Infos for makers

We’re happy you’re part of Maker Faire this year, no matter if you join us for the first time or are returning after last year’s debut. On this page, you’ll find a few important bits of information. We’ll be extending this page as we go along. Please also refer to the information in our „maker manual“ we sent to you in August. If you have not received the manual by email, please let us know right away!

What’s different at Maker Faire this year?

Firstly, our location: We’ve moved to a venue called „Station“, situated right next to Gleisdreieck subway station in central Berlin. Last year’s Postbahnhof was a great venue, but it’s simply too small to host us again.

Secondly, Maker Faire has extended from a two-day weekend to include Friday as well:

In the morning (9 am – 1 pm) we’re inviting all school classes and their teachers to Maker Faire for free for our school day. This means that setup begins on Thursday and all booth have to be finished on Friday by 8:30 am.

After a lunch break, at 2 pm our event program for you, for all Makers, will commence: We organized three different workshop and networking events for you. The Maker Faire exhibition is closed to the public on Friday afternoon, you do not have to man your booths.

What exactly will happen on Friday?

Important: We need to know until September 2nd how many of your team will take part in Friday afternoon’s events: How many persons will take part in the bar camp, in the „MakerHub“ conference, in the „Kompetenz Making“ workshop, and, most importantly, how many of you will attend our get together party in the evening? Please drop us a quick reply to info@maker-faire.de

9 am until 1 pm School Day: Maker Faire invites all school classes for free
1 pm until 2 pm Lunch break
2 pm until 6 pm Maker Barcamp:
Get talking and networking with other makers. You decide about the topics!
(in the workshop area)
MakerHub:
Mini conference concerning „From maker to market“ (German language, at the stage in hall 1)
Kompetenz Making: Offene Werkstätten in der Bildung:
A workshop about education in making, organized by IÖW
(German language, at the Vortragsraum)
from 6:30 pm Get-together:
Our Maker party for you, at Happylab

En detail:

Maker Barcamp

During the past Maker Faires, the constant stream of curious visitors made it impossible for Makers to leave their booths and meet each other. We hope to remedy this with our Friday afternoon program which enables you to network uninterrupted.

A „Barcamp“ a type of conference where the program is set by the participants, sometimes it’s even called an un-conference. Let’s grab a soft drink and meet at the workshop area of Maker Faire Berlin, set the topics you want to talk about and split up into smaller or bigger groups. What do you want to talk about, who do you want to meet, who are you looking for to collaborate in the future? The barcamp will be bilingual in German and English!

Please send an e-mail to Philip Steffan of the Maker Faire team who will host the Barcamp if you have a wish or suggestion for topics.

 

MakerHub

Our German-language mini conference on the stage in Hall 1 concerning „From maker to market“: For everyone looking to extend their hobby into a business. MakerHub is jointly organized by Maker Faire and AtomLeap.

Kompetenz Making: Offene Werkstätten in der Bildung

Our German-language workshop at the Vortragsraum (lecture room), organized by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) about the relationship of makers, makerspaces and education.

Get-Together

After our trifold afternoon program we want to invite you to our get-together party at Happylab. Happylab is located in Demminer Straße 3, 13355 Berlin.

Getting there: Enter U-Bahn station Gleisdreieck, situated right next to the venue (exit „Station“ and walk to the left). Take the U1 (direction Warschauer Straße) and change at Kottbusser Tor for U8 (direction Wittenau). Exit at Voltastraße station.

Important: We need to know until September 2nd how many of your team will take part in Friday afternoon’s events: How many persons will take part in the bar camp, in the „MakerHub“ conference, in the „Kompetenz Making“ workshop, and, most importantly, how many of you will attend our get together party in the evening? Please drop us a quick reply to info@maker-faire.de

When do I have to set up/dismantle, when can I enter the grounds?

Setup:

Thursday, September 29: 10 am until 8 pm (entering by car only in your assigned time slot, see the Maker Manual)
Friday, September 30: 7:30 am until 8:30 am

Dismantle:

Sunday, October 2: 6 pm until midnight

Opening hours for makers:

Friday: 7:30 am until 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am until 7 pm
Sunday: 9 am until midnight

Opening times for visitors:

Friday: 9 am until 1 pm (only for schools)
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am until 6 pm

Who can I ask if I have questions?

Please use our contact form or send an e-mail to  info@maker-faire.de!