FabLearn 2019: 8th Annual Conference on Maker Education

March 9th – 10th, 2019, Teachers College, Columbia University

2019 Conference theme: What Role does Maker Education Play in a World with Growing Social and Environmental Challenges?

The FabLearn Conference, in-Cooperation with Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI), brings together key influencers and thought-leaders from around the world in education, policy-making, academia, design, research, and maker communities to learn, present, and discuss digital fabrication in education, the maker culture, hands-on learning, and instructional tools.

The two-day conference features:

  • World-renowned keynote speakers,
  • Panels of cutting-edge researchers and educators,
  • Demonstrations of the latest technology, and
  • Immersive hands-on workshops.

The conference has two primary goals:

  • Establishing the current “state of the field” by gathering information about the work conducted by those in the field, and
  • Disseminating information about best practices and tools, and connecting researchers with practitioners, policy-makers, and pioneering educators.


The conference theme in 2019 is: “What Role does Maker Education Play in a World with Growing Social and Environmental Challenges?Even though submissions do not have to be connected to the conference theme, we are particularly interested in papers addressing how the maker movement can respond to and help address social and environmental challenges that threaten to cause global chaos.