Our 4th annual event was held April 18th of this year, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, and drew nearly 1000 participants.
Below is a look at some of the different ways to be involved. Maker applications will reopen at the end of the year.
The event featured technical, creative and professional exhibits, workshops and sessions covering everything from patent development and the inventive process, to 3D printing, programming, mechanical and electrical design, green tech and open source technologies, and much more!
Our early exhibitor interest form is open now. We’ll formally launch our 2016 Call for Makers around December 2015, at which time we’ll follow up with everyone who registered their early interest in participating.
Accepted early applicants will be given preferred venue placement and advanced email notices about event planning. All exhibitors must fit our celebratory spirit of innovation and inventiveness, and provide interesting, interactive, and engaging experiences and innovative wares. Individuals as well as groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools are welcome to apply to exhibit. Here’s some of what we look for each year:
- Student Projects
- Music Performance
- 3D Printers and CNC Mill
- Textile Arts and Crafts
- Home Energy Monitoring
- RC Toys
- Green Tech
- Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
- Electric Vehicles
- Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
- Food and Beverage Makers
- Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
- Unusual Tools or Machines
- How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
Interested in Volunteering at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016? Volunteers giving at least 4 hours of service each day receive an event t-shirt, two extra tickets and the knowledge that they helped Make an awesome event! Click the button to get on our list for next year!
Gulf Coast MakerCon provides a powerful and meaningful way to connect with hundreds of curious, creative and innovative individuals who are looking for exciting and interesting products, services, ideas and opportunities. Sponsors can leverage the energy and interconnectedness of our active onsite and social networking audiences and engage this energetic audience with their businesses and services. A wide range of sponsorship packages is available, and we are happy to tailor something special to meet your needs. Sponsor recognition is available for donors of $200 and up. Visit our Sponsor Page for details.
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