FAQ

Q: How many inventions can one student enter?

A student can enter up to (2) two inventions. And, the student only has to pay the $10 fee once!

Q: Can Inventors work in teams?

Inventors can work alone or in teams of two. When the invention is registered, information for each student will be entered. There is a $10 fee for each student.

Q: Can I pay Western New York Invention Convention by mail?

Yes. WNY Invention Convention can not accept any payments unless the students, their inventions, and their programs are first registered here by May 19, 2017. Once that is completed, download and print the Pay By Mail form. Payment must be received before the day of the event: June 4th, 2017.

Q: How do I register my home school or Scout program?

Create an account and scroll past the school drop-down list and fill in all of the requested information for your home school or troop.

Q: I entered the wrong school! How do I change it?

Login to your account and scroll down. You’ll see the drop-down list of schools. Pick the one you need and update your profile.

Q: How do I register my students’ inventions?

If you’ve already created an account, Login and register your students’ inventions using the Inventions menu on the left side of the page.

Q: How do I see the inventions I registered?

Once you log in, you can access a list of all your registered inventions through the Inventions menu on the left side of the page.

Q: I want to reset my password; I clicked on ‘Forgot Password’; now what?

You will get an email notification with a link to reset your password. If you don’t see it right away, please check in your Spam folder.

Q: Where is Western New York Invention Convention held?

Learn about the location and the schedule of the day’s event here.

Q: How do I become a sponsor?

Learn about our sponsorship packages here and see our previous sponsors here.

Q: How do I become a judge?

Sign up to be a judge here. Learn how inventions are judged here.

Q: Are there any workshops to help me with school-based Invention Conventions?

WNY Invention Convention offers a variety of workshop opportunities. Learn more here.

Q: How can I help with Western New York Invention Convention?

WNY Invention Convention offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Learn more here.

Q. My child’s school doesn’t participate in Invention Convention. Can I still register him/her for Western New York Invention Convention?

Yes. Create an account and scroll past the school drop-down list and fill in all of the requested information as if you were a home school program.