Maker Faire Austin showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Use the buttons below to sign up as an exhibitor, presenter, workshop, hackathon participant, power tool drag racer and more! It is free to apply, and in most cases free to exhibit.
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Faire Date: Saturday & Sunday May 5th & 6th 2018
Location: The Palmer Events Center
Round 1 closes March 30th, 2018 Midnight
Late entry starts April 15th, 2018 Midnight
Hackathon closes March 30th, 2018 Midnight
Notifications will start going out about 2 weeks from when you submit your application.
Applications will still be accepted after Round 1 closes. Priority for placement, parking passes and helper passes will be given to applications received by March 30th. Fees may apply for applications received after March 30th.
It is important to get your application in early. Space is limited and we want you to have plenty of time to plan.
Late Entries: We will continue to accept entries after the deadlines as long as we have space. Due to deadlines with our venue Extra Fees may apply.
Select an application from the boxes below that best fits your participation in Maker Faire Austin. There is more information about each category below. You will also need a good photo. (see Bottom of The Page)
Exhibit: An all weekend exhibit to show-off your project(s), share how you made them, and inspire people to make (includes Individuals, Groups, Schools, Non-Profits and Commercial Makers (see Exhibit Fees page.) There are great opportunities to sponsor and partner with Maker Faire Austin at our Sponsors Page.
Performance: A scheduled performance, usually on a stage. Set lengths vary.
Presentation: A scheduled 12, 25 or 45 minute presentation, usually on a stage.
Workshop: A one time scheduled hands on class or demonstration, usually held in our workshop area. (If you want to do multiple classes or demonstrations sign up as an exhibit.)
Sign up here to participate in the Disaster Relief Hackathon being held during the Faire: May 4th, 5th, and 6th. More information can be found at the Hackathon Page.
Sign up here if you have interest in building and racing a Power Tool Drag Racer at the Faire. We will take your contact info and get in touch.
Sign up here if you have interest in participation in a fashion show at the Faire. We will take your contact info and get in touch.
Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:
When applying, you are required to provide a project (or presentation) photo and a bio photo. Please have these ready before you start your application. Image file must be at least 500px wide or larger and you must have rights to the image used.
For Projects: Generally, landscape images work best (~3 times wider than the height (1260×500). Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg. Maximum file size is 8Mb.
This image will be the public imaged used relating to your exhibit or presentation content.
The photo should be descriptive and informative about your exhibit or presentation.
Logos and low-res photos do not work well.
For Bios: Generally a square format image (500×500 min) work best. Shoulders to top of the head with an uncomplicated background. Your best selfie ever!!