MakerFest 2017 will take place Saturday, November 4 from 10am to 3pm at the Agriplex at the Washington State Fair Event Center. This year we’re merging DIYFest and MakerFest into a single celebration of Maker/DIY (Do-It-Yourself) culture.
We hope you’ll join us at this free, all-ages event where youth, families, and adults can explore building, creating, crafting, hacking, and coding and even become Makers themselves. Through displays, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, community makers will share their DIY processes with you. Think of it as a big-show-and-tell celebration!
First review of applications will be July 24.
An Exhibitor: Show your stuff in our exhibit area for the entire day where guests can enjoy your work, ask questions, or just observe your craft in process. Hands-on experience is encouraged, so consider sharing projects you don't mind people getting up close and personal with, or lead visitors in trying some of your skills on demonstration pieces (think of this a little more like having a booth at a science fair where people wander over and you stay and chat).
A Blitz Skill Share Presenter: 15 minutes. Do you have a special skill, trick, technique, and interesting life-hack that can be used to make your projects easier, quicker, or more efficient? Share your techniques with others in a mini-presentation. This differs from the longer Skill Share in that it can be taught or demonstrated quickly in a matter of minutes, and does not involve a lot of set-up time, and requires less in-depth explanation of technique or tools.
A MakerTalk Presenter: 45-60 minutes. Do you have a passion for your projects and want to share your process on how it works? Take to the Presentation Stage to become the teacher with your own TED Talk-style lecture and demonstration. Talk in-depth on your topic for up to an hour; including techniques, process, and tips. If you wish, field questions from an intrigued audience of hobbyists and help provide the starting block for a "make, fix, do" spirit in your community!
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