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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

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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