Presentations and Workshops

Presentation Schedule 

Presentations will be taking place on the stage in the Vale Cavern. Get up close by taking a seat in front of the stage, or enjoy the presentations from the sidelines as you browse the exhibits.

10 AM: A showcase of locally made musical instruments with Pierre Laframboise
11 AM: Local Author Panel hosted by Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival
12 PM: Introduction to Cosplay and Navigating Streaming Outlets with Brittany McNamara who will share what cosplay is, who it is for and how to start creating.
1 PM: Saving Bumblebees Presentation
1:30 PM: GeekOut! What do video games, farming, hip-hop and ornithology have in common? They are all creative pursuits, undertaken by passionate people. Join five creative leaders to hear presentations in a unique Japanese-based style that features 20 images for just 20 seconds each, as they bring dreams and ideas to life through passion and dedication (Pierre Laframboise, Erica Lagios, Peggy Baillie, Max Merrifield, and Aaron Langille).
2:30 PM: Dave and Steve from Talk Nerdy on Eastlink will speak to how they started their community television program about the world of nerd culture.
3:15 PM: The crew from We Promise Nothing & Late Night Ticket on Eastlink will talk about their experience going from a YouTube podcast to a television show.

Drop-In Workshops

There will be a number of drop-in workshops taking place throughout the day at the event. Some are free and some have a small fee of $5 which can be paid through Maker Fest Bucks – these can be purchased at the front desk. Drop-in workshops will include:

  • Plastic Fusion Upcycling
  • Coding with Ozobots
  • Dare2Dream Aplaca Activity
  • Interactive Poetry Board
  • I Can Solder
  • Make Jewellery
  • Make with Beads and Polymer
  • Harry Potter Wands
  • Make a T-shirt Silk Screening
  • Marble Bookmark Making

Sign-Up Workshops

We are also planning some workshops that will require advance registration as spots will be limited. Sign up will take place at the front desk and will be on a first come, first served basis. Some are free and some have a small fee of $5 which can be paid through Maker Fest Bucks – these can be purchased at the front desk. Sign-up workshops will include:

  • Build Bee Nest Boxes
  • Coding Workshops with Canada Learning to Code
  • Build Planters Out of Wood Pallets
  • Up Your Photography Skills with Brent Gervais