2019 Idea Generation

Submit idea

Have an idea? Share it below.

(when uploading, please include 600x500px image)

Discuss

Discuss, add-to, and refine community ideas.

Vote

Upvote ideas you want to see happen.

More media coverage of the Maker movement?

To do more than talk about it, lets create some teams during the conference to help spread the message of NOMCON and also set up a plan for post coverage- whoever can get most media placement wins a prize- perhaps free

READ MORE<

CATEGORY: Conference Experience

STATUS: open

2 Votes

0 Comments

Best practices for making a makerspace as diverse as possible.

Expert breakout, roundtable, or Q&A panel to discuss and record best practices related to making a makerspace as diverse as possible.

READ MORE<

CATEGORY: Conference Session Idea

STATUS: open

9 Votes

0 Comments

Makerspaces in libraries

Discussion of makerspaces in various library settings (academic, public, school, etc.). Best practices, strategies for getting started, ways to collaborate with other groups in the community/campus, for schools and

READ MORE<

CATEGORY: Conference Session Idea

STATUS: open

7 Votes

0 Comments

How to deal with an 85% good member?

But the 15% bad drives everyone insane Wouldn't it be great to have a session moderated then have attendees offer solutions

READ MORE<

CATEGORY: Conference Session Idea

STATUS: open

5 Votes

0 Comments

Filter by Category

Top Contributors

1 121 points

Joel Leonard

2 82 points

Malissa Wilson

3 35 points

Dorothy Jones-Davis

4 35 points

Nan Braun

5 28 points

Jennyfer Peterson

6 22 points

Elliot Wells

7 21 points

J.R. Logan

8 19 points

Ryan Hall

9 18 points

Dan Schneiderman

10 17 points

Joe Dwyer

Vote For Your Favorite Idea

Recent Ideas

Joseph Floyd

16points

Making Guns

category: Conference Panel

A moderated discussion analyzing what your space should know before making guns. As well as what you should know after they are made.

read more

Status: open

Dan Schneiderman

18points

Promoting Your Projects and Events

category: Conference Track : Making Networks

Best practices discussion on how to pitch your stories from your makerspace or maker event to news/PR organizations.

read more

Status: open

Dan Schneiderman

18points

Burnout Storytelling

category: Conference Track : Making Sustainable

Have you ever felt burned out while working at your makerspace or on a maker event? Share your story and how you deal with your feelings.

read more

Status: open

Popular Ideas

Jeanne Marshall

9points

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

read more

Status: open

Elliot Wells

22points

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

read more

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.

read more

Status: open

All Ideas