Sending Office: Honorable Mark Takano
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After a year hiatus, I’m excited to announce that the 3rd annual Capitol Hill Maker Faire will take place on Tuesday,
June 12, 2018, a celebration of the American Maker movement as a part of the National Week of Making, June 11-17, 2018.

It will be a fun and interactive event for members of the public, members of Congress, and staff.

Hosted by the Nation
of Makers
 along with the Institute
of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
 and in collaboration with the Congressional
Maker Caucus,
 the event explores the movement driven by engineers, hobbyists, tinkerers, crafters, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators that is changing the face of education, is breathing new life and innovation into American manufacturing, and is strengthening
American communities and their economy.

Join us for the Capitol Hill Maker Faire! Staffers, families, visitors — the event is free and open to the public of all ages!

Preceding the Faire, there will a series of panel discussions with leaders of the Maker movement discussing its impact on the economy, education, and community development.

Register for the Evening Maker Faire (5pm-8pm – Rayburn Cafeteria)

Register for the Maker Faire Panels (9am-2pm – 2044 Rayburn)

Panel Schedule
9:00am – Opening Remarks
9:30am – Maker Education: Rethinking the Design of Curriculum, Systems, and Preparation through the Lens of Making
10:30am – Museums and Libraries: Community Hubs for Interest-Driven Lifelong Learning
11:30am – The Federal Government and Making
12:15pm – Concept to Scale: Fostering Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development through Making
1:00pm – Making Community: Leveraging the Power of the Maker Movement to Build Vibrant, Inclusive Communities

Feel free to share online using the hashtag #CapMakerFaire

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Economy, Education, Science, Small Business, Technology

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