On December 11, 2013 two American Embassy employees Sarah Ziebel and Ivan Tabanin made a topical presentation on MakerSpaces in American libraries for Novosibirsk colleagues. After the presentation they conducted a workshop on 3D modeling for a group of Novosibirsk and Berds highschoolers.
Audience members were treated to an engaging presentation on the state of suburban architecture in America. The lector was famous architect and Georgia Tech Professor of Urban Architecture, Ellen Dunham-Jones. Ms. Dunham-Jones spoke about the misconceptions and challenges plaguing suburban spaces (higher levels of depression, health issues, car accidents, poor community areas for children) and discussed worldwide solutions to these challenges.