Nation of Makers' Collaborative Community-Wide Maker Convening
A national gathering of leaders representing the breadth of the maker movement, the Nation of Makers Conference ("NOMCON") aims to spark and increase connections across sectors, generate robust collaborations, and promote the growth of an inclusive Nation of Makers. A central goal of the event is the promotion of relationship-building across lines of regular conversation, generating an increased sense of connected community throughout the entire ecosystem of maker-supporting entities.
Get the following NOMCON FAQ answered!
CITY & REGIONAL DELEGATIONS ATTENDING NOMCON
I want to congratulate all those involved in bringing the inaugural makerspace conference, NOMCON, to Santa Fe, especially those at MAKE Santa Fe for their commitment to letting the world know about the vibrant maker community here in northern New Mexico. My goal at the federal level is to create more makerspaces, and encourage startups and small businesses to use these spaces for economic development. Community makerspaces fulfill many roles: they help strengthen communities; they provide mechanisms for early childhood and family education; they help familiarize community members with entrepreneurship and provide them the resources and networks to pursue their ambitions; and they provide rural communities with the infrastructure to create needed jobs.
– Congressman Ben Ray Luján
Santa Fe is incredibly honored to welcome NOMCON 2018!
Our four hundred year multi-cultural history is one of craft, community, and invention and our modern ethos of creative innovation is a great fit for welcoming the Nation of Makers to the City Different! Our community is committed to supporting the national conversation and serving as host for the Nation of Makers inaugural gathering.
– Mayor Javier Gonzales
There are a million things to do between here and the start of the conference. Learn more and get involved!
JOIN COMMUNITY PLANNING CALLS
Want to jump right in and help out? Join our community planning calls to learn about current needs, take on volunteer tasks, and generally help out!
GET INVOLVED & MaKe IT HAPPEN!
Help out and lend your skills. There are lots of needs both now and later as we get closer to the conference. Tasks include research, outreach, and coordination.
SUGGEST AN IDEA FOR NOMCON
Have an idea for some conference experience, sessions, track or keynote speaker? Suggest it at our Collective Innovation page:
If you aren't already in the Nation of Makers Slack Workgroup, click the button below to get an invitation and be sure to join the #NOMCON channel!
TASK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Collaborative project tool for all the things.
COMMUNITY CALL NOTES
Access the notes and recordings from community conference calls (thanks to everyone who helps contribute to these and Steve Traugott for organizing them).
Please note that times on calendar below are in Santa Fe time (Mountain Time Zone).
If you subscribe or add to your calendar, they will then be converted to your time zone.
To help NOMCON truly become a community-driven working conference, we are seeking your help! Please take a few minutes to suggest ideas, discuss and refine community ideas, and upvote those things you really want to see happen this year and in the future by visiting:
Have ideas or are interested in getting in touch? Here are some links for more information and ways to reach out.