Schedule

"How Making Matters"
November 17, 2017, 9:30 am – 4 pm
Gengras Student Union | University of Hartford

9:30 - 10:00
Registration
10:00 - 10:30
Welcome
  • Devra Sisitsky & Bryan Patton, founders of New England Maker Summit and MakerspaceCT
  • University Welcome & Introduction: Fred Wergeles, Director, Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center
  • Mark Mathias: Announcement of "We Are Connecticut" Campaign
  • Suchit Jain, Vice President, Strategy and Community SOLIDWORKS
10:30 - 11:00
Keynote
Bryan Dods, Executive Director, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, United Technologies Research Center
11:00 - 11:15
Transition
11:15 - 11:45
Education & Community Track
Cristol Kapp, Chattanooga

Business & Manufacturing Track
Gene Sherman, Vocademy
11:45 - 12:15
Education & Community Track
Granby Public Schools: The First Year in a MakerSpace School District
  • Amber Wyzik
  • Andrew Piro
  • Casey LaPlante
  • Laurie Smith

Business & Manufacturing Track
Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI)
  • Heather Muirhead - Operations Manager, CESI
  • Stephan Donahue - Program Director, CESI
12:15 - 1:15
LUNCH & VISIT EXHIBITORS
1:15- 1:30
Transition
1:30 - 2:00
Keynote
Ryan D'Agostino, Editor, Popular Mechanics
2:00 - 2:40
Presentation
  • Jamie Brätt, Director of Planning & Economic Development, City of Hartford
  • Glendowlyn Thames, Executive Director at CTNext/CT Innovations
  • Devra Sisitsky & Bryan Patton, founders of New England Maker Summit and MakerspaceCT
2:40 - 2:45
Transition
2:45 - 3:15
Maker Panel with:
3:15 - 3:45
Gene Sherman, Vocademy
3:45 - 4:00
Closing Remarks
4:00 - ?
After-Event Networking Sponsored by Veloce Engineering
Appetizers + one ticket for Beer or Wine for each attendee.
  • Location: The Tavern at Keney Park | 171 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT 06095 (15 Minute Drive From The Summit)
  • Map/Directions: Google | Restaurant Website
  • When You Arrive: Ask For Amanda When You Arrive And Tell Her You Are With New England Maker Summit.

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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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