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[Conference] DigiFab Con - March 30 - April 1, 2017 Cambridge MA

Date: Thursday March 30 - Friday April 1, 2017

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Link: http://digifabcon.org/

Program Details:

DigiFab Conference Thursday March 30, 2017

Registration & Coffee

8:00 a.m. Welcomes

8:45 a.m. *Sarah Boisvert, Founder, DigiFabCon *Larissa Matzek, Mass Development


9 a.m. – noon *Sherry Lassiter, Director, Fab Foundation *Dale Dougherty, Founder, Make: Media *Tomas Diaz, Fab Cities Fab Cities Panel: Tomas Diaz, Dale Dougherty, Blair Evans Director Incite Focus in Detroit MI

Integrating Design with Technology

1 – 4 p.m. * Design for the Tools You Have: A Model for Sustainable Micro-Factories, Brian Owen, ShopBot Tools * The Future of Making and Learning Things, Sunand Bhattacharya, Autodesk * The Physical Feedback Loop: using digital fabrication to drive emerging technology, Matthew Borgatti, Super-Releaser * Interactive Design Thinking Exercise, TIES Fellows Banafsheh Khakipoor and Lamalani Siverts

Expo & Fab Festival 5 – 8 p.m. MIT Media Lab Featuring a book signing by Dale Dougherty Founder of Maker Media and Rachel Ignotofsky author of Women in Science, Hands-on demonstrations, and reception

Friday March 31, 2017 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


* Neil Gershenfeld, Director, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms * David Ott, Co-founder, Humanitarian Lab Simultaneous Breakout Sessions

* Entrepreneurship & Manufacturing Keynote: Andreas Bastian, Autodesk & Enable Community Foundation Panel Discussion moderated by Scott Kirsner, The Boston Globe & Founder, Innovation Leader The Future of Manufacturing: Opportunities and challenges in New Manufacturing Models Neil Gershenfeld, MIT; Andreas Bastian, Autodesk & Enable; David Ott, Humanitarian Lab; Buzz Baldwin, 3D PrintLife; Xanthe Matychak, Rev Hardware Accelerator Presentations: Anna Waldman Brown on how entrepreneurs make their production decisions Innovation Engineering, Matthew Wade, Fab Foundation Sarah Boisvert presenting Case Study of Digital Fabrication Apprenticeship program Panel Discussion Workforce Certification Programs Fab Lab Baltimore at CCBC, Century College, Indian Hills Community College, and Space Coast Fab Labs

* Education Keynote: Rachel Ignotofsky author of Women in Science Interactive Presentations including: Rich Lehrer on 3D Printing as a Catalyst for Student Empowerment and Community Action Jennifer Kimbrell, Interactive Storytelling with Coding Nathan Pritchett, Fab Lab Tulsa & Andrea Calvin, Vice President of FableVision Learning, on Friendly, affordable digital fabrication tools for elementary learners Panel Discussions Mobile Fab Labs with Fab Lab Tulsa, Limitless Child International and Fab Lab San Diego

Optional Hands-on Workshops

Saturday April 1, 2017 Makerspace and Fab Labs in Somerville, Cambridge & Boston

New This Year! Pre-Conference Professional Development Courses Wednesday March 29, 2017 Cambridge Innovation Center Lean 101: Principles & Tools for Fab Labs & Makerspaces A Guide to Sustainability from Strategy to Promotion

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