U.S. Nationals 2022

We are returning to in-person for the 7th annual Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals at the Henry Ford


Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals 2022

The 7th annual Invention Convention U.S. Nationals will be held at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan from May 31 to June 3, 2022.

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COVID-19 Policy

Health and Safety Guidance

We are so excited to welcome you to The Henry Ford, for our onsite and in-person Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals 2022.

It has been three years since we have been able to host this event in person and we are looking forward to giving you an amazing experience that is fun, educational and safe for all participants.

Your health and safety are important to us and key to your enjoyment of the event and so we would like to share the Covid protocols that are in place for all those taking part in this program.

IC National Young Inventors, judges, staff, and other participating adults are required to wear masks during all IC Nationals programmatic activities, including registration, orientation, judging, panel discussions, and the awards ceremony regardless of vaccination status. Masks are encouraged to be worn at all other times when a participant is indoors. Also, we encourage participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending.

The Henry Ford closely monitors health guidelines shared by Wayne County, the State of Michigan, and the U.S. federal government, and these protocols are based upon their current recommendations. We will continue to monitor for any changes to these recommendations through to the end of the event and will share any adjustments as necessary.

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Our educator-tested curriculum follows a framework that uses the steps of the invention process. It enables students to understand invention as it takes place in the real world every day.

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Event Schedule

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Check-In and Setup

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Orientation (optional)

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Orientation (optional)

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner in Greenfield Village

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Inventor Showcase

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Inventor Group Photo

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Activating Invention Experts: A Panel Discussion

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Pre-Ceremony Event

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Award Ceremony

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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