Patrick Benfield

Innovation Director
The Magellan International School

Patrick is the founding director of two K-8 educational makerspaces and Co-Founder of co.lab // Community Makers, an inclusive, non-profit fablab in Austin, Texas.

Within the maker community, he is also the Lead Mentor for UTeach Maker, a fellowship program for The University of Texas at Austin, a Thinkery EdExhange Senior Fellow, and the organizer for the Austin Maker Educators meetup group.

He has led workshops and spoken at conferences including Stanford's FabLearn, Libre Learn Lab at MIT, SXSW edu, and Maker Faire and is a contributing co-author of Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces.

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