Category: Events

These are all the events we post about and highlight on Bay Area Makers


NOMCON 2021 – Early Bird Tickets are here!

NOMCON 2021 – June 23-26, 2021

This is a really fun event for space organizers and teachers alike.

Tickets are on sale – early bird tickets (a 20% discount) are available through March 26th, and of course, we always have Pay What You Can Pricing available

Our Call for Proposals is also liv : Check it out here!

Nations of Makers is always looking for interested sponsors and exhibitors for this yearly get-together.

Equity Skills for People this Spring

Bystander Intervention – Presented by  Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment,  Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt their free bystander intervention training as well as offering a de-escalation training to meet this moment.


Micro-inclusions for Leaders Sponsored by Ace Makerspace

Sun, Mar 21, 2021 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Gain skills and confidence as a leader or instructor with inclusive behaviors and language in shared spaces.


De-escalation with Community Integrity Sponsored by Ace Makerspace

Sun, Mar 28, 2021 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Skills for when things aren’t perfect and folks are having all the feels in your shared spaces.


Schema of Makers Sponsored by Ace Makerspace

Sat, Apr 3, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:30PM – Who defines what a legitimate maker is? Explore how different types of makers are valued and have influence in how the community is shaped.


Maker Say What?!? Sponsored by Ace Makerspace
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 12:00 PM- 1:30PM – How the language we use to share maker knowledge interacts with race.


Boundaries for Better Living Sponsored by Ace Makerspace
Sun, Apr 11, 2021 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM – Communicating about boundaries can be hard! Gain skills and understanding in this workshop for people in shared spaces.


Taking Care of the New Guy… – Sponsored by Ace Makerspace
Sat, Apr 17, 2021 12:00 PM- 1:30PM – Taking care of the new guy when the new maker isn’t white or a guy.


You’re Too Comfortable – Sponsored by Ace Makerspace
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 12:00 PM- 1:30PM – Recognizing when comfort is an indicator of privilege or white supremacy manifesting itself. Explore how to take action when it does.





FixIt Clinic @ The Berkeley Public Library

March 7, 2020
Saturday, 12:00 – 3:00

Tarea Hall Pittman Branch / Tool Lending Library
1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

Berkeley Public Library

Signup and bring your broken item using this link:
Walk-ins always welcome.

Join the effort!
Volunteer information and signup forms below.

Organized by:
Berkeley Public Library
The Culture of Repair Project
Fixit Clinic

Co-Sponsored by:
The Ecology Center
Berkeley City Council Members
Ben Bartlett & Sophie Hahn

Bay Area Educators February Meetup: Stop-motion Animation

Berkeley High School’s Makerspace/FabLab will be hosting this month’s East Bay Maker Educator Meetup, and it’s all about stop-motion animation! 

Facilitators from Berkeley Unified will be leading you through a beginner-friendly activity to get you going (using Google Chrome’s Stop-Motion Animator app), and then we’ll have you branch off and explore the many possibilities of stop-motion animation. The evening will culminate in a gallery walk where you get to show off and share your animations with other participants.

Important!: If you have a laptop, please bring it to the event. And if you don’t have Chrome installed, consider installing it to save time during the meetup. Also, we will provide some generic craft items and LEGOs, but you are invited to bring other items that you think you might want in your movie (figurines, math manipulatives, arts and crafts materials, etc.).

Date: February 27, 2020

Location: Berkeley High School, 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (stay tuned for email about which entrance to use. When you register, you will enter your email.)

Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Registration: You can register at the Maker Educator Meetups Eventbrite page.

Novato Music/Makers Festival 2020

Calling All Makers!

The inaugural Novato Music/Makers Festival is a community festival that brings together music, science, technology, engineering, and art plus local makers & artisans, food, and workshops. There will be food trucks, live music, and a whole lot of fun!

Maker Entries are now open. There is no fee to participate as a Maker in the Festival.  If planning to sell items, please specify that in your entry form.

When: Saturday May 16th from 11am – 6pm
Where: Civic Green on Sherman Ave Novato, CA

Who should apply to exhibit? Everyone. All ages & skill levels welcome! Individuals, groups, schools, orgs, everyone!

Entries have been extended to March 1st and you’ll be contacted by March 5th to confirm your participation.  Apply Now!

Questions? Contact sara (at) marinmakerspace (dot) com