Arkansas Maker Summit set for October 16

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The Scott Family Amazeum, in partnership with the Innovation Hub of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Discovery Network, and the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, is excited to present the second statewide Maker Summit in conjunction with the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Tickets for the day cost $49 and include light breakfast and lunch. Arkansas Department of Education approved professional development credit is available to educators. Bundle ticket available for $149 to include the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit ticket.

Building on the dialogue from the inaugural convening of makers and tinkerers a year ago in North Little Rock, Arkansas Maker Summit 2017 will focus on the robust maker movement emerging around the Natural State. Whether entrepreneur or educator, student or supplier, the process of making promotes building in-demand skills necessary to remain relevant in an increasingly automated workplace. Arkansas Maker Summit explores the relationship between making and creative solution finding, and lays the foundation for increased opportunities for diverse populations, economic drivers, and future-ready learners.

Panels and discussions will feature innovative technologists, educators, and thought leaders with a maker-mindset from across multiple industries and sectors. Topics will explore the maker movement in a number of different contexts – Maker Spaces in K-12 schools, extracurricular environments, business and manufacturing, and entrepreneurial settings. The convening will map the landscape of makers and tinkerers around Arkansas, with the goal of helping to weave together the different communities passionate about maker-based opportunities.

Contact Debbie Griffin for more information or visit the website