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Daytime Capitol Hill Maker Faire Panel Discussions

  • 2044 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Preceding the Capitol Hill Maker Faire, there will be a series of panel discussions with leaders and practitioners of the Maker movement discussing its impact on the economy, education, and community development.

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The Capitol Hill Maker Faire on June 24, 2019 celebrates the American Maker movement as a part of the National Week of Making, June 21-27, 2019. It will be a fun and interactive event for members of the public, members of Congress, and staff.

Hosted by the Nation of Makers along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus, the event explores the movement driven by engineers, hobbyists, tinkerers, crafters, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators that is revolutionizing education through inquiry-based learning, is breathing new life and innovation into American manufacturing, and is strengthening American communities and their economy.

Panel Schedule

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. Maker Communities and Government Partnerships

10:20 a.m. Making Amongst Veterans: Entrepreneurship, a Hobby and a Community

11:15 a.m. Presentation - Empower 2 Make: A Make-a-thon for Assistive Technology 

11:30 p.m. Everyone a Maker: The Impact of Diverse U.S. Maker Communities

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Museums and Libraries Take Making into the Community

2:00 p.m. Small Business Makers - Made in the USA

By registering for this event you will be added to the Congressional Maker Caucus email list.

Capitol Hill Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

Earlier Event: June 22