How to participate

Timeline for the May 3rd, 2020 WNY Invention Convention  



Educators typically develop inventions with their students and hold their own Invention Convention at their school between September and April. 

Register your school(s) or program (s) even if you haven’t yet held your school-based event.  This helps us with our planning!



Program Registration Deadline.

(This 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.

05/03/2020WNY 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