These programs are all supporters of the Invention Convention program in their state and committed to growing Invention Education; contact us and let the fun begin!

Invent Iowa

Invent Iowa is a comprehensive, statewide program developed to support educators in promoting the invention process as part of their regular kindergarten through high school curriculum. Invent Iowa was initiated in 1987 through the support of state political, business, and educational leaders in response to the future of rapidly expanding technology. Since 1999, the Invent Iowa program has been a part of the Belin-Blank Center. We promote the use of free Invent Iowa curriculum in programming for whole classes, specific groups, or individuals. We also host a the Iowa Invention Convention to showcase the inventions of Iowa's youth.

Ashlee Van Fleet
600 Blank Honors Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


319.335.6148
inventiowa@belinblank.org
www.belinblank.org/inventiowa

Invent Idaho

With a mission to inspire creative young inventors, Invent Idaho is changing lives through its award-winning educational program and competition.

Beth Brubaker
15612 N. Boot Hill Rd.
Hayden Lake, Idaho 83835


208.660.4349
bethbr@inventidaho.com
www.inventidaho.com

Bright Young Minds Coalition

Bright Young Minds Coalition is a 501C3, Non-Profit born out of necessity; and was designed to fill a huge void in K-12 Education.  We provide programs and training that provide critical life skills, career readiness and entrepreneurship skills for the 21st Century.

Tracy Zuluaga
8305 sandstone court
Tampa, Florida 33615


305.753.5755
Tracy.Zuluaga@brightyoungmindscoalition.org
www.flinventionconvention.org

Paul G. Allen Washington Invention Connection

Deb Johnson
P.O. Box 2506
Spokane, Washington 99220


509.599.4200
debjohnson@inventwashington.org
www.inventwashington.org

Illinois Invents

Illinois Invents is a nonprofit STEM education organization. Our main event, the Illinois Invention Convention, provides free invention education curriculum for k-8 students throughout Illinois.

Kelly Aceto
P.O. Box 450
Wasco, Illinois 60183


630.536.7095
kaceto@illinoisinvents.org
www.illinoisinvents.org

Chicago Innovation Foundation

Chicago Innovation Foundation is a non-profit that focuses on educating, connecting, and celebrating innovators throughout the Chicago region. The organization operates the Chicago Student Invention Convention, a flexible curriculum focused on critical thinking, creativity, and innovation for Chicago students grades K-8.

Mitch Hufnagel
2001 N Halsted Street Suite 201
Chicago, Illinois 60614



mitch@chicagoinnovationawards.com
www.chikidsinvent.org

California Invention Convention

The California Invention Convention envisions a day when all children in California have the chance to follow their natural curiosity, invent creative solutions to problems, and be inspired to achieve their highest level of personal accomplishment. Through these efforts, California’s future will be brighter and its workforce more capable and productive.

Brenda Payne
2395 Delaware Ave #55
Santa Cruz, California 95060


831.419.1135
bpayne@cainventionconvention.org
www.cainventionconvention.org

Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC)

CIC is an award winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational program designed to develop and enhance critical thinking skills in children in grades K-8 through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, while encouraging their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Christine Lawlor-King
20 Church Street, PO Box 230311
Connecticut, Connecticut 6123


860.878.1662
christine@ctinventionconvention.org
www.ctinventionconvention.org

K-12 InVenture Challenge @ Georgia Tech

The InVenture Challenge is an invention education program and competition that seeks to instill a sense of belonging in STEM and an entrepreneurial confidence in K-12 students to shape the 21st century economy in Georgia.

Roxanne Moore
817 W. Peachtree St. NW, Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia 30308


404.385.2425
inventurechallenge@gatech.edu
inventurechallenge.gatech.edu

STEM Innovator

STEM Innovator is a national, multiyear teacher professional development program to assist schools in developing a tailored implementation model to infuse innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship into their schools by working with community partners.

Leslie Flynn
763 Van Allen Hall, 30 N. Dubuque St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


319.335.2588
stem-innovator@uiowa.edu
www.steminnovator.org

Invention League

Invention League is an educational, non profit organization committed to bringing Inventing & Entrepreneurship education to students, educators & families in Ohio.

Veronica Lynagh
3170 Oakwood Lane
Westlake, Ohio 44145


614.565.5731
info@inventionleague.org
www.inventionleague.org