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Maker Educator Convening

October 2, 2020October 3, 2020

In 2020, the 6th annual Maker Educator Convening will be virtual, to be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct 2 and 3, 2020.

Continuing the commitment to our values and the hard work we must do as a field, we’re thrilled to announce that this year’s theme is Making It Happen: Equity and Joy.

We expect to have approximately 3 hours of live content each day, including a keynote and a rich variety of sessions to choose from. The schedule and sessions will be released by the end of the summer. Stay tuned for more details!

Our proposal process is open! Apply now to join us as a presenter at this year’s Convening. Share your voices, practices, ideas, and work!

We recognize that a virtual convening will not be the same experience as an in-person one, and we’re excited to thoughtfully design and plan an event that shares the field’s knowledge, enables inspiration and provocation, and supports the community to grow together.

At our 2019 Convening in Pittsburgh, PA at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, we shared a glorious two days with our community of 241 attendees from 31 states and 3 countries. (In case you missed it, learn more about our 2019 Maker Educator Convening here.) Our friends, partners, and colleagues shared numerous insights during and after the event, and we can’t wait for what happens in 2020! 


“I imagine maker education shifting the way educators teach, creating opportunities to reach every learner by applying constructivist practices and providing time and tools to develop skills and mindsets” 


“I walked away with so many ideas and just feeling reenergized to do good work. It is easy to get burnt out in our field, and sometimes you need something like this to relight the fire and passion.”


“Sometimes it’s hard to mentally leave a lane of educational pedagogy you’ve believed in for a long time and look into others but I felt here I could value the new and the old, so to speak.” 


“There are so many ways to create, make, explore curiosity that the possibilities are endless. Also, great questions were asked about who has access and what should be labeled as ‘making’.”


Important Dates

Request for proposals (RFP) opens June 22, 2020

RFP closes July 31, 2020

Presenters will be notified in mid-August 2020

Registration opens August 3, 2020


October 2, 2020
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