Welcome to the 2021 California Invention Convention!!
The California Invention Convention is being held virtually this year.
Teacher Registration is Closed
Student Registration is now Open
Judge Registration is now Open
If this is your first time to the site for 2021, you will need to create a registration. Even if you were registered for one of our previous Conventions, you must create a registration for 2021.
The California Invention Convention event is an annual celebration of K-12 inventors and entrepreneurs from across California. The event provides a vehicle for youth inventors and entrepreneurs from grades K-12 to display their critical thinking skills through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities.
Each year, top student inventors from classroom competitions around California are invited to attend the state California Invention Convention.
In 2021, in response to the ongoing pandemic, the California Invention Convention is being held virtually. Students must register on this site in order to participate.
As part of the registration system, each inventor / team must submit the following no later than March 31, 2021
Judges will review and score assigned videos and invention documentation between April 5th-April 17th. There will be a virtual Awards Ceremony on April 23, 2021 and final results will be posted on our website www.cainventionconvention.org the following week.
IF YOU ARE AN INDEPENDENT INVENTOR - i.e. you are not affialiated with a school registered for the 2021 California Invention Covnvention - CONTACT US for more information on how to register.
Teachers: Teacher registration is Closed. If you are a teacher or after school instructor, and have not registered, please Contact Us.
Students - Registration is Open. Go to the top of the page, click on "Create Account" and choose "Student". You can find detailed instructions on our website at Student Registration or you can download them as a PDF -Student Registration - Virtual Event.
Judges - Registration is Open: Go to the top of the page, click on "Create Account" and choose "Judge". You can find detailed instructions on our website Judge and Volunteer Registration or you can download them as a PDF here. VERY IMPORTANT!!! If you have already registered as a teacher in 2021, you have to make a small adjustment when registering as a judge. When you enter your name and email, it has to be different that your first registration. So if you registered as Judy Smith email@example.com – you could register with a different email account, or change your first name to Judith or even add a digit such as Judy1 Smith. The system goes into a loop if you try to register with the same name and email.
Volunteers: As our event will be virtual, we will not be needing your help this year. Thank you for thinking of us and we will see you in 2022!!
ONCE YOU CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU CAN COME BACK ANY TIME BY LOGGING IN AND CLICKING ON MY PROFILE