The Fab Lab event of the year happens each summer: members of worldwide Fab Labs gather to share, discuss, collaborate and create communities around the different local and global interests regarding digital manufacturing, innovation, and technology. Every year it’s in another part of the world. This year, the 14th International Fab Lab Meeting – Fab14 was held throughout France. “Fabricating Resilience” was the central theme.
We’ve gathered some key moments in our compilation video.
According to the organizer of the yearly Fab community gathering, Fab Foundation, the number of Fab Labs worldwide presently is 1,309. The United States has 183, and the Fab14 Host Country France has a total of 162 Fab Labs!
With so many Fab Labs across the country of France, it’s appropriate that the FAB14+ conference events were spread out over multiple locations around France.
The capital city of Paris started off Fab14+ with its Fab City Summit from July 11-13.
Fab Distributed on July 14th and 15th had 8 themes and locations across the country:
AGROFOOD in Albi
ECOLOGY in Auray
ECONOMY in Perpignan
EDUCATION in Bataville, Grand-Est
ENERGY in Clermont-Ferrand
MOBILITY in Le Puy-En-Velay
SCIENCE AND RESEARCH in Paris
SOLIDARITY in Auray
Fab14+ concluded with the main gathering from July 16 to 22 in Toulouse in the south of France. A hefty schedule of workshops and events featured some of the world’s most innovative speakers and projects.
Many of those workshops and interactions are highlighted in the compilation video prepared by Fab Lab Connect.
See you there!
Read more about the School Fab Lab Fab14 workshop “Augmented Reality for Fab Education” including a video of the presentation.
Where will the Fab Lab gathering be held in the summer of 2019? Egypt will host the Fab 15 Conference!