This year we are pleased to present seven speakers who are doing amazing things in the education and making space. The inaugural theme is Progressive Education and each person will speak to the ways they are advancing progressive methods of learning for kids, teachers, those who work within traditional models of pedagogy, and those pioneering new trails.

Speaker Schedule

Meghan Hausman (Center for College Access and Success) – Project Based Learning & Pop-up Makerspaces 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Jackie Moore (LevelUp & Southside Maker Faire) – The Value of IKI Making 11:00 – 11:30 AM

Mike Meiners (Co-Founder, Hackstudio) – Do It First, Figure It Out Second 11:30 – 12:00 PM

Charles Adler (Center for Lost Arts, Co-Founder, Kickstarter) – Creative Independence 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Christina Pei (CNS Maker Faire founder) & Dan Kramer (Principal, Schurz High School) – Making Within a Public School Curriculum 1:30 – 2:00 PM

Anneliese Gegenheimer (Founder, Chicago Students Invention Convention) – Inspiring Bright Ideas Through Invention #ChiKidsInvent 2:00 – 2:30 PM

Lawrence Pavia РSelf-Directed Learning 2:30 Р3:00 PM

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