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EVENT DATE
May 2013
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EXPO DATE
May 2013
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Venue

San Mateo Events Center 1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo , CA 94403
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Type: Indoor - Convention Center

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Maker Faire Bay Area

San Mateo Events Center
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Overview:

A two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 165,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2012, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family event, the vast majority attend with children. In 2013, over 60 community-driven Mini Maker Faires are expected around the world, including Tokyo and Rome.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.

Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media.  Maker Media publishes MAKE magazine, produces Maker Faire, and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed stores.

If the Maker Faire Bay Area is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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EVENT DETAILS

Primary Industry:
Miscellaneous
Other Industries:
Art Fairs, Craft Fairs, Local Shows & Fairs, Miscellaneous, Music and Performing Arts, Technology
Audience:
Open to the public.
Notes:
Attendee Statistics:
Audience:
66% Male
34% Female
6 in 10 own their own home
$117,000 median HHI

Age
4.5% 18-22
16.6% 23-29
24.3% 30-39
31.7% 40-49
16.4% 50-59
4.4% 60+
Show Owner:
Sponsorship: Yes

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Electricity:
Yes
Water:
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Generator:
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Marketing Vehicles Allowed:
Yes
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