How will you invent the future?

What will you be known for?

September 10 – April 23, 2022

KC Invention Convention 2022

Join us for the second annual Kansas City Invention Convention!

Registration for the Linda Hall Library’s second annual Kansas City Invention Convention, an affiliate program of The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, opens this fall. At the KCIC, students in grades 4 through 12 from around the Kansas City metro are empowered to imagine new solutions to everyday challenges. With the support of teachers and mentors, and one-of-a-kind tips from living inventors and industry experts, students embark on a journey of creativity and growth. KCIC will introduce students to STEM concepts, entrepreneurship and more as they create their own inventions and have a chance to win prizes, scholarships and an opportunity to go to nationals.

The future is ready to be invented



You can invent the future. Do you see a problem that needs fixing? Make chores or everyday activities easier for yourself and others. Become an inventor during the inaugural KCIC and bring your idea to life!



Bring invention to life for your students through the KCIC. Resources, tools and other information will help you and your students along the journey and realize their potential.


Mentors and Judges

The KCIC is always in need of helpful volunteer judges and mentors. If you are passionate about supporting students as they learn and grow, and are excited about invention and entrepreneurship, please join us!


Sponsorship Opportunities

As a KCIC sponsor, you create a path for youth from the Greater Kansas City area to not just envision a better tomorrow, but get hands-on experience creating it. Help inspire the next generation and bring invention, entrepreneurship, and STEM to life for students in our community.

Kansas City Invention Convention Sponsors and Community Partners

This event made possible by:


August 4

Virtual KCIC Info Session for Educators

September 10

Inventor registration opens

September 11

Virtual KCIC Info Session for Students

March 26

Inventor registration closes

April 23

Invention Showcase, judging, and awards show!

Get registered today!

Inventor Registration for the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention will open on September 10, 2021.