Call for Makers Open for Maker Faire Pittsburgh
Donna Goyak, Maker Faire Pittsburgh Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Schlageter, Director of Marketing, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, email@example.com, (412) 586-6023
(June 15, 2015) – Calling all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: the call for entries is now open for Maker Faire Pittsburgh to be held October 10 and 11, 2015 on Pittsburgh’s Northside.
Maker Faire Pittsburgh is looking for a wide variety of eclectic, diverse and forward thinking projects and ideas that highlight the DIY and tinkerer spirit. Exhibits and displays can range from student projects, robotics, 3D printers and CNC mills, textile arts and crafts, home energy monitoring, rockets and R/C toys, sustainability, green tech, radios, vintage computers and game systems, electronics, electric vehicles, biology/biotech and chemistry projects, puppets, kites, bicycles, and unusual tools or machines.
Individuals, groups, schools, clubs, organizations, and entrepreneurs are invited to apply to demonstrate what they make and share what they have learned with other makers and with the community.
To participate in Maker Faire Pittsburgh, an entry form must be completed at http://www.makerfairepittsburgh.com/makers. The call for entries closes on August 15, 2015.
About Maker Faire Pittsburgh
Called the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth, Maker Faire is part county fair, part science fair, and part something entirely new. As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it is an all-ages showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Maker Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations while attendees get a glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.
The inaugural Maker Faire Pittsburgh will be held on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015 on Pittsburgh’s Northside. Venues include Nova Place, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and Buhl Community Park.
- Builds on the successes of three “Mini” Maker Faires held at the Children’s Museum (2011-2013). This new “featured” Faire will be larger, with broader content, and will appeal to all ages.
- Chevron and Make: are the presenting sponsors of Maker Faire Pittsburgh with major support from The Grable Foundation and others.
- Produced by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Innovation Works, Hack Pittsburgh, Assemble, TechShop Pittsburgh, and others under a license agreement with Maker Media, Inc.
For information, see www.makerfairepittsburgh.com