Agenda | Wednesday, May 5, 2021

12:00 PM ET: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Maker Community
  • 12:00 PM ET: Welcome & Intros | Dr. James Mabry, President, Middlesex Community College (MA)

  • 12:05 PM ET: Building a Digital Underground Railroad | Demetrius Norman, President, NWLA Makerspace (LA)  

    • Q & A  

  • 12:25 PM ET: Making Beyond the Space: Expanding What Counts and Who Counts | Justin Boner, Lead Maker Trainer and Linda Le, Lead Maker Trainer, Maker Ed 

    • Q & A 

  • 12:45 PM ET: Think and DO: Financial Pathways for Makers | Barb Mueller, Executive Director, Gizmo CdA at North Idaho College (ID)

    • Q & A 

  • 1:05 PM ET: Closing  

1:30 PM ET: Networking Activity & Discussion Session: Financial Equity for Makers

Grab a cup of coffee or your lunch and spend 45 minutes with us! We know virtual events often lack networking time, so we've built in time each day for small group breakouts. During this session, we will be hearing from a variety of Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFI) who work specifically in the maker ecosystem to finance women and minority-owned ventures. Each CDFI will host their own breakout room where they will share a maker-financed success story and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions!

This session is sponsored by REAL Entrepreneurship

3:00 PM ET: Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations in Makerspaces
  • 3:00 PM ET: Welcome & Intros  

  • 3:05 PM ET: Engaging Diverse Faculty - Innovation Fellows Program | Liz Cox, Director, Innovation & Engagement and Sara Fall, English Faculty, Red Rocks Community College (CO)

    • Q & A  

  • 3:25 PM ET: Integrated Internships for OTAs | Holly Hanson, Director, Cumberland County Campus and Cumberland Business Incubator, Roane State Community College (TN) and Tom McDunn, TPM Technologies

    • Q & A

  • 3:45 PM ET: Win-Win Collaborations | Luke Jumper, Founder, Makerspace Solutions and future chairman of the U.S. Fab Lab Network

    • Q & A 

  • 4:05 PM ET: Closing