In-Person Convening FAQ
Do you have a COVID-19 policy for this event?
As of October 2022, the CDC Community Level of risk for Alexandria is LOW. We ask that all in-person attendees at the 2022 InventEd Convening be vaccinated. While masks are not required under the current Community Level, you are welcome to wear a face mask per your health status and comfort level. If you are not vaccinated or prefer to not attest to your vaccination status, we welcome you at our virtual event.
We will have COVID tests and masks available.
Our event will take place, in part, at USPTO and we are monitoring their COVID-19 policy. USPTO is a bureau within the Department of Commerce. Please find the COVID policies for the Department of Commerce and USPTO here.
We have asked the Westin Alexandria to ensure staff are masked when serving and interacting with InventEd attendees.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a fluid situation. Should risk levels rise, we will update this policy to reflect CDC and Department of Commerce requirements. Further details are provided at registration.
I booked a pre-convening tour. Where is the information?
The two pre-convening tours are on Tuesday morning and afternoon. There are a couple spots available. If you signed up, but haven't received logistical and other information, please email email@example.com
Where is the InventEd Convening?
The evening events on Nov. 15 will be held at the USPTO office building. The remainder of the Convening on Nov. 16 - 17 will take place at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, VA.
I mean, where in the the hotel is the InventEd Convening?
The InventEd Convening is on the second floor of the hotel.
Are there rooms reserved at the Westin Hotel?
Reserved room group is now full.
What airport should I fly into?
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest to Alexandria VA and a short metro ride away. Dulles Airport (IAD) is also a possibility, though the trip to hotel and venue is substantially longer.
Virtual Convening FAQ
When is the Virtual InventEd Convening?
The virtual events are Tuesday November 15 to Thursday November 17. Please see the agenda.
Where is the InventEd Virtual Convening?
The streamed portions of the will take place using Hopin.com. Tuesday's Keynote will be through Microsoft meetings. A link invite will be sent through Hopin email before the event. Wedensday's and Thursday's streamed portions will be directly streamed through Hopin. If you registered, you will have a login. If you have any problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see information and schedule through Hopin or on this site's virtual page.
Where can I learn more about Invention Education?
At http://www.inventioneducation.org . Here, you will find curriculum across K-12, interviews with InventEd partners, upcoming and past events, including archived videos on key topics in Invention Education, research papers, and more.
Are there convening recordings from 2021?
Yes! There are session recordings, linked here. These recordings include keynote speakers, Dr. Ebony McGee and Dr. Marion Croak, as well as collaborative and breakout sessions.
We will be using HopIn for registration for the virtual events, streaming live sessions, and networking.