On our main stage, be inspired by the leaders of the Maker movement and learn from Maker success stories.
Educators are playing a critical role in establishing Making as a path to learning. Submissions to the most venerable institutions now accept Maker portfolios. Even in engineering departments, professors encourage students to take an integrated approach that accounts for design and entrepreneurship. What’s more, schools are hosting Maker Faires; building out makerspaces; hosting product competitions; and creating an incubation environment through fellowships.
Making has become a powerful force in towns and neighborhoods across the globe. Municipalities are recognizing the economic benefits of nurturing their local maker movement. Discover the many forms of collaboration that are bringing makers together from makerspaces to citizen science.
Learn about the latest tools now available to makers. 3D printers, microcontroller platforms, sensors and servos — makers have never had so many tools with which to innovate. Find out what’s on the horizon and which vertical markets will benefit first.
What kind of expertise do makers need to navigate the evolving business ecosystem? Should you give up equity to some of the incubator models in exchange for product development, distribution, and marketing advice? What’s the sensible path to scale? Find answers to these questions at MakerCon.