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Thanks to all those who helped support and attend the Regional Barnraising in Val Verde in July!

Upcoming in 2016:

2016 Annual Barnraising: November 11-13 in Louisiana
2016 Organizer's Summit (open to Public Lab organizers) will be Wednesday, November 10th.

The Barnraising is an unparalleled, high bandwidth event where people from different regions exchange hard-won technical knowledge, tactics, and stories in person. At the Annual Barnraising, participants will:

  • Improve social ties through in-person collaboration,
  • Participate in in-depth exploration of local environmental issues and ongoing community research,
  • Advance technical knowledge, and
  • Work on projects such as environmental hardware and software prototyping.


Learn more about our past Barnraisings:


About Regional Barnraisings: The first Regional Barnraising was held in Spring, 2014 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This was a great way to draw new Public Labbers in, focus on regional issues and cater to people who are unable to travel to our yearly Barnraising in Louisiana.

Recognizing the growth of the Public Lab Midwest community, the second annual Regional Barnraising was held in the summer of 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Midwest projects such as hydrogen sulfide sensing, petcoke mapping and dust monitoring laid the groundwork for a fantastic and dynamic regional event. amish.gif

conferences barnraising list:plots-barnraising la