Are you someone who loves to push technology in new or different ways? Are you an artisan honing a craft? Do you tinker, program, experiment, build contraptions or costumes and want to show off your work? Maybe you run a maker space and want to share your resources with the world! Maker Faire San Diego is looking for all this and more in our Call for Makers.
Spread the word and APPLY TODAY!
All kinds! Some projects are practical, innovative, life-saving, and some are just incredibly creative, fun, or all of those things. If you are passionate about something you created, you should absolutely apply to exhibit. We’d love to see your work. Here are just some topics we’re looking for:
Did we mention that these are only some of the things we’re looking for? We like a lot of things. A lot of things.
Below we’ve listed some basic FAQs. We hope you find them useful!
Maker Faire is all about embracing innovation, creativity, and sharing the things learned in that journey of discovery. At Maker Faire San Diego, we’re celebrating anyone who makes anything in our region – what’s most important is a willingness to teach others how to make it too. Makers are often pushing the limits of tech or exploring new ways of doing traditional crafts and we want folks who are willing to share and teach with an inquisitive and appreciative audience. We’re striving to show and teach participants that it’s okay to get hands-on with projects, to learn a new skill or subject, to experiment and design with wet labs, code, a paint brush or even all three (we wouldn’t put it past our makers). It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran exhibitor or someone tinkering away at a project looking for a deadline.
Makers who exhibit their projects at Maker Faire San Diego receive booths for FREE! If you are a vendor, company, or looking to sell a product, check out our Makers page for booth prices.
In our Call for Makers, you’ll find information about what makes a great application and what we need know. Please be prepared to share some brief, but informative words about your project. Photos are a huge help – we’ll accept logos, group photos, drawings, schematics, or just about any kind of visual if your project isn’t complete.
One great element of Maker Faire is the ability for participants to get hands-on with projects. Consider what kind of interactive element or “making” activity you might have. Many curious minds will be in attendance and are sure to be drawn to booths where they can touch, play with, or create something. It is a “Maker” Faire, after all!
Apply early to get first consideration. Be sure to meet the deadline for your project type. If your project has a fire element, or you are a Commercial Maker or Non-Profit, you may have different deadlines so double check.
Most importantly, be prepared to have fun at the event!
First, kick your engines into warp drive and pull the sword from the stone before parasailing with a drone past the steampunk brewery…
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We can’t wait to read about what you make!