2018 Exhibitors Information

Maker Registrations for the 2018 Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire are now open. Register Here

Event Date: May 26, 2018
Location: Dougall Park, Gibsons, BC Canada
Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

CALLING ALL MAKERS!

Do you build, craft, invent, hack, create, teach, make? Applications to participate in the 4th annual Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire are now open! The 2018 SCMMF will bring together more than 800 artists, inventors, tech-heads, and Makers of all kinds for an exciting weekend of sharing knowledge, inspiring each other, exhibiting projects, and building community.

HOW TO APPLY

If you already know which category you’d like to submit an application for, please go ahead and use the blue links below to get your application started. If you’re unsure which category best suits your project, please scroll further down the page for detailed descriptions.

Maker Exhibit
A weekend long demo of your project(s). Maker categories include Individuals, Groups, Non-Profits and Commercial Makers – more details below. Apply here.

Performance
A scheduled performance, usually on a stage. Set lengths vary. Apply here.

Workshop Leader
Design and lead one or more short (30-120 min) workshops. Learn more.

If you have any questions about which Maker category you should apply under, please email mailto: bryan@randomiq.com

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply, use the blue application link above which best fits your proposal: Maker Exhibit, Performance, Presentation, or Workshop Leader.

Entries can be submitted from individuals, small teams, or larger groups such as hobby clubs, community organizations, schools, and businesses. We particularly love exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

    • Student projects

 

    • Robotics

 

    • Homegrown drones

 

    • Arduino projects

 

    • Raspberry Pi

 

    • Space projects

 

    • Food makers (not concessionaires, more info below)

 

    • Conductive materials projects

 

    • Kit makers

 

    • Interactive art projects

 

    • 3D Printers and CNC Mills

 

    • Textile projects

 

    • E-Textiles

 

    • Art cars

 

    • Home energy monitoring

 

    • Rockets and RC Toys

 

    • Sustainability and green tech

 

    • Vintage or modified radios, computers, and video game systems

 

    • Electronics

 

    • Electric vehicles

 

    • Science, biology/biotech, and chemistry projects

 

    • Puppets, kites, and other whimsical creations

 

    • Bike-based projects

 

    • Large-scale art

 

    • Music performances and participation

 

    • Unusual tools or machines

 

    How to Fix Things or Take Them Apart (vacuums, clocks, washing machines, etc.)

APPLICATION TYPES

Maker Exhibit: Individuals, groups, non-profits, schools, and other organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and how it works in an all-weekend exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged.

Maker booth include one 10’x10′ space, one 8′ long table, two chairs, and one 3-prong outlet.

Maker exhibits include these sub-types:

Young Makers: You are a maker aged 18 or younger. You are the next wave of awesome!

Individual Maker: You’re coming to SCMMF to show others what you do and how it works. Your exhibit can be something that you designed and built, alone or with friends/collaborators. It could also be a work in progress, a skill or activity you’d like to share, or a demonstration of how an object or system works. Individual Makers may not sell anything at the fair.

Maker Group or Non-Profit: Your organization, non-profit, or community group makes things or supports/facilitates making, which can include teaching or sharing skills, providing tools or space, raising the profile of or advocating for Maker communities, building community, publishing learning materials, or other activities. Please appoint one person to coordinate your SCMMF application/exhibit.

Start-up Maker/Microbusiness: You’ve designed/invented/built or otherwise created something amazing, and you think it’s marketable. Congratulations! Start-ups (businesses less than one year old) and microbusinesses are welcome to apply in this category.

Commercial Maker: You run an established business making and selling products, and you would like to exhibit at SCMMF. We encourage you to have a demonstration or hands-on component to your booth.

Performance: Musicians, performance artists, and entertainers who would like to perform at SCMMF. Performances are usually on the outdoor stage and scheduled for approximately 45 minutes, though set lengths vary; we also really love roaming and unscheduled performers. Please mention scheduling details in your application.

Workshop Leader: Want to share your hard-earned knowledge, but don’t want to commit to running a booth all weekend? You can design and lead one or more short (30-120 min) workshops at the designated workshop area.

OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

Volunteer: Want to help us make Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire an amazing event for everyone? Check out our Volunteer Information page! We’d love to have you.

Sponsors: Is your organization interested in supporting us as a Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire Sponsor? We’ve got a ton of different sponsorship options available! Check out our sponsorship package for more information or email our Sponsorship Coordinator to discuss the possibilities. Click here to download the Sponsorship Prospectus – SCMMF2018

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Following your submission, you will receive an email confirming that we have your application. If you don’t receive your confirmation email within a few days, contact bryan@randomiq.com. This confirmation does not constitute acceptance to Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire.

You’ll be notified via email about your acceptance to the show. Once accepted, you will be asked to provide us with more detailed information about your exhibit. Once we receive your detailed information, you will receive links to your 2018 Maker Information Package and other information. Once accepted, begin to plan for your participation. We will send regular Maker Newsletter updates containing, among other things, hints of how to make your booth awesome.