Propose Content

Excited about the Fab City Summit? We are too! It’s your turn to shine—submit your content proposals and let’s innovate together for a sustainable future. Connect, collaborate, and get inspired. We can’t wait to see what you bring to the table!

All accepted proposals are to be presented between 10th to 14th of August 2024 during the Fab City Summit.

Call for Applications ends May 25th, 2024.

Thematic Areas.

You are invited to submit content aligned with our thematic areas:

(Bio) Regional Regeneration:

This theme focuses on the sustainable revitalization of geographic areas, enhancing ecosystems, biodiversity, and socio-economic growth while respecting local traditions. Key sub-areas include:

  • Protect and manage natural resources like watersheds, forests, and agricultural lands.

  • Promote biodiversity through conservation projects.

  • Implement circular economy principles in industry and tourism.

  • Develop innovative energy strategies.

  • Create strategies to mitigate climate impacts on habitats and migration.

  • Enhance water management and resilient infrastructure.

  • Apply ecosystemic design to urban development.

  • Focus on habitat restoration and biodiversity enhancement.


(Hyper) Local Intervention:

Initiatives implemented in a very localized context, that aim to address specific issues or needs unique to that locality, fostering community engagement, empowerment, and sustainable development. This area includes the following sub-areas:

  • Waste management.

  • Renewable energy.

  • Mobility initiatives.

  • Initiatives in local fablabs/makerspaces.

  • Use of digital fabrication for community development or engagement.

  • Civic tech / citizen science projects empowering local communities

  • Collecting data effectively on local initiatives and their outcomes.

  • Turning data into actionable information for decision-making.


(Meta) Global Collaboration:

Initiatives that incorporate diverse perspectives and resources to achieve collective impact on a global scale. This area includes the below sub-areas:

  • Analyzing the impact of global market regulations on local communities.

  • Addressing challenges and opportunities in global supply chains.

  • Manage cultural conflicts in urban and global settings.

  • Promote sustainable tourism and equitable resource distribution.

  • Leverage digital platforms for international sustainability efforts.

  • Build digital networks for knowledge sharing and cross-cultural collaboration.

  • Building commons.


(G) Local Learning:

This theme focuses on leveraging the unique characteristics, culture, and resources of communities to drive sustainable development. Key sub-areas include:

  • Provide training that equips individuals with necessary skills for sustainable initiatives.

  • Combine online education with practical experiences to enhance skill building.

  • Empower individuals to design and implement projects for community resilience and interspecies well-being.

  • Connect global changemakers with local innovators through online and hands-on projects.

  • Facilitate hands-on experiences in communities to apply technology and design solutions.

  • Encourage collaborative projects that impact locally and contribute to global change.

  • Develop programs exploring design, technology, ecosystems, and community intersections.

  • Empower integration of diverse disciplines to address complex sustainability challenges.

  • Support skill development in technology and design for local and global positive impact.


Submission Formats:

  • Talks: Experts delivering talks with AI-generated subtitles or simultaneous translation.

  • Panels: Engaging discussions led by experts addressing global challenges and its implications.

  • Workshops: Interactive sessions exploring the thematic areas through collaboration tools.

We encourage you to tailor your proposal to the thematic areas outlined above, considering how your content can meet both the global and local needs.

Take this chance to be a key part of an unforgettable event and contribute to meaningful change. Submit your proposal today, and join us on a journey of inspiration and innovation.

The deadline for submissions is May 25th, 2024.

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sponsors

Organizer

Fab City Foundation
Fab City Yucatán

Host

SIIES

Strategic partnerships

Fab Foundation
The Center for Bits and Atoms
Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
UNESCO
Anahuac Mayab

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Information

The Fab City Summit Yucatan 2024 is organized by Fab City Foundation and Fab City Yucatan, with the support of the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT and Fab Foundation.

Event Details

August 10th-15th
Mérida, Yucatán, México.
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