Here you will find some helpful information regarding FAB24 México.
The 20th edition of the Fab Lab Conference & Symposium, FAB24, is a global event that brings together creative, innovative, and passionate minds from the fields of digital fabrication and technology. Members from over 2,700 Fab Labs around the world gather to share, discuss, collaborate, and create communities around the different local and global interests related to advanced manufacturing, innovation, and technology.
Since 2005, we have been committed to the power of networking through annual meetings that bring together an average of 1,200 participants from over 55 different countries for a week of exciting discussions and activities around the latest trends in technology.
At FAB24, we will bring together people from diverse disciplines and cultures to explore how digital fabrication, 3D printing, robotics, and other technologies can shape our future. It's a place where collaboration and creativity merge to drive change and innovation. Anyone with an open mind and a cooperative spirit is welcome to attend!
FAB24 México will take place in Puebla from August 4-9, 2024.
Please see the main page of the FAB24 México website.
Updates on detailed programming will be available soon.
The main event venue for FAB24 México is the Institute of Design and Technological Innovation (IDIT) within the Iberoamerican University of Puebla, where the largest Fab Lab in the world is located.
However, in order to include the rest of the community in the event, there are Challenges that will take place in different parts of the state and the country.
Planning and coordinating an international conference with thousands of attendees and the top digital fabrication experts in the world costs money. Registration fees help offset the costs associated with organizing and hosting an event of this scale. We surveyed similar conferences, and our registration fees are relatively modest compared with other large international conferences for the level of programming on offer.
The requirements for a foreigner to enter Mexico may vary depending on the nationality of the visitor. However, most foreign nationals will need a valid passport and, in some cases, a visa. Here is some general information:
It is necessary for the visitor to have a valid passport. The validity of the passport may vary according to nationality.
Many countries do not require a visa for short tourist stays. Mexico has visa exemption agreements with several countries. However, some countries do require a visa before traveling to Mexico.
Tourist Card (Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM):
In lieu of a visa, visitors from some countries may need to obtain a Tourist Card, also known as a Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM). This card allows visitors to stay in Mexico for a limited period of time for tourist purposes.
Return Ticket or Proof of Continued Travel:
In some cases, a return ticket or proof that the visitor plans to leave the country at the end of his or her stay may be required.
Depending on the purpose of travel, additional documentation may be required. For example, for those planning to study or work in Mexico, specific permits may be required.
COVID-19 Specific Restrictions and Requirements:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to review specific health-related restrictions and requirements such as COVID-19 testing, quarantines, and other protocols.
It is important to verify specific requirements based on the visitor's nationality and any changes in immigration regulations. Information may change, so it is recommended to consult the Mexican embassy or consulate in the traveler's country of origin or check online for the latest information before traveling.
From Mexico City (CDMX):
From Mexico City the easiest way to get to Puebla is by bus. It can be taken directly inside Mexico City's international airport or from the Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente (TAPO). Buses are first class and can arrive at the Central Camionera de Puebla (CAPU) in the downtown area or at Paseo Destino ("Terrapuerto") near the Fab24 event venue.
By car, the Mexico-Puebla highway (MEX-150D), which is a toll road and one of the most common routes. The distance is approximately 130 km (80 miles) and travel time may vary depending on traffic, but is usually about 2 hours.
By the Veracruz-Puebla highway (MEX-150), which is another important option if you are coming from the coast.
By the Oaxaca-Puebla highway (MEX-135), if you are in the southern region.
Puebla Hermanos Serdán International Airport (PBC):
Puebla has its own airport, called Hermanos Serdán International Airport. If you are flying from other parts of Mexico or from abroad, you can fly directly to this airport.
Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX): (YES, Like our Beno)
You can also fly into Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and then take a bus or drive to Puebla.
Cancún International airport (CUN):
You can fly to Cancún and then, after a few days in the beach, take a direct flight to Puebla
The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican peso, and its symbol is "$".
The ISO 4217 code for the Mexican peso is "MXN". Common coins include denominations of 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents, as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 pesos. Banknotes are available in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 pesos.
In Mexico, "American" type plugs are used with flat, parallel terminals and cylindrical grounding for appliances with the highest consumption.
There are NO three-phase outlets in the rooms, everything is SINGLE PHASE. The nominal voltage of the electrical network is 110 V 60 HZ.