Maker Faire Rome

Opening Conference

Opening Conference

Let’s Make! (A Better World) is the title of the Opening Conference of Maker Faire Rome, The European Edition. Many of the actors of the Third Industrial Revolution – which is changing our lives forever – will be present on stage n the Sinopoli Hall at the Auditorium Parco della Musica on October 2, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Among keynote speakers there will be Massimo Banzi and Dale Dougherty. In the morning session, do not miss guru Cory Doctorow and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti who, just a few days later, will take off on a long space mission bringing tools made by makers; the afternoon session will be dedicated to economist Mariana Mazzucato, who will explain why this “revolution without permission” needs an innovative state, and to cyborg artist Neil Haribisson.

Speakers connected to the latest 3D printing projects will also have an important role, including the 3D-printed heart, splint and – of course – edible raspberry. 

Check the speakers list out

The hall’s capacity is 1,133 seats: hurry up and book your seat. The event will be hosted by Auditorium Parco della Musica – Sinopoli Room. The program may be rescheduled, please follow our updates.


Participants registration* (8:30 AM)
* Bring a printed copy of the ticket with you

Morning session (9:00 AM – 12:00 AM)
Stefano Venditti – President of Asset Camera
Kathleen Doherty – Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy

Keynote speech
Samantha Cristoforetti
Cory Doctorow

Anjan Contractor
Lynette Kucsma
Vaiva Kalnikaite

Ellen Jorgensen
Austin Erle
Michael Mc Alpine
Glenn Green

Oriana Persico e Salvatore Iaconesi
Aysegul Ildeniz –  Intel corporation
Gaspare Rumeo
Massimo Banzi
Jacopo Loredan ( Premio Focus)
Mario Vigentini

Afternoon session (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Teamdare performance

Keynote speech
Dale Dougherty – The Business of making
Mariana Mazzucato

Eric Pan
John Dimatos
Tomas Diez
Roberto Cingolani
Stefan Elfwing
Ivan Owen

Isaac Brown
Arturo Vittori
Niyondiko Gérard & Dembélé Moctar
Matteo Ferroni
Lauren Anne Kroo

Neil Harbisson
Abbey Liebman
Francesca Rosella & Ryan Genz
Pranish Kumar

Teamdare performance

Registration to Maker Faire Rome’s Opening Conference is now open: check it out on Eventbrite

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