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Making Maker Cities
Ilyssa Meyer, Etsy
The way we make things is changing. Instead of mass production, consumer demand is driven by the search for artisanal goods. Artists turn undesirable neighborhoods into booming hubs of creativity. With new local manufacturing and microbusiness opportunities, we are poised to create job growth and economic prosperity within our communities. However, cities miss the boat if they don’t create an environment that supports business innovation, skills alignment, and entrepreneurial training. Join this session to hear about how cities have prepared for the next wave of economic development, with a focus on creative industries and the emerging maker movement.
collaboration, impact investing, inclusion, neighborhood economics, social entrepreneurship, startups
Ilyssa Meyer, Manager of Public Policy and Research at Etsy
Emily Robbins, National League of Cities Nicole Heckman, Made By Project in Memphis Derek Ozkal, The Kauffman Foundation
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN