Thank you for an incredible NOMCON 2019 in Chattanooga!
Join us at NOMCON, June 5-7, 2020 in Eugene, OR!
the Nation of Makers' Collaborative Community-Wide Maker Convening 2020
Friday thru Sunday, June 5th to 7th
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 to promote relationship-building across lines of regular conversation, generating an increased sense of a connected community throughout the entire ecosystem of maker-supporting entities. Join us for pre-conference tours, fun community events,dynamic keynote speakers, and engaging programs..
To learn more about each keynote speaker, please click on their corresponding image above
Welcome Event Partners
Education Track Sponsors
Your HOME TEAM
Oregon is magic. From our pristine water to our rich, volcanic soils, everything about Oregon is ripe for the maker culture. Our natural bounty nurtures free spirits and creative thinkers, while communities throughout the state support dreamers and their ability to create something exquisite that will benefit us all. From using waffle makers to create a world-famous shoe to animation that inspires happiness to re-envisioned neighborhoods like the Whitaker in Eugene, Oregonians see things a little differently here. Whether you travel the state by bike, bus, drift boat or surfboard there is always a way to reach your ideal destination to allow you to refresh and recharge your creative energy in Oregon. We hope your time here is inspirational and that you are able to engage, brainstorm, invent, spark and fashion a future for yourself the way Oregonians do: with style, grace, and ingenuity. Welcome to Eugene, Oregon!
Representative Nancy Nathanson, Oregon Legislature
Charles Robinson, Oregon State University, The CO, Creative Oregon, SPARK
Charly Swing - ArtCityEugene
Claire Schechtman – Whiteaker Community Market
Darby Giannone - NOMCON and KGM International, LTD
Janis Ross – Travel Lane County
JJ Stewart – Eugene Public Library Makerspace
Linda Norris – Travel Lane County
Mark Davis – CodeChops, Eugene Tech
Marsha Sills – President’s Office, Lane Community College
Mike Delouise - Downtown Neighborhood Association
The Eugene application team Darby Giannone, Janis Ross, and Charles Robinson express their gratitude to the many organizations, that make NOMCON 2020 in Eugene and Oregon a reality:
ABAE – Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene
ADX PDX – Art Design Xchange
Bohemia Food Hub - Cottage Grove
Booth Kelly Makers District
City of Eugene, Cultural Services
City of Eugene, City Manager’s office
City of Veneta, Economic Development
Connected Lane County/Elevate Lane County
CraterWorks MakerSpace, - Central Point
Darla Beardsley Design LLC
DIYcave - Bend
Downtown Eugene Merchants
Downtown Neighborhood Association
Eugene Chamber of Commerce
Eugene Public Library and Makerspace
Eugene Saturday Market
Eugene Women in Tech
Farmers Union Coffee Roasters and Coffee Shop
Lane Arts Council
Lane Community College
Lane Council of Governments
Lane County Farmers Market
Lane County Economic Development
Lane Education Service District
Lane Transit District
Lane Workforce Partnerships
Maxtivity - Philomath
MECCA – Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon State University
OSLP – Oregon Supported Living Program
Technology Association of Oregon
The Barn Light Café & Bar
The CO – Oregon State University
The Foundry - Corvallis
Travel Lane County – Eugene Cascade Coast
University of Oregon
Whiteaker Community Market
We look forward to continuing to grow support for the conference both locally, and nationally! If you know organizations from around the country that would like to get involved as sponsors, please contact Dorothy Jones-Davis directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a million things to do between here and the start of the conference. Here’s how you can get involved!
Apply to Host NOMCON in 2021
There is still time left for your city to be your state host site for NOMCON. A different state will be selected each year. All 2021 applications are due February 28th.
SUBMIT YOUR IDEA FOR NOMCON
Have an idea for some conference experience, sessions, track or keynote speaker? Suggest it at our Collective Innovation page. Registration is easy and a great way to see what other makers are looking for in this year’s NOMCON. Register, share your idea and and vote for your favorites today.
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).
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!
Please note that times on calendar below are in Eugene Oregon time (Pacific Standard Time).
If you subscribe or add to your calendar, they will then be converted to your time zone.
Have ideas or are interested in getting in touch? Here are some links for more information and ways to reach out.