HOW WILL YOU INVENT THE FUTURE?

INVENTOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

KANSAS CITY’S INVENTION COMPETITION

At KCIC, Kansas City area students in grades 5-12 come together to invent the future. The program provides access to resources, workshops, and mentors who will help you develop your ideas from concept to prototype. By competing in KCIC, you also have the opportunity to win cash prizes and a chance to compete at the national and global competitions!

Educator registration and inventor registration for KCIC 2024 are NOW OPEN!

For questions about KCIC, please contact invent@lindahall.org.

The future is ready to be invented

Inventors

Inventors

Are you ready to invent the future? If you are a Kansas City area student in grades 5-12, this program is for you. Click here to learn more about how you can participate in KCIC.

Educators

Educators

Help your students invent the future! Free curriculum and activity resources are available to bring KCIC to your classroom.

Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

KCIC is always in need of volunteers to participate as judges and mentors. If you are passionate about supporting STEMIE initiatives for Kansas City youth, please join us!

Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities

Invest in the future by supporting KCIC. As a sponsor, you help inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs by bringing STEMIE education to our community.

IMPORTANT DATES

September 2023 – January 2024
October 25

Virtual KCIC Info Session: Introducing the Kansas City Invention Convention

View recording HERE

November 16

Virtual KCIC Info Session: Accessing and Implementing Invention Curriculum

View recording HERE

December 6

Virtual KCIC Info Session: Helping Students Identify a Problem

View Recording HERE

January 3

Student registration opens for April 11 competition

January 11

Virtual KCIC Info Session: Supporting Successful Invention Logs

February 20

Virtual KCIC Info Session: From Idea to Prototype

March 7

Virtual KCIC Info Session: Dazzling Display Boards

March 28

Inventor registration closes

April 2

Virtual KCIC Info Session: Preparing to Compete

April 11

Competition Day!
Judging and invention showcase @ Swinney Rec Center UMKC

April 15

Awards Ceremony
Linda Hall Library Main Reading Room

Thank you to our sponsors and community partners!
FORVIS

Harry Portman Charitable Trust

Carter Community Memorial Trust

Interested in becoming a sponsor for KCIC 2024?  

For questions about KCIC, please contact invent@lindahall.org.
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