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Printable Program

Please note that this is a preliminary program. 
Please contact us if you have any questions.

Friday, August 3, 2018

  • 8:30am – 4:30pm
    Field trip tours will be offered to UC Berkeley+Autodesk and Facebook Area 404. Learn more about the field trips here.
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
    ISAM 101 – Design, Build, and Manage a Makerspace (Sold out)
  • 1:00pm – 5:30pm
    ISAM 102 – Makerspace Equipment for Prototyping (Sold out)
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    *Free* Electronics makerspace open house and electronics activity.
    Learn more about the lab64 activity here.
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Conference Welcome Reception
    (open to all ISAM attendees)           Welcome by Professor Dave Beach with a talk by artist John Edmark

Saturday, August 4, 2018

  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:45am  Welcome and talk by Professor Sheri Sheppard
  • 9:45am – 10:30am Paper Session 1: Activities
    • Affordances of Immersive Design Challenges in Academic Makerspaces
    • Towards a Design Space of Short-Session Making Workshops
    • Extending the Reach of Academic Makerspaces into K-12 Schools: Delivering Maker-Based Instruction with a Mobile Makerspace
  • 10:30am – 11:00am Break
  • 11:00am – 12:15pm Paper Session 2: Teaching and Learning
    • Slaying Dragons: An Empirical Look at the Impact of Academic Makerspaces
    • Making Connections: Project Courses Improve Design Self-Efficacy and Interdisciplinary Awareness
    • Maker Competencies and the Undergraduate Curriculum
    • Teacher Education in the Makerspace: A Synthesis of Peripheral Literature
    • Models for Curricular Integration of Makerspaces
  • 12:15pm – 12:30pm Videos 1: Student Project Work
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch and Makerspace Open Houses
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm Panel 1 : Curriculum
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm Paper Session 3: Links to Entrepreneurship and Industry
    • An Exploratory Case Study of Cross-disciplinary Project-Based (i.e. Maker) Curricula as a Catalyst for Entrepreneurship
    • The role of Makerspaces in product development of hardware start-ups
    • Academic Makerspaces as Preparation for Careers in Industry
  • 2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
  • 3:15pm – 3:30pm Videos 2: Innovation and Culture
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm Paper Session 4: Usage Data
    • MakerLens: What Sign-In, Reservation and Training Data Can (and Cannot) Tell You About Your Makerspace
    • How Adding a Makerspace Changed Shop User Demographics and Interdisciplinary Activity
    • A Review of the Data Collection Methods Used at Higher Education Makerspaces
    • Development of a Smartphone Application for Makerspace Management
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm Panel 2: Broadening Reach and Impact
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm Stanford Makerspaces Tour A
  • 5:15pm – 7:15pm Poster Session and Reception
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm Stanford Makerspaces Tour B
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm Autodesk course: Introduction to Fusion 360

Sunday, August 5, 2018

  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:30am Rapid Fire Session
  • 9:30am – 10:30am Paper Session 5: Local Contexts
    • Growing A Network of Makerspaces in California Community Colleges: Moving Towards Implementation and Adoption
    • Santa Maria’s Central Coast Makerspace Collaborative: A Network of Internal and External Partners
    • Making Across the Curriculum: Multidisciplinary Making at Folsom Lake College
    • Five Misperceptions You Need to Overcome When Starting a Makerspace
  • 10:30am – 11:00am Break
  • 11:00am – 11:15am Videos 3: Usage
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm Paper Session 6: Community
    • Guiding Principles for Designing an Accessible, Inclusive, and Diverse Library Makerspace
    • Intentionally Cultivating Diverse Community for Radically Open Access Makerspaces
    • CAIRN: A Tangible Research Tool to Materially Visualize Practices in a Makerspace
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch and Makerspace Open Houses
  • 1:00pm – 1:15pm Videos 4: Makerspace Visits
  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm Panel 3: Frontiers in Making
  • 1:45pm – 3:15pm Break and Unconference
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm Speakers: Kate Sofis and Ryan Spurlock
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm Wrap up
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm Autodesk course: Intermediate Fusion 360
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm Stanford Makerspaces Tour C
  • 5:30pm – 7:00pm Stanford Makerspaces Tour D

The ISAM 101 and 102 courses are sold out

Two courses will be offered at ISAM 2018 on Friday, August 3rd:

  • ISAM 101 – Design, Build, and Manage a Makerspace
  • ISAM 102 – Makerspace Equipment for Prototyping

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

Designed for people developing new makerspaces or seeking to deepen their knowledge, this course will help lay a foundation before the ISAM 2018 program. Learn about and discuss different types of spaces, safety policies, staffing models, training practices, and metrics. 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 102 – Makerspace Equipment for Prototyping

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. These 75 minute courses cover a selection of makerspace prototyping equipment in terms of capability, cost, staffing, best practices, and safety (multiple sessions will be offered).

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