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Sept 10: Chicago Southland Makers Lab Network Workshop


Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium, and OAI, Inc are hosting a presentation and discussion with key people involved in the successful implementation of Pittsburgh’s TechShop and the New App for Making It In America Project. The format of the meeting will be an overview of the Maker Movement and trends, the development of the New App for Making It In America Project and how the consortium developed its current model, followed by a discussion of what this means to Chicago and what could be adapted.

Workshop Leaders Bernie Lynch, Director, Strategic Development Solutions Dutch McDonald, President and CEO, MAYA Design Joel Reed, CEO and co-founder, Open Arc

Agenda Introduction of Make It In America group

MakerSpace experience

Maker Movement/ Makerspace introduction

Pittsburgh experience Programming Partners- Carnegie Mellon, TechShop, and others

Lessons learned Make It In America presentation Pittsburgh accreditation pilot

Planning for the Chicago Southland Makers Lab Network

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