Invention Convention for Educators

Tap into students’ innate desires and abilities to identify problems and create meaningful solutions.

Invention Comes to Your Classroom

Activate Students’ Creativity and Critical Thinking

The Invention Convention program uses a free, flexible and hands-on curriculum to activate invention education in classrooms and at local, state and national showcase events. Students learn to think critically by identifying problems in their world. They discover the impact of inventions in their lives. And they have the opportunity to apply STEM, invention and entrepreneurial skills to build real-world solutions.

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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.


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


Conducting research to identify a unique solution.


Developing a project plan for the invention.


Deciding how to make the invention.


Constructing a prototype.


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


Writing about the invention and presenting it to others.

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Invention Convention Goes Anywhere and Everywhere

Invention Conventions happen through schools, after-school programs, clubs and other organizations.

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Invention Convention Worldwide

Where innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs get their start.


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Empower a new generation of innovators.


Bringing Young Innovators Together

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