what is it?

A Global K-12 Invention Education Program

Students discover a world in which they can gain the confidence and skills to invent their own future.

Building Skills for Life

Invention Convention Worldwide teaches students how they can solve problems through hands-on, real-world, project-based learning.

Invention Convention Worldwide teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. The K-12 invention education program convenes a global community of educators, business leaders, parents and students through competitions, events and a flexible, project-based curriculum aligned to educational standards.

Invention Convention is for You

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Educators

Open the door for students to be part of a global ecosystem to gain new skills, friendships and perspectives.

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Alumni

Share your ongoing invention adventure—and volunteer for events.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which all young learners have access to innovation, invention and entrepreneurial learning to gain the confidence and skills to control their own destiny to help shape a better future. 

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Learning by Doing

STEM experiential learning prepares young people to be part of a can-do culture and builds confidence, teaches public speaking and promotes critical thinking and problem solving.

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Applied to the Real World

Young inventors explore ideas based on their own life experiences, develop real inventions and innovations, and get exposure to real-world audiences.

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Accessible to All

This flexible, interdisciplinary and highly accessible program is meaningful and valuable to all children, regardless of their academic skill level, knowledge of English or learning abilities.

Impact

55%

Female inventor participants at U.S. Nationals

35%

Underserved inventor participants at U.S. Nationals

135K+

Students participate annually

Why Invention Education?

Creating Game-Changing Outcomes for Young People

Together with STEM learning or on its own, Invention Education empowers young people to develop the skills and self-confidence they need to identify and solve real-world problems and make informed choices about their future careers

STEMIE Learning

STEMIE = STEM Plus Invention and Entrepreneurship

The promise of Invention Education has galvanized a community of educators, business decision makers, government leaders and others into a worldwide movement. To advance this movement, a growing number of organizations have coalesced around the idea of combining STEM with Invention and Entrepreneurship (STEMIE) learning to instill problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills for life — and to inspire young people to become innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs over the course of their K-12 careers.

Invention Convention Coalition

Powered by Global Affiliates who Elevate STEMIE Education

Invention Convention Worldwide affiliates elevate STEMIE education through competitions, events and a flexible, project-based curriculum aligned to education standards.

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About Invention Convention

Invention Convention Worldwide

Where innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs get their start.

About

Invention Convention
is for You

Empower a new generation of innovators.

Participants

Bringing Young Innovators Together

Winning inventors and entrepreneurs are invited to compete at these prestigious, high-profile annual events.

Competitions