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We have two mailing lists setup, a committee list for those who wish to help put this event together and an announcement list for those who want to be notified of official details of the event. Please feel free to join in!

Venue Ideas

  • Close off a city street and hold it there
    • 4th Street between Walnut and Indiana
    • 4th Street in front of Wonderlab
  • Convention Center (not free :( )
    • Also use the parking lot across the B-Line and the parking lot across College
    • Also use the B-Line
  • Farmer's Market Stalls
    • Has electricity!!!
  • School

Possible Dates

  • September 7, 2013

Name Ideas

  • Makevention <- this is our winner!

Organizing Team

  • Jenett from Bloominglabs
  • Therese Miller from IU
  • Steve Backs from the Monroe County Public Library


  • LVL1
  • Hive13
  • Wonderlab
  • Indiana Filmmakers Network
  • Bloomington Print Collective
  • Bloomington and IU Amateur Radio Clubs
  • Nicole Jacquard/IU's fab lab
  • Cold Hard Art (the dude that sold us the mill)
  • Charlie Peck/LittleFe
  • Lego League (maybe have a Lego League competition)
  • MIT SeaPerch
  • Local FIRST robotics teams
  • IU EOT teams
  • Trained Eye Arts

Possible Events

  • Power Wheels Race
  • Lego League Competition
  • Circuit Bending
  • Thursday night music event at the Bluebird
  • Open houses at local makers space in Bloomington on Friday night
    • Bloominglabs
    • Trained Eye Arts
    • Bloomington Print Collective
    • Ecovillage
  • Saturday night Par-Tay at Bloominglabs



  • Crane's STEM group
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