Monthly Archives: September 2016

Take the Maker Expo 2016 Survey!

Were you one of the 8000+ attendees or an exhibiting maker this past Saturday? Please take five minutes to fill out this short survey about your experience at Maker Expo 2016! This info will help us shape the next expo!   TAKE THE SURVEY!   Survey is open until end of day on Monday September 19th.

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MakerExpo Ripple Effect

Caption: The incredible MEEPs (Maker Expo Extraordinary Planners): (back) Darin, Ben, Ravi, Neil, Tyler, Agnes (front) Cam, Jen, Darcy, Tanya Happy Monday! It’s Tanya from the Maker Expo Organizing committee. One (easy) question for you today: What was your favourite MakerExpo moment or memory? (use the comments below) Here’s a handful that came to mind as […]

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MAKER EXPO IS TODAY – Get OFF your couch!

Ryan Gosling is here with us to recap 10 reasons why you should already be in Downtown Kitchener today: It’s FREE. And we’ll even send you home with FREE STUFF. There are fighting robots… and drawing robots, and LEGO robots… We have a kingdom made of cardboard. We have 35 different things for the kids to […]

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Please register for free Maker Expo tickets

Do us a huge favour and register for free Maker Expo tickets here. Why? Because: We want to be able to reach you quickly and very infrequently with late-breaking and helpful updates. So things like: construction changes, parking issues, venue at capacity, etc. We need to collect data on attendance numbers which helps attract sponsors […]

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2 Days – BYOWB – Bring your own Water Bottles

Tanya here from the Maker Expo organizing team.  In addition to being creative makers who look awesome in orange, Jen (pictured below) and I are passionate about sustainability. We are thrilled that 2016 MakerExpo will be free from single-use water bottles.  That’s right, folks, MakerExpo is a BYOWB (bring your own water bottle) event.  There will […]

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Constructing a cardboard kingdom

Hey makers, DW here. I was surveying the open/closed streets of DTK yesterday to help you get to Maker Expo and found two of my favourite makers constructing a kingdom in one of my favourite mediums: cardboard. Here’s Jen van Overbeeke of In Paper Dreams and Agnes Niewiadomski of Mindful Makers mid-construction on this installation […]

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3 Days – Make stuff and take it home

One of the most important goals of Maker Expo is inspire everyone to keep making at home all year long. The organizing team has spent two years fiddling with the structure and budget of this show to make everything as free-to-you as possible. It’s important to us that there are no financial barriers to the making experience at expo.

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4 Days – It’s FREE; Thanks to our Sponsors

Tanya here from the Maker Expo Team.  It’s the first day of school and only four more days until MakerExpo.  Today we wanted to shine a spotlight on our sponsors.  Without their generous support MakerExpo wouldn’t be possible as the best showcase, and celebration of makers, artists and creatives in Waterloo Region! We would like […]

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5 Days – MORE Kid’s Activities at Maker Expo

So, if you’ve been following along last week you already know that Maker Expo isn’t just for kids, that we will certainly have robots, that you can help spread the word and that some of our exhibitors would love donations of used materials for hacking. Today we will highlight some of the OTHER* activities that […]

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