National Invention Convention 2019 Schedule

 

May 29, 2019–Wednesday

  • Breakfast at individual hotels (check in with your hotel on times)
  • Shuttle service provided each day between reserved hotels and The Henry Ford (full schedule coming soon)
  • 12:00 PM Inventor registration begins
    • Check-in at registration table in Prechter Promenade near Clock Tower entrance
    • Pick up t-shirt and swag bag
    • Set up inventions at this time
    • Go to assigned orientation time
  • Lunch–use fun money at any location in the Museum or Greenfield Village (fun money given at registration)
  • Attend assigned orientation time in Anderson Theater
    • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    • 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Museum will stay open until 6:00 PM as a special privilege of the event
  • 6:00 PM Greenfield Village is open to National Invention Convention Guests as part of special event
  • 6:30 PM Welcome dinner in Greenfield Village

May 30, 2019–Thursday

  • Breakfast at hotels
  • 8:00AM-9:00 AM Judge check-in at lobby outside of Giant Screen Experience
  • 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Higher Ed Leaders Meeting in Lovett Hall Ballroom (invitation only session)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Judging on museum floor (rolling judging circle times assigned at registration)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Programming
  • Support programming from partners (TBD)
  • Education expo for attendees to enjoy
  • Lunch–use fun money at any location in the Museum or Greenfield Village (fun money given at registration)
  • Dinner–use fun money at set locations around Dearborn (TBD)

May 31, 2019–Friday

  • Breakfast at hotels
  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Judge’s check-in at lobby outside of Giant Screen Experience
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Programming
    • Support programming from partners (TBD)
    • Education expo for attendees to enjoy
  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM People’s Choice Judging Circles (all students on floor at this time)
  • Lunch–use fun money at any location in the Museum or Greenfield Village (fun money given at registration)
  • 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Youth Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneurship Expo in Anderson Theater sponsored by Koch Industries
  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM International Showcase (International students present your inventions from judging circles)
  • 5:00 PM Dinner on museum floor
  • 6:30 PM Awards ceremony on museum floor
  • Showcase of winners following awards ceremony on museum floor

June 1, 2019–Saturday, No formal Activities

  • Passes for The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour and The Giant Screen Experience are good through Sunday

* Please note: times are subject to change and additions will be made to the schedule as event draws closer.

 

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