Registering your inventor - Inventors who have been selected to advance to the regional finals must have their online registration form completed by a parent or guardian by the following deadline in order to be eligible to participate:


Southwest Region – April 6, 2016

Northeast Region – April 13, 2016

Central Region – April 20, 2016


Do you know what region you are in?  Check this county list to find out


Important information about registering:

  1. Parent or guardian (18 or older) must complete the online registration on behalf of their inventor.
  2. You will need to create an account using a valid email address in order register your inventor.  If you registered in a previous year you will need to create a new account for your new registration. If you have more than one inventor you will be required to open more than one account, using a unique email address for each.
  3. If your inventor is part of a team of two, each must complete their own registration form.
  4. All required fields on the registration form must be completed in order for your student to be eligible to participate.
  5. You must read and agree to the "official" rules in order for your inventor to participate.
  6. Inventors (both if a team) must be available for their judging time and the awards ceremony in order to be eligible to win. If your inventor will not be available for both judging and the awards ceremony please contact your district’s coordinator.
  7. If you do not receive your confirmation email, please check your junk mail and spam filter before contacting


Follow this link or click on [Register] to complete your inventor’s registration.

Teacher of Excellence Award

We know that The Invention Convention would not be possible without the effort and dedication of hundreds of educators each year who bring our program to Ohio students. Teachers are often overlooked and under appreciated. Thank you to all of the educators who help make this program possible!

Every year and in every region we recognize a local educator with our Teacher of Excellence Award. The Teacher of Excellence Award can vary year-to-year, but generally includes a fantastic technology prize, classroom parties or outings, books, gifts from our wonder sponsors and more! We ask students, parents, teachers, principals, anyone to nominate an Invention Convention educator worthy of the Teacher of Excellence title. Do you know about a great educator in your life that has inspired, uplifted, motivated and led by example, in order to positively impact students?

Click on this link to nominate your Teacher of Excellence 

Nomination Deadlines:
Southwest Region: April 9
Northeast Region: April 16
Central Region: April 23

About the Regional FinalsClick here for a detailed schedule.


Event Date/Location:

Southwest – April 23 @ Central State University

Northeast – April 30 @ Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Central – May 7 @ Tolles Career & Technical Center


Important information about the events:

  1. Ten days prior to the regional final, Invention Convention will make available each inventor’s individual judging times on this website.  The information will be posted to this website, provided to each district’s coordinator and will be emailed to each registered parent.  Note: 1) specific judging times may not be requested or changed.
  2. In the same email detailing individual judging times, additional event day information will be provided (i.e. parking, food and programming information).
  3. Inventors will pick up their badges at Student Check In when they arrive to set up. See the detailed schedule for set up times. Note: Any one (parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, friends, etc.) can set up for the inventor.  Inventors are not required to be present at the time of set up.

Would you like to make a donation to the Invention Convention? 

The Invention Convention is a state-wide educational non-profit program which offers STEAM curriculum, assemblies and competitions to school districts at no charge to the student, school or district. In 2015-2016, 103 school districts throughout Ohio are participating in the Invention Convention. The cost to send just one student to their regional competition is $35 (not including award or scholarships); the cost to host one school assembly is $300. Any donation makes an impact on these young inventors and entrepreneurs allowing the Invention Convention to be brought to even more students statewide.