Making In Education Partner

School groups can’t join us in-person on Education Day at the Faire this year, so we have put together a series of FREE, live Meet the Maker interviews that anyone, anywhere can join on Friday morning, September 24, 2021.

These virtual presentations will feature makers of all kinds from different parts of our community.

Meet the Wisconsin high school team behind the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow award-winning ice thickness measuring robot and puck, a mechanical engineer and prototyping expert, the brains behind the Power Racing Series, a prize-winning maker and product developer, and more.

We’ll keep adding to the schedule, so check for updates and register to get the links!

Friday, September 24 at 1:30 pm | MSOE STEM Center | Join Us In Person or Virtually
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What is a Maker City? A Maker City is democratizing entrepreneurship, increasing access to the technology and tools redefining education and work, and creating positive economic and cultural change for everyone in the community.

Maker Faire Milwaukee serves as a hub and as a resource for those who want to learn about adapting dynamics of the Maker Movement to local challenges and opportunities. Join us to meet other tech people, crafts people, educators, entrepreneurs and community innovators who want Milwaukee to be a Maker City!

2 pm | Making an Impact | Kyle Jansson, Director, UWM Prototyping Center  

Forbes recognized makers around the world as 2020’s Most Disruptive Innovators for their collaborations to manufacture PPE at the start of the pandemic. With access to the world’s most advanced prototyping technology and maker skills, Kyle’s team worked around-the-clock to design PPE for frontline workers, and he’s kicking things off with a great show & tell.

2:30 pm | Making Workers | Moderated by Dan Meyer, Publisher of BizTimes & STUFF

A panel discussion with economic & workforce development, education and business leaders about the changing landscape of education and work, and how schools, educators & employers can make meaningful, incremental changes to engage more young people in critical industries.

4 pm | Making & STEM Education | Moderated by Liz Taylor, Director, MSOE STEM Center 

The community’s premier STEM education non-profits discuss their missions and collaborations, and the challenge to prepare young people for 21st century jobs.

Our program is inspired by Maker City, A Practical Guide for Reinventing our Cities, co-authored by Dale Doughtery, Founder of Maker Faire. 

Let us know if you would like to attend this special program in person, or ask a question at

Maker City talks continue at the Faire!