The 10th International Fab Lab Conference
2-8 July 2014

FAB10 Barcelona is the tenth international conference and annual meeting of the Fab Lab network. FAB10 Barcelona will gather the international Fab Lab community from more than 250 laboratories based in more than 40 countries, who share tools, projects, programs and processes in an open and collaborative philosophy.

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. FAB10 Barcelona 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.

FAB10 Barcelona is open to anybody from Barcelona, Europe and the world who is interested in the applications and implications of digital fabrication.

FAB10 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


FAB10'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
  • Espana 2
    Fira Palau de Congressos

    Venue for the International Digital Fabrication Symposium More details

  • Bcn 3
    Fab Lab BCN @ IAAC

    One of the first Fab Labs in Europe, and host for FAB10. View on

  • Cafe 4
    Fab Café Endesa Pavillion

    Located at IAAC’s second Solar House, just on the seafront of Barcelona. The new beach-side Fab Café in the centre of Barcelona.

  • Lescorts 5
    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 6
    Valldaura Green Fab Lab

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

  • Meridiana 7
    Ateneu Ciutat Meridiana

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


The conference will run through the first week of July. The list below details an outline of planned events, this page will continually evolve as more details are made available so please check back soon.

  • Wednesday 2nd

    Welcome ceremony and presentations from various Fab Labs. Daily Meetings. Short conferences followed by workshops at the Super Fab Lab.

  • Thursday 3rd

    Labs presentations and short conferences in the morning. Daily Meetings. Workshops and lab visits in the afternoon. A Special Dinner in the evening.

  • Friday 4th

    More lab presentations and short conferences, followed by workshops and lab visits. Daily Meetings. The evening finishes with a secret party.

  • Saturday 5th

    Fab Festival. Special track sessions, lab time and various exhibitions.

  • Sunday 6th

    Fab Festival. All-day exhibitions and workshops, including the Fab House opening.

  • Monday 7th

    International Digital Fabrication symposium.

  • Tuesday 8th

    Fab Lab Network review and a discussion of future plans.

Fab City 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.

More information

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!

  • Meetings

    Fab Festival

    During the weekend, the Fab Festival will bring together members of the Fab Lab community, the innovative local community and the general audience, in a party devoted to digital fabrication.

  • Super

    Super Fab Lab

    During the conference Barcelona will be home to the world's largest Fab Lab (approx 1000m^2), which will house many different exhibitions and activities.

  • Awards

    Global Fab Awards

    There will also be a contest for innovative projects created within the Fab Lab ecosystem.

  • Madeinbcn


    An exhibition from 100 Barcelona-based entrepreneurs and makers.

  • Fabhouse

    Fab House

    The third iteration of the Fab House prototype will be produced and assembled as a collaborative project during the week of the conference.

  • Fabkids

    Fab Kids

    A program designed to introduce the endless possibilities of Fab Labs to the younger generation.


On top of the activities listed above, FAB10 has workshops designed for everyone. Whether you're interested in electronics, making furniture or even fabricating your own skateboard, there will be a workshop for you.

  • Tools
    • Building a 3D printer
    • Hacking devices
    • Programming
  • Processes
    • 3D printing
    • Biohacking
    • Circuit design and making
    • Furniture making
  • Projects
    • Building the Fab House
    • Fab Skate
    • Internet of things
  • Programs
    • Fab Academy
    • Fab ED
    • Fab Fund
    • Setting up a Fab Lab

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 FAB10 venues.

Gold Sponsors
Hp Endesa
Silver Sponsors
Trotec Epilog
Bronze Sponsors
Perez camps Gcc
Official Partners
  • Arduino
  • Ascamm
  • Asern
  • Ellen
  • Formlabs
  • Fundacion la caixa
  • Ouishare
  • Reprapbcn
  • Rhino
  • Santa and cole
  • Shopbot
  • Ultimaker

Event partners

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