Fab11 conference - looking for an author in Boston

I'm looking for someone in Boston who has published an Instructable to be a stand-in for me at the Fab11 conference tomorrow 1:50 PM - 3:30 PM. I've already recorded a video interview; you would be there to answer questions about being an author. Should be easy (there might not even be questions!) and it gets you into the conference.

Posted by ewilhelm 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Games for Change

Everyone loves video games. And most everyone loves social change. So, video games for social change.... a sure winner!If you're in New York City next week, be sure to check out the Games for Change Conference.It's hosted by Parsons School of Design, the greatest school on the planet (I might be biased).

Posted by randofo 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


US Army Hosts Mad Scientist Conference

The US Army recently held a mad scientist conference. I couldn't make this up if I tried. I wasn't invited, so I will share my predictions here. I predict that in the future, warfare will involve holiday specific pneumatic cannons and victory will be determined based on the amount of holiday spirit and cheer you can forcefully spread to your adversary. Seriously, were any of you invited to this?

Posted by randofo 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Looking for New Zealand-based Instructables authors for conference on August 27 in Wellington

I will be presenting via teleconference at FAB8: The Eighth International Fab Lab Forum and Symposium on Digital Fabrication in Wellington, New Zealand on 2012-08-27.  I'm looking for some local authors to join me, and help speak about Instructables.   If you will be in Wellington and can attend, please let me know!  

Posted by ewilhelm 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Screw TED - come join BIL!

The cognoscenti among you may know about the upcoming TED conference in Monterey, CA this week. TED is a prestigious, invitation-only, $6000/person gathering on Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED - get it?), and attracts hordes of Really Cool People, such as Craig Venter, Amy Tan, Al Gore, Louise Leakey, Ravi Shankar, Phil Zimbardo, Bob Geldhof, etcetera, etcetera... About 1,100 people are expected to attend TED. This year's conference theme is "Big Questions," and speakers will be looking at core issues like who we are, where we came from and what our place is in the universe. ( WIRED)Of course, the vast majority of you will have no chance in hell to actually be able to attend TED, and meet any of these Really Cool People. That's why this year there's an alternative for the rest of us:BIL! This weekend, March 1-2, Monterey, CA(Stands for Breeding. Intelligence. Lounge.)BIL is an open-ended gathering designed to complement TED, and begins just after the closing beach party that ends TED on Saturday. Bil, loosely organized by Princeton University student Marshall Reaves, does not charge attendees but conference goers must create their own roster of speakers -- anyone who shows up at Bil can give a presentation there. The list of scheduled speakers includes some current and past TED presenters. ( WIRED)To quote their website: Our event is self-organizing, emergent, and anarchic. Nobody is in charge. If you want to come just show up. If you've got an idea to spread start talking. If someone is saying something good, stop and listen.If you're interested, sign up on their wiki, bring your own folding chair, your laptop, a cell phone and show up...

Posted by Patrik 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Idea - Conference Room Scheduling 2.0

I have an idea to make conference room scheduling easier. I know similar hardware based ideas exist (such as this), but I don't think anything quite like my idea available. It goes like this. The outside of each conference room would have a posted QR barcode. The QR code would contain static information about the room such as the room name/id, location, etc. Using a smartphone or tablet with QR barcode scanning capability (iPhone, iPad 2, Android, etc.), an individual could walk up to the room and scan the code. The code would prompt the device to forward the necessary room information to an internally hosted site. The site would be designed to accommodate mobile use and appear as a native application for the given device. It would be fully integrated with the back-end scheduling system (Google Calendar, Exchange, etc.). The user would be presented with the following options: - View topic of active meeting (if not marked as private) - View active meeting attendees (if not marked as private) - View room schedule for day, with open spots available with button to reserve. - Book a room on-the-spot simply by clicking a spot that is available - Invite others to join your meeting (using contacts on device or LDAP to look up in company directory) - Provide link to the closest room that is currently available and offer to reserve if acceptable. - Show floor map of meeting rooms with current location highlighted, and some indication of the rooms that are currently available (or available soon) within a 100ft radius. - If the person scanning the code is also the meeting organizer, they will be presented with options to update, cancel, or send out reminders to others attending. - etc...Features could go on and on Benefits of this idea: - Users don't need to go through the tedious process of pulling up a scheduling program, searching for a room, booking it, finding another room available, etc. - Users can still schedule rooms from their PCs as usual, but now have the added benefit of scheduling a near-by room on the fly - Nearly everyone in a technology workplace has a smartphone these days with QR code scanning capability - No hardware to hang outside meeting doors such as done with other similar systems - Most if not all functionality would be managed by the back-end system, allowing maximum flexibility in providing updates and maintenance of the system Thoughts? Worth developing? - John (http://manganlabs.com)

Posted by siliconghost 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


The Last HOPE

For those interested in hacking, The Last HOPE is a major hacker conference occurring in New York City in July. The conference is hosting a whole slate of top speakers, including a bunch of high-profile hackers and experts from related fields.Link via MAKE

Posted by joshf 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Can anyone recommend a phone to use and record (for podcasts) open conference calls?

