2016 Event Dates + Location:
Mark your calendars! The sixth annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is happening on June 11th and 12th, 2016 at the PNE Forum. Tickets are on sale now! Check out the Maker list and purchase your tickets at the event website makerfaire.ca.
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 show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect, and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100 000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including our faire which is entering in its second year, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
About Vancouver Mini Maker Faire:
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire was founded by the combined skillset of local Makers from Vancouver Hack Space (VHS), and supported by eatART and the Vancouver Community Lab. In our inaugural year, there were close to 3 000 attendees, and nearly 100 Makers located at the Great Northern Way Campus.
In 2015 more than 5,000 people from all over Metro Vancouver came out to the PNE Forum for our Faire and we are set to welcome communities there again. See you at the Faire!
Photo Credit: Emily Smith