The 2020 Nation of Makers Conference (NOMCON), held June 3-6, is the third annual national conference that brings together leaders from maker organizations representing the diverse sectors, people, regions, and foci that represent the U.S. maker movement. Hosted by the national nonprofit Nation of Makers, the conference aims to spark and increase connections across sectors, generate robust collaborations and partnerships, set a research agenda for the U.S. maker movement, and promote the growth of an inclusive maker community. 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.
This year’s NOMCON 2020 will span four days and feature over 30 online sessions, including keynotes, panels, interactive workshops, fireside chats, coffee breaks, and cocktail hours with some of the maker movement’s most influential leaders. This year’s theme, Sustainability: Creating and Supporting an Ecosystem That Sustains Us All, will foster an all-community dialogue around the very real issues of both organizational and environmental sustainability, including the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maker organizations – spaces, groups and events. You’ll have the unique opportunity to not only attend amazing talks, workshops and panels, but also to engage in meaningful dialogue with your colleagues across the globe that will move your organization forward in tandem with the global maker movement, and invite you to engage in the work of Nation of Makers as we evolve our ecosystem.
If you’re a leader of a maker serving organization, we invite you to join us as we dialogue, engage, and learn from one another.