OPPORTUNITY TO MEET BEFORE 2025
To ensure that the FABx conference in 2025 is the most amazing and enjoyable event possible, we’ve decided to host a series of three pre-events leading up to the main event. These gatherings will provide a fantastic opportunity for us to reconnect in person after a prolonged period of isolation, and they’ll allow us to identify and discuss the most pressing issues facing European FabLabs. During these events, we’ll explore ways to work collaboratively to address these challenges while also taking time to socialize and build relationships with new friends and partners.
We recognize that the main event is for you, and we want to ensure that it’s everything you hope it will be. That’s why we’re inviting you to be a part of this journey with us. We believe that by working together and sharing our insights and ideas, we can create something truly special that will benefit us all. So, are you ready to join us on this exciting adventure?
PRAGUE, 2.–3. 6. 2022
BRNO, 29.–31. 3. 2023
We’ve already held two successful pre-events and established a working group. With the main event coming up soon, we’re ramping up our collaboration efforts to ensure we create an incredible experience for everyone involved. With the momentum building, we’re confident that our hard work and dedication will pay off. We can’t wait to see the outcome of our efforts and share this fantastic movement with everyone.
The pre-event was all about catching up in person after a long time, meeting new friends and having open discussions in a relaxed and informal setting. There was a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation in the air as people caught up with old friends and met new faces. We visited 3 Prague makerspaces, got a tour of the famous Prusa Factory and took the first steps in preparing for the main event.
During the second pre-event, our main goal was to come together as a group to plan and shape the main FABx event in 2025. We spent a significant amount of time exploring the various opportunities that were available to us and brainstorming ways to take advantage of them. The discussions were lively and engaging, with everyone eager to contribute their expertise and insights. However, it wasn’t all work and no play at the pre-event. We took a break to visit a local FabLab, where we had the chance to meet local makers and see their impressive creations. We also had a “fuckup & bigup” night, where we shared stories of our past failures and successes, which helped to strengthen our sense of community and camaraderie. Overall, the second pre-event was a great success, providing us with valuable insights and ideas as we move forward with planning the main FABx event. The time we spent together also helped to build stronger bonds within our community, which will undoubtedly be beneficial in the future.