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.
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
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
Inventor, Scientist, Student in global health at the University of Iowa
See our previous speakers below.
Dr. Kamau Bobb
Senior Director, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Tech University
Executive Director of the Guild of Future Architects and Senior Consultant to Sundance Institute's Future of Culture Initiative.
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Served for nearly eight years at Obama's White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)