Innovation Festival 2015

The 2015 Innovation Festival is this weekend at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., where patents and trademarks will take center stage for two exciting days packed with activity and interactivity for all ages.

The festival is part of the USPTO and Smithsonian’s ongoing collaboration to promote innovation and intellectual property awareness and runs September 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. An impressive lineup of innovators and presenters will demonstrate their patented technologies and speak about the inventing experience. Exhibits from Ford, Mars Inc., Zugara, NASA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and many more will give attendees an up-close opportunity to converse with the inventors themselves. USPTO volunteers will be helping support exhibits and facilitate activities for attendees.

To cap it all off, the Innovation Festival takes place in the newly opened Innovation Wing of the National Museum of American History, which includes Inventing in America, a permanent installation made with the support and input of the USPTO and focused on telling the story of America’s ingenuity. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the new wing yet, there’s no better time than this weekend. Come out to the Innovation Festival and experience the thrill of innovation!