June 12, 2018

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC

The Nation Celebrates the Maker Movement with the *Capitol Hill Maker Faire! #CapMakerFaire

Held on June 12, 2018, the Capitol Hill Maker Faire celebrates the American Maker movement as a part of the National Week of Making (June 11-17, 2018). 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.

Hosted by the the Nation of Makers, in collaboration with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Congressional Maker Caucus, the day will explore the maker movement, and provide hands on demonstrations of the breadth of making across the United States. Driven by engineers, hobbyists, tinkerers, crafters, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators, the U.S. maker movement is changing the face of education, is breathing new life and innovation into American manufacturing, and is strengthening American communities and their economy. It will be a fun and interactive event for members of Congress, staff, and the public.

*Capitol Hill Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.