With heavy hearts but clear consciences…
…the board of Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire has made the decision to postpone this year’s 2020 event — originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9 — until Spring of 2021. This decision was made primarily out of concern for our community due to the unpredictable nature of the current coronavirus outbreaks. We are also following guidance from both the CDC, the NIH, the New Mexico Dept. of Health, and the Governor’s office, that recommends canceling events of 250+ people and limiting travel.
We had hoped to have a specific 2021 date at this time, but Expo NM, our home last year and this, is currently blown out with ongoing events and the understandable flurry of changes, requests, etc, related to coronavirus.
We expect to have the actual date nailed down in the next week or so and will let you know as soon as we do.
Our apologies to our wonderful makers, volunteers, sponsors and vendors, but we do feel we are making the correct decision with respect to the health and comfort of all the wonderful people who participate and visit with us every year.
We are also planning on doing a smaller event with makers, soldering instruction, and other cool activities at Quelab in late July or early August. That will be free to the public, and not a “Maker Faire” per se, but will be an opportunity for everyone to see each other and have some good maker fun.
Be well, make cool things, and wash those hands 🙂