Military Invention Day

Military Invention Day 5-20-2017

The USPTO and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation present
Military Invention Day, an all-day program highlighting examples of today’s leading-edge military inventions
alongside historical technologies from the Museum’s world-class collections. This daylong festival celebrates
the crucial role of invention for the United States, explores the changing relationship between military research
and commerce, and gives visitors an opportunity to envision how advances in military technology will impact
their daily lives in the future. Come see more than 30 new inventions from the armed forces and associated
technology firms, talk to scientists and engineers, and try hands-on invention challenges.

  • 12:00PM Opening talks featuring General Mark Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff; and Fred Steckler, U.S. Patent
    and Trademark Office Chief Administrative Officer
  • 2:00PM Innovations for Society: Technologies that will impact your future
  • 4:00PM Warfighter Inventor Panel

See the list of exhibitors and agenda.

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This is a free event!