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What you will see at the Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is an explosion of ideas, energy, creativity, and fun. It’s an event for the general public, showcasing all kinds of makers – people who have the vision, skills and courage to transform the opportunities created by technology into objects, machines, and physical things.

The Maker Faire is a great festival of products and innovation, but also a place where you can meet and network with other makers – enthusiasts, experts and start-ups –, and have the chance to see and hear the gurus in the field of innovations, who will share their thoughts and their projects through workshops and exhibitions.

4 days
200 makers coming from all over Europe to present their projects
1  opening conference
10 workshops
25 live talks with VIP speakers
10 live performances

Program preview

Mind-controlled robots, 3D printers, innovative designers, digital artisans and open source hardware: you will find all this and more at Maker Faire Rome. If you are passionate about the Makers movement – the creative of the Third Millennium – or just curious, this event is for you. The watchword is: you’re allowed to touch everything. And, above all, have fun.

The appointment with the future of technology accessible to all is set for the 3rd – 6th October 2013 at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome’s EUR district. These will be four days dedicated to the invention, creativity and resourcefulness, for families and DIY fans, as well as the celebration of the Makers movement.

The Maker Faire Rome programme has many unmissable appointments.

Thursday October 3rd

“How to remake the world”
Opening Keynote
h. 10:00 – 19:00 
Who are Makers, and where was New Industrial Revolution movement born? Discover this along with Riccardo Luna, curator of the Rome Maker Faire, along with international guests including David John Gauntlett, Raffaello D’Andrea, Dale Dougherty and many more. This will be a total immersion in the universe of 3D printing and open source electronics. Keynote tickets are for free and you can book them online.

Friday October 4th 

“Makers and Education”
Educational Day
h. 10:00 – 16:00

3D printers are also meant to have a home in classrooms. You will see demonstrations on this day dedicated entirely to educational institutes and students. New projects aimed at the world of education will be presented, alongside techniques for making training in new technologies more fun and innovative. Schools can participate and book reservations online.

“The Business of Making”
h. 15:00 – 19:00
A TechGarage like event run by Gianluca Dettori featuring the best startups from the Makers and digital fabrication scene. New updates will be released soon.

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 

“Maker Faire Rome”
Exhibition Faire
Saturday h. 09:30 – 19:00
Sunday h. 09:30 – 18:00
The spirit of the Maker Faire sees the opening to the public of the biggest European exposition of projects tied to creativity and digital manufacturing. Over 200 projects from all over the world will be on show, including workshops, live demonstrations, and conference panels.