Call for Makers & STEM Organizations


Come and showcase your creation at

LA Maker Faire + City of STEM

Maker Faire + City of Stem WAITING LIST 2024

The exhibitor application period for the 2024 Maker Faire + City of Stem event is closed. 

Waiting list applicants will only be contacted IF space opens in the unlikely event an exhibitor cancels. However, this list will also be used to contact potential exhibitors for the 2025 event as well. 
If space opens up, we will reach out to you in the order this form was submitted and will need a quick response.  


The LA Maker Faire + City of STEM is a family and adult-friendly event that brings together science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) along with craft, homesteading, music, workshops, and performance.

This mega event is expected to attract thousands of guests to see what and how people are inventing, making, and creating.

We want you to showcase your creative and innovative spirit, whether you’re a hobbyist, established maker, or a cutting edge organization—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience!

Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired.  

Read Carefully Before Starting Your Application

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Important Dates

Event Date

Saturday, April 6, 2024  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maker & STEM Organization Application Open

Friday, November 3, 2023

Maker & STEM Organization Application Close

The registration period closed 2/16/24. Please reach out to or if you have any questions.

Pre-Event Meet & Greet Mixer

Friday, April 5, 2024  Time & Location To Be Determined

Load-In and Load-Out

To Be Determined

Entry Information

Apply as an exhibitor, performer, or presenter.

LA Maker Faire + City of STEM is a completely FREE event for guests, exhibitors, performers, and presenters. Selling of products of any kind is PROHIBITED during the event. However, distribution of business cards, organization brochures and/or literature is encouraged. 

Individual applicants under the age of 18 MUST BE accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the event.

Application Deadline: The registration period closed 2/16/24.  Please reach out to or if you have any questions.

The first step to participating in the LA Maker Faire + City of STEM is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Applications can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies.

Here are some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Sustainability and Green Tech
  • Space & Aeronautics (e.g. rockets, etc.)
  • Drones & RC
  • Homesteader and Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic/Large-Scale/Interactive Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC Mill, ETC
  • Young Makers, Inventors, and School Maker Clubs / Student Projects
  • Food & Beverage Science & Technology
  • Electronic Projects
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Fabrication – Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take Them Apart (e.g., vacuums, clocks, etc.)
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Music Performance and Video/Film Productions

Types of Exhibits

Maker Exhibit

Businesses, Schools, groups, individuals, and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts.

The LA Maker Faire + City of STEM provides all Makers that are participating with exhibit space, tables, chairs, power, entry passes, etc., at no cost to the Maker.

Presentations at the Communal Presentation Tent (i.e., away from your booth)

Can be demos, stories, how-tos, workshops, and group (panel) conversations.

These can be Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting, OR offering hands-on activities with materials and supplies provided.

Presentations are typically 25 or 45 minutes, with some time for Q&A. If you are applying on behalf of someone else, you’ll have the opportunity in the Entry Form to enter public-facing presenter information and remain the primary contact.

Other Ways to Participate

Consider being an Event Volunteer!

Please contact our Volunteer Engagement Office at or call (213) 228-7490 to learn more.