The Open Hardware Summit is the annual conference organized by the Open Source Hardware Association and the world’s first comprehensive conference on open hardware, a venue to discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing open source hardware movement. Speakers include world renowned leaders from industry, academia, and the DIY community. Talks cover a wide range of subjects from electronics and mechanics to related fields such as digital fabrication, fashion technology, self-quantification devices, and DIY bio. Discussions and panels focus on, but are not limited to, education, manufacturing, design, business, and law. As a microcosm of the Open Source Hardware community, the Summit provides a friendly forum for discussion in line with our policies and desire to be as inclusive as possible.

The Open Hardware Summit was founded by Alicia Gibb and Ayah Bdeir in 2010 in collaboration with Makerfaire, NYSCI, littleBits, Creative Commons, Eyebeam, HTINK, and with support from Peter Semmelhack and Bug Labs in its founding years. Its 2012 edition is chaired by Dustyn Roberts and Catarina Mota.

Open Hardware Summit 2012 Dream Team
Wonder who is behind the most exciting event of the year? Here’s the initial OHS2012 Dream Team! Click on each person’s photo to get the full bio.

And thank you to our friends for their help with the OHS 2012!

Eric Skiff
Kelly Maguire
Phil Torrone
John DeCristofaro