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Maker Faire Education Day May 20th, 2011 (11am - 2pm)

MAKE Magazine and Maker Media

Friday, May 20, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

San Mateo, United States

Maker Faire Education Day   May 20th, 2011 (11am - 2pm)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Tour Group - May 20th, 2011   more info Ended $75.00 $5.12
Tour Group Student Add On   more info Ended $5.00 $1.26
Tour Group Chaperone Add On   more info Ended $15.00 $1.81
Volunteer Docent   more info Ended $0.00 $0.00
Homeschool Family Pass   more info Ended $50.00 $3.74
Bring Your Whole School! 100-bucks-for-100-kids   more info Ended $100.00 $6.49

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Education Day

A Bay Area Maker Faire 2011 field trip preview tour opportunity for grades K–12

Friday, May 20, 2011

11am to 2pm

Inspire your students at Young Makers Day, a unique preview of Maker Faire Bay Area.  On Friday, May 20, 2011, students get a sneak peek at some of our exhibits and workshops as Maker Faire is being set up for the weekend. Young Makers meet and interact with selected Makers, participate in some MAKE activities, and get a glimpse of the set-up process for this large-scale event.

We encourage students who come on Friday to return on either Saturday or Sunday with complimentary return admission for all attendees.  Groups of 15 or more students are welcome.  Groups must remain together for their entire visit.  Every class gets a subscription to MAKE magazine. Sign-ups are required.

Please note that this event is NOT the “real” Maker Faire with all that’s happening on the weekend, but a special behind-the-scenes tour + workshops!


Scholarships are available for Title 1 Schools and other educational organizations serving low-income communities.



PAYMENT: Spaces for Maker Faire Education Day are not reserved until paid for in full. Admission fee includes one complimentary Maker Faire ticket for use on Saturday or Sunday. One adult chaperone may accompany 10 children free of charge on Friday; adults in excess of this ratio must purchase additional tickets.

EXHIBITS: Because Friday is largely a set-up day for the Makers, only a select few will be able to participate in Maker Faire Education Day. Fortunately, some of the brightest stars of the weekend event—plus some extra special Maker Faire Education Day exclusive guests—will be available to share their secrets—their projects, processes, and passions! We expect there will be more Makers than you can interact with during your visit. Maker Faire Education Day participants will have also have the rare opportunity to get an insider’s view of Maker Faire preparations-in-action.

HOURS: The hours for this event are 11am-2pm. Makers and the production staff of Maker Faire depend on this final day to set up a safe and successful event; it is critical they are able to focus on this task before 11am and after 2pm. We kindly request you adhere to the arrival and departure times. Staying beyond 2pm may jeopardize our ability to offer Maker Faire Education Day in the future.

FORMAT: We have designed a modified, semi-guided group tour to show you the flavor of the weekend without putting your students’ safety at risk. Because of the heavy machinery needed for set-up, some areas will be off-limits to participants for everyone’s safety. Volunteers will help guide small student groups through designated areas with presenting Makers.

FOOD: We’ll identify a lunch area for those groups who need to eat on-site. We strongly urge Maker Faire Education Day participants bring a bag lunch for this event, or to eat before or after the event. While a few food vendors may be open only for Makers who are setting up on Friday, not to feed all the field trip visitors.

PARKING: There is no parking charge on the Friday of Maker Faire Education Day (5/20/2011). Park in the main San Mateo County Event Center parking lot off Saratoga.

SPECIAL NEEDS: If you have any special needs students, please let us know so that we can work with you to accommodate their needs to the best of our abilities.



At Maker Faire / Maker Faire Education Day, there will be some opportunities to interact with exhibits and inventions. Getting a parent / guardian to sign this form will allow you to, for example, take a ride on an unusual bicycle made of wood or climb a ladder up into a rocket.

RECORDINGS: You acknowledge that Maker Faire / Maker Faire Education Day may be recorded in audio, visual, and/or audiovisual media and you consent to the making and use of such recordings by O’Reilly Media, Inc. and/or its licensees for any purpose. You release O’Reilly Media, Inc. and its licensees from and waive any claims related to or arising by reason of the making and/or use of any such recordings. You grant to O’Reilly Media, Inc. the right to use your name and likeness in connection with the use of the recordings.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE: You agree that you are voluntarily participating in Maker Faire / Maker Faire Education Day with knowledge of the risks of doing so, such as the risks of injury, property damage, or death resulting from the use of potentially dangerous tools or materials, and/or the active or passive negligence of O’Reilly Media, Inc., and/or Maker Faire sponsors and suppliers, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and exhibitors (collectively, “we” or “us). You release us from all liability, claims, damage, or demands arising from or related to your participation in Maker Faire / Maker Faire Education Day.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and understand that it includes an assumption of the risk and a release of liability. We are relying on this waiver to allow you to be able to fully participate in Maker Faire Education Day.

Have questions about Maker Faire Education Day May 20th, 2011 (11am - 2pm)? Contact MAKE Magazine and Maker Media

When & Where

1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, 94403

Friday, May 20, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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