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MIRA (Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics) Conference

Call For Proposals

MIRA 2024
July 9, 2024 | Virtual Conference 


Submit proposals here:


The MIRA Conference seeks to bring together a group of makers, librarians, educators and practitioners for presentations, discussions and networking. We encourage participation from all types of makerspaces such as academic, community, museums, libraries (K-12, higher education, public, special), institutions, and organizations). 


We are seeking 20 minute presentations that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities. (Rubric:


We also welcome proposals from makerspace students. 


Conference Topics

We invite submissions around the following topics:

  • Assessment of makerspaces and making 
  • Funding Makerspaces
  • Makerspace curriculum integration
  • Managing, transitioning and reimagining makerspaces
  • Facilitating learning and engagement through making
  • Equity, diversity and inclusivity in makerspaces
  • Maker projects and concepts relating to machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline:

Mar 8, 2024


Notification of Acceptance:  Apr 17, 2024