in-person Event

Tuesday, November 15 - Thursday, November 17. Alexandria, VA

Come ready to make new connections, sharpen your Invention Education knowledge, and work with colleagues to reimagine the future of Invention Education!

InventEd's in-person event is for anyone currently engaged in Invention Education and ready to work with peers in a design sprint workshop.

  • Nov. 15: Join pre-conference field trips in the DC area and celebrate being back together again at our kickoff reception and dinner te the USPTO campus.

  • Nov. 16: Reconnect and meet new Invention Education colleagues, share progress on projects and programs, and gather ideas for the next day's design sprint workshop. Held at the Westin Alexandria Old Town

  • Nov. 17: Participate in a design sprint challenge and reimagine the future of Invention Education. This day will culminate in a "pitch party" where we share our ideas and make plans for 2023. Held at the Westin Alexandria Old Town.

This event aims to push our community beyond talk and towards collaborative action. You'll leave feeling reinvigorated to participate in building the field of Invention Education. Join us!

Registration is now CLOSED.

In-Person Agenda

*Note: All times are in EST

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Reception, Dinner and Keynote to be held at the US Trade and Patent Office

10:00 - 1pm: Reconnect: Diversity of American Ingenuity. Guided tours of the The Museum of African American History and the Latino Gallery at the National Museum of American History with a focus on invention and inventors (email to inquire about available spots and logistics)

2- 4 pm: Reconnect: Pre-conference tour and activities at KID Museum in Bethesda, MD (email to inquire about available spots and logistics)

5 - 6:30 pm: Opening reception at National Inventors Hall of Fame @ USPTO

6 :30 - 7:30 pm Dinner, Clara Burton Auditorium @ USPTO

7:30-7:45 pm Welcome from the Lemelson Foundation & USPTO, Clara Burton Auditorium @ USPTO

7:45 - 8:30 pm Fireside Chat with Dr. Rory Cooper, Clara Burton Auditorium @ USPTO

8:30 - 9:00 pm Informal Networking, Clara Burton Auditorium @ USPTO

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

All sessions will be held at the Westin hotel.

7:45 - 8:45 am Breakfast/Registration, Edison D

9 - 9:20 am Opening Remarks from InventEd & the Lemelson Foundation, Edison D

9:20 - 10:25 am Keynote Speaker: Dasia Taylor, Edison D

10:25 - 10:45 am Reconnect: Coffee/Tea break

10:45 - 11:30 am Reinvigorate: Breakout session I , Breakout rooms (descriptions and rooms in link)

11:30 - 11:45 am Break

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch/Fireside Chat with USPTO Deputy Director Derrick Brent and Arlyne Simon

1:00 - 1:45 pm Reinvigorate: Breakout session II , Breakout rooms (descriptions and rooms in link)
1:45 - 2:00 pm Break

2:00 - 2:45 Reinvigorate: Breakout session III , Breakout rooms (descriptions and rooms in link)

2:45 - 3:00 Snack Break

3:00 - 3:20 Reconnect: Twitter Chat - Sharing Our Stories: What's Worked and What Hasn't, Edison D

3:30 - 4:30 pm: Reinvigorate Panel: Convergence Education and its intersection with Invention Education Edison D

4:30 - 5:00 pm: Invent Ed’s 10-year vision and introduction to the Grand Challenges, Edison D

5:00 - 7:00pm Dinner on your own. Choices of local restaurants are plentiful. and/or...

7:00 - 9:00pm: Reinvigorate: Special Screening: Pathways to Invention (light food and drinks will be served), Edison D

Sign up encouraged to confirm your spot!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

All sessions will be held at the Westin hotel.

7:45 - 8:45 am Breakfast, Edison D

9:00 - 10:00 am Reinvigorate Panel: Cultivating a Diverse Invention Pathway: From Classroom to Career, Edison D

10:00 - 10:45 am Reimagine: Overview of Design Sprints, Edison D

10:45 - 11:00 am Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 - 12:15 pm Reimagine: Design Sprints Breakout rooms (see descriptions in link)

12:15 - 1:15 pm Boxed Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 pm Reimagine: Design Sprints Breakout Rooms continue (see descriptions in link))

2:15 - 2:35 pm Snack Break

2:35 - 3:45 pm Reconnect: “Pitch Party”, Edison D

3:45 - 4 pm Closing Remarks, Edison D

HOtel & Location Info

A pre-convening reception and dinner will be hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on their campus on Tuesday, November 15. On Wednesday and Thursday November 16-17, the convening will be held at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.


Thank you for your interested in our in-person event. Registration is OPEN for our free, VIRTUAL streaming portion of the convening. Keynotes, panels and some other sessions will be streamed.