Mid-Atlantic "Making Successful Makerspaces"
This is the innaugural event for MakerSpaces.PRO. Our objective is to bring regional makerspaces together to share ideas, concepts and best practices so that we can learn from others and improve our own spaces. This event is targeted towards directors, decision makers, shop managers and anyone who helps in making their makerspace a better place. Open Works in Baltimore has graceously sponsored their space for us and will even be giving us a tour of the facility. They have a beautiful space with lots of great ideas for you to incorporate into your space. Lunch will be served. We hope everyone will join us after at a local watering hole! Event Agenda: 9:00am-9:30am Meet & Greet* 9:30am – Opening Remarks, Kevin Justice 9:45am – Introduction of each space Highlights of each space Major tools Classes & programs Funding Streams Quick break 10:30am - Tour of Sponsoring Organization 11am – Challenges in Funding Discussion Grants, Donations, Memberships, Classes, Projects, Etc 12:30pm – Lunch 1pm – Member Growth & Retention Discussion Growth: Natural, Referral, Marketing, Advertising, Partnerships, Etc. Retention: Member contacts Quick break 2:30pm – What programs bring in the people? 3:30pm - Tools/Equipment/Space/Etc – What brings in the people? 4:30pm – Wrap up & Survey 6:00pm – Meetup at local drinking establishment for networking! Note: We will be sending you a pre-survey so that we can capture statistics on your space to share with the group. Please look for this in your email by October 1. If you have questions or ideas for future events, please contact Kevin Justice at kevin@M4Reactor.org.