Vancouver Mini Maker Faire
Co-Founder/Creative Director (2011-2013)
Maker Faire’s are known as the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth”. They’re a family-friendly showcase of invention and creativity that gather tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations. Attendees come to glimpse the future...and to learn to become makers themselves. The Maker Movement is a global phenomenon impacting the future of work, product development, education, learning, and more.
The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire ran between 2011-2017 and was hosted at the Great Northern Way Campus and the PNE Forum. The festival kickstarted new communities and initiatives locally, many of whom are continuing to exhibit publicly. The event attracted over 150 makers and up to 4000 attendees each year. While we miss the faire, the community is still thriving and going strong! If you’re interested in getting involved with the maker community in Vancouver, try visiting Maker Labs, Vancouver Community Lab, or Vancouver Hack Space.