2019 Idea Generation

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Youth Employment Opportunities

Youth at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center have an opportunity to become youth employees and work on real-world projects for paying clients. We’ll share a number of lessons learned from guiding youth through

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CATEGORY: Conference Track : Making Makers

STATUS: open

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How to form mutually beneficial collaborations in your community

How to find ways to connect with out non-profit and for-profit entities that is both beneficial to the maker space, it's members and the outside organizations.

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CATEGORY: Conference Track : Making Networks

STATUS: open

8 Votes

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How to deal with Consumerism

How do spaces transition consumers into members who look beyond their own needs to supporting growth of maker culture and community.

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CATEGORY: Conference Session Idea

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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

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CATEGORY: Conference Session Idea

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Top Contributors

1 136 points

Joel Leonard

2 83 points

Malissa Wilson

3 35 points

Adam Spontarelli

4 35 points

Dorothy Jones-Davis

5 35 points

Nan Braun

6 28 points

Jeanne Marshall

7 28 points

Jennyfer Peterson

8 25 points

Todd Thomas

9 22 points

Elliot Wells

10 21 points

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Recent Ideas

Marcia Kadanoff

5points

Opportunity Zones: What It Means for You as part of the Maker Community

category: Conference Track : Making Sustainable

Over the next 10 years, $100B - that's billion with a "B" in capital gains is expected to flow into 8,700 opportunity zones across the country. In all likelihood, your community has declared one or more opportunity zones.

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Status: open

Todd Thomas

25points

Hack Your Toys

category: Youth Sessions

Kids have tons of toys at their disposal, especially in the US - many of these toys are cheap, poorly made, and pretty much disposable. There are lots of cool and much more interesting & educational toys out there however

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Status: open

Todd Thomas

25points

YOUTH Maker Panel

category: Conference Panel

Getting awesome YOUTH Makers attending NomCom to sit on a Panel(s) talking about their experiences in Makersapces, in School, and at home - what DRIVES them and INTERESTS them as makers in their own right. Talking about

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Status: open

Popular Ideas

Jeanne Marshall

28points

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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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

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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

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