Assistive Technology Makers' Fair
Join Us for the Make AT for All Conference and Expo!
The AT Makers’ Fair will inspire participants to become creative problem solvers, bringing together makers of all abilities to share ideas, develop new skills and enhance innovations for persons with disabilities. The Fair will empower individuals with the methods, materials and know-how needed to efficiently create everyday just-in-time devices and technologies. Join us! Novice to veteran makers of all ages and abilities are welcome.
- Conference kick off with inspiring AT maker movement leaders
- Hands-on learning workshops
- AT Invention Contest
- Make AT Café Makerspace
- Exhibition hall of vendors and program booths
More than 200 assistive technology makers including individuals with disabilities, family members, caregivers, educators, administrators, therapists, and program directors
The AT Makers For All Planning Committee Includes Representatives From:
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Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the The Courtyard by Marriott, which is adjacent to the Grappone Conference Center, for $169 per night. Make your reservation today by calling 603-225-0303. Use the code INDC.
- Hotel direction: 25 miles S
- This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
- Courtesy Phone Available
- Alternate transportation: Grace Limousine; fee: 50 USD (one way) ;reservation required
- Estimated taxi fare: 50 USD (one way)
- Driving directions from Manchester Airport: Take I-293 North to I-93 North. Take exit 15 West (N. Main St.) Take first right at flashing lights onto Commercial Street. Follow 1/4 mile to Constitution Ave.
- Hotel direction: 70 miles N
- This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
- Alternate transportation: Tom The Chauffeur; fee: 120 USD (one way); reservation required
- Estimated taxi fare: 120 USD (one way)
- Bus service, fee: 26 USD (one way)
- Driving directions: Take I 93 North into New Hampshire, Exit 15 W Take first right- Commercial Street. Hotel is 1/4 mile on the right
The conference will kick off with two AT Talks by Therese Willkomm and Bill Binko, inspiring AT maker movement leaders.
Therese Willkomm is known nationally & internationally as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology" and is the author of 22 publications including Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions. She is currently the Director of the New Hampshire Statewide Assistive Technology Program (ATinNH) with the Institute on Disability and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She has been engaged in providing/managing assistive technology services for over 30 years in the areas of home, school, and worksite modifications for persons with disabilities.
Bill Binko is founder of ATMakers.org, a non-profit organization focused on introducing Makers and Assistive Technology users and give these two communities the tools they need to collaborate. Bill is also the co-founder of LessonPix.com, an online tool for teachers and specialists working with the special needs community. Prior to joining the AT and SPED communities, he spent over 20 years working as an engineer for Fortune 500 companies as a consultant for Perot Systems, Dell, and Tribridge. This combination has left him with a unique perspective of both the Maker and AT worlds and the incredible opportunities to collaborate.
Schedule at a Glance
|8:00 am||Registration / Exhibitors|
|8:30 am||Welcome & Keynote|
|9:15 am||Break / Exhibitors / Make AT Café|
|9:45 am||Session 1|
|10:30 am||Break / Exhibitors / Make AT Café|
|11:00 am||Session 2|
|12:45 pm||Session 3|
|1:30 pm||Break / Exhibitors / Make AT Café|
|2:00 pm||Session 4|
|2:45 pm||Break / Exhibitors / Make AT Café|
|3:15 pm||Session 5|
|4:00 pm||AT Invention Contest Awards|
Make AT Café
Come to the Make AT Café and learn to quickly create your own multi-use AT solutions!
- Create and take home, 10+ AT devices, valued at $500+, if purchased commercially.
- Acquire new skills in using various tools and materials.
- Network and learn with AT makers throughout North America.
AT Invention Contest
Makers Making Dreams Come True
WE WANT YOU!
Attention all makers, inventors, tinkerers, and creators of contraptions, gizmos, and gadgets, come share your ideas to help individuals with disabilities overcome everyday challenges.
Tinkerers and makers are changing the world and making dreams come true every day for individuals with disabilities. Come exhibit your invention at the Assistive Technology Invention Contest during the AT Makers' Fair and compete to be the 2018 Maker of the Year. Fair attendees will vote for their favorite inventions and the top three makers will be awarded prizes. All levels of experience are welcome!
Download the Invention Contest Flyer.
