FAQ FAB14+

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Here you will find some helpful information regarding the FAB14+ event. For a good search please enter Ctrl+f and type a keyword of what you are looking for. If you can not find an answer to your question please write your question to the following mail: fab14@fabfoundation.org 

INDEX

ABOUT THE EVENT                                                 QUESTIONS 1 TO 4

ABOUT REGISTRATION AND FEES                                 QUESTIONS 5 TO 15

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON YOUR TRIP TO FAB14        QUESTIONS 16 TO 22

VISA INFORMATION                                                 QUESTION 23

We hope these answers help you on your way to FAB14+

See you in Toulouse,

Best Regards,

Team FAB14

ABOUT THE EVENT

1. What types of people come to this event?

If you are interested in creating things, meeting new people and interact in a digital fabrication world, this is the place for you. If you are a Fabber (Fab Lab Network), Maker (Maker Network), Hacker (Hacke Space Network), Diyer (Do it yourself Network), or general public you are welcome to come and discover the latest projects, workshops, activities and conference. It doesn’t matter what expertise you dedicate to, if you are fascinated with technology, new developments and digital fabrication processes this is the place for you.

2. What days does the event take place?

As the FAB14+ the event is divided into 3 parts (Fab City Summit in Paris from July 11-13, FabDistributed all over France, July 14th and 15th and finally FAB14 (main event) in Toulouse, July 16-22 at the Pierre Baudis Convention Center)

  1. FAB CITY SUMMIT PARIS gathers the core team behind the Fab City Global Initiative, which aims to develop a new model for cities to produce everything they consume by 2054. The third edition of the summit is going to be organized in Paris between July 11th and 13th and will be hosted by the Fab City Grand Paris Association, the Paris City Council and the Fab City Foundation. The event will be followed by a Fab City Campus at Parc de La Villette which will include prototypes, installations and workshops open to the public until July 29th.
  2. FAB DISTRIBUTED is an incredible opportunity to get together in a small group to promote the active participation of everyone in this network, around the main issues of today's world. So you can choose the topic that suits you best between Education, Mobility, Energy, Solidarity, Agrofood, Economy, Solidarity, Ecology and therefore meet a community of Makers that look like you. FabDistributed, will be held  on 14th and 15th July 2018 in France, seven French cities will host hundreds of makers for conferences, round tables and workshops before the main gathering in Toulouse.
  3. FAB14 is the 14th edition of the annual Conference and Symposium of the International Fab Lab Network. Organized this Year in Toulouse, France. This event will gather people from the global network to debate, develop and build the Fab Lab Network. The most distinguished investigators and specialists from all over the globe are invited, generating activities and transversal impact in the host countries. Our motto “Fabricating Resilience” sets the stage for sharing experiences and creating a collaborative network. To make this possible we have created 5 topics to be developed that can create a big impact in the region, which are: FOOD, MOBILITY, MACHINES, MONEY AND ACCESS. Will be held from Monday July 16-22 2018, from 9:00 hrs till 18:00 hrs. A whole week of events.

3. What is going on in each of the days? And where will it take place?

FAB CITY SUMMIT PARIS

DAY -4-Wednesday Jul 11: Fab City Lab, Invitation Only Event, Hosted by Paris City Council

DAY -3-Thursday Jul 12: Fab City Conference

DAY -2-Friday Jul 13: Fab City Conference

The whole event will be held in Paris, France. With the following distributions:

DAYS -3 TO -2 CONFERENCE , will take place in Parc de la Villette, Paris, France. Check their page HERE

FAB DISTRIBUTED

DAY -1-Saturday Jul 14: Fab Distributed, Conferences and Workshops*

DAY 0-Sunday Jul 15: Fab Distributed,  Conferences and Workshops*

The whole event will be held in France. With the following distributions:

DAYS -1 TO 0 CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS , will take place depending on the Site and theme you choose between (AGROFOOD in Albi, ECOLOGY in Auray, ECONOMY in Perpignan, EDUCATION in Bataville, Grand-Est, ENERGY in Clermont-Ferrand, MOBILITY in Le Puy-En-Velay, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH in Paris, and SOLIDARITY in Auray)  Check their page HERE

FAB14 (MAIN EVENT):

DAY 1-Monday Jul 16: Opening, Food Conferences/Workshops and Opening Cocktail.

