Join us for the 2017 Rocky Mountain Makerspace Summit July 14-16 in Longmont Colorado. At this annual conference new and seasoned leaders share best practices,learn from talented presenters, enjoyed mutual war stories, tour the highly successful makerspace TinkerMill, and attend a workshop at Sparkfun Electronics.
On Friday, July 14th, we’ll hold a hands-on Making a Makerspace workshop for those building a new makerspace that want intensive coaching on bringing their space to life. We will review everything from building community to equipment, safety to fundraising – basically everything you’ll need to get up and going. Workshop coaches come from education, library and independent spaces so that every perspective is represented. There is a limited number of spots for this day so we can give participants individual attention and a separate ticket for this day (including the weekend). CE credits will be available for teachers.
Saturday and Sunday is a gathering of the global makerspace community to discuss topics such as RFID tracking, makerspace IoT, an ambassador program between makerspaces, membership practices and more. While the highlight of the weekend will be the time spent learning from each other, we will also be pleased to have special presentations including Keynote speakers in innovation and making.
Keep checking back here for more information as the conference agenda develops. Please let us know if there are any topic areas you’d particularly like to see discussed, and if you would be interested in sharing your expertise in leading a session.
Last year’s first gathering of the tribes was a fantastic experience. Ideas were bubbling, collaborations cooking, and friendships growing. Coming out of the event we have been creating a makerspace passport program, an ongoing communications channel on slack to support each other, workforce training and outreach programs, joint fundraising efforts and further opportunities to collaborate and get together. Don’t miss our 2017 Summit!
Thanks to the support of the Longmont Museum, presenters volunteering their time, and the Colorado Maker Hub, the conference is offered at just $30 for a 2 day pass. The 3 day event price includes the Friday Making a Makerspace Workshop is $350. Tickets Here.
This is your event – created after several years of ideating in maker meetings. Let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to make it happen.