U.S. Nationals 2024

RTX Invention Convention U.S. Nationals 2024 will be held at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI on June 5-7, 2024

Innovation Impact

About RTX Invention Convention U.S. Nationals

RTX Invention Convention U.S. Nationals is hosted annually at The Henry Ford and showcases student inventors from among thousands who compete at state and local invention competitions.

Qualifying student inventors travel to The Henry Ford for a multi-day experience which includes:

· Presenting their invention to a panel of educational and industry expert judges.

· Meeting and engaging with other student inventors, professional experts and special guests.

· Participating in educational experiences, culminating in the awards ceremony.

· Exploring the venues of The Henry Ford.

Each qualifying invention is eligible for over eighty grade level, category, industry and patent application awards, cash prizes and scholarships.

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Event Schedule

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Check-In and Setup

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Scavenger Hunt

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Orientation (optional)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Inventor and Family Lunch

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Orientation (optional)

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Inventor and Family Dinner in Greenfield Village

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Morning Judging Session (inventor will only be judged at one session)

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Scavenger Hunt

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dinosaurs in Motion

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Eddy's World Film

10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Youth Patent Holder Panel Discussion

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

GIS Workshop

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Inventor and Family Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Youth Patent Holder Meet and Greet

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Judging Session (inventor will only be judged at one session)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GIS Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eddy's World Film

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Youth Patent Holder Panel Discussion

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Inventor and Family Dinner

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dinosaurs in Motion

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Inventor Group Photo

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Inventor Showcase

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Inventor and Family Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Patent Man Film

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Pre-Ceremony Event

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Award Ceremony

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Display Breakdown and Departure

2024 Speakers and Presenters

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Awards Ceremony Host

Albert Lawrence

A Virginia native, Yale University graduate, and Coca-Cola Scholar, Albert Lawrence is a media entrepreneur and TV personality with 12+ years of journalism and production experience.

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Snigtha Mohanraj

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Nathaniel Wellen

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Nicolette Buonara

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Krishiv Patel

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Lauren Strechay

Engage Students

About Invention Convention Worldwide

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 community of educators, business leaders, parents, and students through competitions, events, and a flexible, project-based curriculum aligned to educational standards.

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