The Montreal Mini Maker Faire was held on November 16-17 2018 in the Engineering and Visual Arts Building at Concordia University. It was co-organized by our Director Ann-Louise Davidson, Bart Simon (Director of the Milieux Institute for Arts Culture and Technology) and Lynn Hugues (Concordia University Research Chair in Interaction Design and Games Innovation). Education Maker and PhD student Nathalie Duponsel coordinated the event.
The event was a huge gathering of makers, inventors, creators, hackers and artists. It allowed people from all strands of life to get a taste of the Montreal maker ecosystem, connect makers together, get inspired, meet people and give hope for the challenges that lie ahead.
For anybody who visited the event, there was nothing “mini” about the Montreal Mini Maker Faire. The two days were jam packed with over 70 exhibits, workshops and talks that revealed the ethos of making in Montreal. This ranged from arcade builders to biomaking, robotics, interactive makerish art, rockets, wheelchair costumes, cosplay, games, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more.
People travelled from all over Ontario and Québec to attend the Maker Faire. Four thousand people visited the Maker Faire and asked for more!
Note about picture above: 3D printed rockets by Marc-André Léger