Maker Movement Programs
- Connecting to Makers and Quality Open AT projects
- Creating STEM-Based Accessible Educational Materials Using 3D Printing
Kelsey Hall, Bryan Monesson-Olson, and Dennis Spencer
- Just Do It! - In Your Community – Ordinary People Design and Build Extraordinary Assistive Tools for Children with Disabilities
- Make&Take: A Professional Learning Collaboration
Rhianon Gutierrez, Jennifer McKee-Heinstein, Mary Marcella, Laura Henry, and Aubrey Rubin
- Pi for Everybody: An AT+Edu Partnership
- Local Engineering: Tapping into STEM/Robotics Clubs for AT Solutions
Methods, Materials, Tools and Resources for Making
- Cardboard Magic! - Adaptive Design Greater Philadelphia
Russ Goldstein and Kim Singleton
- Plastics: Explore 10 Plastic Materials for Making Solutions in Minutes
- 30 AT Solutions You Can Make with VELCRO ® Brand Fasteners
- Cut, Connect, Heat and Bend – Develop Skills in Using 10 Fabrication Tools for Making AT in Minutes
- Tapes: Explore 15 Specialty Tapes for Making AT in Minutes
Making for Vision, Hearing and Cognitive Impairments
- Making AT for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Create Accessible Books Through Junk Drawer Hacks & More
- Creating Books and More with Book Creator
- Making Devices for Blind and Low Vision
- Making AT for Individuals Who Experience Cognitive Challenges
Diana Petschauer & Laura Davies
Making for Orthopedic Impairments
- Making Low Cost AAC Access Solutions
- Making Switch Adapting Toys
Janelle Bauerle and Bill Bauerle
- Making Hand-free AT Solutions
- Making AT - High Tech to Low Tech
Devin Hamilton and Mo Aburmeileh
Bringing Maker Ideas to the Market Place
- AT Maker to Patenting Inventions: A Personal Journey
David Morgan / Future In Sight
- From AT Maker to AT Manufacture - Steps to Commercialization of your Invention
Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT)
- Entrepreneurial Resources for AT Makers
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
The AT Makers’ Fair will inspire individuals to become creative problem solvers by empowering them with the methods, materials, and resources needed to efficiently create every day solutions. The conference and expo supports just in time technology device delivery through rapid fabrication and device deployment techniques, inspiring all generations to develop innovative skills and enhance emerging technologies.
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Special Recognition Opportunities
Support the AT Makers’ Fair through exclusive sponsorship options. In addition to the specific benefits noted below, all of the special recognition opportunities include the following:
- Half-page advertisement in the program guide
- Three complimentary registrations
- Two exhibitor tables
- Logo included on event signage
- Social media mentions
- Recognition on event website
Coffee/Refreshment - $2,000
- Exclusive branding of coffee/refreshment space
- Exclusive naming opportunity: Your Business Name Coffee/Refreshment Station printed on all event materials
Lunch - $3,500
- Exclusive branding of lunch space
- Exclusive naming opportunity: Your Business Name Lunch printed on all materials
- Opportunity for product placement within lunch area
Make AT Café - $4,000
Participants will learn to build amazing assistive technology solutions in minutes using various plastics, adhesives, and fasteners at an assortment of maker stations in the Make AT Café. The Café will be a place where people can eat, drink, create, socialize, network, and learn from one another.
- Exclusive branding of Make AT Café space
- Company logo on Café wall
- Exclusive naming opportunity: Your Business Name Make AT Café printed on all materials
AT Invention Contest - $5,000
This contest will allow makers of innovative assistive technology, that have the potential for commercialization, to display their innovation to our national audience. This event will be exhibited all day in the main hallway. Attendees will vote on the best adaptive contraption and inventors will receive special recognition and awards at the end of the day.
- Exclusive naming opportunity: Your Business Name AT Invention Contest printed on all event materials and posted within the space
- Exclusive branding of the AT Invention Contest space
- Opportunity for product placement within the AT Invention Contest space
- Special recognition during AT Invention Contest Awards
Benefits of exhibiting:
- Cost: $400
- 6’ by 30” draped and skirted table
- Complimentary registrations for two exhibitor representatives
- Dedicated time for participants to visit exhibitor tables
- Company listing in program guide, including logo, company description and contact
Program advertisements are full color and printed on 8.5” x 11” paper.
- Full page: $750
- Half page: $500
- Quarter page: $250
In Kind Opportunities
Are you interested in making an in-kind donation or getting involved through a blend of in-kind and monetary support? We would love to talk to you! Please contact Stacy Driscoll (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Date & Time
- Includes access to the conference, fabrication of 5 multi-use devices, lunch, refreshments, and CEU’s.
- State and National CEUs available.