Fifth-Annual World Maker Faire Preparations Underway

World Maker Faire is Back!

Preparations underway for fifth annual festival at NYSCI.

Disney returns as Presenting Sponsor

SEBASTOPOL, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/22/14 — World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) are gearing up for a special World Maker Faire New York taking place on Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, that will commemorate the seventy-fifth and fiftieth anniversaries of New York’s World’s Fair. In 1939-40 and 1964-65, New York’s Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosted two World’s Fairs that showcased technology, innovation, and creativity and united the world in a celebration of human accomplishment and anticipation of the future. At the fifth annual World Maker Faire, more than 700 projects and demonstrations will be on display, showing how makers are now creating the future.

9886323464_3a340a9873_b

Today World Maker Faire and NYSCI announce that Disney has come aboard as Presenting Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York, renewing its commitment to the maker movement, which began with the 2013 Faire.

“This is a milestone year for the New York Hall of Science as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of our founding, and remember the World’s Fair that is central to our legacy,” said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science. “NYSCI has always championed the power of science and technology as agents of change and advancement in our world. That spirit was present at our founding, and it now expresses itself for a new generation at World Maker Faire. And as Disney is a longstanding friend and supporter of NYSCI, we are thrilled to have them as Presenting Sponsor of the Faire again this year.”

“World Maker Faire was named after the World’s Fairs to honor what those events embarked on,” said Sherry Huss, vice president of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire. “We are proud to carry that forward through Maker Faire, and by supporting the maker movement, alongside our partner, the New York Hall of Science, and the Faire’s Presenting Sponsor, Disney. We’ll be showing the attendees this year the pioneering spirit, imagination, and achievements of how makers are making the future.”

This is Disney’s second year partnering with World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science as Presenting Sponsor of the event. Through its sponsorship, Disney aims to help shine the spotlight on creativity and innovation for today’s young people, inspiring them and igniting in them the spark of innovation that will burn for a lifetime.

“As a company that excites the imaginations of kids and families all over the world through storytelling, Disney plays an important role in nurturing the creative-thinking skills of the next generation of innovators and makers,” said Kevin Callahan, vice president of community and engagement, Corporate Citizenship at Disney. “Disney is proud to support World Maker Faire and NYSCI to help show makers that they can bring their ideas to reality through their creativity, collaboration, and hard work.”

9886250774_6cabd4d131_b

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2014 at early bird pricing at http://makerfairenyc2014.eventbrite.com. Early bird pricing is available between now and July 31, 2014 ($12.50 – $27.50 for a single day pass; $20.00-$50.00 for weekend passes). Advance ticket sales take place between August 1 and September 19, 2014. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2014 on September 20-21, 2014.

World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors

World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Disney; Goldsmith Sponsors: Intel, RadioShack; Silversmith Sponsors: Atmel, Autodesk, Cognizant, Ford, Italian Trade Commission, NASA, SketchUp.