The Association of Professional Model Makers (APMM) 2010 conference, “Revolutions in Model Making – Creating the Future Faster,” will be held on March 26-29, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge, MA.
The conference’s keynote speaker is Neil Gershenfeld, Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and author of FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop — From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication. Saturday and Sunday will feature workshops on the latest model-making materials, techniques, tools, and resources, as well as career advice. Friday and Monday include tours of Boston-area model facilities at DEKA, Continuum, BOSE, Rhode Island School of Design, Hasbro, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston City Model, and MIT.
The student model-making competition has a $500 first prize and the winner’s school will receive a RepRap machine that will be built at the conference. Entry categories are: architectural, entertainment, exhibit, product design…working prototypes & engineering models, transportation, virtual/non-traditional, and open category (doesn’t fit the other categories). No cost to enter, but you must be a student member of the APMM (either on your own or through your School APMM membership) or become a student member for $25.00/year.
Revolutions in Model Making – Creating the Future Faster March 26-29, 2010 The Association of Professional Model Makers Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge, MA