Maker Movement Leaders Dean Kamen, Niki Werkheiser, Herbert Deutsch, and Peter Hirshberg Join World Maker Faire New York 2014 Speaker Program

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Sep 09, 2014 -- World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, today announced the program line-up scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Joining the program are innovators and leaders of the maker movement as well as experienced makers who will share their trials and successes with Faire attendees. Program highlights include:


  • Dean Kamen, entrepreneur, technologist, and founder of FIRST, will give his insights on the future and importance of the maker movement.
  • Niki Werkheiser, NASA's '3D Printing in Zero-G' Project Manager, will share the ways in which 3D printing affects space exploration and why it's so important to the future of sustainable human exploration of the universe.
  • Herbert Deutsch, musician, educator, and co-creator of the Moog synthesizer, will share stories about creating the Moog as well as give a performance.
  • Peter Hirshberg, entrepreneur and cutting-edge marketer, will enlighten attendees about how maker culture is changing cities big and small.

"We are so pleased to welcome all of the phenomenal makers, experts, and leaders to the World Maker Faire New York 2014 program and give the New York maker community access to such a knowledge bank," said Dale Dougherty, co-founder of Maker Faire and president of Maker Media. "Attendees have been requesting to hear from Dean Kamen for a long time and we are delighted he'll be on hand to share his knowledge and discuss the importance of the maker movement. We know Dean and all of the other presenters provide such inspiration to makers everywhere, and we're excited to bring these pioneers and guides together at World Maker Faire."

This year's program covers a wide variety of topics for all ages, interests, and skill levels. With over 200 presentations, panels, conversations, and hands-on workshops to choose from, attendees can anticipate learning about such subjects as space exploration; making K to college; electronics; wearable technology; 3D printing; creating makerspaces; citizen science; and more. There is also a full slate of programming aimed at assisting those new to the maker movement all the way to those ready to take projects to market. The full program can be found at http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2014/schedule/.

Intel Innovation
World Maker Faire is pleased to welcome back Intel, a long-time sponsor of Maker Faire, as a Goldsmith Sponsor of this year's Faire. Intel delivers accessible and open development platforms to the maker community to empower makers of all ages. Inside Intel's exhibit, attendees can get an up close and personal look at the latest Intel tools and technologies for makers and inventors. Genevieve Bell, Intel Corporation Fellow and cultural anthropologist, will be on hand to share her thoughts on "Being Human in a Digital World: Lessons from the Intersections of Technology and Culture" on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1 pm on the NYSCI Auditorium stage.

Intel will also showcase what makers are creating using Intel's platforms for innovation, including the second generation Intel® Galileo board, as well as demonstrate projects built using the newly released Intel® Edison -- an ultra-small form factor development platform for prototyping and productization. Jim Chase, product manager for Intel Edison and Intel's Galileo platform, will present "Introducing Intel Edison" on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2 pm on the NYSCI Auditorium stage. Attendees will learn how the new Intel Edison technology can drive innovation and lower the barriers to entry for entrepreneurial ventures.

Intel is a founding sponsor, along with Maker Media, of the Maker Education Initiative, and is a proud, long-time supporter of STEM education and hands-on learning. World Maker Faire provides Intel with the opportunity to introduce young makers to the creative possibilities of technology and to show off projects created through programs such as those hosted through the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. Projects made using Intel technologies, as well as Intel-sponsored activities, can be found throughout World Maker Faire New York 2014.

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2014 at advance pricing: http://makerfaireny2014.eventbrite.com. Advance pricing is available between now and Sept.19, 2014 ($17.50-$32.50 for a single day pass; $30-$60 for weekend passes). Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite at World Maker Faire New York 2014, Sept. 20-21, 2014.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire launched in 2006 in San Mateo, California, less than a year after its parent publication, MAKE Magazine, launched in 2005. Maker Faire celebrated 100 Faires in 2013 alone and has reached over 1.5 million attendees globally since its inception. The ninth annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,100 maker entries and over 130,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 700+ makers and 75,000+ attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Rome, Paris, Oslo, Trondheim, Newcastle (UK), Orlando, Silver Spring, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Tokyo and Shenzhen host the "featured" Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the United States and internationally.

Located in Sebastopol and Oakland, California, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing MAKE Magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels.

New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2014 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens, NY, 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. $12.50-$70; children under 2, free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes: http://makerfaireny2014.eventbrite.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Disney; Goldsmith Sponsors: Intel, LG, RadioShack, Toyota. Silversmith Sponsors: Atmel, Autodesk, Cognizant, Dremel, Ford, Italian Trade Agency, Mozilla, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, PepsiCo, SketchUp.

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