On 5-7th June, we will be receiving many overseas delegates from the region to the Southeast Asia Makerspace Summit to be held in the National Design Centre, Singapore from 5-7 June 2015. Titled InnovAsean, this inaugural invite-only Summit will see 50 key decision-makers and influencers involved in makerspace operations from the eight ASEAN member nations coming together for the purpose of sharing knowledge and matters about growing the Maker movement in their respective countries and communities through makerspaces. The three-day Summit is organized by the SG Makers Association Ltd and the OneMaker Group with the support of the DesignSingapore and IDA.
Bread-and-butter issues which directly affects makerspace operations such financial sustainability, growth and creation of economic and social impact to the local community will be deliberated. There will be opportunities create to learn, work and play collaboratively. We hope to forge ties of friendship and camaraderie in working towards establishing a formal ‘ASEAN Makerspace Network’ to grow the maker economy from the bottom-up.