Invention Convention

Questacon Invention Convention

Don't just use the latest technology- create it!

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Workshops for students

School Workshops

Workshops in Canberra

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Holiday Workshops

Workshops during the school holidays

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Touring School Workshops

Touring workshops brought to your classroom.

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Virtual Excursion

Live workshops streamed from our studios in Canberra to your school.

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Workshops for teachers

Teacher Workshops

Accredited workshops for teachers.

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Social Media

See what everyone's been up to.

Workshops around Australia

Within the Community

Enterprising Australians

Find out about Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

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Community Events

Public events and talks.

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Make at Questacon in Canberra

Questacon Invention Convention

The Questacon Invention Conventions are multi-day workshops for 14-18 year olds, where you can work with mentor makers from Questacon and innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs from around Australia to turn your ideas into reality.

This year we are running three regional Invention Conventions in Gippsland (VIC), Townsville (QLD), and Armidale (NSW), with the National Invention Convention being held in Canberra during January 2019.

Be the first to know when applications open for any of our upcoming Invention Conventions in 2019 by filling in the Expression of Interest form below. Please note, to be eligible you must be at least 14 years of age, and less than 19 years, at the commencement of the event.

Applications for the Invention Convention in Gippsland (10-12 April 2018) will open in February 2018. Please fill in the Expression of Interest form NOW to receive your notification.

Invention Convention Expression of Interest

National Invention Convention 2018

The National Questacon Invention Convention is an all expenses paid, five day workshop in Canberra, held every January. It's immersive, but also fun - play, make design and laugh your way through a week of inspiration and creativity.

The theme of the 2018 National Invention Convention was Future Earth and 25 delegates from all across the country participated in this year's program.

Our next National Invention Convention will be held in January 2019 so register your interest now by filling out an expression of interest.

Please note that if you've already participated in a National Invention Convention then unfortunately you are not eligible to apply.

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