reconnect, reimagine, reinvigorate

Tuesday, November 15 - Thursday, November 17

Our theme, Reconnect, Reimagine, Reinvigorate captures the energy and spirit of our community to continue connecting, learning from each other, and collaborating to jointly build the field of Invention Education.

InventEd’s vision is to cultivate the inventive mindset that exists in everyone. In collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this year’s convening will celebrate progress toward achieving that vision, and explore where our community goes next to build awareness and advocate for Invention Education across K-12 learning environments.

Whether joining in-person or virtually, participants can expect an inclusive experience in which to build new connections, opportunities to reimagine and workshop new ideas, and to walk away reinvigorated to build and support Invention Education across learning environments and communities. See below for further details on the in-person and virtual experiences.

session Recordings

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the 2022 InventEd Convening! The main session recordings are linked directly below. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

November 15: Fireside chat with Dr. Rory Cooper at USPTO

November 16: Welcome and Keynote with Dasia Taylor

November 16: Fireside chat with Deputy Director Derrick Brent and Arlyne Simon

November 16: Panel discussion on Convergence Education and Its Intersection with Invention Education

November 17: Panel discussion on Cultivating a Diverse Invention Pathway: From Classroom to Career

2022 Keynote Speakers

Derrick Brent

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Dr. Rory Cooper

Inventor, Founder, Director, and CEO of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL); Professor at University of Pittsburgh

Dasia Taylor

Inventor, Scientist, Student in global health at the University of Iowa

See our previous speakers below.

Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Kamau Bobb

Senior Director, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Tech University

Vice President for Site Reliability Engineering, Google Inc.

Kamal Sinclair

Executive Director of the Guild of Future Architects and Senior Consultant to Sundance Institute's Future of Culture Initiative.

Andrei Iancu

Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Kumar Garg

Served for nearly eight years at Obama's White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

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