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Convention Volunteers

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19, THE 2020 CONVENTION HAS MOVED TO AN ALL-ONLINE FORMAT. Volunteers who register to judge inventions will do so remotely, viewing invention videos on our competition date of Saturday, April 25.

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 with us!

We are looking for volunteers for the following opportunities:

  • Invention Judges  
    • Evaluate student inventions based on a set of criteria
    • Provide objective feedback for student inventions
    • Consult with judging team to rank student inventions
  • Check In (IN-PERSON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY POSTPONED FOR 2020)
    • Assisting with student and volunteer check-in
    • Directing students to appropriate set-up locations
    • Directing volunteers to appropriate locations
  • Imagination Stations (IN-PERSON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY POSTPONED FOR 2020)
    • Conduct science and innovation activities with students
    • Interact and have fun with students
    • Stamp Imagination Station “Passports”
  • Scoring (IN-PERSON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY POSTPONED FOR 2020)
    • Recording student scores
    • Determining award winning inventions
  • General Event (IN-PERSON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY POSTPONED FOR 2020)
    • Ensure students are at their invention during their assigned judging time
    • Make announcements to notify participants when a new judging group is starting
    • Help attendees with directions, general questions, and timeline of event

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