FAN1 Symposium

FAN1 (FabLab Asian Network 1st conference) is the first international conference of FabLab and digital fabrication in the Asian region with the concept “Weave Asian Fabbers!!”

1. Introduction

As a introduction of this symposium, we talk about “what is FabLab” for beginner Philippino Fabbers. the story include explanation about “What is desital fabrication” and “What is maker movement”. Through this story, audience will be able to understand why FabLab is called “New industrial revolution” and “2nd internet”.

And, we also introduce the challenge of the actual Philippino FabLab in Bohol that is first FabLab in the Philippines.

This introduction will be trigger to think about “Asia x Fab” through next “panel discussion” and “x Fab talk”.

2. Panel discussion (Discuss through a model cace for thinking Asian Fab)

FabLab in the Philippines is established to help and assist the creative sector inorder for them to provide jobs and employment opportunities that alleviate poverty. This is an attempt to have a meaningful collaboration of all sectors concerned to operationalize and sustain this FabLab initiative.

In the Philippines, FabLab was the first time attempt to establish for the purpose of solving poverty in Asia with the government budget. When we think about the Philippines FabLab that is as one of the Asian model case, and then we should mention about how to make the best use of Digital Fabrication and how to find a good future of way. Following these discussions, we can consider about asians approach.


  • Department of Trade and Industry
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Japan International cooperation agency
  • FabLab network

3. x Fab talk (Presentation for future of “Asian x Fab”).

How should we remake the current Asia? How are we going to make the future of Asia through FabLab and digital fabrication which is said to be the “Industrial Revolution” and “second to the internet”.

In order to consider this issue with all participants, the symposium will hold five (5) presentations with the following themes:

  • Development x Fab
  • Education x Fab
  • Art & Culture x Fab
  • Business x Fab
  • World x Fab
  • Asian future x Fab

Discuss through a model case for thinking Asian Fab.

Tue May 6, 2014
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM PHT
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Bohol Tropics Resort Culb, Bohol Island, Philippines
Audience SOLD OUT PHP1,000.00
Venue Address
Graham Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
FabLab Asia Network
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