Here’s an update on what the Gathering working group has been up to!
We have a super short timeline to start getting things together (Gathering is set to happen in less than a year!) and so we have been reaching out to lots of communities who might be able to serve as potential hosts. This is extra tricky as we all know, due to differening and changing rules and concerns about Covid and many other issues, but we are making progress!
Several places we talked to have been eager to host but will be unable to next year (for example with groups in Argentina and Sri Lanka).
And so the main groups that we have been making progress about potential hosting abilities with so far have been in:
Bangladesh (with Dhaka fab lab)
Panama (with Fab Lab Eco-studio)
Ann Arbor Michigan, USA (with Maker Works)
Oakland California, USA (with Omni Commons)
Our basic worksheet we have been trying to track this on is here if you want to see more details!
If you are a group that might want to be a host, make sure to contact us IMMEDIATELY! as we will have to be making a decision soon to start progress on the Global Gathering!