What is Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

In 2016, Maker Faire celebrated 191 Faires in 38 countries, reaching over 1.4 million attendees globally. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and last year completed its eleventh annual show with some 1200 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in seven years to 900+ makers and 95,000 attendees.  Forty other larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Shenzhen to name a few— and over 180 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

 

MAKER FAIRE ROME – The European Edition

Maker Faire Rome is the European edition of Maker Faire. It’s organised by Innova Camera, a Special Agency of the Rome’s Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to place the city of Rome at the center of the debate on innovation, by spreading the digital culture, and developing the individual and collective entrepreneurship that is so integral to the Maker movement’s genetic makeup.

Maker Faire Rome combines science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business to create something totally new. It’s an event created to cater to curious participants of all ages, wishing to experience firsthand the makers’ inventions. Inventions that are the result of a desire to solve everyday problems, whether big or small.

Maker Faire Rome is an event designed to turn the spotlight on hundreds of projects from around the world that are able to catapult visitors into the future.

Not just a fair for field experts. At Maker Faire, you’ll find inventions in the field of science and technology (from 3D printers to wearables, through to drones, robots and digital manufacturing), but also new forms of art, entertainment, crafts, food experiments and attractions never seen before.

The watchwords of the Maker Faire Rome are: meeting, exchange, training, entertainment and interaction.
The public can experience and try their hand with these new inventions where innovation is made available to everyone. An experience where participants are an integral part of the fair itself.

An event for families, where children and adults can get involved in hundreds of fun and educational activities and demonstrations. A place where you can learn how to build your own smartphone, your own toys, “3D print” shoes, jewellery, handbags and even edible ravioli, or discover how to make your house home-automated with just a few simple measures.

With over 600 inventions on display in 2015 and more than 100 thousand visitors, Maker Faire Rome is the world’s largest exhibition after the “Area Bay” and “New York” in the US.

This year, after the success of the 2013 , 2014,  2015, 2016 editions, we expect hundreds of inventions and attractions from 65 nations. On the programme: live performances, panels, workshops, seminars, conferences and many surprises in store especially for children who will have a special Kids Area, which is even bigger with even more activities than previous editions.

The Maker Faire Rome 2016 was held from 14 to 16 October 2016 at Fiera di Roma.

 Maker Faire Rome Quotation by  International Press

It was huge, colossal. The first Maker Faire in Rome, October 3-6, was the biggest such festival ever outside the USA”  Huffington Post 2013

“Maker Faire Rome, in its third year and already a tradition, had a hundred thousand visitors. Students were the protagonists this year: the huge fair was held all over the wide campus of the Sapienza University of Rome” Huffington Post 2015

Maker Faire In Rome is in its fourth edition, and it is huge, growing in fame and audience. It has outgrown downtown Rome and is off in a genuine fairground: it is the biggest Maker Faire in Europe, despite, or maybe because of, its very Italian regional character” Huffington Post 2016

About Make: Magazine

The launch of Make: Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. The first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects, Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of like-minded individuals who undertake innovative projects and ideas in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make:’s projects show makers of every stripe how to make the most of easily accessible materials, from simple electronic components to essential technology and tools like 3D printing and soldering irons. Published since February 2005, Make: is a bi-monthly magazine, available in print, digital and ipad versions.

About Maker Media, Inc.

Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.