California Invention Convention is an initiative to bring invention education into California schools and to celebrate the young inventors with a state-wide event.
Our first California Invention Convention was held April, 2017 in Santa Cruz with 55 young inventors attending and eight top inventors chosen to attend the national event. We have continued to grow the program — training new teachers and welcoming new schools into the program. Over 3500 students went through the program in their classrooms and 180 young inventors attended the 2019 California Invention Convention held at Maxim Integrated in San Jose on April 13, 2019. Forty-five of our top young inventors were chosen to attend the National Invention Convention held May 30-June 1, 2019 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.
We have recruited additional schools for the 2019-2020 school year and are excited about the level of enthusiasm among teachers, students and parents. We want this state Invention Convention to truly represent as much of California as possible and are expecting 200 young inventors on April 25th, 2020 at Maxim Integrated in San Jose for our 4th Annual California Invention Convention. Our winners will attend the National Invention Convention held June 3rd – 5th at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.
California Invention Convention is a 501(c)3 and has a tax-exempt EIN. We are affiliated with The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.
Check out our Goals through 2021.