Events

Upcoming Events

Webinars

Tuesday, June 6th: Making Maker Spaces Work for Young People: Lessons from Pittsburgh and Sacramento

Our speakers include:

  • Erin Oldynski, Senior Account Manager for TechShop – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Stephanie Hughes, Director of Educational Initiatives for Bible Center Church, Inc. – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Director of Center for Applied Competitive Technologies at Sierra College – Rocklin, CA
  • Gina Lujan, CEO & Co-Founder, and Eric Ullrich,Co-Founder, of Hacker Lab – Sacramento, CA

Full description and sign up here!

Past Events

Wednesday, January 25th: Advancing Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Business Growth in Urban Manufacturing: Lessons from Portland and Cincinnati

Our speakers include:

  • Katherine Krajnak – Senior Industry Liaison, Portland Development Commission
  • Darrin Redus – Vice President, Minority Business Accelerator, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

Full description and sign up here!

 Thursday, December 1st: Strategic Partnerships in Detroit to Create Stronger Connections between Youth and the Trades

This webinar is proudly sponsored by Shinola.

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Our speakers include:

  • Tammie Jones, Vice President, College and Career Pathways and CEO, Linked Learning Detroit (A program of United Way for Southeastern Michigan)
  • Kathy Laird, VP Automotive Operations, Goodwill Automotive (of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit)

 

Thursday, December 8th: How to Retain Maker and Manufacturing Industries with Creative Zoning Tools: Lessons from Indianapolis, Nashville, and Somerville

Our speakers include: 

  • Brian Phelps, Hawkins Partners – Nashville, TN
  • Tammara Tracy, Department of Metropolitan Development – Indianapolis, IN
  • George Proakis, Department of Planning – Somerville, MA

Tuesday, February 28th: Building Apprenticeship Programs to Engage Youth in Manufacturing Careers: Lessons from San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Montreal

Our speakers include:

  • Claire Michaels, Manufacturing Workforce and Hiring Manager, SFMade – San Francisco, CA
  • Stephen Tucker, Director of Industry Partnerships, Partners for a Competitive Workforce – Cincinnati, OH
  • James Bax, thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc – Cincinnati, OH
  • Sarah Mongeau, Employment Counselor, Formétal – Montreal, Canada

Full description and sign up here!

Wednesday, April 12th: Community College Partnerships to Create Workforce Pipelines: Lessons from Denver and San Bruno

Our speakers include:

  • Janet Colvin, Manufacturing Pathways Campus Coordinator, Community College of Denver – Denver, CO
  • Sarah Wilson, Business Development – Workforce Services, Office of Economic Development for the City and County of Denver – Denver, CO
  • Alpha Lewis, Skyline Community College and Goodwill Industries, San Bruno, CA

Full description and sign up here!

Wednesday, April 19th: Scaling Small-Batch Food Production in Cities Land Use Lessons from Incubator Kitchens and Manufacturers in Boston, DC and Brooklyn

Our speakers include:

  • Jen Faigel, Executive Director and Co-Founder of CommonWealth Kitchen – Boston, MA
  • Maya Atlas, Membership Manager of Union Kitchen – Washington, DC
  • Anita Shepherd, Founder of Anita’s Yogurt – Brooklyn, NY

Full description and sign up here!

2017 Somerville Gathering – Wednesday, May 17th – Friday, May 19th

View the Somerville Gathering Slides.

2016 Indianapolis Gathering – Wednesday, September 14th – Friday, September 16th

View the day’s slide deck here.