We have kicked off our 2020 planning and operations season and are looking forward to creating our 11th annual Maker Faire Detroit. Here are just some of the ideas that are bubbling: increased workshops and hands-on making opportunities; a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ADA, featuring makers of all abilities and accessibility tech; projects that connect to the new Driven to Win: Racing in America exhibit in the Museum (vroom!); projects that connect to our limited-engagement Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition (cosplay! heroes! animation!); and of course, your awesome inventions, innovations, entrepreneurial endeavors and stunning craft skills. What are you Making?
Dates to keep in mind:
May 1 — Maker Applications launch. We are tightening the application season this year, opening a bit later, after seeing the trends for years that the vast majority of makers apply in May for our Faire.
May — Rolling maker acceptances throughout the month.
June 12 – Maker Applications Close
June 26 – Final round of maker acceptances, first draft of the event map and event schedule
July 10 – Final maker placements, final draft of event map, final draft of event schedule
July 19 – Site build begins
July 23 – Pre-approved, large project early setup day
July 24 – Maker Project Set-up (10 AM – 8 PM Outdoor + Lovett / 3 PM – 8 PM Indoor Museum)
July 24 – Maker Mixer Thank You Party (5 PM – 7 PM)
July 25 – 26 – Maker Faire Detroit (morning load in 6:30 AM – 9 AM, all cars moved off Faire site / guest parking to Maker Parking by 9 AM)
July 26 – Project tear down (6 PM – 9 PM)
July 27 – Rest and share your best memories!
Questions can be sent to the team at email@example.com