I've got to find a good, if possible not too expensive either, phone that I can use to have and record conference discussions which I can then podcast out. Can anyone recommend anything? Thanks!  

Posted by babykitten 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


compiling the definitive guide to awesome conferences

Hi there,Do you all know of any interesting conferences that are coming up or that happen annually? I'm particularly interested in those related to environmental sustainability, international development, and the design process, but everything's fair game. If there are enough ideas, I'd like to bring them together in a more-readable instructables slideshow. So let everyone know! What's the conference about? When and where is it going to be? How much does it cost? Who else will be there? (Here's Al Gore at TED)

Posted by m0d 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


HOPE: here I come !

I probably mentioned this before, but I am completely registered now for the HOPE conference in NYC....and I AM going, come hades or high water......even if I have to go in  a wheel chair :-)  I am tired of missing out on so many things in life.   I have until July to plan ways of getting there (I have an offer from my Sis-in-law, but that might not seat so well with my wife :-) Thank you ALL for all the inspiration you have given me....I hope to have a full ible on the subject shortly after I get back (late July 2010). Here's  HOPE(ing)  ;-)     

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Craft Panel at SXSW

Our friend Natalie Zee from Craftzine will be moderating a panel on High-Tech Craft: Why Sewing and Knitting Still Matter, with some neat people filling out the discussion. Sounds like fun - it's already on my schedule.Nat and Phil from MAKE will have a booth - be sure to stop by for a visit!

Posted by canida 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Instructables at SXSW!

Eric and I will be at SXSW Interactive from March 7-11 in Austin, TX. If you're there too, come find us for some Robot stickers! No table or booth - we're just there to schmooze and have fun. We're bringing some neat toys, like a kinetic chain sculpture and Potenco's human power generator (used with the OLPC).We'll be attending as many of the geek parties as we can; tell us which you'd recommend. Right now the tentative plan is Saturday: Bike Hugger Beer & BBQ, Dorkbot, Opening Party, and one of the afterparties TBD.Sunday: Pre-party, PopSci.com after-party, and the Etsy/Threadless/Timbuk2/Moo People Powered Party.Monday: The Plutopia EFF shindig, Next New Networks party, plus the Facebook party primarily to hear BT.(Any suggestions? We like interesting people, blinky lights, fun art, and dancing to electronic music.)Come see us at the PopSci.com awards after-party on Sunday night, and help us make LED Floaties!

Posted by canida 10 years ago


July change of plans...

There has been a change of plans for me:  because of the recent "purchase" of the portion of the company I work for, and my future being made so uncertain by this, I have had to cancel out my trip to NYC.  The uncertainty of it all, has placed undue toll on my being, and anxiety had become the only thing I have been feeling lately. I just wanted you all to know, those that care about such things.  For those that can be in NYC on June 16-19, the information about the conference can be found Here, at this link Maybe in 2 years, when the next one comes along....    

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Instructables at Conference on World Affairs at University of Boulder April 9-13, 2012

I'm speaking at the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Boulder this week in Boulder, CO.  The conference is free and open to the public, so if you are nearby I encourage you to attend.   I'll be speaking on the following panels.  Let me know if you can make it to any of these -- I love meeting the Instructables community in person! 1116 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences 9:00-10:20 on Monday April 9, 2012 ATLAS Black Box Panelists: Henry Butler Michael Fink Vivian Siegel Eric J. Wilhelm Moderator: Paul Bauman 1869 Extreme Living: Taking It to the Edge 4:30-5:50 on Monday April 9, 2012 Chemistry 140 Panelists: Arlene Blum William Nack James Tanabe Eric J. Wilhelm Moderator: Adam Chase 2612 DIY: Hipster Economy 2:00-3:20 on Tuesday April 10, 2012 ATLAS Black Box Panelists: Mark Frauenfelder Tom Preston-Werner Kiki Sanford Eric J. Wilhelm Moderator: Josie Heath 2768 New Business Models Powered by Technology 3:30-4:50 on Tuesday April 10, 2012 Visual Arts Complex 1B20 Panelists: Donna Morton Yolanda "Cookie" Parker Tom Preston-Werner Eric J. Wilhelm Moderator: Andrew Franklin 3714 The New Masculine 3:00-4:20 on Wednesday April 11, 2012 UMC East Ballroom Panelists: Tom Edmonds William Nack Howard Schultz Eric J. Wilhelm Moderator: Lew Harvey 4466 The Future of 3D 12:30-1:50 on Thursday April 12, 2012 ATLAS Black Box Panelists: Jim Emerson Michael Fink Eric J. Wilhelm Moderator: Patti Bruck 5116 More Technology, More Isolation 9:00-10:20 on Friday April 13, 2012 UMC West Ballroom Panelists: Maggie Koerth-Baker Tom Preston-Werner Jon Sinton Eric J. Wilhelm Moderator: Luke Beatty

