We are all makers! Maker Faires happening around the world showcase innovation and creativity in all kinds of fields, by makers of all ages. We welcome you to participate in the Faire and inspire attendees by sharing your skills, interests, projects and products with an appreciative audience.
The Call for Makers application includes information for individuals and groups who want to exhibit or participate in one of our many events. The Call for Makers will close August 30, 2019.
Makers: Friday, September 13 is Education Day at the Faire! Field Trip Friday welcomes 1,000+ students (grades 4-12) to a behind-the-scenes experience and a chance to meet and work with exhibitors before the Faire opens to the public on Saturday. More than half of the students who visit are from schools in high-needs neighborhoods. The Harley-Davidson Foundation will once again sponsor this important education and outreach program, and we are grateful for the time and talent that you share with us during this event. Please let us know by August 22 if you can participate in this special program at firstname.lastname@example.org
Makers who attend only to share their work – DIY projects, skills, demonstrations – are not asked to pay an exhibit fee. You will be provided with exhibit space, one table, two chairs and power, if needed. Marketing a product or service is prohibited. Makerspaces and hackerspaces will also receive FREE exhibit space at Maker Faire Milwaukee.
We ask exhibitors with business goals to help defray the costs of producing the Faire, and exhibit fees are based on your marketing and sales plans, the size and tax status of the organization, space needed and other information. We offer special opportunities for non-profits, small companies, start-ups, and work with all organizations on a case-by-case basis to help bring projects to the Faire.
Commercial marketing and sales plans must conform to Faire guidelines; branding is reserved for Maker Faire sponsors. Marketing signage not in compliance with Faire production policies may be removed at the event.
For your reference, these are the brief definitions and base fees you will see in the Call for Makers application (all exhibit fees include a 10×10 booth, one table, two chairs and basic power, if required):
If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact email@example.com. Note that you can always start the application process and save it while in progress if you get stuck and need more info along the way.