Maker Faire Rome unaffected by Maker shutdown. The event takes place 18 to 20 October with Call for Makers closing 24th June
Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind Make: magazine and the national Maker Faire, shut down a few days ago.
This has led to confusion over up and coming Maker Faire events.
Maker Media was only directly responsible for the Maker Faire Bay Area and New York Maker Faire with other Maker Faires operating by licence.
So, if the Faire has already had the licence issued, they are allowed to go ahead.
Most of these licenced Faires operate their own sponsorship and ticket sales so they are financially independent from Maker Media.
In Europe in fact, the Rome Maker Faire is the largest event of its kind with over 700 exhibitors and over 100k visitors,
Morover, it is organized by a public body the Rome Chamber of Commerce and founded also by the Minister of The Economic Development via Italian Trade Agency.
As fair as these events go, you couldn’t get a better location than Rome, possibly one of the most beautiful cities in the world amazing weather, so it is the perfect city to host the Maker Faire,
The event is held at the Fiera di Roma which is a 50 mins train ride from the Roma Termini or 30 mins from Roma Ostiense.
Therefore, you can do more than just the Faire and make a holiday of it, visiting the beautiful Rome.
Maker Faire Rome has a strong business and networking focus, and it is the ideal opportunity to make connections, learn things, and try and get your work out in front of investors.
Calls for Makers are open until the 24th of June
The Call for Makers is the application process for people wanting to exhibit their business, projects or work.
Maker Faire Rome is looking for people that are passionate about all sorts of things including:
- robotics and AI,
- health and quality of life,
- open source,
- and much more
To find out more information about Maker Faire Rome check out here.
For Call to Maker applications, you can find more information here.