What is MakerX?

MakerX is an independent maker festival that consists of a celebration, learning, and networking event for everyone interested in the exciting new technologies of digital design and fabrication.

MakerX advances the growing international series of maker festivals (often titled Maker Faire, MakerCon, or Makerfest) that draw thousands of attendees to each event (over a million globally in 2016) to demonstrate and share technologies that are revolutionizing the ability of students, hobbyists, professionals and companies to design and create using the latest tools in CAD, 3D printing, laser cutting, microcontrollers and other electronics, robotics, drones and more.

More details of the type of exhibits we anticipate can be found on the Exhibit page (also, check out our great Venue ).

MakerX 2018 will be:

A high-energy and fun event celebrating the spirit of open learning in digital design and fabrication.

An intensive opportunity for those curious about the maker movement to join it, and for those already involved, to learn more and network more widely.

A recognition of students, schools, community makerspaces, individuals, startups, and established companies involved in this movement by showcasing their projects and people to the public.

An opportunity for the companies in central Ohio engaged in digital design and fabrication to engage with students, hobbyists, and the interested public around the technologies they employ.

A demonstration of the Columbus region as a wellspring for innovation in high tech design and creation.