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How to Participate in the Program

Students can participate in two ways

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After-school program that leads the program

If those are not available to you, please consider...

Sharing information about our program with your child’s school

Sharing information about our program with an after-school program or youth center that your child attends

There is an Opportunity to Showcase for Every Student

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1. Regional Expo

Students may choose to participate in the Regional Expo, State Convention, or both. Students have the option to participate virtually and/or in-person.

March 9, 2024 - Registration opens for participating in the Regional Expo and State Convention.

April 8, 2024- Application deadline for participating in the Regional Expo.

April 13, 2024 - In-person Regional Expo in Falls Church, VA.

April 20, 2024 - In-person Regional Expo in Norfolk, VA

2. State Convention

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Educators should encourage selected students to improve their submission based on feedback received at the Regional Expo. The State Convention will be held virtually.

April 21, 2024 - Application deadline for participating in the State Convention.

April 21-27, 2024 - Virtual judging for State Convention.

April 28, 2024 - Virtual award announcement.

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3. National Convention

A select number of students will get the opportunity to showcase in-person at the National Convention.

Educators should encourage selected students to improve their submission based on feedback received.

June 5-7, 2024 - The National Convention will be held in-person at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan.

Supporters are encouraged tune in and help celebrate all of our inventors at the awards ceremony on June 7th.


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The 8th annual event will be held in 2024

U.S. National Invention Convention

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If you’re homeschooled and/or unable to access the Virginia - DC program in one of the ways above

Consider joining the Independent Inventor Program below. This is Invention Convention Worldwide’ program for young inventors who are unable to access a state or regional affiliate.

Our Sponsors & Partners

Our program is free to educators and students across Virginia and DC,

thanks to our amazing sponsors and partners!

Interested in partnerships or becoming a judge?

Please complete the form below or email us at Thanks!

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