ABOUT

The FABXLive, this year's global Fab Lab Network conference, is an online, distributed, FREE conference that gives us an opportunity to stay connected, reflect and engage deeply around Fab Lab and other community responses to COVID-19, the current state of the world and our vision for the future. With more than 2000 Fab Labs in 126 countries worldwide, we will bring together members of the international Fab Lab Network, government representatives, the manufacturing industry, artists, teachers, academic researchers and experts in the field of digital fabrication, to present, envision, innovate, create community, disseminate best practices in digital fabrication and discuss solutions to our world's challenges during this unprecedented time in history.

July 27-July 30 we will host expert panels, keynote speakers and members of our network. On July 31, we will have a GLOBAL FAB DAY, a day dedicated to all of us inventing and imagining locally and together.

FABxLive takes a team of experts and coordinators to make it a smooth and thoughtful experience for everyone. We made a point of making sure that this conference would be open to everyone and there would be no monetary barrier. But the meeting does cost money to run. Please consider making a contribution to help with the costs of FABXLive. We very much appreciate your kind donation, at any level.

THEMES

GLOBAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19

COMMUNITY ACTION

REBOOTING ECONOMIES

EMERGENT FUTURES

PARTICIPATE

FABX Events integrate knowledge and collaborations that happen during the year in over 2,000 fab labs across the world. Members of the community propose content through workshops, talks, discussions and working sessions. FABX provides time and space for networking and for hands-on making with digital fabrication. This is an opportunity to brainstorm and share your projects, collaborations, ideas, and work with the global community. Please note that to give everyone in the global community an opportunity to participate, we ask that anything you submit be adaptable for an online format and online interaction, and that includes options of pre-recording or leading something real-time and Live.

We also encourage you to register TODAY in the link below. Our new FABxLive member platform will allow us to share, contribute, promote and interact with each other leading up to and during the conference.

Get involved with the community and share your knowledge and your thoughts around a particular topic with a discussion-based workshop.

Theoretical workshops are an opportunity for discussion and collaborative development around networking and challenges that arise in the community, it is the best way to expose your ideas to those that have a same interest. It is the best way to create, develop and come up with new ideas that will help everyone involved.

Hands-on workshop where others can follow along while in their local Fab Lab or at home. These can be pre-recorded or live, and can be done in your native language or in English, depending on your preference.

Please keep in mind that, given the circumstances around Covid-19, not everyone will have access to tools you would find in a Fab Lab unless they can purchase them ahead of time. Whether you are new to FABx Events, or have been to many workshops are a great way to meet new people and share knowledge in the network. For some you will need to purchase your materials locally so please check them out in advance. This is also a chance to rethink what workshops we can do with things you can buy at local stores or find in most anyone's home!

After all of this ZOOM time, we need to get active during our conference, 3-5 min fabercise time provided by memebers of our community. So get ready to do some quick workout, or at least a nice laugh!

Host come from all around the world, we are so excited!

We would love to know what you have been working on during this year! Have you opened a new fab lab? Did you make an amazing project that you want to share with us? Would you like to present yourself and what you do to the network? This is the special place to present them, make sure you keep up to date with what the #FabLabNetwork is doing.

Friday, July 31st is a day dedicated to making!

For Global Fab Day, Fab Labs and Regional Networks have the opportunity to create local activities, workshops, presentations, Fab Lab open houses, whatever your community needs and wants. Its a way to get creative, think about how your community can be empowered and supported at this time.

In order to create a smooth online conference, we are reached out to our community in volunteering a few hours of their time towards helping make sure this conference is a huge success. We have five teams:

- Tech Support

- Chat Moderator

- Reporter

- General Content Support

- Social Media Support

JOIN OUR COLLABORATORS

This year our supporters want to engange more with the community, that is why they have a program of activities during the week every day from Monday July 27 until Thursday July 30 from 16:00-16:30 UTC that we encourage you to partipate on. Check their program below:

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JUL 29
3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups Program

Jilian Friot, 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups Program Manager

REGISTER HERE
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JUL 30
SOLIDWORKS APPS for Kids

Justin Burton, 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Customer Success Strategy Director

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JUL 27
Fab Lab Houston, Kelly Hurn and Jaime Aleman

Fab Lab Houston has partnered with community volunteers to sew and over 3000 free cloth face masks. Stories about these efforts were shared on Channel 13. Learn how this fab lab has been leading and partnering with others to supply PPE for the local community.

REGISTER HERE
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JUL 28
CHEVRON Awards

Please join us as we celebrate the first Teacher Innovator Award winners and finalists! This award was created in response to teachers all around the world responding to the needs of their students in real-time. There were 4 winners and 5 finalists that received cash prizes to support their students. There will also be an announcement for this year’s STEM Award. In year’s past, we have partnered with Chevron to award over $40,000 to individual labs for their projects or activities to support STEM education. This year, the Award will support a cohort of people in our community to develop ideas that support some of the needs for learning in a COVID world.

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JUL 29
NOLA Fab Lab, Elizabeth Buehler

Learn how Fab Lab NOLA has been leading and partnering with the New Orleans community to supply PPE to hospitals and first responders. The lab and its community have fabricated over 1000 faceshields, worked on custom shielding to protect people taking temperatures, and in the coming weeks is going to fabricate 3000 cloth face masks.

REGISTER HERE
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JUL 27
Brother Introduction- Join Yuzo Takagi and the US Brother team!

