What is Maker Faire?
The 21st century brings us more technology, but also large transactions and opportunities for people and society. The Maker Faire democratizes technology and knowledge, stimulates and gives impulses to social and economic innovation.
The Maker Faire stands for making visible and strengthening a growing ecosystem of culture, technology, education and entrepreneurship. During the two-day festival we have a stage for creatives, inventors, designers, artists, hackers, engineers, developers, architects, game designers, fashion designer students and hobbyists, to present their projects. All these enthusiasts come to the Maker Faire to show what they are making and to share with the public.
Maker Faire is a gathering of engaging, curious people eager to share their skills. It is a place for creators to showcase their work and interact with the public. Where both young and old(er) discover in amazement through imposing installations, original do-it-yourself’s, interesting discoveries and creative solutions.
Maker Faire makes these projects visible and offers original ideas a stage.
The Maker Faire Delft is proud owner of the Maker Faire license since 2017.
In 2006 the first Maker Faire was organized in the Bay Area, United States. Here the popularity of the making and interest among the groups of aspiring creators was very visible.
The Makers participated in hands-on activities and learned new skills during the event. A record 215,000 people attended the two Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2014. Several Maker Faire festivals are now also being organized in Europe. We are therefore very excited to bring the Maker Faire to Delft for the first time this year.