2016 Schedule

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

Nation of Makers 2.0: Rise of Maker Millionaires

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Palmer Events Center
SX Create Stage
900 Barton Springs Rd

Since President Obama hosted the first White House Maker Faire in 2014 and declared June 18 the National Day of Making, governments, cities, businesses and citizens responded to the call to action to render America a “Nation of Makers.” Even Chevron announced a $10 million commitment to support the creation of fabrication labs and the U.S. Department of Education issued a "make over" challenge to create more makerspaces in schools. TechShop CEO Mark Hatch and White House Deputy Director Thomas Kalil will speak to how the country is supporting the movement, how maker tools are becoming more accessible to consumers, and the effects of this widespread entrepreneurial spirit on the future.

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Mark Hatch at SXSW

Mark Hatch



Mark is the CEO and co-founder of TechShop. He is a recognized leader in the global maker movement. Under his leadership, TechShop has grown from one to ten locations around the world in the last s...

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Thomas Kalil

White House Deputy Dir for Technology & Innovation

The White House

Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the National Economic Council

From 2001 to 20...

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