Posted by ewilhelm 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


South By Southwest (SXSW) 2009 Interactive Review - It's a Party Masquerading as a Conference

It's no secret that SXSW is more about the parties than the conference, but when you have so many smart people who run interesting businesses together, it's a pretty significant lost opportunity that the conference isn't better. Christy and I attended the 2008 SXSW Interactive conference, and decided it wasn't worth coming back. However, Instructables was a finalist in the Web Awards "Classic" category at the 2009 SXSW Interactive conference, which netted us two free passes. So, we attended again this year. This is my review of the interactive portion of the conference.High level - I'm glad we didn't pay. If you go, admit that you're going for entertainment, not to learn something about the interactive industry. The keynotes were excellent -- even if I didn't come away from them with anything actionable to do --, while the rest of the panels and talks were terrible. Having the resources to get to Austin doesn't mean that most conference attendees will have done their homework -- otherwise interesting panels with smart people were nearly always hijacked by stupid questions, and unfortunately it was rare that a moderator would shut down the stupid questions and get back to anything engaging. For example, at How Safe is Your Domain Name? someone actually asked "What does ICANN stand for?" If you're the type of person who reads reviews, and tries to determine if a conference has value for your business, SXSW does not. It's a party masquerading as a conference. If you go, think of it as a vacation, enjoy the evening events and keynotes, and when you learn one or two interesting things by accident, you won't be disappointed. Longer Review:Plan B: Can an Ad Guy Bring Bike Sharing to America?The story of how an advertising agency exec. was able to start up a bicycle sharing venture. Worth checking out just to understand how Crispin Porter+Bogusky works, and to see how they keep their thinking fresh about advertising.Spying 2.0: Can America Compete With Web-Savvy Enemies?Quickly devolved into an I-use-Twitter-so-should-you panel. Yawn. Is Privacy Dead or Just Very Confused?Academics talking about websites they use, and privacy issues they think might apply. A discussion of "experiences"; nobody on the panel is actually doing anything real, nor do they have any insight into major players' privacy policies or how those policies affect users. How did they get a panel?Change v2Lawrence Lessig's non-keynote-scheduled keynote on how money reduces our faith in politics. Excellent. Find a video of this and watch it.Opening Remarks: Tony HsiehTony Hsieh has given this identical talk at other conferences, but the message is so good, it's worth seeing twice. Slides available here.Feed Me: Bite Size Info for a Hungry InternetThis had an interesting set of people on the panel, but it nonetheless turned into a why-Facebook's-new-homepage-sucks-because-it-copied-friendfeed fest. Then, the panelists started openly wondering why they hadn't invited anyone from Twitter to be on the panel.Collaborative Filters: The Evolution of Recommendation EnginesThis was one of the biggest disappointments. Anton Kast of Digg is clearly top notch, and has spent deep hours thinking about recommendations and the math behind them; and, the people making up the rest of the panel were no slouches either. Unfortunately, they spent more than half of the time describing in layman's terms how each of their websites work, and we never got to anything juicy. "On Digg, users rate up a story they find interesting by clicking the Digg button..."! Edupunk: Open Source EducationThe description of this panel really got me pumping: DIY teachers around the world are using open source course management systems, open access textbooks, and other open source tools to buck the chains and limitations of corporate education software. What the panel really turned out to be was a bunch of ineffectual academics having a cat fight over who was more ineffectual. They all tried to outdo one another with stories of how management at their university prevented them from having any impact, and the winner seemed to be the panelist who accomplished the least. Seriously.This was only topped by the first question from the audience, which opened with: "I've learned a new word at this conference, and I'm going to use it here: monetize..." Seriously? I now have a new rule for conferences: Stay away from all education topics. The ratio of people with opinions to people who can/are having impact is way too high. How to Create a Great Company CultureThis is a tough topic, and one in which there's no right answer or overarching theory. The only way to get data is to listen to anecdotes, and this session gave me a few more. Although to be fair, I probably could have spent the same hour reading blogs written by company founders and gotten more out of it. Sunday Keynote: Stephen Baker / Nate Silver InterviewInterviews with really passionate people are always