Calgary Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (MDT)
What day(s) and hour(s) will Calgary Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
The main event will be happening September 8th 2012. Gates will open at 10AM and close at 6PM. The Bass Bus, food trucks and large demos will be happening outside of the fenced area during and after the Faire (until 11PM).
Are tickets available at the gate?
Yes, we expect many people to be purchasing their tickets on the day of the event. We encourage you to purchase online before the event as you get a discount.
Where can I park?
Street Parking is available, as well as a small lot between 6th Ave SE and Confluence Way SE. ***We highly recommend all spectators to take public transit or bike to the event.***
Where is the handicap parking located?
There will be a few handicap parking spots along Confluence Way in front of The Simmons Building.
Where can I park my RV?
There is no space for RV parking near the RiverWalk - we recommend that you park on 11th Ave SE and walk to Maker Faire.
Is public transportation available?
Yes. The nearest CTrain station is three blocks away at 7th Ave & 3rd St SE. Bus stop numbers 7251, 6410, 5056, 6507, 3886, 3917, 7100 & 5610 are on routes 1, 31, 302, 305 & 411 and are within a few blocks of the venue.
Will you have bike parking?
Yes! We have a separate fenced-off area that provides a bike valet service for participants and spectators of the event. This service is included with your ticket price.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, pets are allowed, just not in the Simmons Building.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
Yes you can! Express your interest by visiting the Volunteer page on our website!
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
Protospace is Calgary's Hacker & Maker Space. The organization exists to provide members with resources, space and online presence to facilitate innovative & collaborative projects. Free weekly Meet&Geek sessions are held every Tuesday night at 7pm at the space (12001 44 St SE).
About Calgary Mini Maker Faire:
Calgary is a city filled with creative individuals, ranging from artists to engineers and everyone in between. Many of us spend time creating both tangible and intangible innovations that deserve to see the light of day, which is why we are bringing Maker Faire to Calgary so that everyone has a chance to behold our collective creativity!
About Maker Faire:
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’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including this Mini Maker Faire.
About MAKE Magazine:
MAKEis 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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