Papers + Posters


Presentations MUST be received by Monday, September 18 at midnight. Presentations will not be accepted at any time during the symposium.


ISAM 2017 Presentation Guidelines

Click here to submit your presentation before midnight on Monday, September 18.


ISAM 2017 Poster Guidelines

Click here to submit your poster before midnight on Monday, September 18.


Paper Submission Website for ISAM 2017

Conference Topics

Conference sessions will feature paper presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A opportunities around the following higher education makerspace topics.

  • Community and Industry
  • Defining Success: ¬†Metrics, Data Collection, & Impact
  • Funding Models, Revenue Streams & Sustainability
  • Makerspace Mission, Vision, Goals & Core Values
  • Management & Staffing Models
  • Navigating Policies and Politics to Promote Campus Collaborations
  • Role of Libraries in Promoting Academic Making
  • Space Design, Workflow, Equipment, and Safety & OSHA Regulations
  • Spaces for Industrial Design, Art, Architecture, Jewelry, and Fashion
  • Supporting and Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Training, Documentation and Competency Certification
  • User Engagement, Programming and Controlling Access

Important Dates

June 9, 2017Paper abstract submissions due by midnight. Extended deadline.
June 30, 2017Invitations to submit first drafts issued to authors.
July 17, 2017Paper first drafts due by midnight.
July 24, 2017Symposium registration for authors due by midnight.
August 4, 2017Revision requests for final drafts issued to authors.
August 14, 2017Video proposals due to
August 14, 2017Paper final drafts due by midnight.
August 18, 2017Video invitations issued.
August 25, 2017Presentation information, date, and times issued to authors.
September 11, 2017Final videos due.
September 15, 2017Registration closes.
September 18, 2017Presentations due.
September 24, 2017ISAM 2017 begins.