Seattle Mini Maker Faire
A public faire featuring passion projects of all stripes.
Maker Faire, hailed as the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness—and a celebration of the maker movement: people not just hungry to talk about the next big thing, but to make it!
Call for Makers
July 1, 2015
September 19–20, 2015
To start the process to participate in the Seattle Mini Maker Faire, fill out an application that tells us more about your project. Individuals of all ages, businesses, and non-profit organizations, as well as groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools are all encouraged to apply. Read full details below.
Now in its fourth year, Seattle Mini Maker Faire offers tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, garage tinkerers, and commercial makers of all ages and backgrounds a platform to share their passion projects with the public—anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit.
Over the course of the weekend, guests are invited to get their hands dirty and try out the latest inventions, activities, and talks that blend art, engineering, science, and technology from over 60 makers. It’s a vibrant gathering of innovative minds, and the perfect opportunity to learn as well as share!
We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things, including, but not limited to:
Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Seattle Mini Maker Faire!
The next step for participating in the Seattle Mini Maker Faire is to fill out an application that tells us more about your project. Individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, young makers, as well as groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools are all encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.
Note: Applications are due at 11:59 PM on July 1, 2015.
- Entry Opens: October 10, 2014
- Application Deadline: July 1, 2015
- Acceptance Notifications: by July 31, 2015
- Load-In for All Makers: September 18, 2015
- Seattle Mini Maker Faire: September 19–20, 2015
We are thrilled to announce that Seattle Mini Maker Faire is expanding its footprint to include both EMP Museum as well as surrounding Seattle Center locations to make room for more makers.
Types of Maker Exhibitors
An all-weekend exhibit to demo your project(s) (includes commercial makers). Exhibitors can indicate if they would prefer to have a booth and/or host workshops. Details
A scheduled presentation or performance (10, 20, or 30 minutes in length), or indicate that you’d like to be a roaming presenter. Details
For start-ups and established companies that would like to have greater visibility before, during, and after the event and also want to support the local maker community please email makerfaire@EMPmuseum.org for more information on becoming a sponsor. Download the 2015 Maker Faire Sponsorship packet (PDF) for details on sponsorship levels, and if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, fill out our Seattle Mini Maker Faire Sponsorship Form. Details
- Makers can fill out more than one proposal and more than one category if desired.
- Please select a quality photo of your project or yourself to include with your application.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitting an Application
Detailed information about entry categories and booth specifications can be found in the tabbed sections. To apply, click on the link to the application. After submitting your application form you will receive a confirmation email confirming your application completion. If you do not receive this, please email email@example.com.
What Happens Next
Immediately following your submission, you will receive email confirmation that we have received your application. If you don’t receive this email, let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptances with further details will be sent via email. We will send regular updates and your Maker Agreement in advance of the Faire to give you ample time to plan for the event.
We look forward to seeing you at Seattle Mini Maker Faire!
September 19–20, 2015
EMP Museum and surrounding Seattle Center locations
Seattle Mini Maker Faire would not be possible without the incredible community of innovators and makers from across the region. Additionally, Seattle Mini Maker Faire has a large team of advisors, committee members, and collaborators including representatives from:
4Culture, Academy of Interactive Entertainment, ARCADE Northwest, Brown Paper Tickets, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Fab Lab Tacoma, Flying Heritage Collection, Geek Girl Carrots, Jigsaw Renaissance, Jordan T Adams Events : Creative, King County Library System, Lead Pencil Studio, Living Computer Museum, Lost Lake Technology, LLC, Metrix Create Space, Museum of Flight, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Arts and Culture, Open Beam, Pacific Science Center, Penny University, Pierce County Libraries, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Makerfest, Seattle Interactive Conference, Seattle Made/Seattle Good Business Network, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Public Schools, SODO Makerspace: Seattle Fab Lab, The Boeing Company, The Children's Museum, UW Division of Design, UW Ecoclimate Lab, Washington State Science & Engineering Fair, Velocity Dance Center, Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium
Seattle Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
About MAKE Magazine:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.