DAY 2-Tuesday Jul 17: Mobility, Conferences and Workshops*

DAY 3-Wednesday Jul 18: Machines, Conferences and Workshops* Fab Academy Graduation 2018.

DAY 4-Thursday Jul 19: Money, Conferences and Workshops*

DAY 5-Friday Jul 20: Access, Conferences and Workshops* Closing Dinner Gala

DAY 6-Saturday Jul 21: Fab Festival (Free Entrance)

DAY 7- Sunday Jul 22: Fab Festival (Free Entrance)

The whole event will be held in Toulouse, France. With the following distributions:

DAYS 1 TO 5 CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS , will take place in Pierre Baudis Convention Center, Toulouse, France

DAY 6 AND 7 FAB FESTIVAL, will take place in Pierre Baudis Convention Center, Toulouse, France. Check the page HERE *Workshops are still to be define (Stay tune for more updates)

4. Where can I find the schedule for the event?

In our website http://fab14.fabevent.org/ main tab go to:

FAB CITY SUMMIT PARIS: https://summit.fabcity.paris/#about

FAB DISTRIBUTED: http://distributed.fab14.org/ 

FAB14

NAVIGATION BAR> PROGRAM > FAB14**

In here you will find the schedule of the FAB14 event

**Update will be made.

ABOUT REGISTRATION AND FEES

5. Where can I register and buy my ticket?

Registration and ticket come together and you can do this in FAB14 page on the following link: http://fab14.fabevent.org/ 

Main tab go to: REGISTER> Eventbrite page and select FAB14 event at the bottom

6. If I buy the ticket can I have an invitation letter?

Yes, We have a system to manage Invitation letters for people who need them, in the following link: FAB14 Invitation letters  and you will get an automatic response within 5min.

Please contact us fab14@fabfoundation.org  and we will do what we can to help.

7. Why do I have to pay to attend?

Plain and simple, the process of planning and implementing an international conference with thousands of attendees and the top digital fabrication experts in the world costs money.  FAB14 is a nonprofit organization and in order to put on the conference, we must have funds to do it.  Registration fees help pay for the costs associated with a conference of this scale. We have surveyed other similar conferences and our registration fees are relatively modest compared with other large international conferences and for the level of program being offered.

8. Discounts and Codes?

Discounts are provided to those people that participate actively in the community. For this we have created some conditions in which you can get a discount for FAB14 July 16 - July 20 only!

Hi, My name is ___________ I am an instructor this year at Fab Lab ____________ in _____________. I would like to get a promotional code for assisting FAB14 conference this year. Thanks, Your name.

Hi, My name is ___________ I am a Fab Lab manager at Fab Lab ____________ in _____________. I would like to get a promotional code for assisting FAB14 conference this year. Thanks, Your name.

The route is

***WARNING***

Promotional codes can only be used ONCE, so please make sure you are the one that uses it.

9. Could I buy my ticket at the entrance of the event?

No, all tickets are sold only online. In most cases you cannot pay at the door of the event. Organizers need to order the food and supplies in advance to meet the needs of the week. If you live in a city where online payment is extremely difficult, there may be an exception. If you are physically unable to pay online, reach out to the local organizers to arrange payment at fab14@fabfoundation.org 

10. What does this ticket include?

It included access to the 7 days of the event. FAB14 July 16 - July 22

11. Are meals included?

Only the following days include meals: FAB14 July 16 - July 20

DAYS 1 TO 5:

DAY 6 and 7 No meals are included.

