This year DigiFabCon includes a number of special events:

Design Swarms

This year, DigiFabCon is taking social innovation that will change the world to another level. Utilizing a breakthrough tool for modeling and visualization from Autodesk called Fusion360, the high-energy Design Swarms technique from Authentic Design will create breakthrough approaches to a pressing global challenge.

Drawing from the needs of the Global Humanitarian Lab, Design Swarms will be led by this design thinking method’s developer Surya Vanka to address the challenge of making tools in disaster affected communities. The Design Swarms – teams of passionate individuals from varied backgrounds who come together for the day – will demonstrate how purposeful applications of design and engineering can change the world in a Peace Engineering model. No prior knowledge of design or fabrication is required. This workshop is sponsored by Autodesk, Fab Lab Hub, DigiFabCon and the Roxbury Innovation Center and will take place on Saturday April 1 at the Roxbury Innovation Center in Boston.

Seats are strictly limited and full price is $99 per person, but we are offering early bird pricing of $49 till March 23. Don’t delay, this will sell out quickly.

Learn More here about the DigiFabCon Design Swarms Workshop!

Lean 101 Short Course

On March 29 we’re offering a special introduction to Lean principles to help organizations like startups, makerspaces and fab labs grow while maintaining people-centric cultures.

More here: Lean 101


Fab Fest and Expo

Back by popular demand, the Fab Fest is included in conference registration but also open to the public.

Details here: Fab Fest & Expo




This year, extend your DigiFabCon experience for a full day of hands-on workshops!

Learn more here: Workshops