About the Conference

In past years we have covered project based learning, the intersection of race and makerspace participation, the future of sustainable manufacturing, civic technologies, the involvement of libraries and public institutions in maker culture and so much more.

Speaker Track

Hear about work happening in Toronto to create change, from talks about the creative process to panels discussing speakers shared themes and interests.


Experience hands on workshops as well as smaller discussion groups. Get to know the other participants and work on exploring and creating together.


Our exhibitions will include, community tables, an arcade and art exhibition. This is a place to learn and experience the awesome work being talked about throughout the day.

Make Change assembles diverse creators who are excited about using their practice to facilitate social change. We serve a network of makers, developers, entrepreneurs, artists, crafters, educators, and technologists working for a better world.

We explore the intersections of creating and social change in a full day of programming at Toronto Media Arts Centre, at 32 Lisgar st. The conference will balance talks and discussion with hands on workshops, and invite curious people to engage with the ways their work impacts the world and each other.


Hilary Predko

has a design practice centred around fashion tech, design research and community organizing. She is excited about the future of manufacturing and feminist futurism

Dani Jones

is game designer and installation artist exploring personal narratives and false mythologies their work. They have been a member of the Make Change team for the past two years and are excited to do it again.

Lindy Wilkins

is a Maker and Cyborg currently based in Toronto. They are an enthusiastic educator on fabricating whimsical robots and making beautiful things with lasers. They are co-executive director Little Dada and teach at the Ontario College of Art and Design as well as Sheridan College.