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Call for Makers -Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018

Makers, Go Pro! October, 2018
Dust Settled! Let’s Rock MFSZ2018 on October 12-14th, at The Sea World Culture and Arts Center

Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018 will take place on October 12-14th, 2018 at the Sea World Culture and Arts Center, in Shekou, Nanshan. The Open Call for Makers will be closed on September 25th, 2018. Apply now to secure a spot!

Call for Makers -Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018

Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018 is awaiting your participation this October 12~ 14, 2018.

We are welcoming DIY exhibitors, workshop organisers, speakers and performers. 

If you or your team fits into the above categories or anything in between, please to fill in the following form and apply for a spot on Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018!

We look forward to having you join us in Shenzhen!

Application deadline: September 25, 2018(Beijing Time)

* International applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we will respond to your applications as we receive them to help make your travel planning easier. Please apply as soon as possible!

* Required

In 2012, with a respect and passion for making, we brought Maker Faire from the other end of the world to Shenzhen, ushering the spirit of makers into the masses. Makers have different backgrounds, but they all share something in common : daring to innovate and sparing no efforts in turning ideas into reality. 

In the past 6 years, Maker Faire Shenzhen has gathered makers from 40+ countries to show and tell. These makers are keen to share and showcase everything related to making. In turn, MFSZ has grown with the makers, and at the same time, helped to position Shenzhen as an important destination for the global maker community. 

2017 has witnessed Maker Faire Shenzhen leaning towards a focus on Maker Pros, we had Maker Pros coming to share their stories of combining tech and creativity, turning 0 to 1 (ideas to prototypes).

And in 2018, we’ll pay more attention to maker’s capabilities and how their expertise matches with social and industrial needs. While retaining the elements of fun, interactivity, education and family-friendly, we’ll have a focus on the aspect of how makers and their creativity/solutions can help solve social problems, improve the education of science & tech as well as co-create with the urban development. We will highlight makers/teams/startups who embraces the concept of “Innovation changes life”.

This year, we are also concerned about the people and your stories. The products can iterate, makers’ passion for making and innovating remains the same! We will take both the exhibits and the team into consideration in the process of selecting. 

Architecture details at  SWCAC, picture credit: Design Society

You might notice that we are having it at a new venue this year. Indeed it is kind of a routine for MFSZ, as we change venue every year with the aim to connect our Maker Faire Shenzhen community with various local communities and to build up special bonds within the city.

Birds’ view of SWCAC, picture credit: Design Society

The Sea World Culture and Arts Center (SWCAC) is located within Sea World’s coastal city complex in Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. It is also the first building designed by the famous Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki in China. Facing the Bay, great ocean view and mountain view, we couldn’t ask for more. As it is also home to Design Society, Shenzhen’s first design museum in the city, we believe that the venue will bring a freshness of design and art to our Maker Faire Shenzhen community.

Night view of SWCAC, picture credit: Design Society

We do hope this update helps with your travel planning. Sincere apologies again for all the inconveniences caused. We will be posting further information about hotel recommendations in the area soon. Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions about the event or coming to Shenzhen. Can’t wait to meet you all at MFSZ2018 on October 12-14th.


Event Details

Event Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 (All day) - Sunday, October 14, 2018 (All day)
Pricing Info: 
Free entry
Booking Phone Number: 
Booking online
Place Name (Optional): 
Shekou Sea World Culture and Arts Center
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 Shekou Sea World Culture and Arts Center

The Sea World Culture and Arts Center is the first building by Maki and Associates in China. Designed in 2011, every aspect of the building was crafted to reflect its function as a premiere public institution, as well as to make a connection between Sea World, Nüwa Coastal Park and the coastline. Read more »

Address & Contact

Address and contact information:
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
Design Society, Sea World Culture an Arts Center, 1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen
Place Phone: 
+86 (0755)26021175
call us: +86-755-3395-5850