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September 07, 2016 14:00 ET

Bioengineering, Making for Good, and Education Top the Program Lineup at World Maker Faire New York 2016, October 1 & 2

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, announced today the program and speaker agenda for World Maker Faire New York 2016 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY, on Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016. Six stages will host a variety of panels, presentations, demos, and hands-on workshops aimed at providing attendees with direct access to Maker Movement pioneers who are leading the way in areas such as bioengineering and sciences; education and Making in the classroom; Making for good; and Maker ingenuity around how-to's and tools for getting started with electronics, arts and crafts, and more.

"Each year we strive to deliver the best of the Maker Movement to the New York Maker community, whether through up-and-coming Makers, new fields, or updates on popular topics," said Dale Dougherty, founder and CEO of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire. "And each year unique themes develop. This year we're seeing how the Maker mindset is changing toward disaster zone response and humanitarian efforts, and making a difference where it really counts."

All of the World Maker Faire New York 2016 presentations, speakers, stages, and schedules can be found here: Highlights of the program include:

Bioengineering - This area shines the spotlight on new and bleeding edge technologies in the realm of neuroscience, DIY bio, bio security, tissue engineering, and more. A fascinating look at what the future holds.

  • "Panel: Making & the DIY Bio Frontier" including Christal Gordon, professor, engineer, and neuroscience consultant; Ellen Jorgenson, molecular biologist, and co-founder and executive director of Genspace, New York's DIYbio Makerspace; Erika Milczek, co-founder of Agem Solutions, Inc.; and Karen Ingram, creative director and artist using her skill set to promote scientific awareness.
  • "Panel: The Accessible Future of Neuroscience" with Melanie Segado, co-founder and science director of NeuroTechX; Conor Russomanno, co-founder and CEO of OpenBCI; Joe Burdo, lead educator and co-founder of NeuroTinker; and AJ Keller, founder of Push The World (PTW), a NYC based neurotech startup.
  • "Surgical 3D Printing and Tissue Engineering" with Dr. Lee P. Smith, chief of the division of pediatric otolaryngology at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY.

Making for Good - Examples of how the Maker mindset and culture coupled with technology are making effective and meaningful change with tools and solutions inside refugee camps, with disaster relief response and efforts, in developing countries, and often closer to home in inner cities where smart solutions are needed.

Maker Ingenuity - Whether it's a new Maker or someone who needs to have their spark (or project!) reignited, these presentations give people a jumpstart with updates, how-to's, new thinking, enlightenment, and more.

Making in Education - Leaders in Maker curriculum and hands-on learning will share the latest strategies for making in the classroom, from kindergartners to grad school.

Barnes & Noble Proud to be Presenting Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York 2016

Barnes & Noble is an established national retail partner of Maker Media's Make: branded products and other Flagship Maker Faires in the U.S., and will host a special Pop-Up Shop at World Maker Faire. In addition, Barnes & Noble will host its second annual Mini Maker Faire at all stores nationwide November 5-6. Joining World Maker Faire as a Presenting Sponsor is a continuation of Barnes & Noble's ongoing commitment to advancing tech literacy and bringing awareness to the Maker Movement.

A visit to the Barnes & Noble Pop-Up Shop at World Maker Faire will allow Makers of all ages to get a first look at some amazing new technology and educational products, including Air Hogs Connect from Spin Master, which takes drone flight to a whole new level of augmented reality gaming; Fisher Price's Think & Learn Code-a-pillar for preschoolers, the perfect introduction to coding for little Makers; and Sphero SPRK, the app-enabled robot that advances the coding and programming journey. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore the art of engineering through the VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine; create something extraordinary with Magformers incredible magnetic 3D construction tiles; and experience the new Moleskine Smart Writing Set that features NCode™ technology, which instantly digitizes handwritten notes and sketches that are editable and easily shared with smartphones and tablets.

Bestselling Make: Kits, Make: magazine subscriptions, and other Make: products and books, will be on display and available for purchase from Barnes & Noble throughout the fairgrounds. Additionally, the Barnes & Noble Pop-Up Shop will have a special author signing area, providing a platform for thought leaders in Making to sign their latest releases and greet their fellow Makers. Barnes & Noble will also host satellite shops adjacent to the Faire's Learn to Solder and Drone Zone areas where attendees can purchase products related to soldering and drones.

The overall partnership between Maker Media and Barnes & Noble promises to continue to provide an educational platform for teachers, Makers, doers, creators, inventors, and innovators across the country through the World Maker Faire in October, the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire in November, and beyond.

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2016 at advance pricing at Advance pricing is available between now and September 30, 2016 ($25.00 - $35.00 for a Single Day Pass; $40.00 - $65.00 for a Weekend Pass). Children 2 and under are free. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2016 on October 1-2, 2016.

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 will celebrate 190 Faires in 2016 in 35 countries around the world. The 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,300 Makers and 150,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in six years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees.

Maker Media seeks to create positive change in the world by inspiring and empowering everyone to become a Maker. Through our signature brand, Maker Faire, we have the largest event network that engages Makers around the world and under our Make: publishing brand, we produce Make: magazine, the how-to "bible" of the Maker movement, along with websites, books, and kits. Founded in 2005, and headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media caters to a universe of more than 25 million Makers across its properties.

Calendar Editors
World Maker Faire New York 2016 will take place Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $80.00; children 2 and under are free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes, visit: Save the dates for Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2017. Find a Maker Faire in over 190 locations around the world in 2016 at More information about Maker Faire can be found at

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World Maker Faire New York 2016 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2016 Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Barnes & Noble; Goldsmith: Google, Intel; Silversmith: Bernzomatic, Cognizant Technologies, Cypress Semiconductor, Makeblock, MakerSource, Microchip Technology Inc., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, RadioShack.

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