February 2, 2021 to February 4, 2021

Inventing AN Equitable future

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A Free, three-day convening of leaders who are focused on providing access and opportunities for all STUDENTS to develop the skills they need to invent their future through invention education


Many thanks to all of you who attended and contributed to the 2021 InventEd Convening! We are making the session recordings, linked here, available to you through April 30. These recordings include keynote speakers, Dr. Ebony McGee and Dr. Marion Croak, as well as collaborative and breakout sessions. Please also find our high level agenda for your reference.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!


Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education, Vanderbilt University

Vice President for Site Reliability Engineering, Google Inc.

Read more about our 2021 speakers here.

The Challenges

  • Lack of patent-holder diversity leading technology innovators are 90% male and nearly 95% Asian or White (Source: Nager et al., 2016)

  • Complex global problems our future requires new approaches in health, climate change, sustainable business, inequality, and more (Source: UN)

  • Unprecedented workplace changes Rapidly evolving technologies are changing the future workplace (Source: Deloitte)

  • Talent shortages we need more information technologists, engineers, technicians, and others for 21st Century jobs (Source: Manpower Group)

  • Fragile systems The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically impacting our education system and creating more societal inequality

The Opportunity

All youth are inventive. Foundations, corporations, non-profits, educators, school districts, government agencies, and policy makers need to work together to create the conditions and opportunities, in-school and out-of-school, for all youth, regardless of their gender, skin color, income level, or physical ability to develop the skills and mindset needed to become the innovators and problem-solvers of tomorrow. Our challenge to you: Let’s work together to create an equitable future for the next generation of inventors.

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  • Be introduced to Invention Education
  • Advance your program goals
  • Explore new approaches and ideas
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  • Expand your network
  • Establish new partnerships
  • Collaborate and scale your work
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  • Share experiences and research
  • Create your messaging and outreach plan
  • Contribute to advancing the field
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Be a part of the solution


Registration is now closed. We hope you will join the conversation at inventioneducation.org by signing up for our mailing list.

Previous Keynote Speakers

Dr. Kamau Bobb

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

Kamal Sinclair

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

Andrei Iancu

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

Kumar Garg

Previously helped shape science and technology policy for the Obama Administration for nearly eight years, serving in a variety of roles in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Dr. James E. West

Research professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, is known worldwide as the co-inventor of the foil electret microphone

Katherine Jin

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Kinnos

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