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Remake America

4th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area: Re-Make America

Following on President Obama's call to "begin again the work of remaking America", Maker Faire 2009 will be organized around the theme of Re-Make America. Held in the San Francisco Bay Area on May 30-31, Maker Faire celebrates what President Obama called "the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things." The fourth annual Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country.


May 30th and May 31st, 2009 San Mateo County Expo Center Buy Tickets Now


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The Call for Makers is now officially closed for Maker Faire Bay Area 2009!

Thank you for the record response. It's going to be an amazing Maker Faire with many new and past Makers showcasing the most innovative and inspiring creations yet! Check out the Call for Makers for information on ways to participate at Maker Faire.
 

 

Maker Faire Press

Press Release May 26, 2009, Maker Faire 2009: the World's Largest DIY Festival Returns to the Bay Area

Press Release May 26, 2009, Maker Faire Bay Area 2009 Announces Education Day on May 29, 2009

County of San Mateo Declares May 30th & 31st Maker's Weekend - May 21, 2009

Make it Green: Take Transit to Maker Faire - May 20, 2009

Rock the Bike
May 19, 2009 - Maker Faire is welcoming bike people in a major way this year

Science Geeks, DIY Geeks, and Food Geeks Unite!
SFoodie May 14, 2009, Maker Faire: Science Geeks, DIY Geeks, and Food Geeks Unite!

Press Release May 05, 2009, Remaking America: Building a Sustainable Future
Nation's Leading Innovators Gather at Maker Faire 2009

NBC Press:Here

NBC Press:Here May 3, 2009 - Make Magazine's Dale Dougherty on NBC's Press:Here hosted by Scott McGrew. Dale talks about Maker Faire and what a "maker" is and why they are so important to America.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mister Jalopy: "You need to be able to modify ... repair, rebuild and reuse"
  • "Makers" want manufacturers to produce items that can be repaired
  • One of their slogans: "If you can't open it, you don't own it"
  • Maker Faire in northern California expected to draw thousands of innovators
Buzzine

April 11, 2009 - THE MAKERS ARE COMING... And Hackers and Crafters


Nightline

April 2, 2009 - Do It Yourself - Nightline's Brian Rooney reports on the Maker Movement! See Maker Faire, Mister Jalopy, MAKE magazine, Make: Television and more....

USA Today

March 20, 2009, Maker Faire makes USA Today's List of the top 10 great places for a hands-on craft experience
"This two-day family-friendly event in the Bay area (scheduled for May 30-31) is one of the largest DIY craft festivals in the country," Domine says. "Described as craft fair-meets-science fair-meets county fair, it attracts over 80,000 people." Creations from last year's event included robots, costumes and cupcake-shaped electric cars, complete with icing and sprinkles.

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March 18, 2009 - Maker Faire recognized for "Best Modern Use of Old-Timey Values" in the Best of North Bay 2009 Issue.


Geeks, freaks and entrepreneurs collide at Maker Faire

Make Believers

Fortune Small Business February 9, 2009, Make Believers: Geeks, freaks and entrepreneurs collide at Maker Faire by Jessica Bruder

FOLIO March 5, 2009 FAME Award Winners Announced! Maker Faire wins Best Series of Events
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Maker Faire Ticket Information

Onsite Ticket Pricing:

  • Adult - $25.00
  • Student (13-21, or with student photo ID) - $15.00
  • Youth (4-12) - $10.00
  • Children 3 and under are free

Avoid lines onsite by purchasing your tickets in advance.

Online tickets
Online ticket purchases from 5/21/2009 - 5/28/2009 will be full price and tickets will be picked up onsite at will call. Group discounts are no longer available.

Purchase Tickets at 75 Local Bay Area Locations*
Discounted Maker Faire tickets aare available at these 75 locations in 28 Bay Area cities until 5/31/2009. Save $5 per ticket, avoid lines on-site and support your local community by visiting one of these great Maker Faire partner locations up through the event for your Maker Faire tickets!

*We have Maker Faire discounted DAY passes only at these local locations. If you would like Maker Faire WEEKEND PASSES (discounts no longer available) you will need to purchase your tickets online or on-site at Maker Faire.

Cartoon Art MuseumCartoon Art Museum: San Francisco, CA


CopperfieldsCopperfields (6 stores): Calistoga, Healdsburg, Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, CA


ExploratoriumExploratorium: San Francisco, CA


Radio ShackRadio Shack (66 stores): all Radio Shack stores in Belmont, Berkeley, Burlingame, Concord, Cupertino, Emeryville, Foster City, Fremont, Hayward, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sebastopol, Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek, CA


Whole FoodsWhole Foods: San Mateo, CA


Maker Faire Booster Pass

Maker Faire Booster Pass
-Special Offering with Special Access Privileges!

Become a Maker Faire Booster and help support the efforts of the Makers!
 

This year Maker Faire will be organized around the theme of Re-Make America following President Obama's call to "begin again the work of remaking America". We will celebrate what President Obama called "the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things," and the fourth annual Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country. We appreciate your support as a Maker Faire Booster and would like to provide a special experience for you at Maker Faire.

You and your guest will get to experience Maker Faire from behind the scenes and get a chance to meet Make Editors, Makers, and a host of creative and fun people involved in the making of Maker Faire.

Becoming a Maker Faire Booster entitles you and your guest (two attendees) to:

  • participate in pre-event activities - Friday afternoon you will be invited to attend "Maker to Maker" Day - a special event just for Makers
  • get a sneak peak of Makers and their projects during setup on Thursday
  • enjoy the opening Maker Dinner and Entertainment on Friday evening
  • access priority parking and gate entrance
  • gain entry to the Booster Club onsite
  • receive special "Maker Faire", Maker Shed and Make items

To purchase your Maker Faire Booster Pass NOW go to Online tickets - Booster Pass

Maker Faire Booster passes will be limited.
Cost: $750 (access for two)
No discounted tickets apply for this level of sponsorship.


Corporate Booster Blocks

Help support Maker Faire by becoming a corporate booster. These special Maker Faire Ticket & MAKE Magazine Subscription Packages are the perfect way to get your company, clients and employees involved in Maker Faire. More information on the Corporate Booster program »

 

The Best of Maker Faire 2008


I Make...

Here's a great video of some of the Makers from our last Maker Faire in the Bay Area



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General Information:
Sherry Huss
Director
707-827-7074
Event Operations:
Louise Glasgow
Producer
415-381-5207
Sponsor and Exhibitor Information:
Katie Dougherty
Account Manager
707-827-7272
Event and Community Marketing:
Bridgette Vanderlaan
Marketing Director
727-278-2888
Maker Information:
Sherry Huss
Director
707-827-7074
Education:
Michelle Hlubinka
Education Director
Press Information:
Volunteer Information:


Previously:
Maker Faire Newcastle, UK 2009
Maker Faire Austin 2008
Maker Faire Bay Area 2008
Maker Faire Austin 2007
Maker Faire Bay Area 2007
Maker Faire Bay Area 2006

Upcoming:
Maker Faire Bay Area: May 30th and 31st, 2009, San Mateo, CA