There’s lot of exciting news coming out of Italy lately. There’s a new pope. That’s big. And now get this: Rome will host its first Maker Faire Oct. 3-6! The call for makers is open from now until June 2. If you’re a maker, performer, or presenter Maker Faire Rome wants to hear from you.
Event curators Massimo Banzi and Riccardo Luna are producing the event with World Wide Rome, a Rome Chamber of Commerce initiative. While this is a big deal for Rome, the organizers say the fair is really for Europe at large and will attract an international crowd from all over Europe and beyond.
“We are welcoming projects from all over Europe because we believe that the power of innovation should not be limited by local bounds,” says Massimo. “Makers from all over the continent are invited to take part and share their projects to all the lovers of the ‘do it yourself’ spirit, connect and feel the empowerment of sharing.”
If you’re a maker or planning on being in Italy this fall, you need to be at Maker Faire Rome.
The Road to Maker Faire Challenge will award $2,500 to one winner to bring his or her project to Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18-19 in San Mateo, CA. Use the funding for materials, transport, or anything else you might need to get to Maker Faire. Applications are due by 11:59 PM PDT on April 8th, 2013.