HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE
You can participate in many ways…READ ON!
1. MAKER BOOTH OR EXHIBIT:
Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts. Two types exist in this category.
Adult Makers: An individual or group that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits preferred.
Youth Makers: An individual or student group in grades K-12. (Youth makers younger than grade 7 are required to have an adult sponsoring them and present at the exhibit throughout the day; this will need to be agreed upon when filling out the application.)
Not to be confused with the Young Makers program.
2. WORKSHOP OR PRESENTATION:
Individuals or groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Typically your presentation is 10, 20, or 30 minutes in length.
Musicians and entertainers who would like to perform. Performances are usually on stage and scheduled for approximately 10-30 minutes. Set lengths vary. Some performances may be roaming and unscheduled, which is welcomed. Please mention scheduling details in your application: roaming or scheduled. If scheduled, indicate performance time in 10 minute increments.
4. ESTABLISHED COMPANY OR STARTUP BOOTH:
Companies and commercial entities are welcomed as partners at Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire
You are a global or local corporation or business that believes in engaging kids and adults in hands-on learning experiences. In particular, you have a desire to expose and inspire an audience to STE+A+M related experiences (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) in hands-on, minds-on, hearts–on ways. This is also a great way to show the community the creative, exciting, and innovative things your company or business is doing through hands-on engagement.
5. COMMERCIAL MAKERS (IF YOU HAVE DIY PRODUCTS TO SELL):
Individuals who would like to sell or market products along with demonstrating what they make at their maker exhibit. Submit a Maker Exhibit application and indicate that you are a Commercial Maker by indicating your plans to promote or sell products at Maker Faire. There is a 300 RMB exhibit fee for a standard set-up (an approximate 5’x10′ tabletop space, an 8′ table, 2 chairs, and event long entry passes for the Makers). WE ARE UNABLE TO ISSUE A FAPIAO. Please note, startup companies, corporate entities, and established companies do not qualify as Commercial Makers; we have great opportunities available for you.
Here are just a few project ideas for exhibits and presentations:
Kits and components
Interactive art projects
3D Printers and CNC Mills
Home energy monitoring
Cameras and microphones
Rockets and RC toys
Vintage computers and kits
Biology/Biotech and chemistry projects
Puppets and hand-made interactive toys
Kites, bikes and boats
Shelter (tents, domes)
Music Performance and Participation
Unusual Tools or Machines
How to Fix Things (Vacuums, Clocks)