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Exciting News About the California Invention Convention!!

The California Invention Convention has grown to the point where we will be having two competitions this year – one for Northern/Central California and the other for Southern California.  The California Invention Convention Southern Region is presented by Torrance Unified School District and sponsored by Torrance Refining Company and will be held on March 23, 2024  at El Camino College in Torrance, CA.  Winners from this event go onto the National Invention Convention at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.

Schools and school districts in the following counties are included in the Southern Region:

  • Kern
  • Imperial
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Bernadino
  • San Diego
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Ventura

Schoolsl and districts that are part of the Southern Region need to be registered before January 12, 2024 on their website:: California Invention Convention Southern Region.

Planning has Begun for the April 2024 California Invention Convention for Northern/Central California

We are still finalizing details – but you can find the schedule here.

Teacher registration is open.  On November 9th, All teachers / program leaders of record received an email from California Invention Convention with instructions on how to register.  Additionally, instructions for teacher registration are on this website.

If you don’t receive the email (after you have checked your SPAM/junk mail), please contact us with your name, school, city and grade.

Or if you are interested in learning how your school can participate, please contact us with your name, school, city and grade.

Congratulations to our 4 winners at the Americas 2023 Invention Convention!!

Read all about them here.  To see the full list of winners and view the award ceremony, check out the America’s 2023 website

2023 California Invention Convention

Our 2023 California Invention Convention is completed for this year.  Our congratulations to each and every student who was invited to participate – you are the best of the best!  And congratulations to those students and inventions that were recognized for special achievement.  Our deepest thanks to our judges who gave of their time and their thoughtful input to make sure each entry was carefully reviewed.  We also want to call out a special thanks to the teachers, program leaders and parents who inspired and encouraged these young inventions And to all our Sponsors for our event – thank you, thank you, thank you!

Click here to read about all the participants and winners at this year’s California Invention Convention.

The Awards Ceremony was broadcast on May 5, 2023.  The event was recorded and you can view the 1 hour Awards Ceremony here.

Our thanks to Analog Devices for their sponsorship and for making the Awards Ceremony possible. We are so grateful to them!

2023 Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals

Raytheon Technologies 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. Seventy-four (74) California Invention Convention participants attended this event June 7-9.  There were several winners in a variety of categories.  Read all about it here.

Americas 2023 Presented by Raytheon Technologies

Invention Convention Americas is the culminating program for top young inventors from National programs in Mexico and The United States. At Americas, selected finalists from these programs are brought together virtually to continue their invention journey by meeting other inventors and competing for awards and cash prizes. Read about inventors from the California Invention Convention invited to participate.


 Latest in Professional Development – December 2023 – March 2024

We are offering four online seminars that detail step-by-step how to bring an Invention Convention program to your school    Click here to learn more and register.

  • December 5, 2023 (4-5:30 PM) – How to Hold an Invention Convention at Your Site
  • January 9, 2024 (4-5 PM) – Judge Training
  • February 6, 2024 (4-5 PM) – Display Boards and Powerpoint Slides
  • March 5, 2024 (4-5 PM) – How to Create a Quality Video for the Invention Convention


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 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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