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2013 Maker Expo Exhibitor Application
Deadline for entries: August 20, 2013. Please enter and submit an application as early as you can so we can hold a space for you.
How to Apply: Tell us about your activity or exhibit by submitting an application.or send an email to email@example.com We'll ask for a description that we can publish, a representative photo we can publish, and contact information for the public to use (websites, email).
Notification of acceptance for Maker exhibits will be on a rolling basis.
What we are looking for
Visitors want to learn something, so just as important as your exhibit will be your presence, explaining how you did what you did.
We are not looking for arts and crafts that would compete with Parkville Day primary venue. But an water color painting by a robot painter, for example, will catch our eye. Basically, the main purpose of your exhibit should not be primarily sales. Costs to recover expenses for make and take activities are subject to review but may be accommodated.
If you have any questions about exhibiting at the Kansas City Mini Maker Faire, please contact us by Email at MakerExpo@makekc.org.
Exhibitor Info for 2013 Maker Expo
Potential exhibitors should apply by submitting an application found here (www.makekc.org). Apply as soon as possible since space and time are limited.
Maker Expo Mission
The mission of the 2013 Maker Expo is to present interesting or unique exhibits, individuals, and demonstrations in DIY science, technology, engineering and art that excite, motivate and educate! The emphasis should be on cool things, skills, and knowledge! The kind of thing you’d see in MAKE Magazine.
While folks are coming to the faire to see Cool things, they also want to meet and speak with the MAKERS. They want to know how you made it , where you got the parts , how you thought of it.
The main purpose of the demonstrations and exhibits should not be sales-related. Tasteful advertisements for your exhibit-related business are allowed. If you plan to sell at your exhibit, please fill out a vendor application with the Main Street Parkville Association.
The Maker Expo is in conjunction with the 45th Annual Parkville Days hosted by the Main Street Parkville Association in English Landing Park, by the river in Parkville MO.
Put Safety In Its Place
We enjoy fascinating projects and spectacular failures, but we will be among people who may not share our appreciation of unexpected results. Safety will be a primary concern at the Maker Expo and want each exhibit including Power Tools Racers to operate safely and protect everyone from any harm. Please contact the organizers if there is anything even remotely hazardous about your exhibit.
The Faire is intended to be family-friendly and safe. Please keep in mind all ages of visitors when designing your exhibit and conducting demonstrations.
Costs and Finances
There is no exhibitor fee. The Faire is being funded by donations from sponsors and the organizers. However, you may feel free to make a donation if you like.
Sponsorships are being sought to offset the costs of the Maker Expo. Please contact us if you are interested in being a sponsor.
Events & Activities
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