There is an event where everyone who makes things gathers. It could be origami cranes or metal airplanes.... Check it out, it will be coming to NY in September.. Might be something to consider!
Checkout the link : http://makerfaire.com/newyork-2013-call-for-makers/
Checkout what ABS has to say about it: http://blog.acceleratedbuysell.com/blog/maker-faire-fantastic-manufacturing-event-didnt/