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

NOMCON 2020 will be held in the Mary Spilde Center 101 West 10th Avenue Eugene, Oregon 97401.

NOMCON 2020 will be held in the Mary Spilde Center 101 West 10th Avenue Eugene, Oregon 97401.

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





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Welcome Event Partners

Education Track Sponsors


Media Partners


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

Malcom Wallop

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

  • ArtCity Eugene/Oregon

  • 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

  • CodeChops

  • 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 Mindworks

  • Eugene Public Library and Makerspace

  • Eugene Saturday Market

  • Eugene Tech

  • 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

  • RAIN Eugene

  • Saavsus, Inc.

  • Science Center

  • 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


There are a million things to do between here and the start of the conference. Here’s how you can get involved!

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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.



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.



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.



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!



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.

Contact Us

Have ideas or are interested in getting in touch? Here are some links for more information and ways to reach out.

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