Call for Makers

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Calling All Makers for 2018!

The Call for Makers (CFM) for the 2018 Maker Faire NoVa will officially launch on October 18th, 2017. 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
  • EXTENDED through December 10, 2017 – Early Bird submissions due
  • Dec 11, 2017 – Early Bird notifications
  • **FINAL EXTENSION through January 28, 2018.  – Regular Maker submissions
  • Jan 31, 2018 – Regular Maker acceptance notifications begin to be sent.
  • March 14, 2018 (7-9pm) – Maker Celebration at NOVA Labs in Reston, VA
  • Mar 18, 2018 – THE FAIRE!!


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. 

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