How to participate

Timeline for the May 3rd, 2020 WNY Invention Convention  

03/02/2020Program Registration Deadline

Must happen before Inventors/Inventions are registered. Earlier is better!

Log In to Register (School, Homeschool, Scouting Program, etc.).
Please make sure to provide a contact name and email address!

Download our forms and guidelines which include:

•   Student Invention Log (NEW!!! Required)
•   Original Invention Development Guidelines
•   Goodwill Industries Re-Invent Guidelines
•   Scoring Rubric Form (this is used by the Judges and can help your students refine their presentations)
•   Student Registration Form (Attach this to back of final invention trifold)
•   Student/Family Contract (optional)
•   Event Invitation (shared with parents in April)

04/09/2020Deadline to register Inventor(s) & Invention(s)

Inventors should continue refining their Prototypes and Presentations right up until May 3rd!

Register Inventors & Inventions

A maximum of 15 Inventions may be submitted by each program.

Please be prepared with the following information:
• Student name & home phone
• Invention name
• Grade
• 15 Word description
• MC/Visa or PayPal account to pay $20 per Student when registration is complete

A $20 Fee PER STUDENT ($40 per team of 2 students) is collected to help us meet the overhead costs of this program. Scholarships are available upon request. Most schools or PTOs have a fund for this type of participation and parents are usually more than willing to provide support.

05/03/2020Western New York Invention Convention

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14211

Directions and Parking

9:30-10:00Registration Check-in/Set-Up Group A Inventors
10:00-10:30Registration Check-in/Set-Up Group B Inventors
10:30-11:30Judging with Inventors
11:30-1:30Open viewing for Inventors and Families, Explore the Museum, and eat at the Food Trucks!
1:30-2:30Awards Ceremony in Auditorium