Robots, Drones, Tech Talks, VR, Manatee STEM Competition and More!
February 10th, 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. – DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp. A day that our community’s coolest innovators can showcase what they are working on. The day is filled with displays and hands on activities by makers, innovators, robotic enthusiasts, engineers, designers and much more. You’ll hear talks from scientists, engineers, authors, artists, students and people speaking about their passions. Microsoft fills the café with gaming and virtual reality exploration opportunities, and high school students show off their entries in the Manatee STEM Competition. New this year – a visual code zone by Little Geniuses for ages 6-12. There is something for everyone at this multi-generational learning-rich event! Saturday February 10th, 2018 at Manatee Technical College. Attendance is FREE with pre-registration here:

Have something you’re passionate about? Come and speak! Arrive early on the day of the event, talks are not scheduled in advance. The agenda unfolds as the day progresses – this is the magic of how a BarCamp works.

Special display opportunities are available for makers, inventors, robotic enthusiasts and cool science & engineering projects. When you register, request a table (with power if needed) – only $10 reservation fee to display your projects! There is no cost for student robotics or drone teams.

The event will include the following:

  • Displays of today’s coolest technologies, robots, drones, shared ideas, open conversations
  • Hands on creative opportunities for all ages – bring your stuff to share
  • Manatee STEM competition – see what’s cool in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

WHAT: DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp 2018

WHEN:  Saturday February 10th 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

WHERE: Manatee Technical College, 6305 SR-70 Bradenton FL, 34203

COST: Attendance is FREE with pre-registration:

For more information visit:, or email:

About DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp: Organized by community leaders at Spark Growth and a host of dedicated BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton volunteers and sponsors, we firmly believe we are living in a new renaissance, one which combines science and technology, art, community and passion. Leveraging now for the best possible future. We are a community of passionate learners, entrepreneurs, creatives and brilliant disruptors.

Our Sponsors: Microsoft, Manatee County, Manatee County School Board, Manatee Technical College, SpringFin, Paper Pennant, No Talk No Drama, Cumberland Advisors, Little Geniuses, Bob Evans, Culvers, Zaxby’s, Spark Growth, Station 2 Innovation, Pint Size Project Management, Sabine Priestley Author, Tech MacGyver, Fistbump Media, Steven Lantz, Sparkle Baby Media, Wayne Kessler, Taft Law, ComCenter

About Bradenton-Sarasota’s Spark Growth: Think Big. Keep it Simple. Make it Happen.

Business Growth Consultants with the experience your organization needs to manage change. We bring connections and resources to spark growth, identify solutions and deliver results. Whether you need cowork space, business development, or access to funding, we can help. Please visit our website:

Contact name: Stan Schultes, e:, t: 941-877-1599

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