About the Houston Maker Faire

The 2018 Houston Maker Faire welcomes all students, teachers, scientists, engineers, space explorers, professionals, people watchers and enthusiasts to connect and grow the Makerspace community at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. in Houston, TX on October 13-14, 2018. This family fun-filled weekend is a smorgasbord of education, technology, science, math, art, space, cosplay all in one place. This year’s faire has many presentations and workshops featured on our Meet the Makers Page.  This will be the 6th Annual Maker Faire event in Houston !

                     

About the Maker Faire Movement

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The original Make Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA, and in 2017 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Kansas City, Detroit, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen – and now Houston – are the home of larger-scale “featured” Maker Faires and over 120- community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

About Innovation Spark

Innovation Spark is the 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization organizing the Houston Maker Faire.  Innvoation Spark fosters maker innovation, creates thriving, sustainable future by advancing and connecting Houston makers – a vibrant community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, youth makers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, and entrepreneurs. Innovation Spark works with educators and the local community to promote and facilitate youth maker programs and professional development for educators in making to connect makerspaces and the maker institutions (schools, businesses, civic groups) that create the innovation economy. Innovation Spark produces 2 yearly signature events: Houston Maker Faire and the Comicpalooza Makerspace. For more information, please visit the Innovation Spark Website

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About our Sponsors

Special thanks to our multi-year partners and Sponsors for the event including Houston Community College, Make Media, DLZP Group, Children’s Museum of Houston and Chevron.

We also want to thank all of the terrific Houston Maker Faire Sponsors