SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 15, 2015) - World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, declares the week of September 21-27, 2015, as "Maker Faire Week." Maker Faire Week leads up to World Maker Faire New York and will host an array of meetups, events, and opportunities for the global Maker community to gather, network, and learn as they advance themselves, their fields, and the Maker Movement. Maker Faire Week is September 21-27, 2015. World Maker Faire New York 2015 takes place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, on Saturday-Sunday, September 26-27, 2015.
"Maker Faire Week is a special time of year for New York City when the global Maker community comes together to celebrate their Maker values and learn from each other," said Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire and vice president of Maker Media. "From big players in the Maker Movement bringing Makers together to individuals looking to connect with like-minded folks, Maker Faire Week gives all Makers the opportunity to celebrate their interests, innovations, and ingenuity. We’re excited that World Maker Faire gives Makers a reason to assemble and caps off this fun and important week for this community."
Highlights of Maker Faire Week include:
- STEM Night: Makers Night
Wednesday, September 23; 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm; at the New York Hall of Science
Local New York City high school and college students will hear from Dale Dougherty, founder and executive chairman of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire, and other local leaders in STEM fields and the world of making at this inspirational event. The event will be comprised of a mini career fair, activity session, panel discussion, Q&A session, and networking opportunities.
- MakerCon -- The Conference for Makers by Makers
Thursday, September 24; 10:00 am -- 8:00 pm; at the New York Hall of Science
MakerCon is the meeting place for passionate entrepreneurs who want to test the commercial waters for their prototypes; cultural and civic leaders driving Maker initiatives; and product developers inspired by the Maker Movement.
- Make: Education Forum @ Maker Faire
Friday, September 25; 12:00 pm -- 5:00 pm; at the New York Hall of Science
Make: magazine and the New York Hall of Science will host an afternoon program focused on the leaders, influencers, and practitioners providing support, services, and programs to bring Making into schools.
- World Maker Faire New York 2015
Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27; 10:00 am -- 6:00 pm; at the New York Hall of Science
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Maker Faire Week activities can be found at http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2015/maker-faire-week/ and include information about if the activities are free, or require an RSVP or registration. The page will be updated frequently as events get added.
Intel Returns as Goldsmith Sponsor of World Maker Faire
Intel continues their Maker Faire involvement by returning as a Goldsmith Sponsor of World Maker Faire, demonstrating their commitment and support of the Maker community and the Maker Movement. A founding sponsor of the Maker Education Initiative, Intel is a proud, long-time supporter of STEM education and hands-on learning.
At World Maker Faire, Intel will feature a variety of hands-on learning activities and interactive demonstrations of inventions created with the Intel® Edison and Intel® Galileo development platforms. In addition, Intel will host Thud Rumble at World Maker Faire. Thud Rumble -- world-famous musical artists, turntablists, and hackers of scratch DJ equipment -- debuted to eager crowds at Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 and will build upon that experience for attendees at World Maker Faire. The crew from Two Bit Circus, whose carnival-style games make learning about STEAM topics engaging and fun, will also join Intel in New York. To top off their participation, Intel will be sharing with attendees how they can win the $1 million prize in a new reality competition, America’s Greatest Makers. Intel is collaborating with Turner Networks and United Artists Media Group to showcase Makers inventing wearable technology and smart connected consumer devices powered by Intel® Curie™. Entries can be submitted until October 2, 2015, at www.americasgreatestmakers.com.
Attending World Maker Faire New York 2015
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.
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.
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, PepsiCo; Silversmith: Atmel, Cognizant, Dremel, MakeBlock, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, SketchUp, Sprout by HP.
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