The #GeneseoMakerFest is a one-day celebration to promote and share the creative pursuits of our local makers and what they create.

Call for Makers!

Are you a local Maker? We need you! Come to show off your skills, talents, and ideas.

The Geneseo Maker Fest is a one-day celebration to promote and share the creative pursuits of our local makers and what they create. Makers range from kitchen scientists or garage tinkerers to coders or teachers to choreographers or dance enthusiasts. Share your talents and skills with our local community. Are you a budding inventor? Do you have ideas to combine technology and woodworking? Or something else not-yet thought of? This is the opportunity for you!

From beginner to artisan, we encourage all stages of expertise and skill level to participate. Our goal is to expand the scope of what constitutes ‘Making’ with an emphasis on user engagement as well as to inspire attendees to join in the Maker Movement themselves. We particularly encourage interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making (or fixing!) things.

Examples of established Making topics include: woodworking, robots, novel inventions, Arduino, coding, improvisation, knitting, cardboard construction, digital design, gardening, composting, LEGO™, interactive shows, audio or video creation, experiments, recycled & upcycled objects, green projects, homemade instruments.

To be considered as a 2019 Maker, please complete the application form. The deadline to apply is now extended to midnight on February 28th, 2019.

Geneseo Maker Fest

The Event

Our event is planned around engaging in three domains: physical, cognitive and performative. We will introduce 3 kits based upon these areas and for the first time at a large maker event, we plan to host in the spring of 2019 for families in our region. The stations and activities at the event will be designed to emphasize user engagement and activity in the three making domains identified.

Our Goals

The maker movement has been building momentum and our goal with this project is to bring a major maker event and maker programming to our rural region.

The Maker event will have a keynote to inspire attendees and impart the importance of making.

Teacher candidates from SUNY Geneseo will serve as instructors and facilitators at the event, giving them valuable experience working with STEM activities. the need for teacher candidates at SUNY Geneseo to prepare for the changes happening in schools around the areas of STEAM instruction and the Maker mindset. We think that involving teacher candidates in community maker programming will help give them the experience and confidence they need to be successful in their future teaching positions.