CONFERENCE THEME: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM FOR MAKING IN EDUCATION
The conference theme in 2017 is: “Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem for Making in Education.” Even though submissions do no have to be connected to the conference theme, we are particularly interested in papers addressing issues of sustainability in the maker movement. The conference will have several panels focusing on the theme. One panel will be about Making and Community Development, which will concentrate on making in low-resourced regions and/or developing countries, will bring educators and researchers from around the world to share experiences about making in diverse communities and non-traditional settings. FabLearn 2017 will also have a panel about the “industry of making,” bringing together entrepreneurs that are part of the maker ecosystem to discuss the infrastructure of making and its long-term viability.