Maker Faire 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 is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
The Champlain Mini Maker Faire was developed by Doug Webster – Aerospace Engineer, President the National Association for Workforce Improvement, State Education Coordinator, and host of the TV STEM education series, “A Renewed Culture of Innovation” – with help from area businesses and community groups (including the Vermont Makers, Vermont Technology Alliance) with a mission to build a renewed culture of innovation.
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.
What are the characteristics we are looking for in Maker projects?
John Abele – Boston Scientific
David Bradbury – UVM, VCET
Pat Burke – South Burlington High School
John Canning – PCC
Curt Carter – Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation
John Cohn – IBM
Ara Hagan – Hagan Associates
Cairn Cross – Fresh Tracks
Doug Dickey- UVM Engineering
David Finney – Champlain College
Karen Freeman – Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
Phelan Fretz – ECHO
Dom Grasso – UVM
Jenn Karson – UVM CEMS
Linda Kelliher – KSV Communications
Spencer Knapp – Fletcher Allen
Steve Mermelstein – Vermont Drone
Brian Merrill – Talon Flutes
Ken Merritt – Vermont Venture Network
Melinda Moulton – Main Street Landing
Angelo Pizzagalli – Pizzagalli Partners
Cathy Resmer – Seven Days
Vermont Technology Alliance