Program

Schedule At-a-Glance

Sunday, September 24, 2017
7:30 AM - 5:30 PMRegistration
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMContinental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 5:00PMSymposium
5:00PM - 7:00PMPoster Session and Reception
Monday, September 25, 2017
7:30AM -5:30PM Registration
7:30AM - 8:30AM Continental Breakfast and Vendors
8:30AM - 5:00PM Symposium
5:00PM - 7:00PM Poster Session and Reception
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:30AM - 12:30PMRegistration
7:30AM - 8:30AMContinental Breakfast and Vendors
8:30AM - 4:30PMSymposium
6:30PM - 9:30PMSears think[box] Tours
(registration required)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Courses
8:00AM - 9:00AMRegistration
9:00AM - 12:00PMISAM 101:
Design, Build, and Manage a Makerspace
12:00PM - 1:00PMLunch and Networking
1:00PM - 4:00PMISAM 102A:
Makerspace Equipment for Prototyping
1:00PM - 4:00PMISAM 102B:
Makerspace Equipment for Fabrication

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

Makerspace Courses

Two courses will be available at ISAM 2017 on Wednesday, September 27th: “ISAM 101 – Design, Build, and Manage a Makerspace” and two tracks of “ISAM 102 – Makerspace Equipment”. The information found in these courses can be used to design, create, upgrade, and sustain productive and safe academic makerspaces.

ISAM 101 – Design, Build, and Manage a Makerspace Synopsis

Put into practice what you’ve learned from the ISAM 2017 program. Explore different types of spaces, safety policies, staffing models, training practices, and metrics while working on your own makerspace project. This course emphasizes fundamental principles of successful makerspaces and proven methods to engage students, form communities, shape culture, increase access, and encourage best practices.


ISAM 102A – Makerspace Equipment for Prototyping Synopsis

Learn the do’s and don’ts of 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, and other prototyping equipment through curated experiences and demonstrations. This course covers a selection of makerspace prototyping equipment in terms of capability, cost, staffing, best practices, and safety.


ISAM 102B – Makerspace Equipment for Fabrication Synopsis

Learn the do’s and don’ts of welding, water jet cutting, CNC routing, and other machine shop and fabrication equipment through curated experiences and demonstrations. This course covers a selection of makerspace fabrication equipment in terms of capability, cost, staffing, best practices, and safety.