Educators rejoice! Registration is now live for Construct3D 2018, the leading national academic 3D printing and digital fabrication conference and expo, taking place this October 5 to 8 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. This annual event focuses on academic use, best practices, and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students from informal, K-12, and higher education contexts.
After a successful inaugural conference welcomed nearly 300 attendees to Duke University in 2017, Construct3D 2018 aims to be even bigger and better – bringing together educators, students, pioneers, and industry leaders with the aim of highlighting and cultivating the role of 3D printing as it contributes to academic and research achievement. Panels feature notable educators and industry experts, while talks and workshops will provide demonstrations of leading design, materials, and digital fabrication technologies.
Construct3D is unique. Not only does the event provide a platform for educators, students, and academic institutions to share their latest research and in-the-field experiences, but the event also strongly encourages action and collaboration. Attendees come together to help provide leadership and evangelize adoption of this rapidly expanding area of research and development.
We have a great lineup of notable educators and industry experts for Construct3D 2018, along with talks, workshops, gatherings, and discussions. Here are our keynote speakers for Construct3D 2018:
Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis Rosenberg, Nervous SystemNervous System is a generative design studio in Massachusetts that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Writing computer programs based on processes and patterns found in nature, the studio creates unique and affordable art, jewelry, and housewares.
Nervous System has pioneered the application of new technologies in design, including generative systems, 3D printing, and WebGL, and regularly releases online design applications that enable customers to co-create products in an effort to make design more accessible. Their designs have been featured in WIRED, the New York Times, Forbes, and elsewhere, and their work is a part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
George Hart, interdisciplinary sculptor and mathematicianGeorge Hart is an interdisciplinary sculptor, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. A former research professor at Stony Brook University, George is a pioneer in using computer technology and 3D printing in the design and fabrication of sculpture. Examples of his artwork can be seen M.I.T., U.C. Berkeley, Duke University, Princeton University, and Stony Brook University.
He has developed original education materials to incorporate 3D printing into the high school math curriculum and has helped many teachers bring this work into their own classrooms. George is a co-founder of North America's only Museum of Mathematics. As chief of content, he set the 'math is cool!' tone of the museum and spent five years designing their original exhibits and workshop activities. He will be inviting attendees to participate in the live construction of a large geodesic structure at this year's conference. (More on this soon!)
Larry Rosenstock, High Tech HighLarry Rosenstock is CEO and founding principal of High Tech High, a network of twelve K-13 public charter schools in California focused on project-based learning, and is President of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
Larry holds a JD from Boston University Law School, an M.Ed from Cambridge College, a BA from Brandeis University, and a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa from Cambridge College. His work has been featured on Oprah, Lehrer, Newsweek, and Forbes. He is an Ashoka Fellow, and a winner of the Ford Foundation Innovations in State and Local Government Award, and the McGraw Prize in Education.
Some of our featured speakers include:
- Future Engineer's Deanne Bell
- Make 48's Tom Gray
- JeffDESIGN / JeffSOLVES's Dr. Bon Ku
- Virginia Tech's Chris Williams
- University of Oklahoma's Henry Segerman
- Sarah Boisvert, author of "The New Collar Workforce"
Ultimaker's new customer registration promotion
Ultimaker proudly continues as a founding sponsor of Construct3D this year and has created a special promotion to help our newest educator customers participate in this very special event.
Educators who purchase a new Ultimaker 3D printer in the U.S. or Canada from July 1 to September 7 will receive a free registration* for Construct3D 2018 ($350 US value) in Atlanta, Georgia, taking place on October 5 to 8. Join us to exchange and develop 3D printing ideas and skills!
Are you an educator interested in purchasing an Ultimaker 3D printer soon? You'll want to check out this promotion from Ultimaker here!
*Offer valid while supplies last and available to schools, libraries and makerspaces
How to register and attend
Educators and students are encouraged to register quickly before the event sells out. We also encourage our traveling participants to take advantage of the hotel block pricing and book their lodging early as well. We anticipate this event will be well attended!
For making flight reservations, Delta Airlines has offered a special discount to attendees traveling to Atlanta for the conference. Information on how to book discounted rate tickets are available here. We hope to see you there!