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Maker Space Boot Camp - Spring 2024

  • 12 Mar 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 14 Mar 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • 12 Mar 2024, 9:00 AM – 14 Mar 2024, 1:00 PM @ Fab Lab ICC - 2564 Brookside Dr. - Independence KS


  • First member from a community or E-Community. Additional members from same community can be registered as guests at the promo price of $995.00.
  • Members from communities that participated in prior Boot Camps may attend at the "Additional Person" price.

Registration is closed


How To Start a FAB LAB or Maker Space from Ground Zero

March 12-14, 2024 at Fab Lab ICC in Independence, Kansas

From our humble beginnings on October 1, 2014 in a rural southeastern Kansas town of less than 10,000 people, some remarkable things have happen that, in addition to efforts by other community groups, have helped move the needle in revitalizing our area economy. In just eight years, Fab Lab ICC became the world’s largest maker space in communities with populations of less than 10,000.

CLICK here to download an 8-page excerpt from Southeast Kansas Living magazine (summer 2022) you can use to show your community the benefits of having a Fab Lab or Maker Space. (For best results after opening the PDF, use your back button to return to this page.)

Join us for 2 1/2 days to learn how you might create the entrepreneurial mindset and maker space in your community to greatly enhance your revitalization efforts. A Fab Lab or maker space can support entrepreneurial start-ups and small business development in many ways besides just the prototyping of new products.

Content schedule:

Mornings: Tue, Wed, 9:00 - 11:50; Thu, 9:00 - 12:30

Maker time Lab experience:

Afternoons: Tue and Wed, after lunch - 5:00

Camp ends 1:00 PM Thursday with a Q&A lunch.

For questions, contact retired director Jim Correll at 620.252.5349 or jim@correllcoaching.com.

Pay now with card or ask for invoice and pay by February 28.

  • Save $200 on each additional participant from your community

  • Hear from community members and stakeholders about the impact Fab Lab ICC has had on the area mindset and economy
  • Experience first-hand making so you can see that you definitely don't need an engineering degree to use or manage the maker space
  • Your registration fee includes breakfast snacks and lunch on all three days and dinner on Tue evening.

For questions, contact* retired director Jim Correll at 620.252.5349 or jim@correllcoaching.com

Click for directions and hotel and B&B information.

"Innovative Business Resource Center" (IBRC) is a Kansas Not-for-Profit organization and a 501(c)3 organization. Montgomery County, Kansas.

IBRC is the local partner organization for Montgomery County E-Community, a Network Kansas initiative.

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