Leading practitioners in digital innovation to speak in Derry

The FabLab Conference will take place in Derry on November 10.
The FabLab Conference will take place in Derry on November 10.

Some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in digital social innovation are set to address Derry on November 10, as part of a free conference on the global FabLab phenomenon.

Blair Evans of Detroit’s Incite Focus project, who has used digital technologies to drive social and economic regeneration in one of America’s most deprived cities, will be joined by speakers from Iceland - where FabLabs have played a key role in recovery from the economic catastrophe of 2008, and a host of expert speakers to discuss international best practice around the use of FabLab’s for creativity based digital social innovation at the Fabricating the Future conference.

John Peto, director of education at Nerve Centre said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming all our guest speakers to Derry/Londonderry next month for what will be a thought-provoking and collaborative day with our FabLab colleagues.

“Not only have FabLabs allowed individuals across a wide spectrum of skills and abilities to design and make almost anything with access to state-of-the-art technology, its progressive programme has opened a world of forward-thinking creativity in local communities in Detroit, Iceland and here in Northern Ireland.”

To register for the conference visit www.nervecentre.org.