker Media, Inc - Leading the Maker Movement! Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and commerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of Make: magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in San Francisco, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.