The program is free for all participating schools and students, thanks to our generous sponsors. All educational materials are on-line and available to teachers, students, and parents.
This year we are accepting 50 schools and youth centers in the program. Registration will open in August. We require the school principal to register the school and designate a primary teacher contact. You can view the role of the primary teacher contact here. If you’d like to be notified when registration opens, please contact Mitch at [email protected]
The Invention Convention is a flexible critical thinking, innovation, and invention curriculum for grades K-8. Teachers are welcome to use the program in whatever way works best for them. Only teachers can know their own staffing, budgets, interest, and students’ needs. A sample timeline, resources folder, and other information for teachers can be found on the Teachers page on the program website.
The program is open to students from participating schools grades K-8. We currently do not have an “at-large” opportunity for students that do not attend a participating school. If your student attends a participating school but is not in one of currently participating grades, we may be able to work with you and your student’s school to accommodate your student. Please reach out to Mitch at [email protected] to find out if your school is already participating, or to learn more about how to get your school and student involved! More information on program rules can be found on the Students page on the program website.
Thanks for your interest! This program is not possible without the generous help of our sponsors and partners. We have lots of partners that work with us to provide in-class mentoring, hosting in-class prototyping workshops, hosting Imagination Stations at the city-wide event, and more! Our sponsors help support the final event through providing awards, supplies, donations, food, and more. You can refer to the Program Sponsors page for more information. Please reach out to Mitch at [email protected] to talk more about sponsoring or partnering with us!