Trieste Mini Maker Faire 2016
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Comune di Trieste and Maker Media Inc., in collaboration with many partners, are organizing the third Trieste Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 2016 at ICTP’s Miramare Campus. Hundreds of Makers will gather to showcase the results of their creativity and to share their ideas with the general public. The event provides free entrance for everybody.
Maker Faire is a global movement aiming to inspire, educate and entertain curious and creative minds of all ages. The Trieste Mini Maker Faire has brought together and uncovered makers, inventors, scientists, crafters, artists and all other passionate creative enthusiasts from the Triveneto region of Italy as well as Slovenia, Croatia and beyond. While showing their projects, participants also shared their passion for making and inspired visitors to make things themselves. Special attention has been given to ideas and projects of educational interest and aimed at developing countries. Trieste Mini Maker Faire is independently organized under license from Maker Media, Inc.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Trieste.
Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.