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Exciting news for the California Invention Convention

 We are proud to announce an official agreement has been reached that allows the Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) to be the affiliate responsible for the California Invention Convention (CAIC)– and we couldn’t be more excited! Brenda, Anne and the entire CAIC team will still be the folks at the helm of the program, and as always, you can rely on the same great experience and help from all of us at CAIC!

 Lemelson-MIT is now the state affiliate for the California Invention Convention.  State winners will continue to go on to participate in the National Invention Convention, at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, with winners from the National Invention Convention continuing onto the Global Invention Convention. LMIT works to inspire and support the development of creative problem solvers, inventors and entrepreneurs across the United States through inclusive invention education initiatives. 

Professional Development Sessions Available Via Zoom

Bring this exciting project-based program to your school.  This program enhances students’ creative problem solving and critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The following 2-hour sessions are scheduled for educators  in California,  Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 7pm-9pmEST; 4PM-6PM PST
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7pm-9pm EST; 4pm-6pm PST

Click here for more details, including session objectives and highlights – as well as  the links for registering for these fee-waived  sessions.

CAIC Is Looking for Student Advisors to Join Our Board.  Details here.

Schedule Announced for 2022 California Invention Convention

We will add details as they are finalized.  Find the schedule here

Teacher Registration for California Invention Convention is Now Open.  Register here.

Southern California South Bay Regional Invention Convention

We are thrilled to announced that Torrance Unified School District will be hosting a Regional Invention Convention for  K-12 students from public schools in the following South Bay School Districts: 

  • Torrance USD
  • Centinella Valley Union High SD
  • El Segundo USD
  • Hawthorne USD
  • Hermosa Beach SD
  • Lawndale USD
  • Manhattan Beach USD
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula USD
  • Redondo Beach USD
  • Wiseburn USD

Winners will go on to the 2022 California Invention Convention.  To learn more:  South Bay Regional Invention Convention

2021 California Invention Convention

Congratulations to all the inventors participating in the 2021 California Invention Convention!!  Each participant brought their inspiration and passion and hard work — and our judges were so impressed.  And if you missed the awards ceremony or would like to view it again, here is the YouTube link.  The video is 40 minutes and was produced for us by our Premier Sponsor, Maxim 

We want to thank our Premier Sponsor Maxim Integrated for their continued support as well as all the other sponsors and our online judges. They made this event possible.  Click here for the list of participants and their inventions.  Here are all  award winners and their inventions.
A number of our young inventors were selected to participate in the 2021 U.S. National Invention Convention – and this year, for the first time, 5 of our young inventors were selected to attend the 2021 Global Invention Convention and 3 of them were honored. for outstanding achievement.

  The California Invention Convention envisions a day when EVERY child in California has the chance to follow his/her natural curiosity, invent creative solutions to problems, and be inspired to achieve his/her highest level of personal accomplishment. Through these efforts, California’s future will be brighter and its workforce more capable and productive.
"Kids Inventing Their Future"
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