Submit your project now and be part of Maker Faire, Bay Area 2013. Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Entry call closes on 15 March 2013.
Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers – anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Maker Faire will be held on 18 and 19 May 2013 at San Mateo Event Center, CA.
Fill out the application(s) which best fits your participation in Maker Faire.
Maker Exhibit - an all-weekend exhibit space to demonstrate your project(s)
Performer - a scheduled performance, usually on a stage, set lengths vary
Presenter - a scheduled 10, 20 or 45 minute presentation, usually on a stage
Sponsor - companies or commercial entities
The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry using one of the links above. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.
Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:
- Student projects
- Arduino projects
- Raspberry Pi
- Space projects
- Food makers
- Conductive materials projects
- Kit makers
- Interactive art projects
- 3D Printers and CNC Mills
- Textile Arts and Crafts
- Home Energy Monitoring
- Rockets and RC Toys
- Green Tech
- Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
- Electric Vehicles
- Biology/Biotech and Chemistry projects
- Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
- Music Performances and Participation
- Unusual Tools or Machines
- How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
Entry form types
Maker Exhibit: Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an all-weekend exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts. No fee for standard Maker Exhibits.
Performer: Musicians and entertainers who would like to perform at Maker Faire. Performances are usually on stage and scheduled for approximately 50 minutes. Set lengths vary. Some performances in the past have been roaming and unscheduled, which is also okay. Please mention scheduling details in your application.
Presenter: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Presentations are typically 20 or 50 minutes, with some time for Q&A.
Sponsors: Companies and commercial entities are welcomed as sponsors at Maker Faire.
Other ways to participate at Maker Faire
Crafters: If you are an indie crafter, and your primary intent is to sell your products at Maker Faire, apply to Bazaar Bizarre: www.bazaarbizarre.org. Bazaar Bizarre is an independent craft faire held within Maker Faire. Both Commercial Makers and Bazaar Bizarre vendors are a part of Maker Faire, but Bazaar Bizarre is an area dedicated to people who are only selling their wares. Commercial Makers exhibit in various areas of the event, demonstrating what they make and selling as an side-addition to their DIY demonstration, not the focus of their exhibit.
Volunteer / Maker Corps at Maker Faire Training
For information about making an invaluable contribution at Maker Faire, please see our Maker Corps at Maker Faire training program.
What happens next
Immediately following your submission, you will receive and email confirming that we have your application. If you don’t receive this email, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptances are sent via email approximately 2 months before the show. Once accepted, begin to plan for your participation. We will send regular Maker Newsletter updates and your Maker Agreement in advance of the event.
We look forward to seeing you at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013!
For ticket information and directions check out makerfaire.com
The next World Maker Faire New York will take place in New York on 21 and 22 September 2013. The entry call for the World Maker Faire New York will open in June 2013.