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Join us for Invention Convention 2021 Globals presented by Raytheon Technologies, a celebration of the best student inventors from around the world.

Invention Convention Globals

Invention Convention Globals 2021 presented by Raytheon Technologies

Join us for Invention Convention 2021 Globals presented by Raytheon Technologies. Comprised of selected finalists from participating Nationals programs in the United States, Mexico, Singapore and China, the competition will feature up to 120 inventions from grades K-12 from each participating Nationals event. Invention Convention Globals participation is by invitation only. To participate, students are required to submit a video presentation of their invention, a prototype, an inventor’s logbook showing the journey of their invention process and a poster board highlighting key points of the invention process.

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Globals finalists are invited to join fellow inventors on August 13 from 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. EDT for a free virtual experience that provides an opportunity to network, learn and celebrate your achievement.

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Awards Ceremony

Join us on August 20, 8 p.m. EDT, for a virtual celebration, hosted by creative technologist Gray Bright and featuring the announcement of the 2021 Globals winners and special keynote speaker William Kamkwamba, author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

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Globals finalists are invited to join fellow inventors on August 13 from 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. EDT for a free virtual experience that provides an opportunity to network, learn and celebrate your achievement. Step onto the floor of Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in a virtual experience where you can create an avatar and meet fellow inventors through networking opportunities, and hear inspirational talks from speakers including other kid inventors from around the world. Registered participants will receive detailed instructions on how to participate via email.

Keynote Speaker

William Kamkwamba

William’s inspiring story is told in his New York Times bestselling memoir “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” co-authored with Bryan Mealer. A Dartmouth College graduate, William is an entrepreneur, TED Fellow, and has worked with the design firm IDEO.org and the WiderNet Project. William is currently working with Moving Windmills Project to build an Innovation Center in Malawi where young people can find tools and mentorship to co-create simple solutions to everyday agricultural challenges.

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EVENT HOST

Gray Bright Hosts Globals Event

Gray Bright is senior director of product design & development at Hasbro Gaming. “If you’ve seen the movie 'Big' in which Tom Hanks gets a job inventing games and toys, I literally have that job,” he said.

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