Makewell: Curiosity

Introducing Makewell: Curiosity. As makers, we know we need to stay curious, but too often it escapes us. That child-like wonder and imagination we once had, is easily overshadowed by daily tasks, routines, and deadlines… So this is a call back to curiosity. With a full room of makers from around the region, we will explore, challenge, and pursue the depths of curiosity and how it can improve our personal and professional lives. Ready to get curious?

What To Expect:

  • Full-day of downtown maker activities

  • Delicious appetizers and drinks

  • Talks from three professional makers

  • Impactful small group discussions

  • Three inspiring performances

  • Quality resources to take home

  • Deep connection with other makers

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious. Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
— Walt Disney

Meet The Speakers

Shannon in Wonderland

By Shannon Wiedman, CoSchedule
Fargo, ND

Shannon Wiedman will be sharing how her desire to never stop learning has led her to explore unexpected things. She will discuss key moments of curiosity and how they have helped guide her to find the things in life she is most passionate about.

Cultivating a Culture of Curiosity

By Maggie Barth, The Innovative School
Bismarck, ND

Maggie Barth will be talking about the importance of curiosity in our lives. Explore the research behind the importance of being a curious person. Be inspired by the wonder of your inner child and reignite your innate inquisitiveness! 

How to change the world in 100 days

By Hugh Weber
Sioux Falls, SD

Hugh Weber, a simple man of modest means with an above average curiosity, set out on a 100 day journey to answer a really big question. He’ll be back just in time to share what he’s learned on the Makewell stage.

Plus, special performances by:

Musicians, Gefroh Brothers
Dancer, Vanessa Voskuil
Bubble Artist, Shane Boelter



"Makewell is
the event for creatives and entrepreneurs that are not only looking to build relationships, but also better themselves and their craft. All while managing to foster a supportive environment among competitors. It truly is a unique experience.”


“Makewell is an amazing gathering of inspirational people, all passionate about making our community brighter, stronger, and more connected.


“I love the chance to socialize and get to know other makers in my community. It really excites me to know how many like-minded people are around here, giving me more passion to do what I love both during my day job and after hours.”