Brother will be showing a quick corporate introduction video including a glimpse into the interesting application of their products, with a Q and A at the end for any questions.

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JUL 28
Brother Demo- Join Yuzo Takagi and the US Brother team!

Brother will be showing a quick demo video of their incredible machines that are optimized to suit the needs of the FabLab community, including examples of use, with a Q and A at the end for any questions.

REGISTER HERE
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JUL 29
Brother Introduction- Join Yuzo Takagi and the US Brother team!

Brother will be showing a quick corporate introduction video including a glimpse into the interesting application of their products, with a Q and A at the end for any questions.

REGISTER HERE
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JUL 30
Brother Demo- Join Yuzo Takagi and the US Brother team!

Brother will be showing a quick demo video of their incredible machines that are optimized to suit the needs of the FabLab community, including examples of use, with a Q and A at the end for any questions.

REGISTER HERE
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JUL 27
Forest CNC Demo

Join John Martincic from Forest CNC for a demo of their Digital Fabrication products!

REGISTER HERE

FABxLive takes a team of experts and coordinators to make it a smooth and thoughtful experience for everyone. We made a point of making sure that this conference would be open to everyone and there would be no monetary barrier. But the meeting does cost money to run. Please consider making a contribution to help with the costs of FABXLive. We very much appreciate your kind donation, at any level.

HOSTS

Neil Gershenfeld

Director, MIT’s CBA

Sherry Lassiter

CEO, The Fab Foundation

Tomas Diez

Director, Fab Lab Barcelona

Blair Evans

Director, Incite Focus

SPEAKERS

Juliet Schor

Professor of Sociology, Boston College

Max Lobovsky

CEO, Formlabs

Peter E. Raymond

Global Bureau Chief

Ron Eglash

Professor

Felencia Hutabarat

Cofounder/Managing Director ke:kini | Secretary General Coworking Indonesia

Thomas Landrain

CoFounder and CEO - Just One Giant Lab (JOGL.io)

Vasilis Kostakis

Professor

William Baker

MD

Alfonso Parra Rubio

Research Assistant

Ece Tankal

Co-founder|Designer|Creative Director, Hyphen-Labs

Sameera Chukkapalli

Founder and Director of Needlab

Danny Beesley

CEO, IDEA BUILDER Labs

Cindy Kohtala

Postdoctoral researcher

Manu Prakash

Professor

Richa Shrivastava

Managing Partner, Maker's Asylum

Tomás Vivanco

Director, Fab Lab Austral. Professor

Pranam Chatterjee

Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School and MIT

Alejandra Díaz de León L

Co-founder, Laboratorio DAFD & Fab Lat Kids

Kali Akuno

Executive Director

Sename Koffi A.

Architect, anthropologist

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

Professor

Zach Fredin

Research Assistant

Alysia Garmulewicz

Professor

Carmen Aguilar y Wedge

Co-founder| Designer| Creative Director, Hyphen-Labs

Christie Mettes

MSc.

Lars Hasselblad Torres

Executive Director, Artisan's Asylum Inc.

Dan Meyer

Fab Lab Sr. Manager

Robert Garita

Designer / Architect / Artist / Consultant

Vaibhav Chhabra

Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Maker's Asylum

Cesar Garcia

Researcher

Martina Ferracane

Founder, FabLab Western Sicily

Suchit Jain

Vice President Strategy & Business Development

Zaid Altawil

Emergency Physician

Alex Ntare

CEO

Jonathan Jilesen

Expert Senior Specialist

Stephanie Stapleton

Emergency Medicine Physician at Boston Medical Center

Don't forget to check their bio and check chat with them our platform http://fabxmembers.fabevent.org/

CHALLENGES

Challenge

FABxLive and FabCare, in collaboration with Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, are looking for strong examples of resilient initiatives undertaken during the COVID-19 crisis within the Fab Lab Network.

You may apply as an Individual or a Fab Lab.

  1. Innovative design solutions (physical or digital) during Covid-19 emergency response, along with ways of engagement with local needs, resource re-allocation and fabrication volunteering
  2. Impactful community/regional network - coordinated efforts to get a more effective collective impact. This may include, if applicable, digital communities and platforms that connect people, showcase projects, bring together diverse stakeholders
  3. Innovative solutions for the ‘new normal’- solutions to support people to work, to engage in activities, travel, and stay connected safely while COVID-19 is still a risk. In many countries we are moving to a ‘new normal’, an everyday reality that challenges us to find a balance between being safe and going back to what we have and want to do, both for work and leisure.

The winning entry from each category will be awarded with 1 Full Scholarship for either of our Academany educational programs: Fab Academy and Fabricademy.

For more information on Fab Academy and Fabricademy, please visit: https://fabacademy.org/ and https://fabricademy.org/

Submissions are due by July 17, 2020 (Friday), 11:59 EST

FOREST CNC: Mobile Hand Washing Challenge!

We encourage you and your Fab Lab to tackle the challenge of creating a mobile hand washing unit that can be used for populations in need.

While the CDC promotes hand washing as the main way to avoid contracting the coronavirus, there are a surprising number of people in the world who do not have access to running water. Among these are Native Americans living in the Navajo Nation in the United States, who represent part of the more than two million North Americans without access to running water in 2020. The homeless population also has difficulty sourcing water when support services are limited or closed entirely. And many other populations around the world are without access to this basic health-supporting capability.

The winner will be announced at FABXLive and will receive a Forest CNC router!

Challenge

Social distancing challenge... to be announced soon!

Challenge

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