a treat. Nate Silver fits the bill.From Flickr and Beyond: Lessons in Community ManagementI was baffled why Metafilter was invited to be on this panel. In a discussion of privacy policies, the director of operations from Metafilter said "We don't have one. We're not there yet." Despite obviously having the most to contribute, the representative from Youtube didn't share anything; his lawyer must have told him to keep his mouth shut. Overall this was let down.New Think for Old PublishersThis panel was deceptively described, and the audience was annoyed to find a group of publishers simply looking to scribble down suggestions rather than having a conversation about the industry. Fortunately, Clay Shirky was animated enough to heat things back up.Presenting Straight to the BrainRunning a panel on better ways to use slides and graphics where each panelist presents slides might seem a bit hubristic, not they pulled it off. Take home: Use your slides to tell a story.How to Protect Your Brand Without Being a Jerk!This powerhouse panel was interrupted a mere 15 minutes in by a self-described-artist-from-Europe who raised (and shook) his hand for 5 minutes until the moderator eventually gave in. His question: "Do I need to copyright my songs? No really, do I need to copyright each one?" This softball opened a pandora's box of stupid questions from audience members clearly unable to format their questions into that tricky search engine text box. Monday Keynote: Virginia Heffernan / James Powderly InterviewJames Powderly is a friend and deeply fascinating individual. I wish this interview had been longer so they could have gotten deeper into his motivations and experiences. Advertising is Entertaining - Who's Selling Out?I came out of this session thinking it was pretty good. However, on further reflection, since it was more conversation than lecture, and lots of people had the opportunity to speak their mind, I was just happy no one said anything particularly stupid. This should give you a sense of my expectations at this stage at SXSW.New Threats to New Media: Fair Use On TrialThis was an excellent panel, particularly because Jason Schultz ran a very tight ship, kept things moving, and prevented questions from derailing the session. In my opinion, all three videos shown were clear examples of fair use, and I would have appreciated one that was a little closer to the line, but the session overall was still both enjoyable and useful. Building Strong Online CommunitiesWhile too general to have any actionable items, this was still pretty good. It's also fun to hear Drew Curtis's irreverent opinion on community. Tuesday Keynote: Chris Anderson / Guy Kawasaki ConversationThis made me really look forward to Chris Anderson's coming book Free. Guy Kawasaki did a fantastic job moderating, especially with respect to mocking people who ask questions just to insert a pitch for themselves, and limiting meaningless follow-up "questions."Nom Nom Nom: The Secrets of Successful FoodbloggingGet a DSLR, all other rules of successful blogging apply.The parties and evening events were good. I enjoyed Dorkbot Austin and Plutopia, and still think often of the food at The Salt Lick. The Web Awards were surprisingly fun. We were up against some much bigger names, and Flickr won (which in my opinion, was the expected value; I use Flickr at least weekly, if not more). Baratunde Thurston emceed, and he kept it spirited and fast-paced. His interludes were funny, and when no one from Flickr showed up to claim their award, he claimed it for them. "I remember really wanting to share some photos online..." I've been to other conferences where the parties are fun, the talks are engaging, and you come away with a laundry list of actionable items that will make measurable improvements in your business (or life). The SXSW interactive conference has all the ingredients to make that happen, which is why it's so disappointing when it doesn't come together.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Instructables at Web 2.0 conference's Launch Pad

Instructables will be launching a new product at the Launch Pad workshop as part of the Web 2.0 conference. Hopefully we'll be finished with it by then.... ! Press release here

Posted by ewilhelm 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago


Instructacon: The Robot Says Goodbye

Saturday the 26th was the official end of Instructacon, Instructables first conference hosted by the Robot itself!This year, we had a whopping two attendees: The elusive Jessyratfink, and the unpronounceable Zachninme.There was free lunch, build sessions, BBQ's, novel sports, bike rides, random interviews, and plain (muffin) wholesome fun! Unfortunately, as all good things must come to an end, the Robot eventually had to part with its guests, and forcefully took them to the nearest human shipping facility, as soon as it had the spare time. Jessyratfink was politely escorted back Sunday morning, and Zachninme was shipped off Tuesday morning.We do miss our attendees dearly, and hope to see more of you at the next Instructacon!Documentation below

