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Design and Maker Class Colloquium 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Design and Maker Class Colloquium 2017

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Admission 99 Tickets Apr 15, 2017 $200.00 $4.99
Regular Admission 100 Tickets Aug 4, 2017 $250.00 $5.99
Group Tickets (5+) 50 Tickets Aug 4, 2017 $200.00 $4.99

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About the DMCC: 

This two-day professional development event, which is held at the Windward School in West Los Angeles, is designed for allteachers, administrators, and informal educators - the event is catered towards educators from all disciplines, levels of experience, and learning environments from informal to classroom. Participants will get hands-on training and experience with design techniques, traditional tools and materials of making from experts in the area, and hear from cutting-edge practitioners about what is possible in the world of  Design and Making in both general and specific ways.  

When: August 3-4, 2017

Participants will:

  • See firsthand what the “Making” craze is all about and grow in both making skills and knowledge
  • Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge about how to apply design techniques and technologies in your classroom or makerspace  (3D printers, Laser Cutters, wearable tech, Arduinos, electronics, etc.)
  • Delve into Design Thinking: learn about its impact on the student experience and how to facilitate it
  • Make connections and network with like-minded educators interested in the design and maker movement
  • Learn about how to create or grow a makerspace

Thursday August 3, 2017:

Keynote: TBA

A keynote address followed by a choice of presentations, panel sessions, and roundtable discussions covering a range of educational implementation strategies for design and maker methodologies and early-adopter applications.   

Exhibitors will set up booths at which participants can learn about various making-related products and services.


Friday August 4, 2017:

Keynote: Sabba Quidwai, Director of Innovative Learning at USC and Apple Distinguished Educator

Attendees will choose two half-day workshops to receive hands-on experience on techniques from the beginner to the advanced levels from expert practitioners with a luncheon keynote address.

Additional details can be found on the DMCC 2017 website.

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What kind of knowledge should I have about design and making in order to attend?

The Colloquium is geared towards educators with all levels of experience with design and making - from novice to expert!


What is included in the registration fee?

The registration fee includes parking, participation in the conference, workshops that day, access to exhibitor booths, continental breakfast, and lunch. 

Thursday includes light snacks and beverages during the social/networking hour.

Friday includes materials at the hands-on workshops.  See individual session information for specifics.

Note: Some financial support will be available to those who have need. Email with your request, and we will try to accommodate as many as possible


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

LAX is our closest airport at approximately 6 miles away.

The closest bus stop to Windward School is one block away, at the corner of Sepulveda and Palms.  Buses 6, 6R and 12 all stop there.  Sepulveda also has bus stops at Venice and also  at National Blvd, each of which are a short walk.

Windward School has two free parking lots, one off Sawtelle Blvd, and one off Palms Blvd.

What hotel should I stay at?
For more information on hotels, visit our page.
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Windward School
11350 Palms Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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