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The specific details of the are currently being reviewed by volunteer NOMCON Curators. Feel free to submit suggestions at The overall structure of the conference is, however, as follows:


  • Pre-conference workshop Unconference on Making Liberatory Spaces - 8 am to 8 pm

  • Welcoming Reception at FUSE Makerspace in Albuquerque - 4 pm to 7 pm

  • Welcoming Event at Santa Fe Railyard - 7 pm to 10 pm


  • Opening Keynote and NOMCON sessions - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • Evening Receptions - 7 pm to 9 pm


  • NOMCON Sessions to Closing Keynote - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm


Nation of Makers is partnering with a National Science Foundation-funded team from Virginia Tech and Purdue University to bring the Unconference on Making Liberatory Spaces as a Pre-Conference Workshop on Friday, June 8th. While the theme of the whole conference will focus on inclusive practices, this special workshop will allow for research partners from diverse, inclusive, liberatory maker spaces around the country to share their organizations’ story and exchange best practices regarding inclusion of diverse populations in maker spaces.

If you have questions about participating in this, please contact Adam Masters of Virginia Tech here:


In order to create the most inclusive access possible, we have created a "pay-what-you-can" pricing structure.

Any help anyone can be in supporting others to attend the conference is greatly appreciated!

For those who in need of the Pay-What-You-Can, please reach out via the form below.


To recognition and support of the community-building aspects of NOMCON, we are excited to recognize and provide discounts for those sending a delegation representing their city or group (be it a maker event team, space, or organization). Click below to learn more about these discounts and to be recognized on our website: