Greetings From The Road During This Holiday Season—However
You’re Celebrating It! I’m Visiting Family In Berkeley, California…
So Please Forgive Me If This Update On Our Planned
“NY3DP NetWeek 2014” Is Brief…
NY3DP NetWeek is a new event—meant to build on the momentum from our successful
September NY3DP Summits. You recall Summits was a series of investigatory,
research and innovation-focused Roundtables around 3D Printing & Digital Fabrication (3DP).
We populated these Summits‘ Roundtables with BOTH 3DP thought leaders, topic experts
and cross-sector gurus AND their like numbers in specific and important target niches of our
society. By integrating, contrasting and comparing, we sought to illuminate the power
of 3DP. So, we examined 3DP vis a vis six different major segments of our technological,
commercial, social and political lives here in New York City and State—as we advance deeper
into the 21st Century.
These six, aligned Summits‘ segments were:
- Local Economic Development,
- Software & Design,
- Public Policy and
- New York City as the World’s First 3DP Industrial-Segment Cluster.
Here are three examples from this list—culled from our Summits‘ Vlog reports on
individual sessions. By using 3DP/DigiFab systems, educators (“3DP & Kids“) are teaching
both children and adults about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Entrepreneurs are employing these (“New Industrial Revolution“) systems to create
new startups and employ people. And, EDOs (Economic Development Organizations) are
helping their local commercial communities to learn about and use these (“Printing Up Jobs“)
systems to build their existing enterprises.
3DP Media’s Mission
You’ll recall what we’re about at 3DP Media. We’re deep in our revolutionary world
of 3DP. In this tech-disruptor space, we’re a media house, think tank and event producer.
(And, recently we’ve added product creator—because our original three activities give us
a unique view into further business opportunities. BUT, that discussion is for another post…)
All of these three commercial activities help form our knowledge platform—a knowledge-base intended for your further empowerment within our revolutionary 3DP world…
Events are key to our knowledge platform building. Person-to-person is still the most effective way to build relationships, exchange ideas and conspire to improve the mutual future.
So, we created September’s NY3DP Summits to study the impact of 3DP/Digital Fabrication technological disruption—and opportunities!—on our New York-wide commerce and common-good. We succeeded!
Now, we’re intent on doing it again. AND, better! Here’s the current profile of our NY3DP NetWeek 2014:
- Now scheduled for the end of May 2014;
- As a multi-venue, multi-topic, multi-sponsor five-day event-set;
- Held in various locations in tech-centric New York City;
- But will connect with New York State “partner” venues via telecom;
- All sessions will be recorded for future use in Vlogs and Webinars;
- Will build further on the six topics of Summits;
- Probably adding four to five more topics;
- Some topics will contain multiple session tracks and
- Sponsors will be empowered with multiple modes of marketing.
3DP Media’s tagline is “Building Community Via 3D Printing!” We’re seeking to build a “big tent” to welcome-in EVERYone across a very-varied spectrum of interests and intents and ideologies. The Goal: the betterment of tech-empowered and humanity-centered community (at whatever scale) life in New York City and State.
I’ve intentionally kept the Summits‘ Event-Homepage up on this site (you can also find it under “Events” in the Main Nav Bar). It’s full of information about our 2013 Summits‘ agenda, the seminal ideas at issue and the people we recruited (dragooned?!) to engage them. And, the captured proceeds—via commentary and full-session videos.
NOW: on to NY3DP NetWeek 2014! We’ll have more to tell you in the next weeks and months.
So, C’mon Back! (And, Best of the Season…)