New England Maker Summit

The New England Maker Summit is a destination for MAKERS — multi-disciplinary problem-solvers who face obstacles with creativity and find innovative, out-of-the-box solutions.

Learn how educational venues, libraries, businesses, and manufacturers can invest in Making today so Connecticut creates an innovative, effective workforce with Maker skills for tomorrow.

Executive Director, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence at the United Technologies Research Center—East Hartford, CT

The New England Maker Summit will feature two tracks:


‌• Learn the 1-2-3 of creating a Maker Program in your library, classroom, or educational venue
‌• Find available resources including curriculum, kits, learning platforms, trade literature, websites, and more
‌• Listen, learn, and interact with those who have paved the way
‌• Featured Education Track Speakers: Cristol Kapp, school librarian from Chattanooga, TN; Gene Sherman, founder of Vocademy in Riverside, CA; Casey LaPlante, library media specialist at Granby High School.


‌• Learn how to utilize Making to help solve the skills gap.
‌• Nurture Makers as the future talent pool in workforce development while simultaneously fostering creativity and learning in current employees in fun, accessible ways.
‌• Utilizing rapid iteration solutions like 3D printing, CNC machining, and computer-aided casting to increase your competitive edge in engaging large companies and manufacturers.

Tickets and Information at:

STEM/Advanced Manufacturing Technology Expo

With support from the Waterbury Board of Education and Granville Academy, hundreds of middle and high school students will visit the EXPO to directly engage with local manufacturers and learn about job and career opportunities from area leaders in manufacturing.

7 – 8 AM Exhibitor Set Up and Breakfast

8 AM – 2 PM Expo open to public, students and parents

1 – 3 Exhibitor Lunch
For more information, click here.

Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit

Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit invites about 150 young women to participate in hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations that showcase manufacturing, and hear from women leaders and practitioners who share their inspiring, personal success stories.

8:00-9:10 Students arrive; hands-on demonstrations/networking
9:15-9:30 Welcome session – VIP speakers
9:35-11:45 Student workshops
11:45-12:00 VIP speakers
12:00 Luncheon served
12:10-12:30 Keynote address
12:30-1:15 Women in Manufacturing Roundtable with Q&A
1:15 Students depart

Associated Spring

Associated Spring, Barnes Group (Bristol, CT) is holding a Recruitment Open House Saturday, October 14th from 8am to 12pm. Come meet with our Management Team, as we will be accepting applications/resumes and conducting interviews the same day. This is a great opportunity to come with resume in hand, and leave with a job offer!

We are also hosting facility tours for the public, family, and friends!

Manufacturing Day Happy Hour (CBIA Event)

Head to your favorite local brewer with your colleagues for the largest Manufacturing Day Happy Hour! Breweries around the state will be offering their best suds (and some goodies) to celebrate the manufacturing of Connecticut craft beer.

The current list is available here, but more breweries are on tap to join.

Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

Happy Hour 2pm-9pm! Show your ID badge (or business card) from your manufacturing job and receive discounts on beer!


Holo-Krome is hosting tours for students and the public starting every hour the event is open. Visit our world-class manufacturing facility and learn about the wide range of capabilities offered.

*No open-toed shoes, please.

Mastercam / CNC Software Inc.

Come see CNC Software and our facilities. We welcome you to our building where you can see our machine shop in action – this is where we test out Mastercam toolpaths all day long. See parts being cut and learn about the latest Mastercam features and enhancements. Get a tour of our building including the machine shop, museum, and see the environmental practices that we use to lessen our impact on the environment. Enjoy a presentation in our Training Facilities about Mastercam and what we do, as well as an Edge Factor video about the opportunities in manufacturing to spark the interest of students!