Makers, Crafters & Performers wanted for first annual Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire
on February 24, 2018
Call for Entries Open through January 31, 2018
Windsor, ON — The Maker Faire is coming to Windsor! The first annual Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday February 24, 2018 at St. Clair College.
The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters is open now through January 31, 2018. Entries can be submitted by individuals or by groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. The Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire particularly encourages exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this inaugural event must complete an application at https://windsoressex.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/ by the end of January.
The Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire takes after other large Maker Faire events such as Maker Faire Detroit. The Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.
Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the inaugural Windsor-Essex Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring student projects, robotics, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique hand-made crafts, and interactive art projects.
Everyone in the community is welcome. Attendance is free. Pre-registration is required. Visit windsoressex.makerfaire.com for more information. Maker Faire Windsor-Essex is independently produced by The University of Windsor EPICentre, in partnership with the St. Clair College Genesis Centre, and in collaboration with Maker Media.
The Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) at the University of Windsor is a campus-wide initiative that encourages entrepreneurship on campus, and supports students and graduates interested in launching their own businesses. The St. Clair College EPIC Genesis Centre is a unique partnership between the University of Windsor – the lead agency – and St. Clair College, giving entrepreneurs access to the cutting-edge expertise of both institutions.
About Maker Faire
Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and celebration of the Maker Movement. Maker Faire was born in 2005 out of the launch of Make: magazine as an opportunity for makers of all skills, interests, and ages to connect face-to-face and share their projects, insights, and excitement about making. Read more about the history of the Maker Movement and Maker Faire here.
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