Maker Application: Portland Mini Maker Faire
Please complete the below application with as much information as possible. The application deadline is July 31, but don't wait until the last minute! OMSI has gathered a Maker Selection Committee who will review all applications and decide who the best fit for the event is. Makers will be selected based on how unique and impressive their project is. We are particularly looking for projects that are interactive and highlight the process of making things.
Application Deadline: July 31
Acceptance Notifications: August 8
Pre-Event Meeting: August 15, 7pm (mandatory for participating makers, especially if this is the first year participating)
Set-up: September 9, 2-7pm & September 10, 8-10am
Event: September 10-11, 10am-5pm
Maker Meet & Greet: September 10, 5:30-7:30pm
Teardown: September 11, after 5pm, and September 12
Selected Makers will be notified no later than August 7. Earlier applications will have earlier notification about acceptance.
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State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Type of Proposal
Maker booth or exhibit: An all-weekend exhibit to demo your project(s).
Stage Presentation: A scheduled presentation (20-30 minutes in length) on the Innovation Stage.
Workshop: A scheduled class 60-90 minutes in length.
Event sponsor or OMSI corporate partner
Organization/Maker Name (This will be used on your Maker sign.)
Project Name/Title (This will be used on your Maker sign.)
(This text will be used on your Maker sign so be descriptive! Examples are in the Maker Manual.)
Project Photo Address (URL)
If photos are not available online, please attach here:
Does your exhibit include a hands-on activity?
Please provide details about your exhibit
Mobile (will move throughout the Faire) - no booth needed
Stage Presentation - in addition to my booth
Stage Presentation - no booth needed
Workshop - in addition to my booth
Workshop - no booth needed
I will bring my own tent, table and chairs.
Size of space requested (10x10 is the standard booth size):
I would like for OMSI to rent a tent, tables, and/or chairs for me. These are available on a limited basis; a fee may be requested to cover rental costs.
Tent/Space size needed (10x10 is the standard booth size):
Number of 8' tables needed:
Number of chairs needed:
Are you a Commercial Maker or Crafter?
A “Commercial Maker” is a Maker who wants to sell their product WITHOUT having an educational and/or interactive component. If you would like to sell your own creations at Maker Faire, you are welcome to do so as a “Commercial Maker”. Commercial Makers are responsible for their own business transactions – whether it be via cash, credit card, barter, or some other means. The fee for Commercial Makers is $200, which will be invoiced in advance and payable prior to receiving your Maker credentials. NOTE: FOOD VENDORS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS CATEGORY. Food vendors please contact email@example.com for more info.
Please describe any non-standard set-up requirements:
Normal - does not interfere with conversation
Amplified - adjustable level of amplification
Repetitive or potentially annoying sound
Station for charging devices
5 amp circuit (0-500 watts, 120v)
10 amp circuit (501-1000 watts, 120v)
15 amp circuit (1001-1500 watts, 120v)
20 amp circuit (1501-2000 watts, 120v)
I don't need Wifi internet access
It would be nice to have Wifi
My exhibit MUST have Wifi internet access to work right
If your exhibit uses radio frequencies, please elaborate here about what frequency your exhibit uses.
Does your activity require a safety plan that you will supply to us? This is mandatory for exhibits with open fire of any sort.
I'm not sure, please contact me to discuss
Anything else we should know about your project?
Have you exhibited at any Maker Faire previously? Please tell us which ones and what years.
How did you hear about the Portland Mini Maker Faire?
Participating Makers will receive a souvenir t-shirt for themselves and up to two assistants. Additional t-shirts are available for $7 each.
To help us order accurate quantities, please indicate your t-shirt size and that of any assistant you currently have on the schedule to participate.
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