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Maker Festivals will be held in Mesa, AZ at the Mesa Convention Center. Visit our location and hotel page for complete details.
Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St
Mesa Convention Center Website
An exclusive Maker Festivals hotel room block is available at the Marriott, offering a limited amount of rooms at a discounted rate for our attendees! Visit our location and hotel page for complete details.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
200 N Centennial Way
Mesa, AZ 85201
Visit Hotel Website
Workshops: Wednesday–Saturday | October 25-28, 2023
Our expert-led workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with registration opening each day at 8 a.m. Workshop assignments will be posted on signs at the hotel.
Marketplace and Expo: Thursday–Saturday | October 26-28, 2023
Shopping and interactive demonstrations are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Special Events: Check back soon for more details.
Online: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
At Maker Festivals: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Due to limited seating availability and instructor commitments, if you need to cancel your registration please do so as early as possible. You may cancel via your confirmation email or by emailing us HERE. If you cancel your registration, it will be subject to the following cancellation and refund policy:
- Cancellations made by July 26, 2023 can choose to receive either a 80% refund of the order total or a Rollover Credit
- Cancellations made on or after September 24, 2023 are not eligible for a refund, but are eligible for a Rollover Credit
- Cancellations made by August 25, 2023 can choose to receive either a 50% refund of the order total or a Rollover Credit
- Cancellations made on or after September 24, 2023 will not be eligible for a refund or rollover credit
*A 20% processing fee will be deducted from certain kinds of Maker Festivals registration refunds. Registrant substitutions will not be granted.
Rollover credits expire two (2) years after the date issued and may be used for any Maker Festivals event.
If you are eligible for a Rollover Credit, a unique code will be sent to the email address used to register for the event. Please allow 10 business days for this code to be sent. If after 10 days you do not receive your code, please check your spam folder. If you still do not see the email, reach out to our team directly HERE.
Golden Peak Media reserves the right to cancel any Maker Festivals workshop or event at its sole discretion
If a workshop or event is canceled due to instructor illness, low enrollment numbers, or for any other reason, you will have the opportunity to move your registration to another workshop. If you are unable to find another workshop to move your registration to, you will be eligible for a 100% refund for that workshop. You will be notified via email of any cancellations.
Please note that if you have registered for multiple workshops, any change you make to other workshops you are registered for, still being held will adhere to the standard cancellation policy.
If you need to cancel your registration before the September 24, 2023 deadline, you can easily do so from your confirmation email. Click the “modify or cancel your registration” link, then click the “Cancel Registration” button on the following page. You’ll need to provide your order confirmation number and the reason for your cancellation. Once you click “Submit” at the bottom, your cancellation is complete and a refund will be processed.
If you need to cancel your registration after September 24, please contact our customer service at HERE.
We prefer that each individual handles their own registration. However, if you need to register a friend, please create a separate account (you can pay with your credit card if you would like). This allows your friend to receive their own order confirmation, tickets, supply list, and email messages from the instructors.
Workshop students: When you first arrive at the Convention Center, stop by the Registration Desk and show us your QR code, located in your confirmation email. We will provide you with a name badge, name badge holder, and your FREE tote bag.
For general admission to marketplace: When you arrive at the Convention Center, stop by the Registration Desk and show us your QR code, located in your confirmation email, to receive your wristband.
To purchase Workshop or Marketplace admission: Go to the registration desk
To receive a Maker Festivals Tote Bag full of goodies, you must purchase at least one workshop. When you first arrive, stop by the Registration Desk and show us your QR code, located in your confirmation email to receive your free tote bag. Limit one per student.
Children ages 12 and younger are admitted into the marketplace for free when accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket. Children ages 16 and older are permitted in the classroom, provided they have their own ticket and are accompanied by an adult with their own ticket.
Drive: Click HERE for driving directions.
Fly: Fly into Phoenix International Airport.
Ground transportation options include car rental, airport shuttle services, taxi, Uber, Lyft, Lancaster Amtrak or public transit.
Parking at the convention center is free.
Taking a break from your day-to-day routine and staying at our host hotel is the icing on the Maker Festivals cake. Once you arrive, you’re there for the duration—no household to keep on schedule, no interruptions from work or family. Staying at a host hotel makes your experience a mini vacation, all for YOU! Click HERE to find information on hotel accommodations.
