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Hardware Events for Makers Pro in 2014

This event list is intended for the hardware entrepreneur who wants to demo his product and connect with like-minded open hardware enthusiasts. I’ll update it along the year (latest update: March 31) as new events get announced, so be sure to bookmark it.

Techcrunch had the wonderful idea to publish a list of major tech events happening in Europe in 2014. Open Electronics listed 8 open hardware conferences to not miss in 2014. I found both useful and thought it would be great to do the same for hardware events.

Get prepared for sending your applications and try to attend at least 3 of these events in 2014:


Week 2

CES, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7-10

Week 4

3D Printer World Expo, Burbank, California, January 31


FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium, February 1

Week 6

3D Print Show New York, New York City, New York, February 13-15


Week 10

Inside 3D Printing, Berlin, Germany, March 10-11

Hardware Freedom Day, everywhere, March 15

SXSW Interactive, Austin, Texas, March 7-16

Week 12

3D Publishing Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 25

3D Printing Electronics Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 26

EE Live! Hardware Startup Engineering Summit, San Jose, California, March 31 – April 3 (MakingSociety will part of the Panel of Open Source Hardware on Thursday 3 at 3.30pm)


Week 13

Inside 3D Printing New York, New York City, New York, April 2-4

Week 14

Maker Faire Shenzen, Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China, April 6-7

Week 15

Inside 3D Printing Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 16-17

Hackito Ergo Sum, Paris, France, April 24-26

Hacker Space Fest, Paris, France, April 24-26

Week 16

Embedded Linux Conference, San Jose, California, April 29 – May 1


Week 17

ThingsCon, Berlin, Germany, May 2-3

Week 18

OuiShare Fest, Paris, France, May 5-7

NEXT, Berlin, Germany, May 5-6

Week 19

MakerCon 2014, May 13-14 (call for participation starts in February)

Maker Faire Bay Area, San Mateo, California, May 17-18 (call for participation opened)

Week 20

Solid, San Francisco, California, May 21-22 (call for participation closed)


Week 23

LeWeb London, London, UK, June 9-10

Inside 3D Printing Seoul, Seoul, South Korea, June 12-13

Week 24

3D BioPrinting Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 19

3D Printing Materials Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 19

Week 25

EHSM, (happening in the second-largest particle physics laboratory!), Hambourg, Germany, June 27-29

Maker World, Friedrichshafen, Germany, June 28-29


Week 26

FAB10, Barcelona, Spain, July 2-8

Maker Faire Hannover, Germany, July 5-6

Week 27

Inside 3D Printing Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, July 9-10

Week 28

OK Festival, Berlin, Germany, July 15-18

HOPE X, New York City, New York, USA, July 18-20


Week 31

DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 7-10

SIGGRAPH, Vancouver, August 10-14

Week 33

Inside 3D Printing Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, August 26-27

Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada, August 25-September 1


Week 36

Inside 3D Printing Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, September 18-19

Week 37

Make Hardware Innovation Workshop, September 19

World Maker Faire, New York City, New York, September 20-21 (call for participation starts in June)


Week 41

Inside 3D Printing, Santa Clara, California, October 21-23


Week 46

EuroMold, Frankfurt, Germany,

To Be Determined

3D Print Show Paris, London

CCC, Germany, TBD

European Maker Faire, Roma, Italy, TBD

Open Hardware Summit, United States, TBD

Open World Forum, France, TBD

Make sure to check local hardware events happening around you. It’s the best way to make new friends and get involved in your community. I recommend to check:

See you around at one of these events, say hi on Twitter: @makingsociety


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