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Laser Etching at Web 2.0 Expo

We've been at the Web 2.0 conference using our Epilog to laser etch all sorts of things for free. The biggest job that we did was a complete tattoo on a brand new MacBook Pro that a gadget blogger from Chile bought the previous day just for this! It was the biggest job of the show and took 26 minutes to do. Other etches usually take a lot less time as most people are etching phones (lots of iPhones).Check out some of our awesome pictures. Bring in your gear tomorrow, and we'll give it a tattoo too!More Links: CNET loved us Wired was inspired Fayer Wayer article with more pics Fabulous fractals QR codes more QR codes ... and a bit more video

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


what kind of camera ius needed to do an E3 conference like nintendo does?

What kind of camera can look at the person or people on the stage and then the big screen the game is played on? or both views at once?

Asked by rich4124 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


ideaCity in Toronto

50 presenters are gathering in Toronto, Canada for a free-for-all forum of ideas at ideaCity '08. Headlining the list of bright presenters and talents is Margaret Atwood, critically acclaimed author of the Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin. While there is a hefty price to attend, the conference can be viewed via streaming pay-per-view video feed on the web.Link via Geekdad

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Join me at the Craftcation Conference in Ventura, CA - March 21-24

  Have y'all heard of this? I heard about the Craftcation Conference last year and wanted to go so badly, but I had just moved to California and was still getting settled. But this year I'll be there, along with some other fancy Instructables ladies! (Scoochmaroo is presenting three different times over the weekend, and angelabchua will be there too!)  If you're near California and you love to craft or if you own a small business you should make the trip. :D It's going to be held in Ventura, CA at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Click here to check out ticket prices and find out more about all the awesome things your tickets will cover! Registration closes March 1st so you better get on it! Tickets are available for the whole weekend, and you can even get a daily ticket for just Friday or Saturday. You should check out the schedule - there are so many amazing workshops and speakers I can't handle it. I have no idea how I'll choose where to go each day! The 2013 schedule includes: SMALL BUSINESS: starting a creative business, social media & PR, wholesale, retail, craft fairs, ETSY, legal & financial, publishing and more! DIY CRAFT WORKSHOPS: sewing, knitting, soap from scratch, photography, letterpress, terrariums, bookbinding and more! DIY FOOD WORKSHOPS: pickling & fermentation, artisan ice cream, salted caramels, farm to fork meals, seasonal jams, rustic italian cooking and more! COMMUNITY EVENTS: happy hour networking, bbq opening celebration, pop-up shop, yoga, dance party and more! (link to www.craftcationconference.com) Still not sold? Check out this video from last year's Craftcation:   Craftcation 2012 from Letter Box Films on Vimeo.   You know you need to come. It's going to be so much fun! :D

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Craftcation 2013 Recap

As you might have seen, I recently went to Craftcation 2013 with scoochmaroo and angelabchua! It was super fun and I learned tons of things, including soap making, macrame, paper embroidery and how to make bitters and limoncello. Below I've included some photos from the trip. Ventura is a really pretty town and the people at Craftcation were wonderful. :D Important things to note in the photos: Angie got in trouble at the Ventura pier. I made soap on the first day. Soap making was really interesting and we got to wear all types of safety equipment and use lye! It was really simple to do and my soap turned out perfect. I can't wait to share the recipe with you guys! Opening night, Sarah had a booth for making painted wooden bangles, there was live music and drinks, and the line for food was really long. Because I only think with my stomach I mentioned to Angie that we should sit near the food - score one for my stomach intuition! Sarah also had fun with the tent prop outside. Look at the cute little campfire! Did I mention Ventura was pretty? Cause it is. On the second day I made bitters and limoncello - they're no where near ready yet but they already smell just as good as some of the fancy store bought bitters I have at home. This is another thing I'd love to share here - it was fun and the results are great. Plus, a good excuse to do a little drinking (or tasting, whatever.) in the afternoon. :D I also made a macrame plant hanger on day 2 - I've always loved these. Turns out they're much easier to make than I thought. I found a rock on the beach that had a face so I took him home with me. We made lego jewelry! Sarah ran a table along with Angie on the third night and it was a huge hit. All the things I made during Craftcation: a macrame plant hanger, a painted wooden bangle, a lego heart necklace, a new pair of lego earrings, two types of bitters (grapefruit + dandelion root and lemon + lavender + cinnamon + hibiscus) and lemon/lime limoncello, two pounds of soap, and three embroidered paper pieces! All in all, it was really good conference! I made a business plan for myself, learned some new crafts, met tons of new people and networked networked networked. I definitely recommend it for makers, crafters, foodies and small business owners. There are tons of things I learned that I wouldn't have otherwise. Check out the #craftcation hashtag on twitter and instagram to see more pictures of the conference, or check out the website. :D

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


Free DIY conference on December 1st!

