NEW ENGLAND MAKER SUMMIT

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

RYAN D'AGOSTINO

Editor-in-Chief of Popular Mechanics

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum moderated by Dennis House:

DENNIS HOUSE

Eyewitness News anchor and Face the State moderator, WSFB

Choose From Two Dynamic Tracks:


EDUCATIONAL 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; Gene Sherman, founder of Vocademy in Riverside, CA; Casey LaPlante, library media specialist at Granby High School.


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

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: 

Gene Sherman, founder of Vocademy

Cristol Kapp, school librarian from Chattanooga, TN

Mark Mathias, founder of Remarkable STEAM and Maker Faire Westport

Ryan D'Agostino, Editor in chief, Popular Mechanics

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

J.R. Logan, Managing Director at MakeHaven

Devra Sisitsky, Co-Founder, MakerspaceCT

Bryan Patton, Co-Founder, MakerspaceCT

Stay Tuned

SPONSORED BY: 

Mastercam

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

Goodwin College

MakerspaceCT

Entrepreneurial Center, University of Hartford

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE 
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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


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