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.

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

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

- Apps for Kids Workshop
- Reception and Social Gathering

Tuesday August 10

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

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!

- Augmented Reality workshop with Hoverlay
- Bookmarks and 3D printing
- Recording studio workshop

- Reception and Social Gathering

Friday August 13

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

FAB16 Boston Hub Hosts and Sponsors

Our special thanks goes to this year's Boston area hosts and sponsors

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