Join us for FAB16 - Boston Hub Events!
A week-long celebration of Making, Innovation, Art and Manufacturing in the Greater Boston area. August 8 to August 14, 2021
Fab16 Boston is part of the global FAB16 conference and festival that brings together makers, fab lab members, educators, artists, youth, government officials, academic researchers and experts in the field of digital fabrication to present, vision, discuss, make and build community around digital fabrication, technology and innovation.
The conference theme for FAB16 is Fabricating the Commons, about how our fab labs and makerspaces are producing and sharing knowledge and technology to make collaborative, sustainable change in our communities.
This year’s Boston area conference participation features a series of workshops, talks, and maker activities for youth and adults, as well as Mobile Fab Lab activities and a FAB16 street festival in Somerville. The events are distributed across the Greater Boston area - celebrating local artists, makers, innovators, small-scale manufacturers, and digital fabricators.
The conference is entirely free! But we do ask you to register for workshops and site events so that we know how many of you are coming! Please see schedule below and Eventbrite registration links.
Our special thanks go to this year’s Boston area conference hosts and sponsors
The Fab Foundation, The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, Dassault Systemés - SolidWorks, Cambridge Hackspace, Cambridge Public Library- The Hive, The City of Somerville, Fabville, Somernova, Artisan’s Asylum, and Union Square Main Streets.
Fab 16 Boston Hub Event Schedule
Scroll through the schedule to see the full week of events and click on an event to register!
Locations / addresses
Monday August 9
Online Theme - Fabricating Experience Moderator - Annie Ferlatte, Communautique, Quebec Click here for the live stream
In Person activities Dassault Systemes / SolidWorks 185 Wyman Street Waltham, MA 02451 Eventbrite link 2:30-3:30pm - Apps for Kids Workshop 4:30-6:30pm - Reception and Social Gathering
Tuesday August 10
Online Theme - Fabricating Science and Technology Moderator - Prof. Neil Gershenfeld, Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, Cambridge MA Click here for the live stream
In-person activities Cambridge Hackspace 440R Somerville Avenue (Union Square) Somerville, MA 02143 Eventbrite link
Wednesday August 11
Theme - FABTV Online All Day! Click here for the live stream
Thursday August 12
Online Theme - Fabricating Craft Moderator - Anastasia Pistofidou, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia Click here for the live stream
In-person activities -
The Hive @ Cambridge Public Library 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 Eventbrite links coming soon! 1-2:30pm - Augmented Reality workshop with Hoverlay - Bookmarks and 3D printing 2:30-4pm
- Recording studio workshop 3:30-5pm - Reception and Social Gathering
Friday August 13
Online Theme - Fabricating the Commons, Fab City Summit Moderator - Kate Armstrong, Fab City Global Initiative Click here for the live stream
In-person Activities Ignite Fab City Boston-Cambridge-Somerville! Eventbrite Link
Saturday August 14
10:00AM - 4:00PM In-person activities No Registration Required! Just come and have fun! Discovering, Making, Learning + Food and Music! Mobile Fab Lab Family Activities & Ice Cream! Location Clement-Morgan Park (Columbia Park)
11:00AM - 1:00pm 1x1 Student Exhibition North American Indian Center of Boston 105 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Sunday August 15
10:00AM - 4:00PM No Registration Required! Just come and have fun! Somerville’s FAB16 Festival Come meet the Mayor, Makers, Innovators and Manufacturers, young and old! The Alley @ Somernova (between Market Basket & Dane St) Somerville, MA
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