Innovation Labs & Centers

#converge@flySFO

#converge@flySFO

Today’s Google Doodle reminded me that we’re now into the intensive fall conference and event season!  A busy time as well all want to grab the latest thoughts, ideas and practices.  Innovate, change or die seems to be the current philosophy.  In Toronto, D&J in conjunction with the University of Toronto iSchool are hosting a Creative Making Sympsoium which is discuss makerspaces, idea and innovation labs as well as fablabs.  In Monterey CA, we will be participating at Internet Librarian and the Digital Strategy Summit.  At Internet Librarian, there is a whole day of sessions around the topics of innovation, makerspace & digital trends on Wed Oct 29th that Matt Hamilton will be moderating.  And if you are travelling through San Francisco airport on the way to Internet Librarian, you need to check out their new innovation and collaboration space, #converge@flySFO which opened this past weekend!

“Adding a space for innovation and collaboration at an airport — especially an airport in a city where the mayor is focused on it being a hub for innovation — just made sense, said Doug Yakel, public information officer for SFO, noting that airport officials hope this space resonates with tech-savvy travelers and innovators who pass through.

The 850-square-foot space is free and equipped with tables, lounge-style chairs, power outlets, free Wi-Fi and a giant erasable white board with markers. #Converge@flySFO is located in the International Terminal — a location that allows travelers to get together without having to go through the security screening process again, which is one of the main reasons it was chosen.”  Check it out and join us at Internet Librarian & the Digital Strategy Summit!

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