In 2019, the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property hosted a dinner for makerspace leaders at its first Makerspace Ecosystem Summit presented by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). The conference aims to present a variety of insightful topics relevant to the maker community. In 2020, the make/SHIFT conference returned virtually due to the pandemic. Again, Michelson IP was invited back to present on IP resources for today’s Makerspaces.

This year, the make/SHIFT 2.0 conference returned in a virtual format. Michelson IP was welcomed back to host an interactive mini-session on “Why IP Education is Vital to Makers & Entrepreneurs.” The initiative, alongside Pamela Bogdan of Ocean County College, presented different intellectual property scenarios one may encounter when working in makerspaces. 

ICYMI, the recording of the event is below:





The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, addresses critical gaps in intellectual property education to empower the next generation of inventors. Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson. To learn more, visit