The second annual MakerX festival will take place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the Buckeye Building of the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. MakerX 2019 will feature over 80 exhibitors from the region sharing their passion for creating with technology. The event will include robotics of all types, competitive drone flying, video game and virtual reality projects, digital art and music, 3D printing, digitally designed crafts, high-tech transportation, sci-fi themed cosplay, inventions and entrepreneurship, and more.
MakerX will feature many of the K12 schools from the Columbus region as well as demos and representatives from Otterbein University, Capital University, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College, Ohio University, and Ohio State University.
“MakerX provides a fun, high-energy environment to bring together people of all ages, interests, and skill levels to spend a day interacting around creating with technology” notes Bill Ball, one of the event planners and a Scholar in Residence at Capital University. “It’s a chance to see close up the awesome things people in our region are doing with new technologies–from schools and universities to inventors, hobbyists, start-ups, and established corporations. It’s all about one-on-one interaction in a festival atmosphere that is organized entirely by volunteers.”
Evelyn Van Til, also a planner of the event and Columbus Community Director for Tech Talent South adds “MakerX is a unique tech event that inspires innovation across verticals and industries–so you see people creating solutions in VR and healthcare, gaming and the arts, robotics and coding, digital design and transit. It’s a truly remarkable event connecting up STEM ed, startups, leaders in tech and the larger community.”
Tickets for MakerX are $5 for ages 5 and older when purchased online at www.makerx.org. Tickets will also be available at the event for $8. Ample parking is available at The Expo Center for $5 per vehicle. Food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite.
Full information about the event, including a complete list of exhibitors and a map of the venue can be found at www.makerx.org.