2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Makers Change the World and Tools Change the Maker

Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Long Center
West Pincer Lounge
701 W Riverside Dr


We’ve seen the evolution from artisans and tinkerers to startups and entrepreneurs. Makers are no longer just hobbyists, they are often the ones bringing the “next big thing” to market for mass consumption. They are changing the game for all of us.
Major tech companies and global brands have taken notice of the power of the Maker and are connecting these powerful creators with the tools and technologies that help spur their creativity, drive innovation, and ultimately enable them to bring their latest design to market. What will this mean for the maker movement, the future of innovation, and how we create the next generation of makers?
Join NI, who helps engineers solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges; TechShop, the nation's first chain of do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studios; and LEGO Education, who spurs creativity in kids and makers alike, in a discussion moderated by industry analyst MoorInsights around the tools that can make the Maker.


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Jim Newton

Chairman & Founder


Jim is an uber-DIYer and lifelong maker. A serial entrepreneur, Jim holds several design patents and created TechShop because he needed a place to build his own inventions. Before founding TechShop...

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Paul Teich

CTO & Sr Analyst

Moor Insights & Strategy

Paul is CTO & Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy and has been with MI&S for two years. He leads their technology research, specializing in cloud and cloud-to-endpoint usage models.

Prior t...

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Ray Almgren

VP/Corporate Mktg

National Instruments

Ray Almgren, NI vice president of marketing, leads NI’s corporate marketing activities along with the worldwide academic relations program. Almgren has pioneered the company’s efforts in engineerin...

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Stephan Turnipseed

Pres Emeritus & Exec Dir Strategic Partnerships

LEGO Education

Stephan Turnipseed is the President Emeritus of LEGO Education, North America and Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships for LEGO Education. He also serves as the Chairman for The Partnership...

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