A major issue currently is the problem of climate change. Maker communities, though not necessarily directly involved in environmental happenings, still care about the environment. Likewise, here at Electromaker, we're proponents of low-carbon technologies. Our Senior Editor/Social Media Manager Moe Long often works from home or walks to his co-working space, and we stay abrest of breaking green technology, from solar to electronic vehicles, and everything in-between. Rome Maker Faire - The European Edition hits Rome, Italy Oct. 18-20, 2019. We're incredibly jazzed for Rome Maker Faire 2019, and will be in attendance so come find us. In a neat twist, Maker Faire Rome 2019 is slated to be carbon-free and powered off of 100% renewable energy.
Friday, October 18 kicks off with an Educational Day. It's packed with panels, exhibits, and demonstrations. The morning portion is limited to school groups, featuring free training. A general educational trend has seen increased STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) seeping into the education system. Then, at 2PM, Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition opens its doors to the public running from Friday through Sunday. The massive Maker Faire takes over seven different themed pavilions of over 100,000 square metres. These themes are Learn, Create, Discover, Make, Research, and Re-think.
Maker Faire Rome is curated by renowned Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi. Heralded as a new industrial revolutionist by "The Economist," Banzi is a true visionary in the maker community. In addition to Banzi, the likes of Mauro Spagnolo (circular economy), Paolo Mirabelli (drones), Carlo Hausmann (argitech/food), Fabrizio Bernadini (space), Valentino Catricala (art), and Lenardo De Cosmo plus Paolo De Gasperis (EdTech) managed Maker Faire Rome 2019. There's a broad range of topics covered, fittingly since the maker space varies from single-board computers and microcontrollers to art and even food.
Lorenzo Tagliavanti, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome reveals, "Maker Faire Rome is a great platform and a great moment of networking where innovation from above meets innovation from below. A place where technology is within everyone's reach and interaction is the main feature. The event also evolves thanks to the co-creation effort we are carrying out, constantly, with companies, professionals and institutions. Maker Faire Rome is increasingly surrounded by academia, research and industry to create vertical insights and create a system for contagious know-how, dissemination and integration at its core. All this is done in Rome also thanks to the role of facilitator that the Chamber of Commerce plays, confirming that the capital is the city of innovation, research and talent."
Maker Faire Rome 2019 Tracks
Thematically, Maker Faire Rome covers the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), digital manufacturing, agritech and foodtech, robotics, circular economy, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality, (AR), space, edtech, sportech, smart mobility, sustainable building, and more.
A focus on sustainability doesn't merely manifest in panels and talks. Instead, Maker Faire Rome 2019 goes plastic- and carbon-free. It's poised to become the first Italian Trade Fair event that's carbon neutral, as well as plastic-free. Any greenhouse gas emissions generated over the maker faire's three-day run will be offset with the planting of a Maker Faire forest. Data on waste, transportation, water, and energy use during the 2019 event will be captured for future use. Food and beverage containers will be compostable and biodegradable.
MakerArt showcases interactive art installations. These represent and challenge the way viewers interpret art, with an onus on technology. A sportech area boasts a 2 vs 2 football field, sprint track, and more. And of course Maker Faire Rome hosts content related to revolutionary tech topics such as AI, AR, VR, and robotics. It's a varied event sure to house something for every maker.
Stay tuned for more Maker Faire Rom2 2019 coverage! We're excited to be on the ground in Rome so come say hey!