Invention Convention for Parents

Support Your Child's Invention Journey

Participating in Invention Convention involves the entire family. Encourage your child to note problems in their daily lives—a key step in the invention process. Once they start problem solving, help them research what already exists. This is a chance to share and learn new skills with your young inventor as they create and build a prototype.

Useful Links

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Invention Log

Help your child track progress—all the way from coming up with an idea to presenting a prototype.

Invention Checklist

Review questions to help your child determine whether their invention idea holds promise.

Event Schedule

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

ICW Inventor Alumni Panel

We’re thrilled to present a star panel of recent Invention Convention participants who have gone on to great success: Tennessee teen Maddox Pritchard, who scored big on Shark Tank for his invention Measuring Shovel, and Norah Kalb, inventor and founder of Ray-Board, a product she brought to market. Other inventors from across the country will join us for this panel discussion of star students. Q&A to follow. Hosted by Kid Reporter Lino Marrero.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

ICW Expert Panel

Now’s your chance to ask questions of the experts, including Julie Montoya, a Raytheon Intelligence & Space lead systems engineer on a space program, and Donna Groth, Collins Aerospace technical project manager for the Mars Rover Optics program. Open to the public. Hosted by Kid Reporter Arianna Anderson. 

6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals Awards Ceremony

Join us Live from the Yellow Carpet at 6:45pm ET to see the celebrities of the evening and countdown to the big event. The Awards Ceremony begins at 7:00pm ET

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