Michigan Invention Convention
The Michigan Invention Convention provides a live, interactive opportunity for youth inventors and entrepreneurs, 3rd-12th grade, to display their critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills by inventing and pitching a product with the chance of moving on to the National Invention Convention Entrepreneurial Expo in June 2018. It is our vision that the Michigan Invention Convention will provide a space for the Michigan STEM community to celebrate and be inspired by inventors and entrepreneurs of all ages, backgrounds, and disciplines.
Schedule of Events
|8:30-10:00||Check-in for Students & Teachers||Henry Ford Academy|
|9:00-10:30||Check-In for Judges, Partners, & Guests||Welcome Center|
|10:00-10:30||Welcome & Introduction
Mike Moseley, Director of Leadership Development and Training at The Henry Ford
All registered judges must attend this brief orientation for event judging.
|10:30- 11:30||Showcase Presentations
Students take part in a judging circle to share and discuss their inventions with judges and peer inventors.
During this time, we invite families and guests to enjoy the showcase displays and presentations.
|11:30-1:30||Lunch at THF Restaurants
Michigan Café, Lamy’s Diner, and American Dog House
Explore the Partner Showcase
Learn about and get connected with some of Michigan’s current innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs
Join the Museum Scavenger Hunt
Using a smart device, explore the museum floor to discover the habits and actions of American innovators.
Students return to plaza for presentation of awards.
Lunch and scavenger hunts end.
All MIIC Participants are asked to stay for group photos
Want to join us for the 2019 Michigan Invention Convention?
As the Michigan Invention Convention continues to grow, The Henry Ford hopes to reach out across the entire state of Michigan to welcome schools, innovators, and organizations to participate in the Michigan Invention Convention in 2019 and beyond. If you are interested in getting involved as a teacher, judge, or showcase partner and/or would like to learn more about the program, we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
|General Admission (12-61)||Free||$23.00|
|Children (4 & Under)||Free||Free|
* Ticket prices are subject to change.