Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do most schools implement the program?
The program is designed to be flexible and can be implemented many different ways. We don't dictate how teachers run the program, what works best for you - is the way it should be implemented. In class, after school, during an invention week, etc.

Is my child eligible?
Any student from a participating district is eligible to participate in the IC.

What Grades can compete?
Kindergarten through 8th grade.

How much does it cost?
This program is free. All educational materials are on-line and available to teachers, students, and parents. There is no registration fee.

How do I get my child involved?
Check with your child's teacher to see if your school/district is participating in the Invention Convention. If not - contact Invention Convention offices for information on getting your school involved.

Where is the Invention Convention?
The Invention Convention runs in the school systems during the school year then culminates in a Regional finals.