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2018 Capitol Hill Maker Faire

Date Time: 
June 12, 2018
Event Location: 
Rayburn House Office Building

45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
Panels (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and Faire (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

2018 Capitol Hill Maker Faire

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The city of Washington will celebrate the maker movement on Capitol Hill this June. Nation of Makers, along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Congressional Maker Caucus, will host the 2018 Capitol Hill Maker Faire on Tuesday, June 12. 

Museums and libraries have long been recognized as community leaders in providing engaging participatory learning experiences. IMLS investment in making includes support for a variety of learning spaces in libraries and museums that foster innovation and experimentation through design thinking and project-based learning for people of all ages. IMLS also funds important work to advance research and promising practices for makerspaces and maker programming nationwide. Please see the IMLS website for tools and resources on making in museums and libraries. See our Making Factsheet [PDF 480KB] for additional information.

The day’s events are expected to draw standing-room-only crowds. Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and general public interested in attending should reserve seats early. Press are invited to attend both the panels and the evening event, and may RSVP to gbullard@imls.gov or 202-653-4799.

Date: June 12, 2018
Time: Panels (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and Faire (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Panel Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044, 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
Faire Location: Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria, 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
Cost: Free, but registration requested.
Registration: Register for the panels and the faire, and follow along on social media with @nationofmakers and #CapMakerFaire.
Panel Schedule  
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. Maker Education: Rethinking the Design of Curriculum, Systems, and Preparation through the Lens of Making
10:30 a.m. Museums and Libraries: Community Hubs for Interest-Driven Lifelong Learning
11:30 a.m. The Federal Government and Making
12:15 p.m Concept to Scale: Fostering Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development through Making
1:00 p.m. Making Community: Leveraging the Power of the Maker Movement to Build Vibrant, Inclusive Communities

Capitol Hill Maker Faire event on June 11, 2015

Capitol Hill Maker Faire event on June 11, 2015

Capitol Hill Maker Faire event on June 11, 2015

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