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 is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire Atlanta is produced by the Southeast Makers Alliance, a Georgia non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to building and nurturing the Maker community in the Southeast.
Southeast Makers Alliance is the hub for Southern Makers, who are dedicated to building and nurturing a diverse community of Makers in the South for the purpose of education, personal enrichment and economic development. The Southeast Maker Alliance is organizing a Southeast Maker Innovation Showcase to focus on and celebrate maker entrepreneurs and the makerspaces that support them. They will accept 10 finalists who will present at the Southeast Maker Summit for Saturday October 21 in front of a distinguished panel of makers, investors and economic developers to vie for cash and prizes. The finalists will also exhibit at Maker Faire Atlanta, one of the largest Maker Faires in the country, as part of the Southeast Maker Innovation Showcase area at no charge, where they can share what they make with over 10,000 visitors. If you are interested in being a Maker or would like to learn more information follow this link for the application. Deadline for applications is October, 7 2017.
Maker Faire Atlanta 2017 will be taking place on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Historic Georgia Freight Depot (65 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, SE Atlanta, GA 30334). This one day faire will include speakers, workshops, exhibits, demonstrations and an innovation showcase where a pitch competition will take place of products and ideas in Maker Spaces throughout the Southeast. The event is FREE to attend but registration is needed for entry tickets through Eventbrite, Click Here for ticket registration information.