The AcadeMAKE Conference: Makerspaces on Campuses

Posted on November 04, 2014

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 AcadeMAKE is a one-day FREE conference being held February 20, 2015,  focusing on making and makerspaces within an academic campus environment.  The conference is open to anyone in any field – but we are focusing on making and makerspaces within an academic campus environment, especially libraries. This conference hopes to bridge the gap between play and application. Sessions will include idea sharing, academic research, use cases, experiences and creations.

The first conference of AcadeMAKE is a collaborative effort – a team consisting of UNCG School of Education (SOE) staff and UNCG Libraries staff – and is supported by a State of North Carolina LSTA grant. The first 50 people who sign up will get a FREE parking pass!


Call for Proposals

We encourage people from any field to submit proposals on any topic related to academic making, especially those in libraries but not limited to that area. Academic, public, school, and special librarians, teachers in K-12, academic faculty, and local makers are all encouraged to submit proposals. We also hope to have an experimental “play room” area for some hands-on fun in the new School of Education at UNCG’s makerspace. 

Presentation options: 

  • Poster sessions/show n’ tell — (1 hour 15 min time slot)
    • These sessions are smaller and more informal. Participants have a table space to do whatever they wish – a poster, a computer, devices… things! Attendees will walk around to tables to chat, ask questions or listen to a short demo
  • Lightning Round session — (1 hour session // max 10 minutes each person)
    • This session will allow people who want to share ideas, concepts, examples or research for only 5-10 minutes. Max 3 slides allowed, presenters will go in a lightening time, one after the next with Q&A at end.
  • Research Talks or Panel — (45 minutes)
    • These 45 minutes sessions allow presenters to share more detailed work on the topic of making. These could be research based session by academic departments or a panel of people covering similar topics for example.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, November 21, 2014

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