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Call for Makers, Crafters, and Performers -- Mini-Maker Faire



The second annual Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire (RVMMF), will take place at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum on September 23, 2017. RVMMF is a collaboration of the many innovators, inventors and out-of-the-box-creative thinkers in Southern Oregon. Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

The call for makers, artists, performers, and crafters to participate is open now through July 1st. Any groups or individuals interested in sharing their project, activity, or performance at RVMMF should complete an application at http://roguevalleymakerfaire.org. Entries can be submitted by individuals, groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools, commercial makers or crafters, startups, and companies. 

Participation is free for exhibitors not selling or promoting a product.  For “commercial makers” that want to conduct sales during the event, booth fees are $100. Startups and companies can participate at varying levels. 

Applications to be a maker or exhibitor are due on Monday, July 17, 2017.
Application Link: http://roguevalleymakerfaire.org/call-for-makers

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1300 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees.  Thirty-one larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 34 other countries around the world —including right here in Southern Oregon.

The Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire is a community based event with organizing entities including ScienceWorks Museum, Rogue Hack Lab, Talent Maker City, Circuit Youth, Make Media, and individuals from the regional Maker community.

The 2017 Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire is sponsored by the following: ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, Maker Media, Inc., FlowJo, LLC, All Care Health, XRats Productions, Epilog Laser, IBM, Ashland Home Net and Domeguys International® LLC.

Follow the development of the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire on Twitter @roguevalleymakerfaire, as well as on its facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/roguevalleymakerfaire.

Rogue Valley 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.

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ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is a non-profit educational science center that has been serving the Rogue Valley region since 2002. Located at 1500 East Main Street in Ashland, the museum is home to more than 100 exhibits, and hosts themed weekends, and ongoing fun, educational, science programs for all ages year-round. For more information, call (541) 482-6767 or visit www.scienceworksmuseum.org.

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