This K-12 national competition is modeled after the highly successful Intel Science and  Engineering Fair (ISEF) and focuses on youth invention and entrepreneurship.  Invitees are winners of underlying affiliate invention and entrepreneurship programs. National Invention Convention 2016 and 2017 were held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.  National Invention Convention 2018, presented by United Technologies Corporation, was held May 31-June 2 at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan.