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APMM Zoom Meet-Ups

We've been hosting informal and interactive Zoom Meet-Ups for our community to get together in virtual space - take a break from your current project and join us!  (We'll even send our members a reminder 30-min before the session starts!)


APMM Meet-up: Holiday Open House/Got Gifts on Your Workbench?
Dec 22, 2022  7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) *note later time frame!*

Take time out of a busy schedule to reconnect and recharge with the model making community! Join us for 10 or 15 minutes... or stay a bit longer. Bring the beverage of your choice, tell us about any projects you're working on currently, and chat with your colleagues across the miles.

You can also ask questions about the upcoming Dayton 2023 Conference with people who've attended these gatherings in the past. What's so great about an in-person meeting? What can I potentially learn? What's it like for newcomers? Will the experience be worth the expense? Come ask and find out!

We'll see you at our meet-up on Thursday, December 22 at 7 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 882 1380 9134
Passcode: 673138

Questions? Send us a note at [email protected] or give us a call at 315-750-0803

Here are some of our past Meet-up topics:

  • Women in Model Making
  • Benchtop waterjet cutter demo by WAZER
  • Edged tool maintenance
  • Managing small/sole proprietor model shops
  • Managing model shops in corporate/tall orgs
  • Maritime models at the Glasgow Riverside Museum in Scotland
  • Refining and achieving Social Media goals
  • 2022 Student Model Making Competition entries and winners
  • Speeding up 3D printing
  • Tool talk
  • Materials sourcing
  • 3D printers
  • Arduino in models
  • Antique tool collections
  • Film special effects
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Social media for model makers
  • Steampunk sculptures
  • Project challenges
  • Desktop metal 3D printing
  • Sourcing through catalogs and websites
  • Books on architectural models and model makers
  • Building projects at Legoland
  • Workshops and tours
  • Informal discussions and shop talk

We're developing our calendar now for the months ahead - please reach out to us with ideas, inspirations, and topics to discuss. The Meet-ups are all about YOU!

Meet-up sessions are scheduled to take place on the 2nd and 4th week of each month. at 10 AM PDT/11 AM MDT/12 PM CDT/1 PM EDT/6 PM BST and the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1 PM PDT/2 PM MDT/3 PM CDT/4 PM EDT/9 PM BST. 
Please watch for announcements or changes here as schedules are subject to change!


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