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Calling all Makers!

Join us for Maker Week—the week leading up to Maker Faire Bay Area 2016. Here you’ll find a full run-down of all the activities in which Makers can participate during Maker Week.

Check back often to see what other exciting events and activities have been added to the schedule.

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SATURDAY

May

14

Drone Day Build-a-Thon

Drone workshops for adults

The Drone Day Build-a-Thon is intended for adults seeking to learn to build and fly a high performance drone. Join the ranks of drone enthusiasts with a comprehensive, all-inclusive drone construction and flight training workshop at the Hiller Aviation Museum! This is a 6-hour intensive workshop with two different registration options available.

Time: 10:00am – 4:00 pm

Location: Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA

Registration: Required — Register here; space is limited.

Fees: $375-$595 — discount available for members. Primary participant must be 18 years or older to register. Registration includes admission for up to 2 additional persons ages 14+ to participate in construction and flight training with a single Hiro aircraft.

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MONDAY

May

16

San Mateo EDGE Innovation Week

Visionary Hero Awards

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room

The 3rd annual SMIW Visionary Hero Awards recognizes and celebrates firms and organizations who have made substantial contributions to the development of San Mateo as a center for start-ups and entrepreneurial innovation.

Registration: Required — TBA

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San Mateo EDGE Innovation Week

Virtual Reality (VR) Demo Day

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room

Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are finding new ways to enhance our ability to perceive the world that surrounds us.

At San Mateo Innovation Week, the most creative minds and innovative technologies showcase the latest in VR technology. VR start-ups are presenting their latest creations. VR is used in education, training, video games, fine arts, architectural design, urban design and therapy.

This event is open to all ages! Be prepared to be entertained and engaged at VR Demo Day!

Registration: Required — Register here

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THURSDAY

May

19

San Mateo EDGE Innovation Week

Youth in Innovation

Time: 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room

The event celebrates local high school students creativtiy and innovation.

This event is open to all ages for project viewing and discussion. Hand selected students will present their projects in the evening’s innovative competition.

Come join us for a very innovative and creative evening!

Registration: Required — Register here

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Start Making! Engaging Young People & Volunteers in Maker Activities

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Join GSVLabs EdTech Innovation Lab member, Team4Tech, and authors for a chance to dive into an equity-based approach to facilitating maker activities with young people. Come try a project from Maker Media’s recently published book “Start Making!: A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities”!

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: GSVLabs, Redwood City, CA

Registration: Required — Register here; Open to the public.

THURSDAY - FRIDAY

May

19-20

CAFE Foundation Electric Aircraft Symposium

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CAFE Foundation is holding its tenth annual Electric Aircraft Symposium on May 19-20 at the nearby Marriott Waterfront. An exciting agenda of international industry leaders discussing the emerging technologies in electric flight is planned for symposium attendees.

Location: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, Burlingame, CA

Registration: Required — Register here; Open to the public.

Fees: General Admission: $550; Student Admission: $200

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FRIDAY

May

20

FRIDAY@MakerFaire

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Come to the Faire on Friday, May 20, for a sneak preview of the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! Perfect for school field trips, corporate group outings (think: business development opportunities!), Maker Movement partners, industry innovators, and the media.

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San Mateo Innovation Week

Tech on the Deck

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Hero City at Draper University

The exclusive event joins innovators, start-up and entrepreneurial businesses that have made San Mateo a “Hub” for Innovation. The new network of like-minded entrepreneurs meet to share information and experiences.

Help us celebrate the close of a fun, innovative and creative week.

Registration: Required — Register here

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School Maker Faire Workshop

A workshop for current and prospective School Maker Faire Producers. Teachers, administration, or parents can join and learn more about producing a School Maker Faire at their school.

Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Maker Faire Bay Area 2016, San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA

Registration: Required — Register here; Fee: $45.00 per person

Maker Faire Producers' Meetup

A meetup for current and prospective global Maker Faire Producers.

Time: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Maker Faire Bay Area 2016, San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA

Registration: Required — Register here; Fee: $25.00 – 45.00 per person

SATURDAY

May

21

Inventables Maker Party

Inventables is hosting a Maker Faire get-together at Windy City Pizza and BBQ in San Mateo, CA. If you’ll be in the area, stop by to learn more about Easel, X-Carve, and Carvey. You’ll also meet some great people, eat delicious pizza, and enjoy drinks compliments of Inventables.

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Windy City Pizza, San Mateo, CA

Registration: RSVP Requested — RSVP here

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SATURDAY & SUNDAY

May

21-22

Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

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Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Join us for a weekend of amazing Makers, inspiring projects, and something for everyone!

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