October 9-11, 2020
Hosted by Columbia University Teachers College

Making as Resistance and Resilience


While we had hoped to gather together in NYC this fall for a postponed, but in-person, FabLearn 2020, due to the unstable and shifting COVID-19 scenario worldwide, and the ongoing regulations forbidding large gatherings at Columbia University, FabLearn NYC 2020 will be held online Oct. 9-11. All papers, posters, and workshops will still be published. We are currently working with our track chairs on how we can provide a compelling and engaging format for this unique hands-on conference and will keep the community informed. All registrations will be refunded, and a new registration process will be announced.

Stay tuned, and see you in virtual New York in October!



The FabLearn Conferences bring together key influencers and thought-leaders from around the world in education, policy-making, academia, design, research, and maker communities to learn, present, and discuss digital fabrication in education, the maker culture, hands-on learning, and instructional tools.

The conference features:

  • World-renowned keynote speakers,
  • Panels of cutting-edge researchers, educators and students
  • Demonstrations of the latest technology, and
  • Immersive hands-on workshops.

The conference has two primary goals:

  • To establish the current “state of the field” by gathering information about the work conducted by those in the field, and
  • To disseminate information about best practices and tools, and connect researchers with practitioners, policy-makers, and pioneering educators.

Conference Theme

The conference theme in 2020 is ‘Making as Resistance and Resilience’.