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Maker Summit 2017

Area 01

A_MSYou’re invited to participate in the second annual UW Maker Summit on April 22, 2017. This event will bring together some of the most creative talents the UW and Seattle community has to offer! Submit a project, perform during open mic nite, be a featured speaker, or simply attend. It’s a free event open to all.

Attend the event. It’s free!

We look forward to seeing you at the Area 01 Maker Summit.  This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited, so help us plan by registering below.

Free Registration

NEW!  Schedule of Events Updated!

We have updated our schedule of events.  We’ll be adding more sessions in the coming days.  Get a head start by getting tickets to specific events at the link below.

Schedule of Events

Submit a project

DEADLINE EXTENDED!  Submit your application to participate by April 9, 2017. You may participate in one or all ten of our competitive entry areas.

NEW! Prizes for non-student entries for 2017!

Thanks to Amazon Catalyst for their sponsorship.  We’re now able offer a $200 gift card prize for all categories for non-UW students.  UW students will be judged in their own category and be eligible to win a $500 gift card.

Details and Important Information

Projects will be displayed throughout Area 01 for the duration of the event (11 am – 5 pm). Projects submitted will be automatically entered into a contest where a panel of judges will vote for the grand prize winner in each of the categories. Each winner will receive a $500 gift card and a trophy (UW students) or a $200 gift card and a  trophy (non-UW students)

We require all gizmo entries to be accompanied during the judging panel for the event.  We strongly recommend all others be present during the judging period (3 pm – 5 pm) in case there are any questions and to engage with attendees wishing to see your work.  There will be speaking engagements and conference style presentation and talks throughout the day and we highly recommend you participate in the full event.  All accepted entries will be invited to a private reception and awards ceremony at 5:30pm on April 22, 2017 in the Area 01 Great Room.

Project categories

Art: Drawing & Painting, Fabric Arts, Ceramics and Glass
Your masterpiece can be made of anything from paint, glass, fabric, ceramic, electronics, or any combination of different techniques, materials and disciplines.  We’ve divided our art category into three distinctive areas to allow for more creativity and varietyof submissions – but best of all, that means we’re giving away more prizes too!
Submit an Art Project

Gizmos: Undergraduate, Graduate
All electronic gizmos are welcome: flying, driving, running, walking, to name a few examples. Contestants can work as individuals or teams.  This category is split between graduate and undergraduates to allow for a more even competitive field.
Submit a gizmo

Digital Art: Photography, Graphic Design, 3D and Laser Print
We want to see how you view the world—whether it is the UW campus, Seattle, or somewhere halfway across the world! Submissions have #nofilter—as long as they’re 100% yours!  NOTE: We require all photography entries to be pre-printed and delivered to Area 01 by Noon on April 21, 2017.  There is not requirement on size, but we highly recommend at least 8 x 10 in.  Please do not frame your photographs.
Submit Photography

Film: Short Film, Music Video
Films can be any genre. Whether you want to make a comedy, a horror story, or a short documentary, we want to see it!  All films are limited to four minutes in length. We reserve the right to reject any film that is inappropriate or does not meet the quality standard of our event after our review.  Films should be submitted to the Area 01 desk by 1:00pm on April 9, 2017 for review.
Submit a short film

Perform during open mic nite

Whether you’re a slam poet, a solo artist, a garage band, or an aspiring opera singer, we want your voice to be heard. Only current UW students can participate. Requests are limited to one stage time slot per student.  Just show up, sign up, and you’re in!  Please note that this category is not judged and is not eligible for prizes.

Be a featured speaker

If you are interested in speaking at this event, we’re looking for individuals willing to commit to a 20–40 minute presentation on our central stage. Speakers can present on various topics from a personal interest, professional research, or even a great idea!
Apply to Speak

Thank you to our sponsors