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We have two mailing lists setup, a committee list for those who wish to help put this event together and an announcement list for those who want to be notified of official details of the event. Please feel free to join in!


  • Exhibitor Application - Please spread the word
  • Public Web Site - This is ready to share.
  • Makevention logo - Isn't it awesome!
  • Visit Bloomington is going to advertise in markets outside of Bloomington such as in Nuvo magazine in Indy, and similar magazines in Cincinnati and Louisville.

Current Activities

  • A list of groups to approach about sponsoring Makevention (Everyone!)
  • Passing out Exhibitor cards to local businesses (Jenett, Therese, and Blabs members)
  • Making posters to attract Exhibitors (Michael)
  • Making PDF 8x10 flyer to get MCCSC students interested in exhibiting (Michael)
  • Making an example sponsor flyer (Michael)
  • Calling sponsors (Jenett and Therese)
  • Fill out Facebook page (Michael)


  • Convention Center - cost $2,000
    • Also use the parking lot across the B-Line and the parking lot across College
    • Also use the B-Line


  • The winner is August 24th

Name Ideas

  • Makevention <- this is our winner!

Organizing Team

  • Jenett Tillotson, Bloominglabs, exhibitors and general chair, jtillots ]at[ cogbots ]dot[ com
  • Therese Miller, IU/PTI, sponsorships, millertm ]at[ iu ]dot[ com
  • Steve Backs, Monroe County Public Library, stiva ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
  • Michael Hoerger, Monroe County Public Library , advertising and graphic design, michaelismichael ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com


  • LVL1
  • Hive13
  • Wonderlab
  • Indiana Filmmakers Network
  • Bloomington Print Collective
  • Bloomington and IU Amateur Radio Clubs
  • Nicole Jacquard/IU's fab lab
  • Cold Hard Art (the dude that sold us the mill)
  • Charlie Peck/LittleFe
  • Lego League (maybe have a Lego League competition)
  • MIT SeaPerch
  • Local FIRST robotics teams
  • IU EOT teams
  • Trained Eye Arts
  • Indy makers/Club Cyberia
  • Robot Drawing Collective
  • My Sister's Closet
  • EGBG's - a Bloomington glass blowing shop

Possible Events

  • Power Wheels Race
  • Lego League Competition
  • Circuit Bending
  • Thursday night music event at the Bluebird
  • Open houses at local makers space in Bloomington on Friday night
    • Bloominglabs
    • Trained Eye Arts
    • Bloomington Print Collective
    • Ecovillage
  • Saturday night Par-Tay at Bloominglabs


Possible Sponsors

  • Crane's STEM group
  • PTI
  • Local beer and wine making companies
  • Cook
  • Ivy Tech
  • Boston Scientific in Spencer
  • Cummins
  • Baxter
  • Herald Times (maybe in-kind advertising)
  • MCPL (in-kind graphic design)
  • Stansifers (advertising)
  • Kleindorfers (advertising)
  • Neff Engineering, a local 80/20 distributor



  • Mike McAfee, Executive Director, Visit Bloomington, mike ]at[ visitbloomington ]dot[ com
  • Laura Newton, Assistant Directory, Visit Bloomington, laura ]at[ visitbloomington ]dot[ com
  • Talisha Coppock, Executive Director, Convention Center, tcoppock ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
  • Zoe Monts, Sales and Event Assistant, Convention Center, zoe ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
  • Lauren Dexter, Event Coordinator, Convention Center, lauren ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com


  • $300 plus $35 to add the Convention Center as an insured.
  • Through M.J. Scheutz (Bloominglabs' insurance broker) and Cincinnati Insurance Company
  • Policy will be written August 1st (or sooner if the CC requires it)


  • $2200 for renting the Convention Center
  • $335 for insurance
  • Printing
    • Flyers and posters to put up around Bloomington
    • Yard signs
    • Banners for the event
    • Handouts/Program for the event
  • Advertising
    • HT ads when it gets closer to the event
    • Ads in the Ryder
    • Ads in the IDS???
  • T-shirts for volunteers
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