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
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