Agenda 2020

Mon 7th September
Environment and Health
- Welcome from Conference Chair
- Opening Address: Making in Zaatari refugee camp
- The Maker Response to Covid-19
- Developing a Prosthetic Arm
Dr Pete Mylon; Prof Tony Ryan, Thomas Thomas (Sheffield Bionics)
Co/Extra-Curricular Making
- Curricular vs. Co-Curricular Projects
- Maker{Futures}: maker resources for primary engagement
- Lessons from an online IoT Making event during Lockdown
KEYNOTE: Creating a repair culture; making engaging online content for your makerspace
Dr Simon Hayes & Rachel Onions (U.Sheffield); Dr Alison Buxton; Richard Waterstone (Sheffield Robotics & SERAS);

Taylor Dixon
Tue 8th September
10.00am-12.00pmKnowledge Exchange
How can makerspaces and maker sessions adapt to Covid-19? What other topics are top of mind? Come and share your experience and discuss next steps. There will also be an opportunity to talk with the student Reps who run various aspects of The iForge – this was a very popular session last year!
Ryan Jones (Senior Technician, The iForge); iForge Student Reps
Making in the Curriculum
- Using fast paced making to improve confidence and communication of Foundation Year art and design students
- Facilitating online collaboration and building 21st Century skills in students
- Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen: a Hub for Undergraduate Engineering Innovation
KEYNOTE: Make:Projects - supporting and spotlighting projects during the pandemic
Marie Judge (Sheffield Hallam); Avalon Cory (U. Exeter);

Dale Dougherty, Lauren Baldesarra, & Dr Matthew Wettergreen
Making for Enterprise
- Barnsley Digital Campus: working with the University of Sheffield to support makerspaces in Barnsley
- Creating hardware/software sensor prototypes remotely that make use of the regional LoRaWAN
- Using makerspaces in student enterprise projects
KEYNOTE: The BEST Experience
- Closing Comments
Paul Bennett & Tracey Johnson (Barnsley DMC); Pitch-In IoT students; Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy students & mentor

Prof Andrew Maxwell
Dr Pete Mylon