New England’s Premier Digital Fabrication Expo for Education


May 17, 2019 at WPI

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Who Should Attend:

  • STEM Educators
  • CTE Instructors
  • Administrators
  • Library Media Specialists
  • Educational Technology Specialists
  • Technology Integration Specialists
  • Project Managers and Architects

AET Labs is very pleased to announce Dig It. Fab It. Make It. 2019, the most anticipated digital fabrication event of the year! This is a unique opportunity for educators to see the design process in action, talk to industry experts, take in a heated student 3D printing competition, and hear and learn from academic STEM trailblazers.

We’ll kick off the day’s festivities with an inspiring presentation form this year’s headliner, MIT superstar and entrepreneurial dynamo, Shreya Dave. Click here to read more about Ms. Dave’s illustrious accomplishments.

From there, with help from our industry partners at Stratasys, we’ll be presenting the most cutting-edge fab lab tech, tools and resources available for schools including:

  • 3D Printers
  • 3D Scanners
  • Laser Cutting & Engraving Machines
  • CNC Milling & Routing Machines
  • Wire Bending Machines
  • Fab Lab Furniture
  • Space Planning & Design

This year’s event will spotlight “bringing making into the classroom”, champion “girls and women in STEM”, and feature a round-table discussion and Q&A with influential New England educators who are successfully integrating fab lab technologies into their STEM programs. The takeaway? Fresh ideas, curriculum and lesson plans, inspiration, a PD certificate to evince your tech-savvy prowess, and maybe even a new MakerBot 3D Printer!

We’ll be announcing our complete lineup of stellar vendors and presenters in the coming weeks. Until then, stay tuned and follow us on Twitter,  Facebook and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date news.

“I love this conference, especially the great keynotes, student projects, and vendors. It really helps me in inspiring us who work in the Fab Lab at our school” – STEM Instructor, Watertown High School, MA

“The event was awesome…the speakers were great and offered a lot of useful information” – Lab Coordinator, Smith College, MA

“My colleague and I appreciated the technologies, the speakers, and the enthusiastic and imaginative students” – Tech Integration Specialist, Hartford Public Schools,CT

“Great job all around. The former Re-Design Challenge winner was most inspirational!” – Principal, Tiverton Public Schools, RI

“The students’ projects this year, just like last year, where incredible. The speakers were very inspiring and informative” Makerspace Director, St, Michael’s College, VT

“I thoroughly enjoyed the round-table panel discussion and walked away with many new and fresh ideas for the classroom” –  CAD Instructor, Windsor High School, CT

“The Extreme Redesign challenge is quite awesome. Having the WPI student speak was brilliant! Thanks very much – it was a really good day! – Art Instructor, Trinity High School, NH

“Great conference! Really enjoyed the student presentations” – STEM Teacher, Bellingham High School, MA


There is no cost to attend, however, registration is required for planning purposes.

Register early to reserve your spot!