This year’s New York World Maker Faire will be preceded by MakerCon, a cool conference “By and For Makers” on September 17-18. With 52 speakers in 42 sessions organized into 4 tracks, MakerCon will cover a wide range of topics near and dear to the Maker movement. Presenting their ideas and insights in the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), the group of speakers that Make Media has pulled together are at the forefront of design, making, fabbing, manufacturing, education, and business development. It’s a veritable “who’s who” in the Maker world, including of course, Dale Dougherty, who started it all for many makers.
Sponsored by the Cornell University College of Engineering, MakerCon is more sophisticated than a Maker Faire and brings in concepts beyond DIY projects. Speakers will include everyone from Carla Diana, 3D Printing sensation with her children’s book Leo the Maker Prince, to Brian Krzanich, the CEO of the Intel Corporation. There claim to be 20 startups showing new products, including Red Ant Lasers which has an especially portable laser design. As all Makers know, 3D Printing is just one aspect of the next industrial revolution and you’ll see the full gamet of maker technologies!
Other MakerCon sponsors include participating sponsors Autodesk Fusion 360 and Intel; host sponsor, NYSCI; communications partner, Marketwired; and, media partner, Engadget. There is really too much to mention here so for the complete speaker lineup and agenda, and to register for MakerCon, go to makercon.com.