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.

Regional Questacon Invention Convention

The regional Invention Convention is a free, three day workshop that lets you explore design, technology and innovation with other young innovators. Use any of the tools and materials provided, from robotics and electronics to hot glue and pop sticks, to help you build and prototype your ideas to themed challenges.

The regional Invention Convention is open to 14-18 year olds attending an Australian secondary school. In 2019 we have visited Mildura VIC, Albury-Wodonga NSW, and we are heading to Gladstone QLD soon.

Registrations are now open for the Gladstone Invention Convention, 1-3 October!

To register for the Gladstone Invention Convention, complete the form below (available in .pdf or .doc) : 
Registration form .pdf
Registration form .doc

To be the first to recieve a form when registrations open for the National Invention Convention, complete the Expression of Interest form on the next page!


National Questacon Invention Convention

The National Invention Convention is an all-expenses paid, five day workshop in Canberra, held every January. This program gives 25 delegates aged 14-18 from all around Australia the opportunity to play, make and create with us, designing and developing a prototype that relates to a theme we give them.

Make use of workshop tools and materials, work with local mentors and entrepreneurs, and, forge friendships that last a lifetime.

The National Invention Convention is open to 14-18 year olds attending an Australian secondary school. Please note that if you've already participated in a National Invention Convention then unfortunately you are not eligible to apply. If you've done a Regional Invention Convention feel free to apply!

Applications for our upcoming National Invention Convention in January 2020 will open soon. If you’re interested in the 2020 National Invention Convention, you can register your interest below and you’ll be the first to hear when applications open.

Register your interest now!

Invention Convention Expression of Interest

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