What is Maker Faire

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 of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

In 2017, Maker Faire will celebrate 220+ Faires in 400 countries, reaching over 1.4 million attendees globally. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and last year completed its twelfth annual show with some 1200 makers and 125,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in seven years to 900+ makers and 95,000 attendees. Forty other larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Rome, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Shenzhen to name a few— and over 180 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.

Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.



MAKER FAIRE ROME – The European Edition

Maker Faire Rome is the European edition of Maker Faire. It’s organised by InnovaCamera, a Special Agency of the Rome Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to place the city of Rome at the centre of the debate on innovation, by spreading the digital culture, and developing the individual and collective entrepreneurship that is so integral to the Maker movement’s genetic makeup.

Maker Faire Rome combines science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business to create something totally new. It’s an event created to cater to curious participants of all ages, wishing to experience first-hand the makers’ inventions. Inventions that are the result of a desire to solve everyday problems, whether big or small.

Maker Faire Rome is an event designed to turn the spotlight on hundreds of projects from around the world that are able to catapult visitors into the future.

Not just a fair for field experts. At Maker Faire, you’ll find inventions in the field of science and technology (from 3D printers to wearables, through to drones, robots and digital manufacturing), but also new forms of art, entertainment, crafts, food experiments and attractions never seen before.

The watchwords of the Maker Faire Rome are: meeting, exchange, training, entertainment and interaction.
The public can experience and try their hand with these new inventions where innovation is made available to everyone. An experience where participants are an integral part of the fair itself.

An event for families, where children and adults can get involved in hundreds of fun and educational activities and demonstrations. A place where you can learn how to build your own smartphone, your own toys, “3D print” shoes, jewellery, handbags and even edible ravioli, or discover how to make your house home-automated with just a few simple measures.

Maker Faire Rome is the world’s largest exhibition after the “Bay Area” and “New York” in the US.

About Make: Magazine

The launch of Make: Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. The first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects, Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of like-minded individuals who undertake innovative projects and ideas in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make:’s projects show makers of every stripe how to make the most of easily accessible materials, from simple electronic components to essential technology and tools like 3D printing and soldering irons. Published since February 2005, Make: is a bi-monthly magazine, available in print, digital and ipad versions.

About Make Community, Inc.

Make Community is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services,and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Make Community serves a growing  community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. Located in San Francisco, CA, Make Community is the publisher ofMake: Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire.