Kansas City Invention Convention

The Kansas City Invention Convention (KCIC) is a STEMIE (STEM + Invention + Entrepreneurship) competition and outreach program presented by the Linda Hall Library that supports 17 counties and 31 school districts in the Kansas City metro area. KCIC teaches problem-solving and creativity to students in grades 5-12 and provides access to resources, workshops, and mentors who will help students develop their ideas from concept to prototype. By competing in KCIC, students have the opportunity to win cash prizes and a chance to compete at national and global competitions!

For questions about KCIC, please contact invent@lindahall.org.

Sponsor the Kansas City Invention Convention

Invest in the future by supporting the Linda Hall Library’s 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 peilek@lindahall.org.

Thank you to our sponsors and community partners!

Kansas City National Security Campus managed by Honeywell FM&T

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


T-Serve Foundation