I'm helping to organize an online DIY conference with lots of tips, ideas, demos, and conversations with Theresa from MyFixitUpLife. We will have holiday DIY experts sharing kid crafts, woodworking, decor, as well as some great holiday drink and food ideas! It's all streaming online, so you can join in whenever you like from wherever you are. December 1st from 12-4pm PST (3-7pm EST) Come check it out :) https://diycon.splashthat.com/

Posted by HannahR24 3 years ago


Related to, but seperate from: July Change of Plans...

I finally broke down and asked the HOPE Conference people for some help, because I was unable to attend the Hope conference, with the ticket (since it was stated clearly at the time I bought it, that it was non-refundable).  They could not, but one person offered to buy it. This is great news, if he comes through and actually does pay for it. BUT, if he doesn't,  I haven't lost anything further. Just bringing you all up to speed on the last thing that needed done before I was free of worrying about the conference.  

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


"Ask the Experts" DVD launch.

A few users may have heard about me speaking at a conference with some other youths to 350 people, this was the launch of a great DVD made to help teachers, counsellors, youth workers and many other people understand about bereavement from a teenager's or a child's perspective. It was a great project collaboration between Cruse Bereavement Care, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer care and Barnardos. I was on this project from the planning stage, after the grant from the Big deal lottery Fund had been approved. The project took us to the Share centre on a planning day followed by a weekend where we got all the footage for the final project. Not long after the same project took me to Westminster Abbey to speak to MP's and Lords about the state of government help and counselling for bereaved children and teenagers, that initiative was started by MP Alex Davey who was in the same position as a teenager and hopes to improve care for these things throughout the UK. The project was a great thing to do and I personally enjoyed the hoohah out of it. The end product is a great resource and I would really recommend it to any teacher or counsellor who deals with teens, it could help a lot of people, even the likes of clergymen and ministers. I'm not just saying this because I'm in it but that surely helps, it was received really well by everyone at the conference which broached many topics and had a lot of interesting material at it. We also did another youth panel though this time we were asked set questions about the project rather than the audience be able to ask. The DVD should be available from cruse soon, I honestly do think it's worthwhile...Some press about the launch... Medicalnewstoday.comPress release[

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


K'Nex at the Web2.0 conference

Hey there.I'm sitting at the Web2.0 expo in downtown SF, eating lunch with one hand and typing with the other. There are lots of smart nerdy people here, and when I've properly woken up I'll probably talk to more of them. If you're at the conference and reading this, come find me and I'll give you a robot sticker!The fun part: I'm going to present a quick talk at the evening session about the K'Nex guns here on Instructables! Most of the people here are too old to have grown up with K'Nex, but they'll think it's really cool. I'll update this evening to let you know how it went.

Posted by canida 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


My school is hosting a 1-day Student Council Conference with the theme "Art". Any ideas?

Well, the conference is next November and I want to take it in a modern art/tech direction. I am thinking along the lines of the Wire map project and those hanging LED modules that twinkle when cell phones go off. It's a large brick building with yellow tiled walls. Any ideas?

Asked by userhck 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago



International Band

I was thinking, wouldn't it be cool if someone could start a band where each member has never met before and lived in another part of of the world. For recording and coming up with songs they would sort of make a conference call or a webcam conference and meet up that way. They would then send each of they're recordings of their part that they played together to one person who combined them for the song. I don't know just one of my random thoughts. Interesting though.

Posted by Rockerx 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Good activities for a NGO? Answered

Hello ! Some friends want me to help them set up a NGO, they want to make conferences , showing documentaries and plan debates about them, go into other people conferences and "advertise" for the NGO ... But we are still looking for other activities that could appeal people which are not member of the NGO , bring them , make them want to be member , activities which could keep the members dynamic and good worker. If you have ideas , I would be glad to hear them. Thank you for reading

Asked by Anykey 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Instructables team interview: Eric and Leah

Leah and I were interviewed by Eddie Codel of PodTech Network during the Web 2.0 conference. The original post is here and I've embedded the video below. Enjoy!

Posted by ewilhelm 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago


Instructables team interview: Eric and Leah

Leah and I were interviewed by Eddie Codel of PodTech Network during the Web 2.0 conference. The original post is here and I've embedded the video in the forums here.

