Call4Makers

Call for makers

Call for makers

Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

A Maker is an enthusiast of DIY/DIT(do it together) with a great attitude for sharing knowledge and information.

Makers build up stuff they need or just because it’s fun and prefer to create instead of just consume.

Makers use a variety of tools and techniques, analog and digital, both traditional or cutting edge; and the web is the most important one!

Key Points

Please read carefully the whole content of this page!

Call for Makers :
- Open Date: Friday 28 March 2014
- Close Date: Sunday 15 June 2014

The deadline for Maker entries has passed, however we will consider your entry as a last-minute addition. If you do not receive an acceptance letter by September 9, please understand that we won’t be able to find room for your project.

Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition:
- Main Conference: Thursday 2 October 2014
- Education Day: Friday 3 October 2014
- Exhibition: Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October 2014

Entries

The first step to participate in Maker Faire Rome as Maker is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups.
Please provide a description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Maker Faire, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

When applying, you are required to provide project photos and a bio photo for web and Press (if available). Please have these ready before you start your application.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

- Education
- Young Makers
- 3dprinting
- Digital Fabrication
- Robot&Drones
- Design
- Arduino
- Internet of Things
- Home Automation
- Interaction
- Fashion & Wearables
- Sustainability
- Wellness / Healthcare
- Science
- Food & Agriculture
- Transportation
- Crafts
- Makerspace
- Hackerspace
- Fablab

You can apply as:

Maker : Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits are encouraged. No fee to exhibit for Makers in a standard setup.

Light-Talk speaker: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Presentations are typically 15 or 40 minutes, with some time for Q&A.

Hands-On Workshop: If your passion is in inspiring the public into Making, we invite you to propose activities and workshops. The organization can provide materials and components for activities (please be specific in your proposal).  Activities has to be guided and Maker facilitated. Each Activity should have a duration of 2 hours and half or the whole day and should be accessible for younger audience to make with parental guidance.

How to Apply

Application Form: please go to the following URL and fill out the entry form to tell us about your project: www.makerfairerome.eu/call-for-makers/calls

We ask you to fill the proposal in English.

The Submission is possible only if your proposal has all the required information.

Other Ways to Participate at Maker Faire

Sponsors: We welcome sponsors at Maker Faire. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please see Sponsors.

What Happens Next

Ongoing correspondence from the Maker Faire team will keep you up-to-date.

Acceptances are sent via email approximately 12 weeks before the show. Once accepted, makers are asked to complete a Maker Agreement.

Aspiring makers are encouraged to follow Maker Faire Rome on Twitter and via our Maker Faire Rome Facebook feed to keep up with the latest news on makers and Maker Faire.

We look forward to seeing you at Maker Faire Rome!

If you have some issue during the process let us know: makers [ at ] makerfairerome.eu

By submitting the application you accept the information on privacy as in the
Privacy Policy document

Procedure and criteria for selection  will be the following:

  • Forms must be completed at least in all compulsory required fields
  • Forms must arrive within the indicate date on the web site
  • Projects and proposals will be selected by our curators based on their relevance for the maker community in terms of innovation, feasibility and ingenuity.
  • By submitting the form the aspiring maker accepts that the selection will be done at exclusive and unquestionable judgment of the selection committee composed by : Massimo Banzi, Riccardo Luna, Costantino Bongiorno

 

Fill out the entry form : www.makerfairerome.eu/call-for-makers/calls

If you have some issue during the process let us know: makers [ at ] makerfairerome.eu

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