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We’re headed to the Tech Open Air Festival in Berlin July 15-17th and are looking forward to celebrating their 10 Year anniversary. Tech Open Air is not your typical tech conference, in their ‘press release’ labeled “This is not a Press Release” they outline 13 reasons why you shouldn’t attend TOA. Some of the top reasons include: you hate the sun, you prefer leaning back to being active, you think engineers and artist are a different breed, and you thought the dress was blue and black. Their mission is “…to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through inter-disciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration, and with every festival edition we achieve a little more.” Check out last year’s recap video: Needless to say we’re looking forward to playing with some new ...

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When The Makers Nation was founded (just over a year ago) we had a dream of bringing makers together from all practices and walks of life to unite in the common goal of skill sharing and learning – with delicious snacks and cocktails of course! One of the core pillars to that vision was the Meet + Make, a jam-packed DIY day full of unique ways to enable makers to mingle and learn new skills together. We’re excited to announce that our first Meet + Make is happening this Sunday, September 28th. Hosted at the creative hub MakeWorks at College and Dufferin; we have put together a comprehensive schedule of fun and informative activities taught by amazing Toronto makers. We’ll also have a ...

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This July over 2,000 founders, investors, entrepreneurs, and all-round awesome people will descend upon Montreal for the fourth annual International Startup Festival. The official festival, which takes place from July 10-12th, kicks off July 9th with Workshop Wednesday – a series of independent sessions available to attendees and the general public covering a range of topics to help startups bring their efforts to the next level. Attendees can pre-register for the topics of their choice and the workshops that meet their “goal” of minimum registrants will be confirmed on the schedule. We recognized a few of the names on the workshop roster and thought we’d put together a roundup of Toronto -based companies who will be sharing some of their expertise. Talking to ...

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This Wednesday, join us in welcoming The Social Body Lab‘s Jackson McConnell as he walks us through some of the Lab’s most recent projects. More specifically, Jackson will be diving into the process they went through in developing, designing, and successfully crowd funding the Vega Edge wearable light. The Social Body Lab is part of OCAD University and has established itself as a hub for wearable technology innovation and exploration in Toronto. Lead by artist and technologist Kate Hartman the Lab has been responsible for projects such as the Nudgeables Communicator Kits, the Prosthetic Technologies of Being project, and more. Wearables have become a hot topic within the maker and tech communities lately, but what does it actually take to ...

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Consumer brands around the world are looking for ways they can tap into the emerging maker movement and stay relevant among today’s innovators. The team at Absolut Vodka Canada is taking on that challenge and has created a series of programs and events taking place throughout the summer to help build relationships with local makers. Tapping into their artistic roots the Absolut brand is going from partnering with traditional artists like Andy Warhol in the 1980’s to building relationships with today’s contemporary creators, thinkers, dreamers, and tinkerers. They have launched a global campaign titled “Transform Today” which is all about celebrating creative expression and transformation in art, music, fashion, design and technology. The initiative kicked off last month with a showcase at the AGO ...

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Have the day off for family day and not quite sure what to do? We’ve put together a quick guide of our top picks of maker activities to do this holiday Monday. MakerKids Make Day – 10-4pm The theme is “Making Together”, making things with your family, for your family or for your neighbours that you consider family! Learn how to use different materials and technology to make something awesome and learn some new high tech skills together with your child! More The AGO The gallery is usually closed on Mondays but is opening their doors from 10-4pm with a host of activities including art-making activities and gallery tours starting out of the Weston Family Learning Centre. More TIFF Lightbox The ...

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