Unconference on facilitating learning

The Unconference on Facilitating Learning in FabLabs, Makerspaces and Open Creative Spaces, will be held in 2021 at the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City and at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University. Despite the growth of the worldwide maker movement and its related innovation ecosystems, there is a scarcity of opportunities for practitioners who are involved in all aspects of education to get together and exchange new contemporary living knowledge emerging from different locations. These unprecedented events will bring together top practitioners, scholars and students who are actively involved in the facilitation of maker education within schools, colleges, universities, libraries, museums and community centres.

The goal of the first Unconference on Facilitating Learning in FabLabs, Makerspaces and Open Creative Spaces is to create channels of communication between FabLabs, makerspaces and open creative spaces facilitators, researchers and stakeholders.

The gatherings will be opportunities to create a network to develop contemporary living knowledge and engage in deep active discussions around 5 crucial themes: 1) renewed mission of institutions through maker culture, 2) preparing and upskilling facilitators, 3) curricula in distributed networks, 4) setting-up FabLabs and makerspaces to meet future demands, and 5) assessment in maker education.