Jan Feb Mar
Apr May Jun
July Aug Sept
Oct Nov Dec
Compiled by William Gurstelle
Our favorite events from
around the world.
April 22–24, New York City
An annual art and music festival celebrating DIY electronics,
hardware hacking, and circuit bending. Each year artists come
to perform music with their homemade or circuit-bent instruments, teach workshops, and showcase the state of the art in
DIY electronics and circuit bending culture. bentfestival.org
>> Family Science Days
Feb. 18–22, San Diego, Calif.
Browse interactive exhibits, learn
about cool science jobs, and
have your questions answered
by experts at the annual conven-
tion of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science.
April 17, Boulder, Colo.
Electronics wizards, roboticists,
and just plain geeks compete
to create a vehicle that can
autonomously navigate a course
around the SparkFun building.
A cash prize is awarded to the
>> National Science
and Engineering Week
March 12–21, United Kingdom
This year’s theme is “Earth.”
Expect nearly a million people
to participate in the ten-day
program of science, engineering,
and technology events and
activities all around the U.K.
>> Trenton Computer Festival
April 24–25, Trenton, N.J.
In 1975, the world’s first personal
computer, the Altair 8080, came
out. The very next year saw the
first personal computer expo.
The show celebrates its 35th
anniversary with a host of events
including conferences, contests,
speakers, exhibits, and a flea
>> Scifest Africa
March 24–30, Grahamstown,
Last year, 68,000 people attended Scifest, making this event the
biggest of its type on the African
continent. During its weeklong
run, visitors explore more than
500 exhibitions, lectures, workshops, excursions, and whiz-bang
science shows. scifest.org.za
>> 2010 Green Energy Summit
March 24–27, Milwaukee, Wis.
The Green Summit’s schedule of
events includes renewable energy
and training seminars. Keynote
speakers include a NASA scientist
and several Congress members.
April 2–4, Bingen am Rhein, Germany
What happens at Breakpoint?
The concept is simple: organizers set up a stage, invite
programmers, artists, and musicians from around the world to
enter competitions, and then
audiences watch in amazement
at the audiovisual “demo”
presentations that come out.
IMPORTANT: All times, dates, locations,
and events are subject to change. Verify all
information before making plans to attend.
Know an event that should be included?
Send it to email@example.com.
Sorry, it’s not possible to list all
submitted events in the magazine,
but they will be listed online.
If you attend one of these events, please
tell us about it at forums.makezine.com.