Author: Kristina Fischer

First worldwide „Virtually Maker Faire“

We unfortunately had to cancel the Maker Faire Hannover and the Maker Faire Berlin due to the Corona crisis. We are very sad about this, but we don’t want to be kept from it and are still planning new concepts – for the first time digitally.

The US Maker Faire team has created something very special: The first worldwide „Virtually Maker Faire“.

Makers from all over the world can network with each other, exchange experiences and present projects and ideas at a 24-hour live event on Saturday, 23 May – all virtually via their home computer or smartphone.

The focus will be on all ideas and projects around the Covid-19, but all other of your ideas are also welcome. You always wanted to know what Maker are doing in Mexico? Or how a Makerspace in Shanghai is organized? Here you can find out and ask for yourself. Experience international maker-flair first hand and discuss with others how makers, especially in view of the current Corona crisis, can continue to have a positive influence on events and the future.

Use this unique opportunity and represent Germany’s Maker culture worldwide!

You have many opportunities to participate:

  • Register your project and present it virtually (no live-presence necessary), the project will then be shown here: https://makeprojects.com/home
  • Announce a lecture – you can hold it live or record it in advance
  • Register a panel – e.g. for networking with makers in your region or as a FabLab to exchange with FabLabs from other countries
  • Register for a workshop (you can also record it in advance or demonstrate it live) and teach your knowledge to others.
  • Demonstrations – A livestreamed or pre-recorded demonstration of a project, process, or innovation.

Show the world what you’ve got. Everything is completely free of charge for makers and participants. Networking is in the foreground. We would be very happy to see many of you again virtually. By the way, the language does not matter. You can present your project in the language you prefer.

You can register directly on the homepage of the US organization team: https://makerfaire.com/virtually-maker-faire-call-2020-for-makers/ . Here you can find more information: https://makezine.com/2020/05/05/plan-c-atlanta-a-beats-c/

Maker Media wishes you a happy Easter!

The Maker Media GmbH wishes everyone a happy Easter. Times are special at the moment and nothing is the same as usual – even large family celebrations unfortunately fall flat at the moment due to the corona crisis.

But don’t let it get you down and still have a good time – as good as it gets.

Everything can – nothing must! The important thing is that you are well.

And for those whose thirst for action can never be great enough: register as a Maker for the Maker Faire Hannover by 5 July. On September 12th and 13th we will give you the opportunity to present your projects you are currently building to others for free – so don’t hesitate for long and register quickly. To the Call for Makers

To increase the anticipation you can also get tickets at 30% discount. You will receive the tickets by e-mail and can send them quickly and easily as a little Easter greeting to your loved ones.

 

Cancellation Maker Faire Berlin

Due to the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, Maker Media GmbH has decided with a heavy heart to cancel the Maker Faire Berlin. The event should have taken place on 18 & 19 April 2020 in the Arena Berlin.

Why do we cancel?

According to the RKI (Robert Koch Institute), the Maker Faire Berlin is considered a high-risk event regarding the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 due to

  • its size with about 15,000 visitors
  • its internationality with registered exhibitors from 25 nations (also from risk areas)
  • its intergenerational event concept with many participatory activities

The RKI recommends extensive health safety measures for exhibitions of this kind in order to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Such measures can only be implemented at great expense.

In addition, the Federal Minister of Health has recently recommended to cancel events with more than 1,000 participants.

Important to know:

  • Tickets already purchased for the Maker Faire Berlin will be fully refunded, including fees. This works automatically, without any inquiry.
  • All exhibitors will be informed personally.

Where do we go from here?

  • On September 12th und 13th, 2020 Germany’s largest Maker Faire will take place in Hanover. We are now preparing this event with the same passion and even more commitment. Providing an inside as well as an outside area you will meet thousands of makers and numerous exciting projects as well as many breathtaking highlights at Maker Faire Hanover
  • You would like to present your realised ideas and are interested in passing on your knowledge? We still have enough space for all makers – please register here.
  • You would like to support the Maker Faire financially? Become a sponsor and present your company or your vision. You can find more information here.
  • You want to participate as a visitor? Currently there is a 30% discount on the tickets. They can be purchased online.

We would like to thank everyone who wanted to participate in the Maker Faire Berlin. Let’s keep up the maker spirit in Hannover!

Your Maker Faire Crew

 

Status as of 09.03.2020

Tickets Maker Faire Berlin: 30% discount!

The first round of advance ticket sales for the Maker Faire Berlin is over. From now on, all tickets for our creative Maker event in the capital city are available for purchase with a 30% discount on the full price. The offer is valid until 18 February.

You always wanted to learn programming? Following the motto „Where it’s cool to be smart“ a wide range of activities such as coding, soldering or sewing invite you to participate. Workshops and lectures offer an even deeper insight into the world of Maker.

The Maker Faire Berlin is open for you on Saturday & Sunday, 18 – 19 April 2020 from 10am to 6pm in the location Arena Berlin. Meet hundreds of creative Makers from different countries and bring your family with you – the Maker Faire is a meeting point for young and old, nerds and creative, beginners and professionals.

Buy tickets now.

You don’t have a present? Get your tickets now!

Whether as secret santa, as an on-top gift for your loved ones or simply as a good treat for yourself – the ticket shops for Maker Faire Berlin and Hannover are open.

At Christmas time we have a special gift for all Maker Faire fans: the first tickets can be bought for only 5,- € instead of 15,- € per event. But attention, the number is limited to only 250 tickets. So get it fast, before the tickets are out of stock.

The next Maker Faire Berlin is already knocking on the door! On the 18th and 19th of April 2020 you can exchange your tickets with other Makers again. We are going to a new location, the Arena Berlin. Located directly on the banks of the Spree, in the trendy and cultural district around Schlesische Strasse, its industrial charm provides the ideal backdrop for the exhibitors’ innovative projects.

On 12 and 13 September in Hannover, the creators with the extraordinary ideas will meet for the eighth time in a row in the Hannover Congress Centrum and Stadtpark.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a creative New Year!

Maker Faire Berlin 2020: date and venue are fixed

On 18 and 19 April the maker scene will meet for the sixth time in the capital. The new venue is now the Arena Berlin. With its industrial charm, the centrally located area directly on the banks of the Spree provides the ideal backdrop for the exhibitors’ innovative projects. Interested makers can register for a stand, a workshop or a lecture until 9 February 2020. Private makers – especially FabLabs, Hackerspaces or Repair-Cafés – can register their stands free of charge. University and university projects as well as campaigns such as those by Jugend forscht are also welcome and can also participate at no cost.

Where it’s cool to be smart: The motto of the Maker Faire also applies to companies that want to present their products to creative, technically and scientifically enthusiastic people. „Companies such as Conrad, 3dk, Allnet, Arrow and Mouser have been relying on the potential of the Maker Fair for several years now. But we also address companies looking for the makers of tomorrow with our event,“ explains Daniel Rohlfing, Senior Product Manager of Maker Faire. „At Maker Faire, HR departments can approach the young talents in an unconventional way and score sustainable points.

Further information for companies wishing to exhibit can be obtained by sending an enquiry to info@maker-faire.de

Call for Singer/Songwriter Berlin

Music also belongs to a Maker Faire. At the Maker Faire Berlin from 17th to 19th May in the FEZ-Berlin, we will again give a stage to musicians who write and compose their own pieces. On Saturday and Sunday you can present your singer/songwriter pieces on our stage in the outdoor water basin in a wonderful atmosphere. We are looking for solists and duos.

Just write us an email with some info and samples, if you want to be part of it. We are looking forward to many creative musicians!