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Gulf Coast MakerCon

Learning is for Everyone

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Tampa, FL

Gulf Coast MakerCon

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 For 2014, LI4E is dialing up our 3rd Annual DIY Celebration of the Inventive Spirit with a two day Gulf Coast MakerCon, at the Florida Fairgrounds Special Events Center April 5& 6, 2014.

With an emphasis on technical, creative and professional exhibits, workshops and sessions covering familabeverything from patent development and the inventive process, to 3D printing, programming, mechanical and electrical design, green tech and open source technologies, Gulf Coast MakerCon will provide added value for adult attendees, with a special Young Makers section for kids and families, as well. There will be a wide variety of creative and interactive vendors, exhibitors, and entertainment that includes everything from robotics and metalsmithing, to recycled instruments, ham radio, RC modeling, automotive tech, gaming, inventions, innovations, future tech and much more.

Ways to Participate


Advance ticket sale rates runs Feb. 28th through April 3rd.   Advanced Family/Friend Pack Tickets for four are $40 for the weekend, individual tickets for adults are $18 and $10 for children for both days.

Ticket costs at the gate, the day of the event, will be $15/day adults (13+); $8/day for kids ages 6-12.

Please Note: Tickets are not refundable after purchase.  If you find can't attend, give them to a friend or neighbor in a random act of creative kindness! Children ages 5 and under are free.  

 Gulf Coast MakerCon will be held rain or shine! For more information visit  ,   Questions? Email us at


Gulf Coast MakerCon provides a powerful and meaningful way to connect with hundreds of  curious, creative and innovative individuals who are looking for exciting and interesting products, services, ideas and opportunities.   Sponsors can leverage the energy and interconnectedness of our active onsite and social networking audiences and engage this energetic audience with their businesses and services.  A wide range of sponsorship packages is available, and we are happy to tailor something special to meet your needs.  Sponsor recognition is available for donors of $200 and up. If you'd like to be an event sponsor, please visit our contact us via our online form.

Help us celebrate the Curiosity Driven Life and create a culture of creativity, innovation and invention!

Have questions about Gulf Coast MakerCon? Contact Learning is for Everyone

When & Where

Florida Fairgrounds
Special Events Center West
4800 Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Learning is for Everyone

LI4E is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates engaging experiential learning opportunities in the sciences and arts for people of all ages and backgrounds, in all communities and of all socioeconomic levels. Our goal: to inspire a culture changing, lifelong love of learning that will help people live intentionally, meaningfully, productively and successfully in the 21st century.

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