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What's on Tap: Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fab Labs & Micro-Manufacturing
September 19, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. 

Open WorksSparked by the “DIY” movement and a general desire to make things again, a maker culture has been steadily growing throughout the United States. Men and women who need space to create their wares and crafts are increasingly opting for shared space as opposed to working from basements, living rooms or personal kitchens. 

These crafts cover a wide spectrum and an unknown part of our economy. Some make entire product lines, others parts for others to use in their products. This is entrepreneurial manufacturing, producing goods and services that range from clothes, food, and music, to cosmetics, tools and vehicles. Makerspaces reduce an entrepreneurs’ start-up costs and many have found that shared space offer the additional benefit of collaboration through shared ideas, tools, and skillsets.  Makerspaces and micro-manufacturing facilities are an outgrowth of this effort and are popping up across the region. These facilities rely on specialization,

Makerspaces reduce an entrepreneurs’ start-up costs and many have found that shared space offer the additional benefit of collaboration through shared ideas, tools, and skillsets.  Makerspaces and micro-manufacturing facilities are an outgrowth of this effort and are popping up across the region. These facilities rely on specialization, personalization and speed of delivery, versus the considerable start-up and operation costs found in mass production.

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council invites you to attend "Whats on Tap: Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fab Labs & Micro-Manufacturing", the next event in this speaker series.  

Two leaders will present, one from Open Works and one from Local Motors who will share their stories from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on September 19, 2016 at Open Works, located at 1400 Greenmount Avenue, in Baltimore's Station North neighborhoood.  Refreshments, networking, and brief tours (space limited) of Open Works to follow the presentations. 

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested. 

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ABOUT WHAT'S ON TAP

In June 2016, the Baltimore Metropolitan Council launched the first What's on Tap regional forum about technology and other related issues facing our region with General Motors and Philips Lighting. If you weren't able to attend the first event "What's on Tap: How technology will make our commute and streets smarter," please see the presentations below. 

To be added to our mailing list for future events, please contact Monica Haines Benkhedda at comments@baltometro.org and if you're interested in working with BMC to sponsor, co-host, or speak at a  future What's on Tap event, contact Don Halligan at dhalligan@baltometro.org or 410-732-0500 x1002. 

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS

How technology will make our commute and streets smarter 
General Motors and Philips Lighting are companies at the leading edge of transforming their industries with new technologies and service innovations. This conversation focused on how their work creates smarter cities, smarter communities and smarter regions across the United States.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2016 20:32