NOMcon Virtual Conference going on this week until Saturday! Here's what you're missing:

 

Wow! What an amazing NOMCON we’ve had so far. We started Day 1 off with a

fantastic Keynote by Dr. Leah Hanes from Two Bit Circus Foundation, celebrated
the amazing Infy Maker Award recipients, and launched into a full day of incredible
panels, roundtables, workshops, spark sessions and fireside chats. We finished our
incredible programming for the day with a discussion of our Core Principles and how
maker organizations can begin the important work of putting them into action. And of
course, we still had a Happy Hour - our cocktail hour was a nice break to see each
other’s faces, enjoy some fun conversations (what are YOU binge watching these
days?), and to experience a little of the maker love that we all feel during in-person
NOMCON.
But, as with any event, there were also some bumps in the road - and yesterday,
that was the magical mystery of the disappearing Zoom links. In true Scooby Doo
fashion, we figured out the culprit, and we are making sure we don’t have a repeat
of that technical glitch for the remainder of our conference. We are sorry for any
inconvenience for our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors. We are
grateful to all of you who attended yesterday - for your patience, grace, and
kindness during the technical issues, and for sticking with us in spite of them. And in
true maker fashion, many of you jumped in as last minute volunteers (with joy!),
because, well, that’s what we, as a maker community do (we fix things!) - for that,
we are especially grateful.
 
Now who’s excited for Day 2?
We are! Today’s Keynote comes from Dr. Paul Bunje from Conservation X Labs,
who will speak to us about "Empowering Everyone to End the Sixth Mass
Extinction". Don’t go the way of the dinosaurs - join us! That will be followed by even
more exciting programming including some special sessions from the Department of
Energy about their new Geothermal Prize, including how innovative uses of additive
manufacturing in geothermal could save the day! And of course, we’ll have another
cocktail hour with breakouts and fun topics to discuss (and possibly games!).
Finally, don’t forget to visit our virtual exhibit booths from XPrize, MatterHackers and
ShopBot as well as our Film Screening of Me and My Robot. There is a lot of great
information, live session info and contests, and an absolutely great movie for you to
view.
MatterHackers will be having a daily giveaway drawing for attendees that add
the MatterHatter booth to their schedule. Today’s (Thursday’s) giveaway is
a $100 MatterHackers Gift Card! Check out their booth for more
information!
XPRIZE will have a live session on Friday at 2pm ET, check out their
booth!
Attend a Film Screening at your leisure! “Me and My Robot” will be
available online every day during the conference free for all attendees. Check
out the session pinned to your schedule for link and details. Also, Alex Crooks
will be giving a presentation about the film and Q&A on Friday at 3pm Eastern
time.
Can’t wait to see you in the Zoomiverse today at NOMCON 2020!
Warmest regards,
Dorothy
 
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Upcoming Events

Today

  1. CNC Demo Night!

Friday, June 25th

  1. CANCELED - 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

      https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Saturday, June 26th

  1. "June Part Deux" Board Game Day
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 11:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Spring is in the air an we are going back out in Public. However COVID is still a real thing so we are goin to be alittle different this year.

      So the way this works right now is :
      --> we are keeping numbers down. So I won't be bringing my Kids. I'm not saying Kids aren't welcome, just that I won't have 4 or 5 with me to add to the congestion. if you are bringing yours, have some entertainment ideas for them if they aren't playing board games.
      --> I am not Providing food or Drink to share, Less surfaces touched and all that. Plan on feeding yourself. you can bring food and put in the Fridge if that works for you, order out, or whatever.

      hosted by Frank Kallal please reach out ( Frank@kallal.net ) if there are Questions.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Sunday, June 27th

  1. Open Build Something!

Tuesday, June 29th

  1. Post-Pandemic Show and Tell