The Second Regional Maker Expo of Open Technologies and Inclusive Development will take place on 27 and 28 October 2018 in Guatemala, at Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias. This public event, originated by the ICTP Science Dissemination Unit (SDU), aims at bringing together science, technology and the community of resourceful and creative people for the benefit of all. Maker Expos indeed bring together design, engineering, creativity and enthusiasm to showcase projects at the intersection of science, art and technology.
This event focuses on open source, open hardware, citizen science, do-it-yourself solutions and innovative approaches to local problems empowered by collaboration through the Internet.
Besides bringing science and technology closer to the public, this Maker Expo aims to be a platform where designers, engineers, inventors (or "Makers") meet in a single place to exchange ideas and resources, make contacts, meet proactive people to form working groups and collaborations.
Scientists and Makers from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA, may attend the event, however, since this is a regional activity, priority will be given to those coming from Guatemala and neighbouring countries. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by their home institution. The event is free of charge for participants and visitors.
For further information (in Spanish) regarding the event please visit http://www.ecfm.usac.edu.gt/makerexpo
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