How to Participate

Schedule for 2024 WNY Invention Convention


ONGOING Inventors Start/Finish/Improve/Film their Inventions

Download our forms and guidelines which include:

•   Presentation Guidelines
•   Original Invention Development Guidelines
•   Goodwill Industries Re-Invent Guidelines
•   Scoring Rubric Form (this is used by the Judges and can help your students refine their presentations)

03/01/24 Registration for WNYIC opens

Register Inventor and Inventions at

This is the place where ALL information is stored, including the Photos & Presentation Video links that are accessed by the Online Judges.*

It is recommended that the parent/caregiver assists in registering the inventor. If there is an issue with access, then it is recommended that the teacher assists.

A maximum of 20 Inventions may be submitted by each program. A school-based invention event is NOT required for 2024 Event.

All participants must present in person to be eligible for awards.

04/22/24 Registration

All materials must be uploaded and registration fees must be paid.



Participants register and set-up

Park in the front lot and follow the signs! 



Judging, Media Interviews, Museum Tours, Food Trucks, & more

All inventors and their families are encouraged to explore the Museum after they’ve been interviewed and before the Awards Ceremony.



Western New York Awards Ceremony at the Buffalo Museum of Science

Participants and their family are to join us for the annual WNY Invention Convention Awards Ceremony, held in the auditorium of the Buffalo Museum of Science, where we will celebrate the participants and announce the winners.

We hope everyone will attend our live event. Good luck – we look forward to seeing you!

June 5th-7th National Invention Convention at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

The top winners will be invited to attend the National Invention Convention event to present their inventions on a national stage. Financial support is provided thanks to our generous sponsors.