MakerShift 2017: A Celebration of Makers on May 6


Makers of all ages: mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6!

MakerShift—a public celebration of makers of all ages and abilities from across the Capital Region and Central PA—will be showing off their innovative and creative projects in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.)! MakerShift pulls together makers in an effort to make a collective impact on the places we live and work.

Every hour on the hour from 10am to 2pm, hear special speakers give lightning talks (about 10-15 minutes each) about S.T.E.A.M. trends in themed venues followed by fun and engaging project demos! Venues are in easy walking distance along 3rd Street in Midtown Harrisburg, PA.  Bring along friends and family to learn about making and talk with local makers.  MakerShift is for all ages!

FAQ About This Event:

Who? MakerShift 2017 is composed of regional makers, local volunteers, community leaders, and select vendors who gather together to celebrate making and the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.)

What? MakerShift is a celebration of makers throughout the Capital Region. While some select vendors and professionals are invited to participate , MakerShift seeks to recognize the work of amateurs who tinker and create for the love of it.

When? MakerShift 2017 will be held between 9am and 3pm on Saturday, May 6th.

Where? MakerShift 2017 will take place Midtown Harrisburg on 3rd Street between StartUP Harrisburg and Susquehanna Art Museum.

Participating venues include:
• Startup HBG: Tech Venue
• Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC): Engineering Venue
• Historic Harrisburg Association (HHA): Math Venue
• Midtown Scholar Bookstore and Cafe : Science Venue
• Susquehanna Arts Museum: Arts Venue
• Broad Street Market: General Venue

Why? While the Maker Movement has received national attention it still is largely unknown to the general public. MakerShift aims to raise local awareness through the celebration of local makers while shifting conversations and thinking toward education for 21st Century life and work.

How? A one day celebration will be held where local makers, volunteers, community leaders, and vendors gather together to share their work with the general public. In addition to having the opportunity to engage local makers and learn about their work, the public will also hear from experts who will give lightning talks and demonstrate new technology. Information and resources will also be shared on where to go for further info and involvement.

Find out more information online at: www.makershift.io

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