Call for Presentations, Participation in Ignite Sessions or Collaborative Fab Lab Projects
The United States Fab Lab Network (USFLN) planning committee has selected the Community College of Baltimore County, (CCBC), Baltimore, MD to host the 2014 USFLN Symposium. The symposium will be held at the Maritime Institute on April 7 – 9, 2014. The planning committee has selected the theme “Fabricating the Future” and currently seeks the following:
- Presentation proposals for breakout sessions. Sessions will be 45 minutes in length including Q & A and evaluation/feedback and can address one of the following categories: Fab Lab Projects; Course or curriculum integration; Entrepreneurship; Community & Economic Development; Distributive/Digital Manufacturing; Art, Industrial Design and STEM; Art and Architecture; or other Fabrication and Digital Manufacturing presentations
- Presentations for Ignite Sessions. The Ignite session is a chance to highlight your Fab Lab in a 3 minute presentation.Ignite GuidelinesAll presentations are required to be in Ignite format (http://igniteshow.com/howto). For the Symposium, the format is 12 slides that auto-forward every 15 seconds for a total presentation time of exactly 3 minutes. So remember you have only 15 seconds to present each slide, and then your time is up. The presentations can be about a special project you’ve done this year, something great happening at your fab lab, your mission, or even just about a day in the life of your fab lab. They can be funny, serious, informative, whatever you like. But they will be done in 3 minutes. The slides keep going, even if the presenter talks too long. So you’d better practice! If you are not going to be present, you can send us the presentation and participate by videoconference. [We will be using the MCU to broadcast sessions during the session]. Send Judy Loar your presentation by end of day Thursday, March 27, 2014.
- Collaborative Fab Lab Projects. The Collaborative Fab Lab projects provide a chance to present a project that would be done collaboratively by different Fab Labs and search for labs and personnel willing to participate.
Proposal Guidelines: All presenters must register and pay to attend the conference. USFLN is dependent on registration fees to cover Symposium expenses and we cannot afford to give waivers or discounts to presenters. Registration info will be announced soon.
All proposals must be submitted electronically. If you have questions, please contact Judy Loar at email@example.com or by phone at 443-840-4820. Please send your completed proposal no later than February 28th, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of presentation submissions: a team of reviewers will evaluate all session proposals and will confirm with you if your presentation is accepted.
Submission should include:
- Type of Presentation: Breakout session; Ignite; Collaborative Fab Lab Project (you may do all 3)
- Name of Primary Presenter:
- Co-Presenters (if applicable)
- Website (if applicable)
- A brief description of the topic of the presentation.
- A description of your method of demonstration (list technology needs – PowerPoint and/or film, overhead projector, handouts, etc.)
Describe how you will engage the participants (hands-on activity, etc.)