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Ignite Ann Arbor 2018

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Ignite Ann Arbor is BACK for the 11th time!

Join us for a lively evening of lightning quick, 5-minute/20 slides, talks from some of our area’s most interesting individuals! This year’s Ignite features 16 different talks, ranging from librarians to UX designers to biologists to mental health advocates and more. It’s sure to be a fantastic event that will leave you with a greater sense of how interesting our local community truly is.

Then head on over to the afterparty at Ann Arbor Brewing Company.

Friday, November 2, starting at 7pm at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library’s Lobbitorium. This event is free. No tickets needed.

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to Sep 30

Ignite Ann Arbor 2018: Call for Speakers


If you had 5 minutes on stage to talk, what would you say? What if you only had 20 slides and they rotated every 15 seconds? Around the world, people have been organizing Ignite Talks to show their answers. At A2Geeks, we equate geekery to passion: food geeks, tech geeks, music geeks, business geeks, culture geeks, sewing geeks, beer geeks, history geeks, art geeks, horticulture geeks.... Come and share your story at Ignite Ann Arbor 11. 

We are looking for intriguing talks on a variety of topics. Submit your application by September 30 to be considered for this year's event, to be held at 7pm on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Ann Arbor District Library's Lobbitorium. 

We're looking for people we don't know, people who don't act like us, people who don't look like us, people who don't think like us. We're looking for you!

Ignite Ann Arbor 11 Application


  • Application deadline: September 30 at 11:59pm
  • Speaker Selection by October 4
  • Slide submission of 20 slides by October 19
  • Practice round with the Washtenaw Toastmasters the weekend of October 27
  • Ignite 11: 7pm, Friday November 2, 2018



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A2Geeks Summer Social

Get geeky at The Grove during Top of the Park this summer at A2Geeks Summer Social! Join other members of the formal and informal tech/creative/making/innovation community for a laid back evening of music, food, drinks and fun!

First 50 people who RSVP receive a free drink ticket good towards a soda or beer.

To get more details and to register, please check out our Eventbrite page!

Kids and families welcome! Kids Zone features Stories on the Move that night.

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2018 AACME : Ann Arbor Creativity & Making Expo


Are you ready to make, see or learn something from Ann Arbor's creative community? Try your hand at soldering or see what Ann Arbor's high school robotic teams are up to? The Ann Arbor Creativity & Making Expo, or AACME, has something for everyone!

Join us Sunday, May 20 from 12-5pm as we take over the Ann Arbor District Library's Downtown branch for a day of robots, ham radio, historical technology demos, collaborative art projects, STEM and STEAM projects, lock picking, 3D printing, pewter sandcasting and more. Talk to folks in the community who are making all sorts of amazing things! 

Participants include Maker Works, Tinkertech, All Hands Active, EMU's Digital Fabrication students, Flipside Art Studios, Appropriate Technology Collaborative, TOOOL, Brain Monkeys, The Scrap Box, and a whole lot more.

Free for all ages, and free Sunday parking in downtown Ann Arbor!

Previously known as the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire, this year's rebranding marks the 10th year anniversary of this awesome local event.

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7:15 PM19:15

56th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival Community Partnership


Each year A2Geeks serves as an educational community partner for the Ann Arbor Film Festival. This year's festival runs from Tuesday, March 20- Sunday March 25 with events and after parties happening at various locations around Ann Arbor besides the Michigan Theatre. A2Geeks is partnered with Friday night's Films in the Competition 7, which starts at 7:15pm in the main auditorium at Michigan Theatre. 

A2Geeks supporters can use the code AAFF56_GEEKS to receive 15% off tickets for Friday night's films! Tickets are now available on the Ann Arbor Film Festival website.

We hope to see you there!

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6:00 PM18:00

2018 A2Geeks Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2018 A2Geeks Annual Meeting, this year at HOMES Brewery. Come socialize with other local creatives, makers, entrepreneurs, and the tech community. Learn about the exciting things A2geeks is organizing and funding, find out how to get involved in revitalizing our group and share your forthcoming tech/cultural/geek event. We'll also reveal news about the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire, now in its 10th year, and relaunched as AACME (Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo).

Tuesday, February 20 from 6-8pm at HOMES Brewery, 2321 Jackson Ave. Ann Arbor 48103

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to Apr 23


There is still time to apply to exhibit at this year's AACME! Deadline extended until Monday, April 23, so get those applications in!

THE 2018 ANN ARBOR CREATIVITY & MAKING EXPO (AACME) is Sunday, May 20 from 12-5pm at the Ann Arbor Downtown Public Library! Previously known as the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire, we've rebranded to better reflect Ann Arbor's creative community.

Now in its 10th year, organizers are cooking up some fun surprises! Join us in sharing creativity and the love of making with our community by exhibiting!

We are looking for all ages and skill levels:

  • Robotics, CNC, computing
  • FIRST/FTC Robotics Teams
  • Green Tech (energy production/monitoring, electric vehicles, etc)
  • DIY Science
  • Performative Technologies and Arts including music and visual arts
  • Participatory activities (e.g., participatory activities such as silk screening or learn to solder, “Make and Takes”, hand tools, skill sharing)
  • Student projects
  • Old and historic technology
  • STEM & STEAM projects
  • Makerspaces/hackerspaces/collectives
  • Radio
  • Rocketry/ballooning
  • Tinkerers
  • Unusual tools, machines, techniques
  • Whimsical technical creations
  • Demos in woodworking, printmaking or letterpress, weaving, spinning, knitting...
  • Fixing and/or taking things apart

If you're unsure send us an email at: 

Applications close on Friday, April 20.- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, APRIL 23

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A2 Mini Maker Faire

The 8th annual Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire will be Saturday, June 4 at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Downtown Branch!

The AADL has organized and hosted a lot of makery things in the past few years including exhibiting at the A2 Mini Maker Faire year after year. Plus, if you haven’t heard yet because you are too busy practicing the theremin you checked out from their instrument collection, they ALSO have a makerspace, the Secret Lab!

Exhibitor applications and additional info will be out in the early Spring. So check back for updates.

And as always, the faire will be free for attendees and exhibitors. A huge thank you to our sponsors for making it accessible to everyone.

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