Developing Creative, Inventive Mindsets and Skills that Prepare Middle and High School Students for Careers in a Rapidly Changing World

The Lemelson-MIT Program, located within the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been celebrating outstanding inventors and working to inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers for more than twenty years. We are now working to share what we have learned with educators across the U.S. as we believe that the development of creative and inventive mindsets are critical to young people’s ability to thrive in today’s technologically driven, rapidly changing world.

Who should attend: If you are a middle or high school teacher, after school professional, or other educator who wants to enrich your students' educational experience, join us for a three-day workshop. We will also be holding a workshop on the west coast and east coast.

What will you learn: The workshop will develop educators’ capacity to help kids learn to think and act as an inventor while developing a solution to a real-world problem. The workshop includes strategies for the effective use of JV InvenTeam guides made available free of charge on our website here.

Cost: Registration is $1,500 per participant and includes lunch for all three days and workshop materials.

Email Emily Meehan if you have any questions. You can also contact her directly at 617-253-3410.


Workshop sessions will be taught and faciliated by the Lemelson-MIT Program staff (former teachers) and former InvenTeam educators.

Tony Perry
Invention Education Coordinator, Lemelson-MIT

Steve Meyer
Manager of STEM Education and Development, Fox Valley Technical College, 2008 InvenTeam Teacher, Brillon High School

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, July 13, 2018
Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hotel Accomodations

A group hotel rate has been reserved at the Courtyard Appleton Riverfront for $139.00 USD per night. Click here to book the special group rate for this hotel.  Participants have until June 10, 2018 to secure the group rate. 

Cancelling, Transferring Registration and Waitlist Policy

Contact us before July 9th to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee to cancel your registration. After July 9th, no refunds will be issued. We will accommodate transfers whenever possible.

Funds through

The Lemelson-MIT Program does not offer scholarships for educators to attend professional development workshops. However, allow educators to request donations for event costs related to professional development.  Click here to learn more.