Plan C Live: The Montana Mask – Thursday May 7th

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Plan C Live: The Montana Mask – Thursday May 7th

PLAN C LIVE is an online conversation with Dorothy Jones-Davis of Nation of Makers and Dale Dougherty of Make: Community and a panel of makers about the civic response to COVID-19. Thank you to those who have been participating as panelists and those of you who attended through Zoom.

We will be doing two PLAN C: LIVE programs each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, all at 7pm ET and 4pm PT.  We will also schedule an additional program appropriate for Europe.

Please register via Zoom to be an attendee and chat with others as well as ask questions of the panelists.  We will also begin livestreaming to Facebook and YouTube and other sites.  However, to interact with the hosts, panelists and each other, we recommend registering via Zoom.


Date recorded: Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 7pm – 4pm PT

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In Billings, Montana, the Montana Mask, a 3D printed respiratory mask, was developed by a physician, Dr. Dusty Richardson, along with Dr. Spencer Zaugg, a dentist, and his son, Colton, who really knows 3D printing.  But that’s only part of the story.  Corie Hawks and DeEtte Chatterton are two communications professionals and wives of service members who were looking to help respond to COVID-19, and decided to jump in and help spread the word about the Montana Mask.  James Turner from Derry, New Hampshire began 3D printing the mask at his home for facilities in his town and he stepped up to help coordinate regional organizing efforts across the US.

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DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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