Chattanooga Fab Institute 2023

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Chattanooga Fab Institute 2023

Chattanooga Fab Institute is a 3-day digital fabrication experience where educators engage in school-based Fab Labs for hands-on learning.

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Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall 890 Riverfront Pkwy Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Refunds up to 30 days before event
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  • 2 days 6 hours
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Register by April 28 to save $35 with the Early Bird special!

The Public Education Foundation and  Hamilton County Schools are hosting the 5th annual Chattanooga FAB Institute, June 7 - 9, 2023 in Chattanooga, TN, in partnership with Volkswagen Group of America. This unique professional development is designed to give K-12 educators one-of-a-kind experiences as they engage in hands-on learning with digital fabrication tools in our high-tech makerspaces, Volkswagen eLabs!

The 3-day digital fabrication PD offers participants an opportunity to engage in authentic experiences with 3D printing, laser engraving/cutting, vinyl cutting, CNC routing, micro-computing, and much more! Each morning, guest speakers will keynote and kick off the day. Then, participants will be shuttled to a nearby school where Volkswagen eLab Specialists (the full-time specialized teachers in these Fab Labs) will facilitate day-long learning activities as they unpack not only the basics of how to use the technology, but also the nuances that are critical to delivering effective maker-enhanced learning experiences for students. 

New to 2023, attendees can choose to register for up to two pre-conference workshops on June 6. These workshops will provide introductory instructions on how to use the tools that are found in the VW eLabs.

Group discounts are available for groups of 5 or more. Reach out to for more information.