“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” - Mary Lou Cook
Agree? Then the Calgary Maker Faire is for you. This event’s purpose is to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself mindset.
Are you a Maker? The seeds of creativity live in everyone. But Makers see it through – they invent, design, create and build things with the goal of learning, teaching, inspiring and improving the world. Makers look at the world around them and imagine ways to make it better or more interesting. From robotics, electronics, rockets, food to fashion finds, if you make it, it’s fair game at the Calgary Maker Faire!
Why Do We Need You? Our city is filled with creative individuals, ranging from artists to engineers and everyone in between. Many of us spend time creating both tangible and intangible innovations that deserve to see the light of day. This is why we are bringing Maker Faire to Calgary – so that everyone has a chance to behold our collective creativity! This is where you, the Maker comes in. Come share and inspire us with us your inventions, creations, and hobbies.
The Deets? Calgary Maker Faire will be hosted at East Village on September 8th. The Call for Makers is open until Friday, August 10th. Don’t wait to visit www.makerfaireyyc.com to take part in a Maker event like no other. Space is limited and we don’t want you missing out!
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Calgary’s first Maker Faire is only two months away, and prep is really starting to ramp up! Continue reading
It’s been a crazy few months since we decided to plan Calgary’s first Mini Maker Faire, but progress is finally being made! Protospace has been extremely busy with projects & events, and Endeavor Arts has really made a name for itself in the art scene, thus Shannon and I have been hard pressed for free time to organize Maker Faire.
Originally, we had planned to host the event during the second week of June 2012 to take advantage of the warm weather and touristy season. Being strapped for time, we decided to change the date – to September 8th – which better aligns with Beakerhead (for their 2013 launch). Thus – save the date:
Calgary’s First Annual Mini Maker Faire is happening on the Riverfront in East Village, September 8th 2012 from 10AM to 6PM!
We’ve still a lot to do before we’re ready to sell tickets and generate hype. Paperwork must be filled out, Responsibilities must be assigned, sponsors must be found and our Call to Makers must be made. On the bright side, we are now licensed by O’Reilly as an official Mini Maker Faire and have received tentative festival approval from the City of Calgary (provided that we finish the paperwork ).
Stay tuned for more updates as we will be working hard to to ensure the success of Calgary’s First Mini Maker Faire, and please use our contact page if you have any questions.
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