Maker | Engineer | Project Manager | Community Manager | Nonprofit Founder
Karen Corliss is a maker, event producer, industry engineer by day, community manager, planner and organizer of people, things and ideas. She sews, screen prints, tinkers with consumer products and is an advocate for makers and creators to grow their craft, skills and ideas in their own unique way. She creates environments and events that encourage experimentation and play, with the twist of working examples and application to future learning opportunities and careers.
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Maker Faire Denver was the first Feature Maker Faire in the Rocky Mountains and surrounding states.
It and the events leading up to Maker Faire Denver were produced from 2013 – 2018 by a passionate and tireless group of Denver and Northern Colorado area locals including several host nonprofits which included, Colorado Maker Hub, Making Progress and [i am a maker].
When [i am a maker] took the reigns, the licensing organization was in flux and we chose not to continue using the maker faire brand name for our future events. We stand by that decision and continue to support the community with an assemblage of events under our new brand: Make It Colorado.
We had planned a Make It Colorado event for October 2020 but had to cancel due to social distancing requirements. Instead, in 2020, we shifted all our operations and efforts in to making PPE and sewn face mask kits for those in need.
We are in planning for a potential event in Fall 2021.