2-8 July 2014

FAB10Barcelona is a one week of events focussed on open and accessible technologies that will change the world. It will gather the Fab Lab Network and the citizens of Barcelona to make it a FAB City. FAB10Barcelona will gather the international Fab Lab community which has more than 350 laboratories based in more than 40 countries in the world, and will host the FAB Festival and Fab City Symposium, open to all the citizens of Barcelona.

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Reception July 1st
  • Registration

    Ticket holders can register in the evening before the conference starts on Tuesday

  • Welcome Party

    1st of July, 20:00hrs. Informal reception at the host lab for FAB10. Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC will be the first meeting point for registration, and few drinks.

Fablabs logo Fab Lab Daily Meetings July 2nd-4th
  • Registration

    Everyday, 8:30-10:00am. Registration will take place each morning at DHUB. You can do early registration at the welcome party.

  • Morning Meetings

    2nd-4th from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The classic of every Fab Conference. New Labs will be introduced to the network, topic talks and discussion will happen during the morning meetings.

  • Afternoon Workshops

    2nd-4th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Planned workshops for all attendees, covering processes, programs, tools and projects. Workshops could be extended in the Fab Foo sessions.

  • Fab Foo

    2nd-4th 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Spontaneous sessions proposed by people or teams to cover topics of interest for the network. Fab Foos will be announced the same day and will be dependent on attendees.

  • Fab Lab Tours

    2nd-4th at 7:00pm. Visits to the different Fab Labs of the city, public and private initiatives that are converting Barcelona in a Fab City.

Fabkids logo July 2nd-4th & 7th-8th
  • Workshops

    2nd-4th and 7th-8th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The kids summer workshop organised by Fab Lab Barcelona in collaboration with the Fabrication Athenaeum of Les Corts and Ludic3. 150 kids learning how to make many things with digital fabrication tools.

Fab Festival July 5th-6th
  • Talks

    Short talks and panel discussions featuring inventors, designers, and other fab labbers from the international network over the weekend of 5-6 July. Check the Fab Festival talks schedule more more details.

  • Workshops

    Family-friendly, hands-on workshops from around the world to get everyone making things over the weekend of 5-6 July. Sign up now to make animatronic Indian puppets, learn Peruvian weaving techniques, hone your entrepreneurial skills, and much more!

  • Demos

    Demonstrations of inspiring projects from the global fab lab network and other exciting inventors, happening in booths throughout the Fab Festival over the weekend of 5-6 July.

  • Fab Condenser

    The Endesa World Fab Condenser is designed to capture principles, ideas and people around the Fab Lab Network. It is a small, digitally fabricated pavilion that will serve as landmark of the Fab Lab community during the conference.

  • Fab Car

    A complete car designed by the network and for the network. A modular, hackable and customisable vehicle that could be produced in any Fab Lab around the world, specifically designed with the needs of Fabers and Makers in mind. The FabCar is an experiment in collaborative design by 6 Fab Labs in the network and with the support of HP

Fab City Symposium Fab City Symposium
  • Symposium

    A one-day event focused on the principles, applications and implications of Digital Fabrication. With special focus on rethinking the role of technology, policy and society in the development of self-sufficiency strategies for productive cities.

Closing Ceremony July 8th
  • Wrap Up

    8th of July, all day. Morning: wrap-up sessions of the network, selection of the FAB12 host, and discussion on future plans, vision and growth of the network. Afternoon: BBQ at the Green Fab Lab, and session with the Fab Cafe team.

Fab City Symposium
7 JULY 2014, Disseny Hub Barcelona

A one-day event focused on the principles, applications and implications of Digital Fabrication. With special focus on rethinking the role of technology, policy and society in the development of self-sufficiency strategies for productive cities.


Aside from the conferences and fab lab tours, there will be an assortment of activities that you can get involved with. This year we will even be building a Fab House!


FAB10Barcelona's activities will be held in several different venues around the city of Barcelona. You will be able to participate in a range of locations from the beaches to the mountains.

2-8 July 2014
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    Fab Lab BCN @ IAAC

    One of the first Fab Labs in Europe, and host for FAB10Barcelona. View on

  • Lescorts 3
    Ateneu de Fabricació Les Corts

    The city council’s first Fab Lab in Barcelona, and the first public Fab Lab in the City. More details

  • Valldaura 4
    Valldaura Green Fab Lab

    The next generation of Fab Labs. Will host special activities during the week. View on

  • Meridiana 5
    Ateneu Ciutat Meridiana

    A great challenge for the city council and Fab Lab Barcelona, another public Fab Lab. More details


There are hundreds of places that you can stay at during the event, to help you make your decision we have created a page that lists some of the Hotels, Hostels and Apartments that are near the FAB10Barcelona venues.

From Fab Labs to Fab Cities

Fab Labs are digital fabrication laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies which aim to democratise access to personal (and collaborative) manufacturing, and invention. FAB10Barcelona aims to scale up the impact of Fab Labs in cities and human settlements, and will gather experts, citizens, industries and governments from all over the world.

FAB10Barcelona is open to anybody from Barcelona, Europe and the world who is interested in the applications and implications of digital fabrication.

FAB10Barcelona is organised by Fab Lab Barcelona | IAAC and the Barcelona City Council, in collaboration with MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and the Fab Foundation, there will be a full week of workshops, conferences, exhibitions and a symposium about digital fabrication.


Activities will be focussed on three primary themes:

Digital Fabrication

Additive Manufacturing / New Materials / Bio Fabrication / Subtractive Fabrication / Self-Assembly Structures / Codes into Materials / Material Computation

Productive Cities

New Manufacturing / Cities Infrastructure for Citizen Innovation / Public Policy in the Making / Emergent Economies / Reindustrialisation of Cities

Emergent Communities

Crowdsourcing Knowledge / Crowd-Funding Projects / Co-working / Collaborative and Sharing Economy

Gold Sponsors
Hp Roland Endesa Lavanguardia Moritz
Silver Sponsors
Epilog Trotec Us aid World bank Baf
Bronze Sponsors
Perez camps Gcc Globalvacuumpresses Autodesk Intel
Official Partners
  • 3dhubs
  • Airbnb
  • Arduino
  • Ascamm
  • Asern
  • Chibi
  • Eastn
  • Ellen
  • Entropy
  • Fabcafe
  • Formlabs
  • Forumforthefuture
  • Fundacion la caixa
  • Goteo
  • Iaso
  • Indiegogo
  • La paillasse
  • Makeinitaly
  • Mjff
  • Mytaxi
  • Nesta
  • Ouishare
  • Reprapbcn
  • Rhino
  • Rsa
  • Santa and cole
  • Shopbot
  • Tmb
  • Timeout
  • Ultimaker
  • Ultralab

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