Invention Convention Coalition

Our Global Affiliates are Advancing STEMIE Education

Affiliates share a vision of a world in which all learners have access to innovation, invention and entrepreneurial learning.

The Invention Convention Coalition is a global community of affiliates and supporters who collaborate on developing curriculum and programs, establishing best practices and growing a community of changemakers.

The Invention Convention Coalition affiliates share a vision of a world in which all K-12 learners have access to innovation, invention and entrepreneurial learning to gain the confidence and skills to control their own destiny and help shape a better future.

Growing our Impact

Connect your Organization with Invention Convention

When you join the Invention Convention Coalition, you are part of a community that helps advance invention education and impact students' potential. Our affiliates include for-profit and non-profit organizations in over 20 U.S. states and four countries, such as museums, universities and educational programs.

Advancing Invention Education

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Student Inventors

Affiliates are helping students diiscover and develop their potential as innovators, inventors or entrepreneurs.

COMPETITIONS

Where Winners Meet and Compete

Affiliates receive invitations to national and global competitions for student finalists to present their ideas for the chance to win prizes.

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Inspiring and Motivating Students

The Experiential Learning Program for Young Inventors

Affiliates expose educators and their students to a world in which they will solve their own problems and gain the confidence and 21st-century skills to invent their own future.

Join Our Coalition

Become an Affiliate

We’re growing and looking for organizations that share our vision to advance invention education and impact the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs.

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Impact

55%

Female inventor participants at U.S. Nationals

35%

Underserved inventor participants at U.S. Nationals

135K+

Students participate annually

INVENTION CONVENTION

Bringing the Invention Process to Life

The seven-step invention process lives at the heart of the Invention Convention curriculum. Students complete step-by-step lessons to develop an invention that is original and well-constructed and that solves a real-world problem.

Identifying

Becoming aware of problems in one’s life or community.

Understanding

Conducting research to identify a unique solution.

Ideating

Developing a project plan for the invention.

Designing

Deciding how to make the invention.

Building

Constructing a prototype.

Testing

Seeing how the invention works and revising the design as needed.

Communicating

Writing about the invention and presenting it to others.

Put Invention Within Reach

For K-12 Learners Everywhere

Invention Convention programs happen at the school, local, regional and national levels in the United States and a growing number of countries worldwide.

Invention Convention Worldwide

Where innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs get their start.

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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