Are you ready to invent the future? If you are a Kansas City area student in grades 5-12, this program is for you.


Invest in the future by supporting KCIC. As a sponsor, you help inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.

Kansas City Invention Convention

At KCIC, Kansas City area students in grades 5-12 come together to invent the future. The program provides access to resources, workshops, and mentors who will help you develop your ideas from concept to prototype. By competing in KCIC, you also have the opportunity to win cash prizes and a chance to compete at the national and global competitions!

KCIC 2023 student inventor registration is now open

For questions about KCIC, please contact

Sponsor the Kansas City Invention Convention

Invest in the future by supporting the Linda Hall Library’s second annual Kansas City Invention Convention (KCIC).  KCIC is a STEMIE (STEM + Invention + Entrepreneurship) competition that teaches problem-solving and creativity skills to students in grades 5-12, and provides educators with a project-based curriculum to inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

Ready to make an unforgettable impact on local youth as a KCIC sponsor? Please fill out the sponsor form and a staff member will reach out to you. You can send your sponsorship payment via a check made out to The Linda Hall Library Foundation and mail it to the Library:

Linda Hall Library Foundation
Attn. Kaylee Peile
5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

Sponsorship benefits can be customized and may include the following: judging and mentorship opportunities, branding, print/digital logo recognition, scholarship naming, prizes, and the underwriting of KCIC winners’ journeys to the National and Global Invention Convention competitions.

For questions about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch with Kaylee Peile at

Thank you to our sponsors and community partners!

Kansas City National Security Campus managed by Honeywell FM&T



J E Dunn Construction


Harry Portman Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee

Husch Blackwell

Geraldine and R.A. Barrows Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee