Boston Fab Fest Call for Participation, Volunteers, and Sponsors!

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Eileen McM

Apr 27, 2015, 3:19:01 PM4/27/15

Dear Fabricators, Makers, Entrepreneurs, Hackers, Artists, and Crafters,

After eleven years and 450 fab labs, the International Fab Lab Network ( is returning to Boston, it’s birthplace, to celebrate how digital fabrication tools and technologies are transforming the world, from the global economy to our local communities. The Fab Festival is the public outreach of Fab11 and will connect local and International innovators while providing an educational, entertaining hands-on experience for the Boston area.

This free event will be held on August 8th and 9th at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Crossing in Boston. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to showcase your creative, groundbreaking and engaging work in the fab/maker community with a passionate and curious audience.

Call for Workshops, Presentations, and Talks:

We’re looking for proposals for hands-on-workshops for families and/or adults, project demonstrations, talks, theatrical, fashion or musical presentations. Please join us in making history by submitting your proposal here: Deadline is May 15th!

Call for Volunteers:

You can also connect with the local and international fabber and maker community by volunteering to be a part of this amazing event on either Saturday, Sunday or both!  Go here to volunteer:

Call for Sponsors

We’re expecting 10,000 fabbers, makers, parents and children to attend the two day Fab Fest which will include hands on workshops, demos, performances, short talks, panel talks, competitions, mini-hackathons for families and more!   Connect with a creative and technical community and make a positive impact by becoming a Boston Fab Fest Sponsor.  Learn about being a sponsor by visiting:

We hope you will join us for a fun & disruptive weekend that that will have tremendous implications for Boston and New England and look forward to your participation!

The Boston Fab Fest Team

Donalyn Stephenson & Eileen McMahon

Eileen McM

Aug 6, 2015, 11:56:54 AM8/6/15
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Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for participation! The FAB Gest is happening this weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Crossing on Saturday and Sunday August 8th and 9th. Mayor Marty Walsh will be speaking at noon joining mayors from around the world in a discussion about “Making Cities” that are sustainable, responsible and vital economically. In addition there will be tons of free workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, and talks about digital fabrication and making things. 

Fab labs are publicly-accessible workshops that use tools that are designed and controlled with digital tools like 3D printers, CNC routers,  milling machines and laser cutters that allow you to make almost anything!  So if you have ever wanted to illuminate your clothes with designers from Barcelona, build a laser cutter from scratch with Egyptians, create a 3D printing a model of your face,  make an insect robot with students from rural India, or hear about a Floating Fab Lab on the Amazon this is your chance.

To see the full schedule go to

Hope to see you there! 
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