What is Maker Faire

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About Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire celebrated 131 Faires in 2014 alone and has reached over 1.5 million attendees globally since it launched in San Mateo, California in 2006, less than a year after the publication of the first Make: Magazine in 2005. The ninth annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1100 makers and 130,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Rome, Paris, Hannover, Berlin, Trondheim, Oslo, Newcastle (UK), Tokyo  Singapore, Taipei, and Shenzhen host our larger-scale “featured” Maker Faires, and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the globe.

 

MAKER FAIRE ROME – The European Edition

Maker Faire Rome is the European edition of the Maker Faire. With over 600 inventions on display in 2014 and 90 thousand visitors, Maker Faire Rome is the world’s largest exhibition after the “Area Bay” and “New York” in the US. This year, after the success of the 2013 and 2014 editions, we expect hundreds of inventions and attractions from 65 nations. On the programme: live performances, panels, workshops, seminars, conferences and many surprises in store especially for children who will have a special Kids Area, which is even bigger with even more activities than previous editions.

Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition is organised by Asset Camera, a Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome, whose mission is to place the city of Rome at the center of the debate on innovation, by spreading the digital culture, and developing the individual and collective entrepreneurship that is so integral to the Maker movement’s genetic makeup.

The Maker Faire 2015 runs 16 to 18 October 2015 at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, which for this occasion, will become a real “city of the future”.

We expect more than 600 maker exhibitors along with innovative SMEs, schools and Fab Labs who will present projects in the following areas:

  • 3D printing
  • 3D scanning
  • Arduino
  • Art
  • Artisans & New Craft
  • Biology
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Drones
  • Education
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Fabrication
  • Fashion & Wearables
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Games
  • Hacks
  • Home Automation
  • Internet of Things
  • Kids & Education
  • Music & Sound
  • Open Source
  • Recycling  & Upcycling
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Steam Punk
  • Wellness & Healthcare

We have confirmed for the 2015 edition, a special exhibition area dedicated to the projects of young people from Technical and Vocational Institutes across Italy.

A fair that combines science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business to create something totally new. Maker Faire is an event created to cater to curious participants of all ages, wishing to experience firsthand the makers’ inventions. Inventions that are the result of a desire to solve everyday problems, whether big or small.

Maker Faire is an event designed to turn the spotlight on hundreds of projects from around the world that are able to catapult visitors into the future.

Not just a fair for field experts. At the Maker Faire, you’ll find inventions in the field of science and technology (from 3D printers to wearables, through to drones, robots and digital manufacturing), but also new forms of art, entertainment, crafts, food experiments and attractions never seen before.

The watchwords of the Maker Faire are: meeting, exchange, training, entertainment and interaction.
The public can experience and try their hand with these new inventions where innovation is made available to everyone. An experience where participants are an integral part of the fair itself.

An event for families, where children and adults can get involved in hundreds of fun and educational activities and demonstrations. A place where you can learn how to build your own smartphone, your own toys, “3D print” shoes, jewellery, handbags and even edible ravioli, or discover how to make your house home-automated with just a few simple measures.

About Make: Magazine

The launch of Make: Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. The first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects, Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of like-minded individuals who undertake innovative projects and ideas in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make:’s projects show makers of every stripe how to make the most of easily accessible materials, from simple electronic components to essential technology and tools like 3D printing and soldering irons. Published since February 2005, Make: is a bi-monthly magazine, available in print, digital and ipad versions.

 About Maker Media, Inc.

Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.

 

Maker Faire Rome 2014: the numbers

The second edition of Maker Faire Rome (2014) ended with the participation of 90,000 people who saw and touched over 600 inventions with their own hands.

As many as 360 workshops for children in a ​​2000 sqm area, with the participation of 15,000 kids.

In 2014, the Call4Makers received projects, talks and workshops from 33 nations.