Useful Links and Resources
Conferences and Networking
We recommend that you consider going to an inventor
expo or conference to attend workshops and seminars and to have the
chance to meet with other inventors and service providers. Below are
listed the shows that we think are worth checking out. As always, be
sure to google and search for who sponsors the show and who they have
for speakers and presenters. We strongly feel that you should attend any
show once before getting a booth to see if you think it is worth the
cost and to attend the workshops.
Yankee Invention Expo
This is the longest-running national
inventors conference and show east of the Mississippi. It's held each
October in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Invention Expo mission is threefold:
- to educate inventors and
entrepreneurs on how to bring their product to market
- To help inventors meet new product
scouts and others who may license or buy their inventions
- To help local businesses find
profitable new products to manufacture and sell
Minnesota Inventors' Congress
The world's oldest and most prestigious
inventors conference, held each June in Minnesota. Exhibit your product
and attend educational workshops.
The Ingenuity Expo brings
together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses from the
Northeast and beyond. These handpicked exhibitors have a unique opportunity to showcase their products and services to investors, product scouts, marketers, licensing firms, journalists, and the public at large. The exhibits are just the beginning, at the Ingenuity Expo you will also find workshops hosted by some of the most distinguished names in the industry.
Northern Plains Inventors Congress
The NPIC provides inventors and
entrepreneurs with the information necessary to effectively
commercialize new ideas. The NPIC also encourages innovation and
economic development in the United States by exchanging ideas between
inventors, entrepreneurs and professionals.
Over 100 inventor organizations exist throughout the United States and
Canada. We've met many inventors who have had their questions answered, filled
in a gap in their knowledge, and practiced their presentations at their local
inventor organizations. For a list of groups, check listings at
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