About the Heartland Maker Fest

October 1st, 2016 | Lincoln Square Mall

The Heartland Maker Fest is Makerspace Urbana‘s annual event celebrating the amazing makers in Urbana-Champaign and the surrounding communities. We wish to:

  • Inspire By searching for creative and unique makers to exhibit at the festival we hope attendees are inspired by the creative projects of others.
  • Empower By focusing on hands on experiences we hope people feel empowered to make their own projects a reality.
  • Connect By creating a free and open public festival we hope to connect attendees to the local resources they need to help make their ideas come to life.

Who is a Maker? Anyone who likes to make things! An example of some the diverse fields include: arts, crafts, engineering, music, science, technology, Do-It-Yourselfers and many more.

Who organizes the event?  Volunteers! Many of whom are from Makerspace Urbana, Central Illinois Aerospace (CIA), the CU Community Fab Lab, and other great organizations. If you are interested in helping organize just email us at contact@heartlandmakerfest.org

2016 Organizing CommitteeEmily Knox, Gergana Slavova, Amy Williams, Jeffrey Putney, Andrew Hettinger, Mike Bohlmann

2015 Organizing CommitteeEmily Knox, Gergana Slavova, Amy Williams, Jeffrey Putney

2014 Organizing CommitteeEmily Knox, Gergana Slavova, Amy Williams, Monica Carr, Jeffrey Putney