Be part of the largest conference on digital fabrication in the world.

Join us in Montréal, Canada, and online, for the annual meeting of the international Fab Labs network, a hybrid and distributed event!

Join world-class panelists, members of the Fab Lab community, makers from all over the world and professionals from all kinds of fields in the 16th annual Fab Lab Conference and the Fab Festival in Montréal, Canada, in August 2021, combined with the Fab City Summit. Attend world-class panels, demos, workshops, discussions and lab presentations from representatives from all over the globe!

Fab Lab Conference

Conference on the state of the Fab Labs network and the impacts of the Fab Labs movement.
Prospective conferences

  • Latest digital manufacturing and machining methods
  • Innovative approaches at the level of materials and matter
  • Speakers and panelists on the theme and topics of the FAB16
Hands-on and theoretical workshops
Working groups
  • Academany Instructors
  • Assistive technologies
  • Humanitarian Lab
  • Regional Networks
  • STEAM Education
  • Women Makers
  • Fab Kids
Research presentations
Networking highlights
The Academany graduation ceremony
The “7th Digital Fashion and Wearables” exhibition
A SuperFabLab
A vast space equipped with all the equipment of a Fab Lab (and much more)
Mobile Fab Labs

Fab Festival

The Fab Festival is a Saturday event that follows the structure of the main event, but with activities, adapted for the general public and children, offered by Fab Labs around the world.

  • Interactive fair of inspiring projects
  • Conferences
  • Demonstrations

Sunday Walk

A day trip to visit the Fab Labs in the city.

The Fab City Summit

A two-day series of conferences and workshops offered by world and local luminaries that highlight the global issues facing cities and territories and the concrete initiatives surrounding the growth of Fab Cities. And a day of key destinations in the city.

Fab City Campus

A short term intervention, eight (8) days, which will highlight local and international experiences and Fab City prototypes. It will include exhibits, tours of local Fab Labs and fabricating workshops.

Stay tuned for August 2021

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