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Upcoming events

    • 28 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 30 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Fab Food Lab - ICC West, 2615 W Main St. Independence, KS
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    Kitchen Kids

    June 28-30, 2021

    9:00 - 11:30am OR 1:00 - 3:30pm

    Fab Food Lab ICC West

    2615 W Main St. Independence, KS

    Cost: $10  -  Ages: 8-12   -  Class Size: 12

    Hands-on Kids Cooking Camp with healthy recipes created in small groups. Basic cooking and food preparation skills learned and culminated in a showcase competition on the final day. 

     Need-based scholarships available, please contact 620-332-5618.

    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • 16 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Fab Lab ICC - 2564 Brookside, Independence Kansas
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    How To Start a FAB LAB from Ground Zero

    September 14-16, 2021 in Independence, Kansas

    From our humble beginnings on October 1, 2014 in a rural southeastern Kansas town of less than 10,000 people some remarkable things have happen that, in addition to efforts by other community groups, are starting to help move the needle in revitalizing our area economy.

    Join us for 2 1/2 days to learn how you might create the entrepreneurial mindset and maker space in your community to greatly enhance your revitalization efforts. A Fab Lab or maker space can support entrepreneurial start-ups and small business development in many ways besides just the prototyping of new products.

    *Virtual option available.

    With the virtual option, campers will stay home or at work for the virtual portions of the camp on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Then at a later time, either individually or in small groups, campers come to the Lab for their Maker time. Click here to see what we call "enhanced" Zoom for the virtual sessions to make them much more interesting than the typical Zoom experience.

    Virtual content schedule:

    Mornings: Tue, Wed, 9:00 - 11:50; Thu, 9:00 - 12:30

    Maker time Lab experience:

    Afternoons: Tue and Wed, after lunch - 5:00

    Virtual campers will schedule time to come to the Lab in person at a later time for the maker portion of camp.

    Camp ends 12:30 PM Thursday with box lunch provided.

    For questions, contact director Jim Correll at 620.252.5349 or jcorrell@indycc.edu.

    • Save $500 with our Early Bird discount on registrations through July 31, 2021.*
    • Additional discounts for Kansas E-Communities, Community College faculty/staff, National Main Street members, Kansas PRIDE Members and Kansas residents.
    • Hear from community members and stakeholders about the impact Fab Lab ICC has had on the area mindset and economy
    • Experience first-hand making so you can see that you definitely don't need an engineering degree to use or manage the maker space
    • Your registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch on all three days and dinner on Tue and Wed evening.

    For questions, contact director Jim Correll at 620.252.5349 or jcorrell@indycc.edu.

    *Register anytime and pay by July 31, 2021 to receive the Early Bird discount.

    Click for directions and hotel and B&B information.

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2564 Brookside Drive | Independence, KS 67301

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