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

Making a Maker City

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Long Center
West Pincer Lounge
701 W Riverside Dr

There is a great deal of activity that's happening in urban environments across the country, often driven by forces such as a new urbanism: millennials prefer to live in cites over suburbs. Correspondingly, there's a burgeoning movement towards education that emphasizes coding or maker skills over traditional liberal arts education. We see making in more and more places: schools, libraries, makerspaces, museums, etc. Many have come to see these institutions-of-making as part of an ecosystem. New models for small scale and distributed manufacturing are emerging; large enterprise is responding to influence of the maker entrepreneur. Oakland and Brooklyn have remarkable maker and arts cultures, but places like Pittsburgh and Downtown Las Vegas and many smaller cities seem to have a real hunger and aptitude for a maker economy to emerge. This panel will discuss what it takes to foster and sustain a Maker City.


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Dale Dougherty


Maker Media

Dale Dougherty is the founder & CEO of Maker Media, Inc. in Sebastopol, CA. Maker Media produces Make Magazine, which launched in 2005, and Maker Faire, which was held first in the San Francisco ...

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Peter Hirshberg


The Re:imagine Group

The Internet would change everything: it’s a truism now, but for some, this took years to sink in. Not for Peter Hirshberg. A marketing specialist at the epicenter of emerging technology, he has sp...

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Travis Good

Contributing Author

Maker Media

Travis Good focuses on the transformative potential of the maker movement in schools, libraries, science museums, and civic government. He is a regular speaker at conferences, contributing editor t...

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