Dress in layers or bring a sweater with you because temperatures may vary inside the building. Don’t forget comfortable shoes!
- Note-taking supplies, pad of paper, pencil, and pen
- Directions, parking, and transportation information
- List of exhibitors that you want to visit, or a shopping list of items to find
Strollers occupied by children are allowed inside the marketplace. Please be courteous to others if you have a stroller.
Workshops run Wednesday–Saturday | October25-28, 2023
Workshop registration opens each day starting Wednesday at 8 a.m. Workshop assignments will be posted on signs at the hotel.
Online: Click REGISTER NOW to visit our registration portal and select your favorite workshops before they are sold out. View the workshops by date, instructor, skill level or technique. When registering online, it includes a secure payment process and your registration confirmation will be sent to you via email. You will also receive Maker Fest updates on workshops, instructors, special events, hotel and travel information, and more. (Note: Registration confirmation and event updates are sent to the email address used to register.) Please visit onsite registration for your free tote bag and a Maker Fest program when you arrive.
At Maker Fest: Purchase tickets at the Maker Fest Registration Desk beginning at 8 a.m. on the first day of the event. Onsite registration is based on workshop availability.
Yes. Workshop waitlists are available for any workshop sold out. Simply select the “Add to Waitlist” option next to the Workshop details and add your information. If a spot opens, you’ll be notified. Availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
To add a workshop after you have already placed an order, select “View or modify your registration” from your confirmation email. Once the page loads, select “Modify Registration” and select whichever additional workshops you’d like to add to your order, then proceed to checkout. After checkout, all of your workshops should be accounted for on your account.
You will receive your order confirmation email immediately after placing your order. If it does not appear in your inbox, please check your spam folder. When you first arrive to the venue, be sure to stop by the Registration Desk and show us your QR code. We will provide you with a name badge, name badge holder, your FREE tote bag, and a 3-Day marketplace wristband.
You can also find your workshop supply list in the Register Now section of each workshop description. To ensure a smooth workshop experience, review the supply list and bring all items with you.
To view your order confirmation:
- Email: Check your email inbox (or spam folder) for your order confirmation email.
Most workshops have a supply list. Please review the list to ensure that you come prepared for your workshops. You can view the supply list for each workshop by clicking HERE and locating the “Supplies Students Must Bring” in the workshop details. (Note: some workshops also have a kit fee, payable directly to the instructor, which covers materials provided by the instructors in addition to those you’ll be bringing.)
Kit fees are in addition to the workshop registration fees. Some instructors provide workshop kits for each student, with fees that vary from workshop to workshop, and some workshops do not have kit fees. You will pay your workshop kit fees onsite directly to the instructor when you take the workshop.
Some workshops may have homework that you will need to complete in preparation for the workshop. Click HERE to see if homework is necessary for your workshop(s). If homework is necessary, the instructor will reach out to you prior to workshop start to provide instructions and answer any questions you might have.
Classrooms are located throughout the Mesa Convention Center. Classroom assignments will be posted on signs at the hotel
Marketplace and Expo: Thursday–Saturday | October 26-28, 2023
Shopping and interactive demonstration hours: Thursday- Friday-10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday- 10 a.m-4 p.m (FREE after 2:00 p.m.)
Additional special events coming soon! Check back soon for more details.
Online: Visit the registration portal to visit our secure website to register for the Marketplace and Expo before it’s sold out. When registering online, it includes a secure payment process and your registration confirmation will be sent to you via email. You will also receive Maker Festivals updates on workshops, instructors, special events, hotel and travel information, and more. (Note: Registration confirmation and email updates are sent to the email address used to register.)
At Maker Festivals: Purchase a Festivals Pass at the Maker Festivals Registration Desk beginning at 8 a.m. on the first day of the event. Onsite registration is based on availability.
We prefer that each individual handles their own registration. However, if you need to purchase extra Festivals Passes, you’ll need to register for yourself, and then re-register for each additional ticket/person (with a different email address) for their own ticket.
Your Festivals Pass admission will give you access to the marketplace for shopping with artisans and exhibitors from around the world, product suggestions, and free demonstrations. Learn, shop ’til you drop, and (most importantly) discover one-of-a-kind treasures that you’ll never find anywhere else! Any special events will be made available at an additional cost.