Schedule – 2017

We’re excited to announce our excellent speaker lineup for the 2017 Make Change Conference. Don’t forget to check out our workshops, which will be happening all day at the conference!

Tickets for the conference can be purchased via Eventbrite here.



10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Opening Remarks: Hillary Predko & Lindy Wilkins
10:15 – 11:40 a.m. Culture Panel, featuring talks by…
Ab. Velasco and Lina Kim: Making It at the Library: Lessons Learned from Toronto Public Library’s Digital Innovation Hubs
Tanya Kan: Disrupt the Conventional: How to Make Your First Games for Social Impact
Jennifer Brown: Open Learning in the School Library Learning Commons: Student Voice & Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Marcus Gordon: Habitat 44ยบ – The Art of Reconstruction
11:40 – 11:55 a.m. BREAK
11:55 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. Labour Panel, featuring talks by…
David Hamilton: The Maker and the Worker: Situating the Artisan into a Global View of Production and Labour
Sabine Spare: The Democratization of Design Through Making
Zak Kain: Craft and Alienation in Product Design
1:10 – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:00 – 3:10 p.m. Science Panel, featuring talks by…
Tahani Baakdhah: Knit a Neuron: Using your crafts skills for science communication and outreach.
Lisa Carrie Goldberg: Start Your Own STEAM Laboratory
Nicole George & Cordon Purcell: Creating a Podcast for Social Change
Samantha Yammine: Not Just for Kim K: the Power of the Selfie for Scientists & Educators
3:10 – 3:25 p.m. BREAK
3:25 – 4:40 p.m. Disability Panel, featuring talks by…
Kat Singer: Making Across a Spectrum of Abilities
Sorlie Madox: Disability and Making: No really, I made this…
Zee Kesler: Making Access for People with Disabilities
4:40 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Hillary Predko & Lindy Wilkins
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Office Hours: Ask Questions to the Speakers!