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The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth Returns to Orlando in October 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2015) —Florida’s largest maker event, Maker Faire Orlando, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2016 with a new date, new venue, and more space for community maker groups.

The two-day, family-friendly celebration will feature hundreds of local makers, hands-on workshops and more that will entertain and inspire more than 20,000 members of the Central Florida community. Maker Faire Orlando will be held on October 22nd and 23rd at the Central Florida Expo Park (Fairgrounds).

“We are excited to provide our makers with more room for even bigger projects and for hands-on maker workshops,” said Jessica King, Vice-President of The Maker Effect Foundation and producer of Maker Faire Orlando. “Moving into October should lead to cooler, dryer weather which will make the outdoor exhibits and events like Power Racing even more enjoyable.”

Maker Faire Orlando is made possible through the efforts of many individuals in the local Maker community and community partner organizations such as FamiLAB, Factur, Orlando Science Center, Art & History Museums- Maitland, The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center, Nerd Nite Orlando and Crealde School of Art.

The unprecedented collaboration between these community partners blurs the lines between art and technology in a way that enriches the community and creates opportunities for creativity, learning, fun, and innovation.

“We are thrilled with the ongoing growth of Maker Faire Orlando and honored to be a part of its continued success,” said JoAnn Newman, President and CEO of Orlando Science Center. “While we are not physically hosting the event in 2016, we are looking forward to participating in this incredible community celebration of imagination and ingenuity. ”

If interested in exhibiting as a maker, supporting the event as a sponsor or community partner, email makers@makerfaireorlando.com or visit www.makerfaireorlando.com.

Download hi-res photos from last year’s event at the following Dropbox link: https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/press-kit

Maker Faire Orlando is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media.

ABOUT MAKER FAIRE ORLANDO

Maker Faire Orlando began in 2012 as a family friendly showcase of DIY science, art, technology, and hands-on activities. Independent crafters to scientists can share what they are making and learning. Now in its 5th year, the event is part of the original Maker Faire held in San Mateo, CA and now also in New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and other cities around the world. In all, there are more than 150 independently organized Maker Faires in 30 countries around the world.

 

For high-resolution photos, logos and more, please visit the following Dropbox link: https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/press-kit

 

ABOUT THE MAKER EFFECT FOUNDATION

The Maker Effect Foundation exists to activate and amplify the efforts of makers as they learn, build and work together in their communities. Their efforts include research, publication, community organization, event production, and startup advisement. The foundation’s community organization and startup efforts are focused on Central Florida, however our research and publication efforts are not limited in scope. The Maker Effect Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

For high-resolution photos, logos and more, please visit the following Dropbox link: http://www.themakereffect.org/press-kit.

Media Contact:
Candy Cole, 321.948.5260, candy.cole@themakereffect.org