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make/SHIFT 2022

make/SHIFT 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM (PDT) to Friday, April 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Event Details

Join your NACCE community on
April 20-22, 2022 for make/SHIFT at the
Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA!

This 3-day event is the best event for college educators, administrators, center directors, and community members who are focused on igniting making AND entrepreneurship on campuses and in communities to learn and share best practices is a network of like-minded peers. All levels of experience with making and makerspaces are welcome! 

What is make/SHIFT?

make/SHIFT: the Makerspace Ecosystem Summit is NACCE's annual spring summit focused on leveraging best practices to expand the maker movement and infuse entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial  mindset sought by employers across all disciplines into college and community programs across the nation. Together, we move forward by building an equitable and inclusive culture of innovation, equipping colleges and communities  with proven entrepreneurial makerspace models, curricula, and programming.

Network With
Your Peers
Hands-On Learning &
Strategies to Take Home


Check out this footage from a recent Forward with NACCE: Inspiring Entrepreneurial Action podcast episode with Dr. Amy Shulz, Dean of Career, Continuing, and Technical Education at Sierra College!

Learn more about how to Make it Happen! Take a look (or a listen!) to this segment from Forward with NACCE, where we discuss engaging humans in creative making with Dr. Caron Sada and Dr. Bruce Balfour. 

Hear more about what making is all about with this trailer from "maker -- a documentary on the maker movement" from



*Registration and log in required

New for 2022!

Learn more about i3the Invention and Inclusive Innovation (i3) Initiative developed by the California Community College's Chancellors Office with support from the Lemelson-MIT Program.

Participate in making activities focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) that you can take home and replicate.

Experience the launch of MakerUSA, taking making to a whole new level.

Choose between breakout tracks for communities and colleges at new, intermediate and advanced stages.

Enjoy maker displays created by students, faculty & industry partners – Vote for your favorite!

Tours of local makerspaces designed to ignite creativity for your future plans.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Stephanie Couch

Dr. Carlos Turner Cortez

   Dr. Stephanie Santoso

Dr. Bruce Balfour

Dr. Amy Schultz Katie Gailes

Dr. Rebecca Corbin

Colin Lacy

Dr. Caron Sada


























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