Call for Makers is Open

Calgary Maker Faire 2023 is scheduled for May 13th & 14th at the Calgary Stampede BMO Centre and we are inviting you to participate.

There is no fee to exhibit or participate in the Calgary Maker Faire if you are not selling or promoting an organization, product or service.  If you are a non-profit commercial maker booth fees start at $100 and if you are a commercial maker booth fees start at $200. Availability on booths is limited. Click [here] for more information on benefits and costs related to exhibiting as a commercial maker or non-profit. Startups and larger companies can also participate in various ways (please check out our Become a Sponsor page for more information).

Calling All Makers!

We are looking for people like you to bring the cool things you make out to the Calgary Maker Faire.


Event Date: Saturday/Sunday, May 13 & 14, 2023, 10am to 5pm both days.
Location: BMO Centre, Hall E on the Stampede Grounds


Application Schedule: Closes May 1, 2023
Late Entries: You can still apply. Applications received after deadline will be considered based on available space.


The first step to participating in the Calgary Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; non-profits; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies.


Types of Applications

Maker Exhibit: Our standard setup for a Calgary Maker Faire exhibit is a 10’x10′ space.  If you need more space for your exhibit or project, please let us know in your application. Use this space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something.


Presentations or Workshops: 25 minute or 40 minute time slots.  These can be demos, stories, how-tos, and group (panel) conversations.


Performances: These can be any stage or mobile performance based concepts that do not require a dedicated space when not performing.


If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email:

We look forward to seeing your application!

Here’s some of what we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Illustration and animation
  • Drones & RC
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • Anything that you make and are passionate about