Construct3D – an academic 3D printing and digital fabrication conference and expo will take place at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, USA. The conference which will begin on October 5 and end at October 8, 2018 is an event that focuses on academic use, best practice and professional development opportunities for people working in academia as well as students from informal (K-12) and higher education contexts.
Co-founded by Ultimaker’s Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin, and Duke University’s Chip Bobbert, and sponsored by 3D printer manufacturer, Ultimaker, this is the second annual event that will take place in Atlanta. Driven by the success of previous inaugural conference that saw nearly 300 attendees in 2017, Construct3D 2018 is expected to be bigger and better bringing together students, educators, pioneers and industry leaders. Its aim is to highlight and cultivate the role of 3D printing in academic and research. Some of the key speakers from the previous event included Skylar Tibbits, Founder and Co-Director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, Dale Dougherty, CEO, Maker Media and Sallye Coyle of ShopBot and Duke’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This time too, the panel is expected to constitute of some of the leading educators and experts from the industry. The event will also involve workshops that will demonstrate leading design, materials and digital fabrication technologies.
Speaking about the success of last year’s event, Lizabeth Arum, an educational strategist at Ultimaker said, “Last year’s event brought hundreds of passionate educators and innovators together to exchange ideas, build networks, learn new skills, and accelerate the adoption and exploration of 3D printing in education”. We look forward to join forces with Georgia Tech to amplify these take-aways in 2018,” Arum added.
Speaking about the goals of the Construct3D conference, Amit Jariwala of Georgia Tech said, “As digital fabrication continues to develop as an integral aspect to all levels of education, we are thrilled to host the upcoming Construct3D conference”. “Our goal is to leave attendees feeling inspired to bring new 3D printing skills to their schools and programs, and ultimately shape the next generation of creators and innovators” Jariwala added.
Registration for Construct3D is expected to open in April this year. To register and to know more details about participating in the event, please visit: Construct3Dconf.com