DC Public Library Foundation and DC Tech Meetup are proud to present a panel discussion
Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond
Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for an open discussion about Makerspaces and what is happening both locally and nationally within the maker movement.
The Maker Movement is revolutionizing how we think about innovation - in Makerspaces around the country, people are using advanced tools and technology to harness their creative energy and design the next great invention. And libraries are playing a vital role; many libraries have developed their own Makerspaces, providing tools and technology services including: 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, and digital advancement classes at little or no cost to their patrons.
How is this movement shaping the next generation of American inventors, and how is this new accessibility going to shape our economic future? And what impact are these changes having in D.C.?
Find out by joining a discussion with panelists:
Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop and Author of The Maker Movement Manifesto;
Phyllis Klein, Co-Founder of D.C.’s FabLab;
Nick Kerelchuk, Manager of DCPL's Digital Commons;
and moderator John Rennie, Editorial Director of Science for McGraw-Hill Education and winner of the Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science for this broad-ranging discussion.