A Maker is just that – someone who makes something. Many Makers are hobbyists, tinkerers, enthusiasts or students (amateurs!) – but they are also a wellspring of innovation, creating new products and producing value in the community. Some Makers do become entrepreneurs and start companies. Makers celebrate the Do-It-Yourself mindset and enjoy the rewards of hands-on projects.
Maker Faire is a Show-and-Tell Faire that creates a stage for Makers to show off their creations to an appreciative audience. It particularly showcases the process of how those creations are made, which cultivates a learning environment for the attendees. Maker Faire offers the opportunity for us to see ourselves as more than consumers; we are productive; we are creative. Everyone is a Maker and our world is what we make it.
From the founder of the Maker Movement, Dale Dougherty,
“I believe we are all makers. We can find all kinds of makers in our communities. Yet we also want to help create more makers. Through education and community outreach, we can offer the opportunity to make things to more people, but particularly children. They might find these opportunities at school but also at community centers, summer camps and science centers, or even at home. My goal is that all people, young and old, come to see themselves as makers, creators and doers because I know that the people who have the skills and knowledge to make things have the power to make the world a better place.”
To see what participating at a Maker Faire is like, check out this video from Toronto Mini Maker Faire 2013!
To show off what you make is FREE and it’s only $25 if you plan to sell what you make!
You have until September 15th to apply! Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this community enriching event!
TICKETS are also available NOW!
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS! (All students & kids are FREE, adults are just $5)
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER t-shirts online NOW and pick up later at the event! **THEY WILL NOT BE SOLD THE DAY OF!** DEADLINE TO ORDER IS 9/17/14.