SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - February 17, 2016) - Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be back in the Bay Area during Friday through Sunday, May 20-22, to deliver more opportunities than ever to join the Maker Movement and develop the Maker mindset. The Faire will feature top Makers -- new and established -- in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, arts, and crafts who will demonstrate their creativity, innovative skills and thinking, and resourcefulness all weekend long. Early Bird tickets are available for purchase now through Monday, February 29, 2016, at 11:59 pm PT; ticket prices go up on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Anyone interested in visiting Maker Faire Bay Area is encouraged to buy their tickets now to take advantage of the best pricing available and start making their plans.
What: Maker Faire Bay Area 2016
Where: San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
- Friday, May 20: 1 pm - 5 pm-FRIDAY@MakerFaire Special Access Preview Day
- Saturday, May 21: 10 am - 7 pm
- Sunday, May 22: 10 am - 6 pm
- FRIDAY@MakerFaire Tickets:
- Saturday & Sunday Tickets: http://mfba2016.eventbrite.com Tickets with the early bird discount range between $30-55 for weekend passes and $20-30 for single day passes.
Call for Makers
The second round of Call for Makers to exhibit at the Bay Area event is open with applications being accepted through Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 11:59 pm PT. Interested makers can find more information, and the application, at http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2016/call-for-makers/.
About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth-a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and 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 1.2 million attendees globally in over 30 countries around the world. 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 930+ Makers and 95,000 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, Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 runs Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, 2016, at the San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA. Friday, 1 pm to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets range from $20.00-80.00 (ages 3 and under are free) and can be purchased at http://mfba2016.eventbrite.com. World Maker Faire New York 2016 is slated for Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. More information about Maker Faire can be found at http://www.makerfaire.com.
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Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 Sponsors
Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Intel; Goldsmith:
Arrow Electronics, Department of Energy; Silversmith: Cognizant Technologies, Cypress Semiconductor, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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