12. How many registration fee does a ticket cover?

The registration is for one person and non transferable access.  In other words, you can go to all sessions that interest just you.

13. If I just want to go to one day of the event or one session/activity/workshop, do I have to buy the whole package for 7 days?

Yes, for now but stay tune for special offers on specific day tickets.

14. What are the accommodations for the event?

Attendees are responsible for booking their own lodging.

OFFICIAL FAB 14 HOTELS

HÔTEL MERCURE TOULOUSE CENTRE COMPANS

NOVOTEL

CROWNE PLAZA

GRAND BALCON

If you are traveling to an unfamiliar location, FAB14 will make sure that before your trip you have all the information you need.

15. Is transportation included?

No, each assistant is responsible for their transportation. Here are some recommendations from the FAB14 Team:

The city center of Toulouse is relatively small and can be easily explored on foot or by bike. For longer distances, the bus, metro tramway network is very practical.

Public transport : The public transportation network of Toulouse is very complete and will allow you to go anywhere easily. The same ticket is used for Toulouse and it’s periphery. Only airport shuttle require on spécific ticket.

- “Capitol”, close to the famous square of the same name,

- “Jean Jaures”, who serves Wilson Square and its cinemas,

- “Esquirol” and its direct access to Saint Rome street (for shopping)

- “Saint Cyprien”, located on the left side of the Garonne River.

The T1 and T2 tram lines take over after the metro.

The T1 tram line serves 24 stations.

The T2 tram line connects Toulouse city center with Toulouse-Blagnac airport.

The terminus "Palais de Justice" allows the connection of these lines of Tramway (T1 and T2) with the B line (metro) and the existing bus network.

The "Arena"  station connects with the A line (metro).

!!! ALL THE PRICE ARE TILL JULY 1ST !!!

1 trip costs 8 €

For more info please follow this link : http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/en/passengers/to-and-from/public-transport 

Fare :

 € 1 charge + € 1 per person per kilometer

- card: 10 € + 1 euro offered

- visit of the city: 19 € per hour

- waiting: 1 € by 5 mm

For more information please follow this link : http://www.cycloville.com 

1-day ticket: 1.20 € Use VélÔToulouse as often as you want during 24 hours! The 30 first minutes of each trip are always free of charge.

7-day ticket: 5 € Use VélÔToulouse as often as you want during 7 consecutive days!

* In order to use the service, a deposit of 150€ is requested. It will only be debited if you  fail to comply with the General Conditions of Access and Use or  if you don’t return the bike to a station within 24h.

The 30 first minutes of each trip are always free of charge. After that :

For more information visit their website : http://www.velo.toulouse.fr/Abonnements-et-Tickets 

https://abo-toulouse.cyclocity.fr/subscribe/start

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON YOUR TRIP TO FAB14

16. Can my children attend with me?

Yes, the conference is designed for the adult learner but on Saturday and Sunday (Day6-7) the Fab Festival will take place with a series of events dedicated for Kids.

17. Do my children have to pay to attend Saturday and Sunday?

No, the entrance for Saturday and Sunday is free.

18. What type of coin is available in Toulouse, France?

EUR Euro for money conversion please enter the following link: https://themoneyconverter.com/USD/EUR.aspx 

19. Are there tours included during the event?

No, but there will be special discounts the whole week if you are interested. Stay tune for more information on this topic. To can check the following link to start planning:

20. What Payment method are there in Toulouse?

Payment methods in Toulouse vary, but every International Card should function if they are Visa, American Express or MasterCard. You have to take into account that in an ATM additional fees may apply when getting out money.

Note: Make sure when you are in an ATM you extract money as a Foreign extraction

21. TIPs for coming to FAB14:

Bring; Laptop, power cord with adapter if needed, personal business cards, camera (taking pictures), your phone and lots of creative energy!

VISA INFORMATION

23. Do I need visa to enter France?

If you plan on travelling to FAB14 from the following countries you may require a visa to enter France. We provide you with some useful links:

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