At the 2022 MACo Summer Conference, an expert panel discussed the ins and outs of makerspaces.
Increasingly, Maryland’s makerspaces provide greater service to the communities they serve, including providing spaces for gathering and civic engagement, economic development and entrepreneurial inspiration, and central hubs for service delivery. Local governments around the state help empower and support these innovative spaces, and there is ample opportunity to do so moving forward. In this MACo Summer Conference 2022 session, panelists explored local case studies, best practices, and lessons learned from local makerspaces making a difference in their communities and how local governments can partner with them to better serve constituencies.
- Will Holman, Executive Director, Open Works
- Rick Blanton, Director, Technical Operations , A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
- Andrea Berstler, Executive Director, Carrol County Public Libraries
- The Honorable Delegate Jason Buckel