We are organizing 4 official events in Boston (USA) at MIT, in Torino (Italy) at Officine Arduino, in Malmo (Sweden) at Arduino Verkstad, in Budapest (Hungary) at Arduino Hungary,and in Bangalore (India) at Arduino Karkhana.
If you live near one of them you can come an visit us, otherwise you can organize one locally and invite experts or a newbies, engineers, designers, crafters and makers to give their contribution and share their experience with Arduino. Submissions for organizers are open until 15th of March!
Arduino Day is open to anyone who wants to celebrate Arduino and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with it. The events will offer different types of activities, tailored to local audiences all over the world.
To organize an event during Arduino Day, go through the following steps:
Find a location and plan your activities according to the resources you have available.
Consider different ways of engaging your audience, such as talks, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, open days, and show-and-tell events. Most of the activities should be open to the public and free of charge (you can also run a workshop with a fee, but it should not be the only activity for the day).
Fill out the online form and submit your proposal. The call for submissions closes on March 15th. You need to be logged in to submit your proposal.
Once your event has been approved, a location pin will be added to the map on the Arduino Day website.
This is just temporary though, you need to prepare an agenda of your event to get it confirmed. You will also receive a confirmation email with a link to download your Digital Kit, which includes: Official Arduino Day posters, Event flyer, Official signage system, graphics for Badges, and a 10% discount code for the Arduino Store.
Publish the agenda of the event on an online page.
Make sure the final agenda for the day is published online. You can create a blogpost, a Facebook event, a meetup, an Eventbrite page, or whatever online page you like. Only Community events with an online agenda will be confirmed.
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