The Queen Elizabeth Park to host creative technology festival The Maker Faire at its Here East campus

Here East campus. Pic: Here East

Here East campus. Pic: Here East

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set to host one of the most popular celebrations of creativity and invention in the United States in the summer of 2015, Here East announced today.

The Maker Faire is an event that will take place at the Here East campus, a unique location that will serve as the home for the creative and digital industries. The award-winning event brings together tech enthusiasts, educators, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists and students in order to showcase their creations.

Gavin Poole, the chief executive of Here East, said: “Here East is London’s home for making, and I am delighted that we have agreed an exclusive partnership to bring the world’s foremost maker event to east London.”

The launch of the Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006, demonstrated the popularity of the interest among aspiring creators to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. The event has grown in size over the years and more than 530,000 people across 10 countries attended a Maker Faire event in 2013.

Maker Faire is designed to encourage innovators who are experimenting with new forms of technology to share their knowledge at the event.

Boris Johnson said the announcement was another example of how Queen Elizabeth Park is attracting the cream of world-class international events.

He added: “This is propelling forward our vision to cultivate a hotbed of tech talent on the site creating thousands of jobs.”



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