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World Maker Faire New York

August 26, 2015 08:00 ET

Trailblazers of the Maker Movement, Including Anouk Wipprecht, Francois Delaroziere, Pierre Orefice, Jared Ficklin, and Danit Peleg, to Headline World Maker Faire New York 2015 Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2015) - World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, announced today the program and speaker agenda for World Maker Faire New York, taking place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, the weekend of September 26-27, 2015. The roster includes up and coming makers who are pushing the envelope across a variety of industries as well as leaders who have been innovating and driving the Maker Movement from the start.

Program highlights include:

  • Anouk Wipprecht, wearable designer, will speak about "creating the impossible" with fashion and wearables. Anouk will be joined by Francis Bitonti, wearable designer, and Julie Taraska, writer and fashion and technology specialist.
  • Artists, builders, and designers François Delarozière, of La Machine, and Pierre Orefice with Manaus, will talk about their monumental mechanical structures and their unprecedented artistic project "Les Machines de l'île" which has been described as a place at the crossroads of Jules Verne's "invented worlds" and the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, located in the historic shipyards of Nantes, France.
  • Jared Ficklin, veteran Maker, creative technologist, TED speaker, and music enthusiast, will share build tips and tricks for various Ruben's Tube and Flame Table and other cymatic makes.
  • Danit Peleg, fashion designer, will discuss her first of its kind 3D printed fashion collection with Make:magazine's Mike Senese.

"As we celebrate Maker Faire's tenth anniversary this year, and a decade of making, we are excited to be engaging these makers in our New York program," said Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire and vice president of Maker Media. "They represent the breadth, depth, and variety of Makers involved in the Maker Movement. From Anouk, Danit, Jared, and François and Pierre, to Massimo Banzi, Jay Silver, Eben Upton, and Ayah Bdeir, these new, and established, leaders will educate, inspire, and motivate Faire goers to immerse themselves in learning and doing more."

This year's program will include content for Makers of all ages, interests, and skill levels. There will be over 200 hands-on learning opportunities, interviews and panels, and presentations in which attendees can participate on such topics as fashion and wearables, robotics, Young Makers, health science and technologies, 3D printing, makerspaces, drones, education, electronics, and much more. In addition, the one-day MakerCon conference, held on Thursday, September 24, will specifically address getting projects from concept to market with best practices, wisdom, and know-how from experienced Makers who will share their stories and strategies.

The full World Maker Faire New York 2015 program can be found at http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2015/schedule/.

Microsoft Joins Sponsor Ranks for World Maker Faire New York 2015
Microsoft has joined World Maker Faire as a Goldsmith Sponsor for the first time, elevating their participation and demonstrating their commitment to the Maker Movement. In Microsoft's booth, Faire visitors will find all sorts of hands-on demos to experience making and get a first-hand look at the technology behind these projects. There will be a giant piano that attendees can jump on to play it; an LED curtain that can display an attendee's photo real-time; an opportunity to get a free 3D scan; and much more. Attendees can see how Microsoft Windows is powering all of these cool projects that will be on display and learn more about how Windows can also be used to build exciting projects at home and in the workplace on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Intel.

Attending World Maker Faire New York 2015 & Maker Faire Week
Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2015 at advance pricing at http://wmfny15.eventbrite.com. Advance pricing is available between now and September 25, 2015 ($25.00 - $35.00 for a single day pass; $35.00 - $65.00 for weekend passes). Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2015 on September 26-27, 2015.

Maker Faire Week is a weeklong celebration, just before World Maker Faire, for Makers with activities, events, meetups, parties, and more, all focused around the Maker Movement. Learn more here about the happenings during September 21-27.

About 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.

Maker Faire has celebrated 150 Faires in 2015 alone and has engaged more than 1.1 million attendees globally in over 30 countries around the world since it launched in San Mateo, California, in 2006, less than a year after the publication of the first Make: magazine in 2005. The 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,200 Makers and 145,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in five years to 830+ Makers and 85,000 attendees.

Located in San Francisco, California, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing Make: magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2015 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 26-27, at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $80.00; children 2 and under are free. http://www.makerfaire.com. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes visit: http://wmfny15.eventbrite.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2015 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2015 Sponsors: Goldsmith: Disney, Intel, Italian Trade Agency, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi; Silversmith: Atmel, Cognizant, Dremel, MakeBlock, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, SketchUp, Sprout by HP.

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