Chattanooga has been chosen to host the 2019 Nation of Makers Conference (NOMCON).

The two-day conference brings leaders from across the country who represent the maker movement together "to spark and increase connections across sectors, generate robust collaborations, and promote the growth of an inclusive Nation of Makers."

The event will take place June 14-16 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. It is being sponsored by Google and Chevron.

“It was clear in our selection of Chattanooga that a lot of work is being done locally to foster an inclusive culture of creativity and innovation, as well as to encourage ideas and collaborations that enrich the greater community and the local maker and business ecosystem. We’re thrilled to bring NOMCON 2019 to this wonderful city of creators,” Nation of Makers Executive Director Dorothy Jones-Davis said.

Friday, Mayor Berke thanked the local team that helped bring the conference to the Scenic City. The team consisted of the Chattanooga Public Library, the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau, Art 120, CO.LAB, the Public Education Foundation and The Enterprise Center.

"As a city of creators, we want to do everything we can to support makers and innovators in Chattanooga. Part of that support means having an active role in connecting and sharing ideas with national leaders who are involved in the maker movement," Mayor Berke said.

Tickets for the event will go on sale in February. Organizers are expecting around 400-500 people to attend.

For more information, visit NOMCON's website