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Houston Mini Maker Faire – George R. Brown Convention Center – Sponsored by HCC

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


About HOUSTON Mini Maker Faire:

The 2016 event will be the 4th Houston Mini Maker Faire and it’s designed for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal is to get you excited about creativity again and help you connect with people, groups, experiences and education resources to further develop your creative potential. This event is locally organized and operated by Innovation Spark, a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to developing and delivering STEM-education experiences for “kids of all ages”. We think a large metro area like Houston deserves an amazing (Mini) Maker Faire, and we aspire to help the community achieve it.

Visit our Blogs to learn more about the Maker Movement and Maker Faire and why they are so important for the Greater Houston Area, and click on these boxes for links to more information about this year’s event:



Event Details:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The Houston Mini Maker Faire is a TWO day event on Saturday 11/12 and Sunday 11/13/2016 (10 AM to 5 PM).   Attendees can come for one or both days.  The event will be  indoors at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) in downtown Houston.

2016 Exhibitor Highlights (A full listing is coming soon)  The Maker Exhibits with Makers, Activities & Stage will be held in Exhibit Hall A of the GRB.  In addition to hands-on activities and demonstrations provided by makers and exhibitors within the Maker Exhibits we will have:

On Friday we will be hosting a Power Up! Houston Kickoff Event and a Nation of Makers gathering.  If interested in attending these events, please. contact us.

We promise there WILL be some good networking, great creations, learnings and activities for all ages.  This is the 4th annual Houston Mini Maker Faire, and here are some highlights from the 2015 event to help you understand what Maker Faire is about:  Make magazine articleRecap video; and Photo blog.

Food: there will be a nice selection of basic food items available (such as pizza, hot dogs, nachos and popcorn), plus some spicy items like fajita tacos and Cuban sandwiches. Also soft drinks and bottled water. And the Starbucks on level 2 of the Convention Center will be open too!

Parking and Transportation: with the location at the GRB Convention Center, there’s a full range  of options here. We encourage walk-ups and bike riding!

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November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am
November 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm