Save the date
April 7, 2019
Maker Project Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
Maker Faire is officially coming to Loma Linda Academy on April 7, 2019! This event is focused on stimulating and inspiring the creative minds of students and community members alike through “S.T.R.E.A.M.S.” the display of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math & Service.
The main focus of this event is to create an infrastructure that encourages hands-on activities to support different methods of learning.
Goal: Inspire and develop the next generation of makers, creators and innovation.
This celebration of learning will bring together business and community members who will make visible the projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.
This D-I-Y (do-it-yourself) culture encourages the presence of woodworkers, musicians, engineers, culinary experts, poets and other enthusiasts of all kinds. Attendees may witness fire-breathing robots, explore race car engines, listen to live performers, play life-sized board games and take part in sustainability green projects. The opportunities are seemingly endless.
Impact areas include:
- Inspiration – to participate in the creative economy and direct their own future
- Innovation – a catalyst for grassroots invention
- Education – building a connection between the community and learners
Areas of creative interest that will be highlighted: science, technology, engineering, arts, math, community outreach and more!. Many projects are even cross-disciplinary!
There will be around 2,400 attendees including young students (elementary to high school age) and community members eager to explore and take part in a hands on, creative environment hosted by over a hundred inventive Makers!
This community is highly influential as its members continue educating themselves at a high rate every year.
The Maker Faire will be held on the LLA school campus which resides on 40 acres of land within the city of Loma Linda, California. The wide landscape allows easy access to stage performers, interactive maker booths and presenters for a high volume of attendees.
What is a Maker Faire?
A BIT OF HISTORY
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a 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 215,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2014, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family-friendly event, 50% attend the event with children. Also in 2014, 119 independently-produced Mini and 14 Featured Maker Faires occurred around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Detroit, Oslo and Shenzhen.
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.