3D/DC: 3D Printing Comes to the Nation’s Capital (2011)


UPDATE: Here is the video from this event

On April 28th, 2011 at 3D/DC, the 3D printing community will descend on Washington, DC to show policymakers what they are up to. Panels will introduce the 3D printing community to the DC policy community, and explore some of the policy issues that this disruptive technology will implicate. During a demonstration phase, you will be able to see this technology in action first hand, and speak one-on-one with people and companies on the cutting edge. Be the first person in your caucus, at your GS level, or on your adult kickball team to see 3D printing live. Click here to RSVP now for this free event!

1:00-1:15 - Registration (Rayburn House Office Building Room 2318)

1:15-1:25 - Introduction (Rayburn House Office Building Room 2318)

1:25-2:40 - Panel 1: Meet the Makers (Rayburn House Office Building Room 2318)

Cathy Lewis, VP of Global Marketing, 3D Systems

Dave Burns, President and COO, ExOne 

Hod Lipson, Co-Founder, Fab@Home 

Bre Pettis, Co-Founder, Makerbot 

Rick Pollack, Founder, Makergear 

Robert Schouwenburg, CTO, Shapeways 

Moderated by Andrew Lomeli, Outreach and Government Affairs Fellow, Public Knowledge

2:40-3:30 - Panel 2: How a Promising Technology Might Get Shelved (Rayburn House Office Building Room 2318)

Melba Kurman, Triple Helix Innovation, Co-Author of Factory@Home: The Emerging Economy of Personal Fabrication

Michael Weinberg, Public Knowledge, Author of It Will be Awesome if they Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology

Moderated by Nate Anderson, Senior Editor at Ars Technica

3:30-5:30 - Hands-on Demonstration Area (Rayburn Foyer)

3D Systems 

AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology 


Bathsheba Sculpture LLC 




Interactive Fabrication/Computational Design Lab 




Metrix Create:Space 

Open 3DP, University of Washington 


Rael San Fratello Architects 


Research Technology Enterprise Initiative/Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 

Reverse Space 


Society of Manufacturing Engineers 

Z Corp. 

To read the paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight over the Next Great Disruptive Technology, click the image below.

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