Dorothy Jones-Davis, Ph.D.
Executive Director – Nation of Makers
Executive Director – FabNewport
CIO – Institute for Business & Education Solutions
Director – New England Motorcycle Museum
Project Manager – CT Trust for Historic Preservation
9:00 – 10:00
REGISTRATION, VISIT EXHIBITORS, TOURS OF MAKERSPACECT
10:00 – 12:00
OPENING REMARKS & KEYNOTES
12:00 – 1:15
BUFFET LUNCH IN THE GERSHON BALLROOM
1:15 – 2:45
TRACK 1: Innovative Manufacturing, Education & Makerspaces
TRACK 2: Redefining Our Cities
2:45 – 3:15
3:25 – 4:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovation Success In Downtown Hartford
Moderator: Jamie Brätt, Engagement Manager – InfosysPanelists:
4:30 – 6:00
COCKTAILS, HORS D’OEUVRES, AND NETWORKING
Food and drinks provided by City Steam Brewery, Two Dads Brewing Co., Craft Beer Guild Connecticut
Devra Sisitsky, a native of Hartford returned to the Farmington Valley after many years living in Boston and Washington, DC. She started her career at Xerox and proceeded to spend over 20 years owning a consultancy assisting hospitals in creating a suburban presence with the turnkey development of walk-in centers, mammography, and surgicenters before she transitioned to managed care and designed Hartford’s first PPO for St. Francis Hospital, HealthChoice.
Devra developed 32 startup facilities throughout the United States while she was a national speaker for NAFACC (National Association for Ambulatory Care Centers). Devra established a niche newspaper called “The Homesteader” with a family-oriented audience. She is known as a” serial entrepreneur” and views each start-up as a puzzle to craft into place.
Devra is impassioned about changing society from one of “conspicuous consumption” to a culture of innovation and “Making”. Her goal is to positively impact the local economy and workforce by engaging students, innovators, entrepreneurs and Connecticut residents in relevant technology illuminating new pathways to financial stability. With years of preparation and experience, her dream of opening MakerspaceCT in Hartford has become a reality.
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TITANIUM > $7500
PLATINUM > $10,000
PALLADIUM > $15,000
MakerspaceCT is a program of McEIVR, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations are fully tax deductible can be made to:
McEIVR Inc., 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT, 06103 –
or call our Executive Director at: 860-619-6257 for more details
The headquarters for the Maker Movement in Connecticut.
Our mission is to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education.
Location: 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT.
We are open with protocols in place to keep everyone healthy and safe. Operating Hours are — Tuesday: 12pm-9pm / Wednesday: 12pm-9pm / Thursday: 12pm-9pm / Friday: 12pm-10pm / Saturday: 10am-10pm / Sunday: 10am-6pm / Monday: CLOSED
Please note: Holiday 2021 schedule:
Sun, Apr 4, 2021: CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
Sun, Jul 4, 2021: CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
Wed, Nov 24, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 25, 2021: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Fri, Dec 24, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 25, 2021: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Fri, Dec 31, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan 1, 2022: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY
MakerspaceCT is a program of McEIVR, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.