2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

How to Create Makerspaces in Your Community

Friday, March 11
1:30PM - 2:30PM

Palmer Events Center
Room 4-5
900 Barton Springs Rd

The key to improving a community is positively impacting the local businesses. Local businesses offer economic and social support vital to a community’s sustainability and growth. A makerspace in a community is significant because it is a cost efficient incubator as well as an important step for developing local businesses. A makerspace also helps determine the needs within a community and creates local businesses based on meeting those needs. During our panel, we will outline the top three steps to creating an efficient makerspace in your community - finding a space, creating a team to run the space, and find backers.

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Ashley Kelsey at SXSW

Ashley Kelsey

University Innovation Fellow

Prairie View A&M University

Ashley Kelsey is currently an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student at Prairie View A&M University focusing in Communication and Signal Processing working specifically in the area of Cyber Security....

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Kehlin Swain at SXSW

Kehlin Swain

Validation Engineer


During the day he is a Validation Engineer at Intel. Where he does automaton and application engineering, but during the evening he is the Vice President of a student organization call PV WIRE - wh...

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Rebecca Faison at SXSW

Rebecca Faison

Dir of Continuing Education

Prairie View A&M University

As the director of continuing education courses at Prairie View she strives for sustaining an innovative and entrepreneurial environment that provides programs and services that meet the workforce,...

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Rick Baldwin

Assoc Dir of Prairie View A&M Houston Campus

Prairie View A&M University

As the associate director of Prairie View A&M University Houston campus he is dedicated to enhancing students overall educational experience. As a result of students demanding entrepreneurship educ...

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