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MakerCon blasts off today in the New York Hall of Science. The crowds are gathering in anticipation of some of the event and the speakers are readying their voices for stage. Our lineup is full of impressive names you may recognize. Leaders in industry and insight into building a maker business.

Even if you can’t make it in person you can still tune in and watch the stage live  embedded below.

 

 

Here’s what we’ve got lined up for this morning:

9:00 AM   | Welcome Margaret Honey CEO, NYSCI

9:10 AM   | MakerCon Introduction Dale Dougherty CEO, Maker Media, and Travis Good Co-Chair, MakerCon

9:20 AM   | Kickstarter and the Maker Revolution Yancey Strickler CEO, Kickstarter

9:40 AM   | The Maker Pro Catalyst Dr David Schneider Founder, Cornell Cup, Cornell Engineering

10:00 AM| The People Behind The Projects John Kavanagh President, Dremel

10:20 AM| Hardware, From Hobby To Revolution Ayah Bdeir Founder & CEO, littleBits, Mike Senese, Executive Editor of Make: Magazine

10:40 AM| Break

11:00 AM| The Other Side Of Open Source Erik De Bruijn Co-Founder, Ultimaker

11:20 AM| Brands and 3D Printing: The Future of Product Design Peter Weijmarshausen CEO, Shapeways

11:40 AM| The Evolution of Desktop Fabrication Zach Kaplan CEO, Inventables

All of this is happening before we even get to lunch! For the rest of what is going on you’ll have to check out the MakerCon schedule and keep your eyes on this blog feed for the news that is sure to be released here today.