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From: Coy, Andrew B. EOP/OSTP <Andrew...@ostp.eop.gov>
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Subject: [CONFERENCE CALL] President's Nation of Makers Initiative - Transitioning Group Recommendations
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Dear Makerspace Organizers,


I am excited to report that the collective strategic planning process and the transitioning group are progressing to the point of specific recommendations for action. This is incredibly exciting as it means there is, on the near horizon, potential organizational capacity to begin addressing the details of diagnostic statements and scouting activities, putting ideas to the test as a specific plan of action is being proposed and feedback requested.


To provide you all details about the proposed course of action and outline a process for everyone’s feedback, I am inviting the Transitioning Group to join me on a call with as many of you as possible. And I do want to emphasize that this is a proposed path which both I and the transitioning group are interested in feedback on and not an already set or determined course of action.


The maker movement is characteristically bottom-up and I know that so many conversations in previous meetings here at the White House, on Slack, in the Facebook group, over the phone, and in person between all of you have been focused on how to maintain this while simultaneously building an increased support structure. I believe the proposed plan from the transitioning team full agrees with this desire and could accomplish a tremendous amount of collective good all while not imposing formality or top-down controls that would undermine the very things about the community that make it what it is.


To discuss all of this and more, I would like to invite you to join me this Thursday (September 29th) at 8pm ET. Please note that while I have asked for the additional capacity again for the call, the total number of lines I can accommodate dialing in is limited to 250 and so will be on a first-come, first-serve up to that number at the time of the call.


When: Thursday, September 29 @ 8pm ET

Call-In: 1 (888) 330-1716

Passcode: 1546177#



·         Welcome

·         Brief Overview of Transitioning Process

·         Recommendations from the Transitioning Group

·         Timeline for Feedback and Proposed Implementation

·         Frequently Asked Questions

·         Next Step Action Items

·         Open Questions & Answers


Andrew Coy

Senior Advisor for Making


Office of Science and Technology Policy

Executive Office of the President | The White House

whitehouse.gov/ostp | ac...@ostp.eop.gov

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