It’s Back Y’all—Announcing Re:Make 2014
Last fall, we hosted our first ever major event in San Francisco, Re:Make. For two days, we brought together thousands of people, including our favorite makers, designers, technologists, chefs and inventors to celebrate how technology is re-inventing the way we make. The lineup of speakers included everyone ranging from 3D Robotics founder Chris Anderson to chef Michael Mina, to YouTube beauty celeb Michelle Phan and even HGTV’s own Emily Henderson. Oh, and did we mention there were over 500 pounds of LEGOs to play with? You know, just for fun.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Re:Make is back in 2014! And, this time around it will be double the fun because we’re taking it to two cities: Austin and San Francisco!
Mark your calendars, because on September 12th and 13th, your (hopefully) favorite makers-event will return to Fort Mason here at Re:Make San Francisco. Just like last year, it will be the same two-day event format, but this time around, we’ve got a brand new lineup of speakers, DIY projects, and other typical Brit + Co. twists! You thought the slow motion photo booth was awesome? It totally was! But just wait until you see what we’ve got in store for you this year.
But wait, that’s not all… y’all. (Sorry, we had to.) We’ve got more big news! This year we’re hosting a second Re:Make event in the Lone Star State of Texas. That’s right, Re:Make Austin is on the books for May 3rd and 4th at Palmer Events Center for a two-day maker festival. Registration is open, so be sure to register here for FREE.
Why Austin? Well, while we do have quite the contingency of Texans here at Brit HQ these days, that’s not the only reason we’re headed to ATX.
The real reason? Turns out the maker movement is alive and well in Austin, Texas. We’ve already started to discover amazing Texas-based artisans we can’t wait for you to meet. Check out the folks over at Satchel & Sage. Their local-inspired paper goods (above) are pretty much our jam. Howdy!
We’ve got a ton more just like ’em, from craftsmen to indie chefs to electronics nerds. Do you know any makers who’d be interested in joining us at Re:Make? Be sure to encourage them to apply here! By the way—you don’t have to be a Texas-based maker to showcase your goods. We’re on the hunt for makers both in Texas and all around the world. Basically anyone who makes awesome stuff.
Alright, so let’s recap. The one event where you can find confetti, cocktails, LED skirts, and 3D printers in one room is coming to both Austin and San Francisco in 2014. We’ll be in Austin on May 3rd and 4th (just in time for Mother’s Day), and back in SF on September 12th and 13th. Register for Re:Make Austin HERE and request an invite for Re:Make San Francisco HERE.
We’ll see y’all at Re:Make!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!