Hosted by DoES Liverpool, this half day event will explore the UK maker movement, the future of maker communities and selling as and to makers.
Announcing our first speakers!
14:00 Introduction to the day
14:10 Stories of Scale
A panel discussion on the realities behind going from 1 to thousands of products. We’ll invite speakers who have experienced this organically, with crowdfunding and with venture funding.
15:10 Maker vs. Makers
A panel discussion on what makes a more compelling story: the lone craftman/woman or a community? With mixed fortunes for maker spaces across the UK, can we sustain both?
16:10 Manufacturing and making
A panel discussion on what happens when large scale manufacturers imitate makers and when makers professionalise their operations. What is the role of authenticity in this dynamic?
17:10 Makers as a market
What does it mean to sell to makers of all ages. We’ll invite small businesses, startups and large scale distributors to share how they see the ‘maker market’ and where it might be heading.
18:00 Closing comments