Call for Makers

I'm A Maker

Calling All Makers for 2018!

The Call for Makers (CFM) for the 2018 Maker Faire NoVa will officially launch on October 18th, 2016. Proposals can be submitted using our online Call For Maker system.

Timeline for Makers

The timeline for submitting proposals for the 2018 Faire is:

  • Oct 18, 2017 – Call for Makers Opens
  • Nov 26, 2017 – Early Bird submissions due
  • Dec 11, 2017 – Early Bird notifications
  • Jan 14, 2018 – Regular Maker submissions
  • Jan 31, 2018 – Regular Maker acceptance notifications
  • Mar 14, 2018 – Maker Celebration – 7-9pm @ Nova Labs
  • Mar 18, 2018 – THE FAIRE!!

Please Note that as of December 8, 2016, we have migrated to a new Call For Maker online proposal system. If you submitted a proposal using our old system and need access to it, please contact us at contact@makerfairenova.com

Important Proposal Instructions

Please be aware that descriptions of your exhibit and pictures you upload into the proposal will appear verbatim on our website and other printed materials (placards, signs, etc). So please be sure to proofread your submissions!

Commercial Makers

Our vision for the Faire is to have a participatory celebration of making. We’d like to keep the number of commercial makers around 20% of our total. The organizing team will make the final determination on commercial makers. If you would like to promote your business, services or sell something at your table (be a commercial maker), the cost is a non-refundable $150 per space, payable upon acceptance to the Faire. Note: there is no cost for non-commercial makers. 

Questions/Comments about the Maker Faire NoVa? Need technical support? Drop us an email: contact@makerfairenova.com.