2019 Idea Generation

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Best Practices for Safety Systems and Policies

A panel of makerspace leaders who discuss their safety policies and procedures. It would also he helpful to have some case studies of what would happen if/when an accident does happen. Help leaders to understand what to

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CATEGORY: Conference Panel

STATUS: open

4 Votes

1 Comments

Impact evaluation and metrics

We want to grow, and the community wants us to grow. But what should we be measuring and how? ----- Part of developing as a makerspace and as a nonprofit is learning to tell our unique story and drill down on what our

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CATEGORY: Conference Session Idea

STATUS: open

10 Votes

0 Comments

Stages of board development/ strategies for board education

Non-profit boards (not just makerspaces) must develop through common stages and often face the same challenges. What are these stages, what are the archetypal challenges, and what strategies can we use to grow more

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CATEGORY: Conference Speaker

STATUS: open

5 Votes

0 Comments

Job Creation / Employable Skills

I would like to hear how maker spaces/ initiatives around the nation have a focus on making their makers more employable through equipment training or or track job creation that naturally comes from maker initiatives.

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CATEGORY: Conference Track : Making Makers

STATUS: open

8 Votes

0 Comments

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Malissa Wilson

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Tome Wilson

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J.R. Logan

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Joe Dwyer

5 11 points

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6 11 points

Elliot Wells

7 9 points

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Recent Ideas

Malissa Wilson

34points

Nashville Fashion Alliance

category: Pre-Conference Events

I began watching Nashville's Fashion Scene when Austin was researching the Future of Fashion in the State Capital of Texas. They seemed to be a couple of steps ahead of where we were and I loved watching their community

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Status: open

Brady Fulton

9points

Accessible Toy Hackathon

category: Conference Workshop

Extend or flex your maker skills by hacking a toy to be switch accessible for a child living with a disability. We can hack the toy to add a switch jack to the toys and then deliver the modified toys to kids after the

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Status: open

Brady Fulton

9points

NOMCON Magic Wheelchair Build

category: Conference Workshop

We learned about their awesome work at last year's conference. This year, lets take on the challenge of making a costume.

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Status: open

Popular Ideas

Jeanne Marshall

6points

Staying Alive - Keeping Your Doors Open

category: Conference Session Idea

Roundtable discussion about the nitty gritty of keeping your Makerspace going - attracting and attaining members, setting a sustainable funding model, managing liability and safety issues - anything relevant to long term

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Status: open

Elliot Wells

11points

Impact evaluation and metrics

category: Conference Session Idea

We want to grow, and the community wants us to grow. But what should we be measuring and how? ----- Part of developing as a makerspace and as a nonprofit is learning to tell our unique story and drill down on what our

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Status: open

Jade Garrett

14points

Job Creation / Employable Skills

category: Conference Track : Making Makers

I would like to hear how maker spaces/ initiatives around the nation have a focus on making their makers more employable through equipment training or or track job creation that naturally comes from maker initiatives.

read more

Status: open

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