The AcadeMAKE Conference


AcadeMAKE was a one-day conference held February 20, 2015, focusing on making and makerspaces within an academic campus environment.  This conference aimed to bridge the gap between play and application. Sessions included idea sharing, academic research, use cases, experiences and creations.

The first conference of AcadeMAKE was a collaborative effort – a team consisting of UNCG School of Education (SOE) staff and UNCG Libraries staff – and is supported by a State of North Carolina LSTA grant.

The conference organizers had a wonderful time at AcadeMAKE 2015 and we hope you did, too!  Please take a view minutes to complete a conference evaluation form if you haven’t already at

Want to know more about making and makerspaces? Visit our Make guide!

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Keynote – Adam Rogers

Lightning Round Talks

Changing K-12 Education Through The Maker Mindset: A Public School System Experience, Chad Ratliff & Ira Socol

Implementing a Culture of Creativity: Engaging Events and Making in the Academic Library, Megan Lotts

Piloting a Makerspace in a Public Library – Jill Wagy, Durham County Library

Mobile Maker: An Experiment with a Pop-Up Makerspace – Dan Reis, Dana Gierdowski, Sean Rollolazo, Kaylin Hunter, Dan ZangmeisterElon University