2nd Annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire Set for March 15, 2015 – Call for Makers open until January 23
(Reston, Virginia, December 18, 2014) – Tech enthusiasts, crafters, tinkerers, inventors and scientists – makers of inventions and innovators — will gather March 15, 2015 in Reston, Virginia as the 2nd annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire comes to South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School.
The family-friendly event will bring more than 100 makers to a fun-filled day celebrating the diversity of makers across the region. According to Brian Jacoby, one of the Faire organizers, the Faire is a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement, the tech-influenced DIY community that is generating new products and services.
“Northern Virginia has long been a hotbed for technology, innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit” Jacoby said. “The NoVa Mini Maker Faire will bring together a diverse audience of all ages interested in technology, engineering, arts, crafts, food, music, science and sustainability.”
Makers will share their knowledge through hands-on projects for adults and kids. Faire-goers can participate in workshops, food, performances, and a series of short talks.
The 2015 Call for Makers is open through January 23, 2015 at http://makerfairenova.com/
Tickets are available online now. Early bird tickets are available at $10 for adults and $2 for children through January 15, 2014. Regular tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children through March 14, 2015. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $8 for children.
NoVa Mini Maker Faire is independently organized by Nova Labs and is operated under license from Maker Media, Inc. Sponsors and community partners include: the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia, Fairfax County Public Schools, Reston Community Center, GEMS, and Workhouse Arts Center. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.