Continue development of a professional community that brings together personnel from student shops and making spaces from a broad array of post-secondary educational institutions and disciplines to share case-studies and discuss common challenges such as: safety, training, inclusion, technology, finances, and equipment.
The focus of this year’s conference will center reopening student shops after the restrictions of the Covid pandemic. This half day virtual conference will offer presentations with Q&A sessions, a panel discussion and small group breakout sessions. The break sessions will afford the opportunity for discussion of panel topics and those additional topics raised by attendees. Further review of these discussions by the whole conference will focus on setting goals for further work by the members of SSMC to expand on the mission of the SSMC.
If it is safe to do so, this conference will occur in person at Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri.