About the Fab City Summit in Paris

Parc de La Villette, main venue of the Fab City Summit (Paris, July 2018)

The Fab City Summit is the gathering event of the international Fab City network, a global initiative to develop locally productive and globally connected cities. The summit gathers experts and communities interested in circular economy, urban planning, digital fabrication, new business models, civic engagement and sustainable design and production.

Held for the first time in Amsterdam in 2016 and then in Copenhagen in 2017, Paris will host the next edition in July 2018. For the first time the Summit will be part of the yearly international gathering of the fablab network (FAB14).

The Fab City Summit program includes :

  • Fab City Lab, an institutional event on July 11st organised with the Paris City Council, hosted in the Town Hall.
  • A Fab City Conference on 12th and 13th of July 2018 with high-quality keynote speakers and workshops.
  • A Fab City Campus, unveiled on Saturday 14th and hosted at Parc de La Villette in Paris until July 22nd. Fab City Campus is a short term intervention that will showcase local and international experiences and prototypes of Fab Cities. It will include exhibitions, workshops for citizens and guided tours of local Fab Labs and makerspaces involved in the Fab City project in Paris and in the Region.

The Fab City Summit 2018 is organised by the French NGO Fab City Grand Paris in collaboration with the Paris City Council, the Fab City global initiative and the Fab Foundation. The region Île-de-France, the French Ministry of Culture and Parc de La Villette are official partners of the event.