The videos from Vent-Con 2020 are available now!
On May 21st, Public Invention co-hosted Vent-Con 2020–an Open Source Ventilator Conference–along with Helpful Engineering, Make.co, and Ventilators Collaboration Network. The mini-conference/webinar reviewed the impressive progress, discussed the uncertain present, and forged a path forward into the future for makers, philanthropists, investors, government officials, medical professionals, and manufacturers involved in building pandemic ventilators. The conference was well-attended, with about 120 participants from various backgrounds.
The theme of the conference was “Towards Cooperation in the Pandemic Mid-Game,” and brought together diverse speakers to discuss how we can collectively overcome the perceived shortfall of ventilators needed to treat COVID-19. The conference did not discuss specific ventilator projects in detail, but rather discussed the larger community and eco-system as we better learn what is needed to treat this ever-growing virus.
Check out the full videos from the conference, which can be found here.