Posted by ewilhelm 12 years ago


What type of PAINT can be used to paint over logos on denier polyester conference or tote bags?

You know those denier polyester shoulder or tote bags that you get from conferences or promo giveaways? I'd like to paint over the logos or text that were screen printed on them, making them more attractive and fun for everyday use (rather than being a walking billboard). What kind of paint adheres to the denier polyester and is opaque enough to cover existing logos/text and also does not rub/wash off?

Asked by vicki94530 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How can I extend my stay in UK?

Hello I hope that you are fine. I need to seek advice in a matter related to my visa/stay extension in UK. I am an international student and have done Masters this year, hence have a tier 4 visa. My visa is going to expire on 3rd of February  next year. There is a good chance that I might stay in UK for a year or two if I get an extension of 2-3 weeks as there is a good chance that I might work for the university from which I graduated. The only hindrance in my way is that it would be until end of January that the job that I am interested in, would be advertised. The description in the job will be well suited to the area of my expertise, so there is a good change that I'll get it. Furthermore I wanted to add that I have been working for the same university for a period of two months as a research assistant, but it was a contract based job and has already been finished. Can I get a tier 2 visa on the basis of that? In addition to that I have a conference paper to be presented in April. the deadline for the submission of abstract is 21/12/12, and I'll submit an abstract before I reach the deadline. I'll receive confirmation that my paper has been included in the conference within one and half month. Will I be able to extend my visa based on my conference paper? I have read on the UK boarder agency website that if you want to appear in a conference then you'll have to apply for a business visa, and it was enlisted that for this visa category you might not have any intentions to work in UK. Can my student visa be extended based on my conference paper and can I apply for visa extension a week or two before that date of my visa expiry? It would be really nice if you could help me out with this mess as my hopes are diminishing as the days pass by. Kind Regards

Asked by raishikoh 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


I got my MAKER FAIRE ticket todahy ! Queens, NYC

 I am REALLY looking forward to this, especially since I missed going to the last HOPE conference. Maker Faire !!!!

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Sticker business cards

Check out these sweet business cards + stickers that our new intern bofthem made for me. I've been handing them out like candy at the various conferences I've attended in the past week. Everyone loves getting stickers!

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


How do you make glass that turns opaque with electric current?

I saw a conference room with glass walls to seperate it from the cubes. You can flip a switch and the glass walls go from transparent to opaque. Is this a DIY project possible?

Asked by 2schnauzers 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Need Help in Choosing a Microphone?

I am a  conference speaker that needs to have his own microphone. Had to cope with crappy mics, I need a recommendation for a good wireless microphone ( handheld and lavalier combo). Am  looking at Shure BLX 1288/CVL. Need advice and recommendation. 

Asked by JacksonA2 3 years ago


I want the background noise!

I have a recording of a conference call I have to transcribe. Unfortunately the recorder was placed near a noisy co-worker, who has become the main sound during the recording. Is there some way to pull out and enhance what is now the background noise, my important call?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How do you set up a live feed of a speaker to broadcast to a screen at a conference?

I have the camera and screen? What else do I need? Mixer, Cables?I want to be able to tape the speaker and have it broadcast to a bigger screen for the participants.

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Multi-color Wizard Wands Almost Ready for the Harry Potter Conference

Only a few hours before her floo powder flight to Harry Potter summer camp (Terminus), Christy is madly making Wizard Wands in an assortment of colors. Why pink? You'll have to ask her directly for those gory details.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Squid Labs video on the Disappearing Factory

Innovation Lab recently put together a conference and asked Squid Labs to start it off by talking about the disappearing factory. Unfortunately, we weren't able to attend, and so sent this video instead. In it, Saul, Tim, and I stare into a sunset and talk about what we think is the disappearing factory.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


how do I tear up a t shirt to make look femanine for a church conference?

I am singing on the praise team and we are wearing the thing I hate the most a man's tee! I ordered mine 2 sizes too big so that I could cut it up and make it look femanin

Asked by elscolon 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Help finding scholarly sources

As many of you know, I am a Global Warming skeptic. However, I am still continuing my research and I would prefer to get my information directly from scholarly sources--conference papers in particular. Unfortunately, I am finding that the HUGE amount of rhetoric surrounding the issue are thumping my normally skillful use of Google into oblivion. I have found some links to various AMS conferences, but they have been mostly unrelated topics--lightning, ocean wave angle rates, etc.What I hope to gain from reviewing related papers, is an idea of what we KNOW about climate change and what we are only guessing at, information that is terribly difficult to find on the interweb.Any scholarly links would be appreciated.And to show examples (in a different field) of what I am looking for:A list of SIGGRAPH white papers.A scholarly paper on tone matching.Much thanks,Royal

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


SXSW To BE covered by NPR

The South by Southwest music festival and conference is rapidly approaching (Mar. 16-20) and NPR Music will be there again this year, webcasting a bunch of full concerts, live online. This year, you'll be able to watch the shows with our live video stream from three shows: two official SXSW showcases and our annual NPR Music party... by Robin Hilton   The (not so missing) link....

