'How Making Matters'

November 17, 2017, 9:30 am – 4 pm

Gengras Student Union | University of Hartford

The New England Maker Summit returns for a second year of celebrating maker skills, cutting-edge innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.

 

For 2017, we will explore “How Making Matters” with a deep dive into the advanced technologies and educational techniques that shape how we create, work and learn in the 21st century.

New England Maker Summit is an exposition of creativity, imagination and ingenuity that shines a spotlight on the Maker movement. Curious minds will come together to explore ideas, share knowledge and answer questions:

How can companies and the public get involved in the Maker Movement?

Where will the future talent pool of Makers come from?


Who will create the next startup using 3D Printing, CNC machining or computer-aided casting?

What can we do to increase Connecticut’s competitive edge in the global economy?

Join a gathering of learners & leaders, entrepreneurs & teachers, crafters & coders, engineers & artists. New England Maker Summit is a destination for inquisitive and enterprising people who love learning, are eager to share what they do and want to interact with like-minded enthusiasts.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

BRYAN DODS

Executive Director, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, United Technologies Research Center

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RYAN D'AGOSTINO

Editor-in-Chief of Popular Mechanics

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Choose From Two Dynamic Tracks:


EDUCATION & COMMUNITY TRACK
  • Learn the 1-2-3 of creating a Maker Program in your library, classroom, or educational venue
  • Find available resources including curriculum, kits, learning platforms, trade literature, websites, and more
  • Listen, learn, and interact with those who have paved the way
Featured Education Track Speakers: Cristol Kapp, school librarian from Chattanooga, TN and the Library Media Specialists at Granby Public Schools.


BUSINESS & MANUFACTURING TRACK

  • Learn how to utilize Making to help solve the skills gap
  • Nurture Makers as the future talent pool in workforce development while simultaneously fostering creativity and learning in current employees in fun, accessible ways
  • Utilizing rapid iteration solutions like 3D printing, CNC machining, and computer-aided casting to increase your competitive edge in engaging large companies and manufacturers
Featured Business & Manufacturing Track Speakers:  Gene Sherman, founder of Vocademy in Riverside, CA; and Heather Muirhead & Stephan Donahue of Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI).

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: 

Gene Sherman, founder of Vocademy

Cristol Kapp, school librarian from Chattanooga, TN

Glendowlyn Thames

Glendowlyn Thames, Executive Director at CTNext/CT Innovations

Amber Wyzik

Amber Wyzik, Granby Public Schools

Mark Mathias, founder of Remarkable STEAM and Maker Faire Westport

Suchit Jain

Suchit Jain, Vice President, Strategy and Community SOLIDWORKS

Heather Muirhead

Heather Muirhead - Operations Manager, CESI

Ryan D'Agostino

Ryan D'Agostino, Editor in chief, Popular Mechanics

Casey LaPlante

Casey LaPlante - Granby Public Schools

Stephan Donahue

Stephan Donahue - Program Director, CESI

Melissa Thom, Teacher Librarian, Bristow Middle School - West Hartford

J.R. Logan, Managing Director at MakeHaven

Jamie Brätt

Jamie Brätt, Director of Planning & Economic Development, City of Hartford

Mike Kaltschnee

Mike Kaltschnee of Danbury Hackerspace

Brittany Stockwell

Brittany Stockwell - Violinist

Devra Sisitsky, Co-Founder, MakerspaceCT

Bryan Patton, Co-Founder, MakerspaceCT

Tricia George

Tricia George, YOUmedia & Teen Services Director. Hartford Public Library

Andrew Piro

Andrew Piro, Granby Public Schools

Laurie Smith - Granby Public Schools

Laurie Smith - Granby Public Schools

GOLD SPONSOR:



SPONSORED BY: 

Mastercam

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

Goodwin College

The Children's Museum

Veloce Engineering

Connecticut Education Network

Entrepreneurial Center, University of Hartford

JCJ Architecture

InterPRO



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For more information,
Contact Devra Sisitsky, 860.833.5465, devra@makerspacect.com

 

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DATE:

NOVEMBER 17, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


LOCATION:

University of Hartford
Gengras Student Union

200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:

NEMS parking is in C LOT. Upon entering the University of Hartford's main entrance on Bloomfield Avenue, drive straight and follow the "New England Maker Summit" signs to C lot (entrance located on the right side of the road).

The University of Hartford has requested that all attendees print out and display a Parking Permit on the dashboard of your car.


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