DigiFabCon: Create.Share.Inspire

Conference March 27 & 28, 2018 | Expo March 28 & 29, 2018 | Schaumburg Convention Center | Schaumburg, IL

Join thought leaders to explore how new digital fabrication tools like 3D Printing, CAD Design, CNC & Laser machining, Virtual Reality and Robotics are Changing the World!

3D Printing Prosthetics

DigiFabCon is an interactive, creative, inspiring event exploring how anyone can change the world using the new tools of digital fabrication.

On March 27 & 28, 2018 thought leaders in manufacturing, education, workforce training, entrepreneurship, startups, and many other fields will share how they are innovating with 3D Printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, artificial intelligence, CAD software, robotics and so much more!  The Fab Festival & Expo that is part of the LME event will take place on March 28 & 29 with a chance to see a mobile fab lab being brought to us from the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.  Mixed in are great opportunities to connect with like-minded colleagues and share creative ideas.

At DigiFabCon I was able to engage with very cool people who were doing awesome work and were happy to share!

DigiFabCon 2017 Attendee from Community College in the USA

Exploring CNC Machining with ShopBotTools

Design Thinking with Autodesk Fusion 360

NEW THIS YEAR…Digital Fabrication Challenges!
Through our generous sponsors, Chevron and TIES Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM, we are this year able to offer registration scholarships to Ignite Talk presenters.  Selected presenters will be invited to discuss interesting projects that have been successful in your schools, fab labs, makerspaces or factories at DigiFabCon.

From the conference submissions we will also present equipment awards for best projects in:
– STEM Education
– Entrepreneurship
– Technology/Manufacturing

We are grateful to MakerBot and GeoOrbital for their generous Challenge contributions!

Go to the  Ignite Talk Application today to submit your entry.  Due February 28.
Indicate one of the three categories above and describe your unique project in 250 words or less.
Selected entries will be required to submit 6 engaging photos that show the work during your 10 minute Ignite Talk.



This year DigiFabCon is co-located with two Laser Institute of America Events Increasing Opportunities to Learn from the Experts

Expanding Our Reach
DigiFabCon’s Fab Festival will be part of the Laser Institute’s Lasers in Manufacturing Event March 28 & 29 which draws about 800 people.  The Laser Additive Manufacturing Conference will be co-located with DigiFabCon on March 27 and 28, giving attendees the opportunity to learn from technical experts in the field.


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