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Skype live show.

I have an idea for a live show on skype.  However I need to work out some details for it, such as when to host it.  Everyone listening in can be in a conference call with me, and so forth. My skype name is dj_jazzy_jeff1, but if you want to participate, you must tell me your skype name in the comments and be willing to contribute if I am to add you to the contacts list.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


I broke my thumb

I just broke my left thumb last night i will now comment less cause it's a pain to type (unless all of a sudden it gets better). Now i have one disfunctional hand that can't do much i have to go to TSA national conference in a couple days for a week. I was working on an instructable, but now it's going really slope/stop

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


A cool I'ble at OHM2013 hackers festival.

No Maker Faire this time but the biggest Europeen Hacker/Maker festival in the north of The Netherlands. 3000 hackers from all over the world came together for 5 days to share knowledge, skills and friendship. IamWe was there with his son to join lectures, workshops, conferences and party's all over the place. As extra I made an I'ble and a short impression of the event. Enjoy...

Posted by IamWe 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Last Call: Core77 Greener Gadgets Competition

Final reminder: the deadline for the Core77 Greener Gadgets Competition is coming up on the 15th!It's a great match with our Green Year 2009 theme, and run by the awesome folks at Core 77. Note that there's nothing to stop you from entering your Green Gadgets winning design into some of our later Green contests on Instructables, and vice versa. This is your last week to submit your designs, so get cracking!Official blurb:In association with CEA, Core77 is proud to announce the launch of this year's Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2009, challenging designers to create the next generation of greener gadgets. Once again, finalists will be JUDGED LIVE at the Greener Gadgets Conference, this year slated for February 27th in New York City. Prize money is $3000 for 1st Place, $1000 each for 2nd and 3rd Places.We were thrilled with the response from last year's competition, and in addition to the prize money, winners, finalists, and several notables received an incredible amount of press from magazines and websites around the world. Since this year's competition will also incorporate public online voting during the 2-week period before the conference, top designs will be receive unprecedented media attention. This is an amazing chance to use design to contribute positively, and to show the potential of sustainable design practice, so we encourage all designers to get in the game!Deadline is January 15th, 2009. Here's what you need to get started:OverviewThis year's Greener Gadgets Conference will take place on February 27, 2009 in New York City. (http://www.greenergadgets.com). As part of the event, Greener Gadgets has once again partnered with Core77 to generate outstanding design innovations for greener electronics. This design competition challenges established design firms, emerging designers, and design students to come up with new and innovative solutions to address the issues of energy, carbon footprint, health and toxicity, new materials, product lifecycle, and social development. The top 50 entries will be published on the web for voting and commenting, and top finalists will be showcased live at the Greener Gadgets Conference for judging by an expert panel. Awards will be given out at the end of the conference program, and winners will be showcased on Core77.com, GreenerGadgets.com, CE.org, and Inhabitat.com.Design BriefWe invite designers to explore the concept of "Greener Gadgets." Designs should seek to minimize the environmental impact of consumer electronic devices at any stage in the product lifecycle. Areas of sustainability to consider include:1. Energy2. Materials / Lifecycle / Recycling3. Social & Educational DevelopmentParticipants are encouraged to consider their designs as part of the entire product ecosystem, and should think as holistically as possible. Designers may choose to focus their entries on a particular area of human enterprise (learning, playing, communicating, etc.), or a particular context (work, home, school, etc.), a particular material, or a specific device. Entries may also seek to create new paradigms for products and services.Ultimately, we are looking for "great gadgets" of the greener kind.All rules, registration and schedule at the site. URL: http://www.core77.com/greenergadgets/

Posted by canida 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


What are the best iPhone data plans in Portugal and Spain?

I will be traveling in Portugal and Spain (attending the OFFF 2009 Conference) and would like to use my unlocked 2G iPhone to check email and check Instructables. I am currently an AT&T; subscriber, but their international data plans are too expensive -- $.0195/KB or so. Are there providers in Portugal and Spain that will allow me to buy a month's worth of unlimited data usage for a reasonable price?

Asked by ewilhelm 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago