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Inspiring curiosity, confidence, and creative problem-solving in our youth, the Chicago Student Invention Convention is a free, flexible curriculum focused on critical thinking, creativity, and innovation for Illinois students grades K-8, reaching schools, after school groups, youth centers, libraries and museums. We believe that innovation is for everyone.

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Students

Do you enjoy solving problems?  Do you have a great idea for an invention?

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Teachers

Use the Invention Convention curriculum to teach your students about inventing

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Classroom Mentors

Do you enjoy working with kids? Want to give back to some of Chicago's future innovators and entrepreneurs?  We'd love to have you mentor with us!

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Convention Volunteers

Do you enjoy working with kids?  Want to see some great ideas from Chicago's future innovators and entrepreneurs?  We'd love to have you volunteer at the Convention!

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Program Sponsors

Celebrate the student inventors of Chicago and promote STEM learning in students K-8

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Nationals

The Chicago Student Invention Convention is the official Illinois affiliate of the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals competition.

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Media

Read the latest news and updates about the Chicago Student Invention Convention

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