From Fab Lab Wiki - by NMÍ Kvikan
|The Events Portal|
|Events provide opportunities for the Fab Community to meet in person and share knowledge. Some events are formally organized around training, working development need, or by interest.|
- january 25-26: openning open edge, 6 avenue foch, 57730 Folschviller, Lorraine, France 
- june 31 - may 1st: FESTIVAL D, Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
- july 1-6: Faites du numérique, Brest, Bretagne, France
- July 2-8: Fab10 International Conference, Barcelona, Spain
- july 8-13: workshop Summerlab, Ping, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France
- august 8-10: fabfuse 2014, Amersfoort
- october: FabLAb Festival, Toulouse, Midi-pyrénées, France 
- Fab11 International Conference, Boston MA, USA
- Fab 9 Kamakura, Japan, 2013; http://fablabjapan.org; 田中浩也 (Hiroya Tanaka) email@example.com
- Fab 8 (also http://cba.mit.edu/events/12.08.FAB8/) New Zealand, 2012
- Fab 7 (also http://cba.mit.edu/events/11.08.FAB7/) Lima, Peru 2011
- Fab 6 (also http://cba.mit.edu/events/10.08.FAB6/) Netherlands 2010
- Fab 5 Pune, India, 2009
- Fab 4 Chicago, USA, 2007
- Fab 3 Pretoria, South Africa 2006
- Fab 2.5 Lyngen, Norway, 2005
- Global Fab Lab User Group Meeting. MIT (Fab 2 http://cba.mit.edu/events/05.01.fab/index.html), MIT, 2005
- NSF Site Visit http://cba.mit.edu/events/02.09.NSF/index.html (with the second (?) FabLab presentation), MIT, 2002
- CBA Kick off retreat http://cba.mit.edu/events/01.11.retreat/index.html (with the first FabLab presentation), MIT?, 2001
Fab-✱ are events in Europe that help to grow and link the national Fab Lab communities.
- Fab-✱ events events cover a topic that is relevant beyond any single FabLab; they attract significatly more than just the local community.
- Fab-✱ events are widely and publicly accessible.
- Fab-✱ events are about learning collectively.
- Fab-✱ events require a certain effort of self-organization.
- Fab-✱ events further Open Knowledge – their results are publicly and freely accessible (Open Access).
- Fab-✱ events are affordable for participants and organisers, and they are not dominated by one single financial sponsor.
- Bootcamp Lyngen
- Bootcamp Delhi
- Bootcamp Jan 2010 in Lyngen Norway
- Bootcamp Jan 2011 in Lyngen, Norway, Barcelona, Spain, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland,Lorrain County and Providence USA
- Bootcamp Dec 2011 in Chicago,USA
- Bootcamp Jan 2012, Distributed bootcamp
Workshops / Working Groups
- Makers Calendar by ultra-lab, a collaborative calendar about events related to open-hardware, digital fab, hacking, diy, etc. (can be added to google calendar and ical)
Archive: Past Events
- 17-22 September : Helsinki, Finland: OpenKnowledge Festival; special stream on making; http://okfestival.org/call-for-proposals/
- 17-19 May : Manchester, UK: FAB-✱ Manchester, European Fab Summit at Future Everything Festival; http://fabstar.org/manchester2012/; http://futureeverything.org/festival/; limited reduction options for Fab Lab community, see Extra Newsletter April 2012
- 23-25 May : Cotonou, Benin: E-learning Africa; http://www.elearning-africa.com/; a.o. presentation on Fab Labs; firstname.lastname@example.org
- 15-17 June : Bremen, Germany: FAB-✱ Education; conference; http://fab-education-bremen.blogspot.com/
- 15-25 June : Bremen, Germany: FAB-✱ Education; exhibition with workshops; http://fab-education-bremen.blogspot.com/
- 23-28 July : Nantes, France : Summer lab
- 28 July - 4 August : Atlanta, USA: 9th International Summer School on Gaming/Simulation; learn to develop your own teaching/training games; http://www.isaga-summerschool.org
- 8-11 August : Amersfoort, The Netherlands: international Grassroots Fab Lab event; http://www.fabfuse.org; email@example.com
- 22-28 August : FAB8 International Conference; Wellington, New Zealand; Massey University, the Institute of Design for Industry and Environment at the College of Creative Arts; http://www.fab8nz.com; Chris Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 18-21 October : Toulouse, France : FabLab Toulouse Conference