2021 Capitol Hill Maker Faire Showcase
Please Note: This registration is for the Capitol Hill Maker Faire Maker Showcase on December 7, 2021. To register for the free December 6th panels, please go to the panels registration!
Once registered, you will be directed to Sched.com, and will receive a full schedule and link to the showcase venue.
Nation of Makers, along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Congressional Maker Caucus, will host the 2021 Capitol Hill Maker Faire on Monday and Tuesday, December 6th and 7th. This year, for the second year, the Faire will be held virtually.
This dynamic event will celebrate trends and drivers of the popular Maker Movement. Making embraces innovation, creativity, and learning to improve communities and create a better future. The movement draws together tech enthusiasts, crafters, families, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors to explore invention, creativity and, resourcefulness. This year’s theme is“Building a Better World: Resiliency through Making.”
The first day’s panel series will feature leaders in making from libraries, museums, academic institutions, the federal government, and the private sector, who will discuss the tremendous impact of and resilience provided by makers across the United States. Panels will address the critical role of the library and museum makerspaces in ensuring resilient, equitable education opportunities; the role of community makerspaces in establishing community resilience in diverse communities across the U.S.; the impact of the movement on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic (and the promise of the movement in developing a nimble and responsive disaster resilience); the role of makerspaces and maker organizations in economic and workforce development, entrepreneurship and the development of vibrant, innovative communities across the United States.
“The breadth and impact of the maker movement on sectors of the U.S. such as education, manufacturing, economic development, disaster response, and innovation are simply remarkable,” said Executive Director of Nation of Makers, Dorothy Jones-Davis. “The Capitol Hill Maker Faire is an amazing opportunity to share the enormous impact of makers on cities throughout our great country with policymakers and families alike on an online platform that will be able to reach makers and citizens from across the country.”
The next day’s online Faire, free and open to children, families, and people of all ages, will welcome numerous exhibitors from across the U.S., representative of the breadth of the American maker movement. Interactive online exhibits will engage, educate, and amuse American policymakers, staffers, and citizens, young and old, rural and urban, alike.