All exhibitors should have received an acceptance email and other communications via the primary and secondary contact listed on the application.
The information below is a summary of information emailed to exhibitors.
Thursday, March 24 (Open to the public 5:30-7:30)
3:45 PM: Maker Showcase setup begins. Sponsors can unload equipment (see additional unloading info/map below).
4:15 PM: Sponsors/exhibitors begin check-in, receive table assignments and set up.
4:30 PM: Water and pizza available in Lower Level 108 Collaboration space (Exhibitors are welcome to bring nut-free snacks. We are NOT able to provide alternate food options.)
5:20 PM: Setup complete. All exhibitors at tables for photos.
5:30 PM: Maker Showcase opens to public
7:30 PM: Maker Showcase ends
7:30-8:30 PM: Clean up
***Please bring your own charged devices as power cords may be limited.
***Please bring a sign for your table with your display title and school name.
***Academies Exhibitors: Please bring a sign for your table with your display title, school name (Academies of Loudoun) and your Academies division and pathway (examples AOS, AET Engineering, MATA Biotechnology).
School and Community Sponsor Responsibility: Sponsors are responsible for supervision of their student exhibitors including attendance, parent permission, parent contact info and transportation arrangements. Sponsors are responsible for ensuring their exhibit meets all LCPS safety rules.
Academies Exhibitor Responsibility: Student exhibitors are responsible for reviewing your exhibit plans with an Academies staff member. This should be the mentor selected on your application to exhibit. Student exhibitors are responsible for ensuring their exhibit meets all LCPS safety rules.
Photo and Video Release: The Maker Showcase is a public event. Sponsors should verify that all student exhibitors have an LCPS photo/video release on file or have secured a release from parents for this event.
-Please promote the Maker Showcase on school and PTO/PTA social media sites to encourage a large audience for the showcase.
-Use the #lcpsmakershowcase @lcps_academies hashtags for your posts. (#STEM #MakerEd #Makerspace and your school hashtags are also great.)
-Student led tours of the Academies will be running throughout the Maker Showcase. This is a great opportunity to view the building!
Shirts: LCPS Student Maker Showcase t-shirts are available to exhibitors for free while supplies last.
-These are 2020 ‘throwback’ shirts and exhibitors are encouraged to customize and personalize them.
-Academies exhibitors and volunteers can pickup their shirts during the day in the Academies Makerspace.
-Shirts are available in the hospitality (pizza) area the day of the showcase.
Location: 42075 Academy Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175
The Academies of Loudoun entrance is located directly off Sycolin Road. (Do NOT turn on Gulick Mill Road.)
Entrances: The Maker Showcase is on the lower level of the Academies of Loudoun. Participants entering from the main entrance can take stairs and elevator down. Drop-off of large exhibits directly on lower level is available at entrance D4. No event parking in this area.