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Realities of makerspaces as a business

A discussion about the world of makerspaces, the different types, pitfalls, benefits, the realities of sustainability and much more. Review the more popular types, the successes and failures, and what i really takes

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CATEGORY: conference speaker

STATUS: open

34 Votes

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Makerspace Mentors

Get a big brother and a little brother. This would be a place to match a makerspace with a slightly larger on who can help them on the next step in their journey...

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CATEGORY: conference session idea

STATUS: open

10 Votes

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Swag Trade

I know there was talk about making our own NOMCON SWAG to trade. Should that SWAG include other marks such as your makerspace logo and maybe something that identifies where your from?

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CATEGORY: NOMCON Branding Idea

STATUS: open

5 Votes

1 Comments

Who is the best virtual weldet

Let's have some maker fun by virtual welding during the conference

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CATEGORY: conference experience

STATUS: open

4 Votes

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Meredith Levine

30points

Numbers Aren't Enough. How do We Capture Impact & Stories

category: conference session idea

A Design Thinking Workshop sharing ideas and coming up with solutions for a variety of makerspaces on how to capture the true impact and stories that can be shared with boards funders or whoever you report to. Sometimes

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Status: open

Mike Dawson

3points

Document Sessions

category: conference session idea

Hi NOMCON Upon reviewing the published schedule, the scope of the conference agenda has prompted me to ask that NOMCON officials consider recording (audio, video, etc.) the lectures, discussions, and keynote

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Status: open

Alice Shriver

3points

Encouraging Future AT Makers

category: conference session idea

For three years, 505access have been working with a local (Albuquerque, NM) high school teacher to encourage thoughtful, accessible designs. Teacher, Aaron Jawson introduced ideas of accessibility to his freshmen

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Status: open

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Tome Wilson

3points

Diversity and Inclusion Track

category: conference track

The Nation of Makers is a nation of individuals. We are proposing a track lead by experts that will showcase how NoM is dedicated to the ideals of diversity & inclusion. Speaker topics and workshops would include

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Status: open

Jeanette Breton

7points

Making in Schools

category: conference track

Informal discussions and sharing of how schools are 'making' it happen. Idea sharing and mentoring each other on how making is happening and can happen in core subjects, electives and after-school. What programs and

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Status: open

Andrew Coy

9points

Bus Routes to Santa Fe!

category: conference experience

We should have "bus routes" where a chartered 55-passenger bus picks up makers along pre-determined routes and drives them to the conference. This would probably be a lot cheaper than flying and most definitely a lot more

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Status: open

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