The Mission of Public Invention is to "Invent in the public, for the public."

Public Invention Has Monthly Inventor Gatherings on The Third Thursday of Every Month!

You’re invited to please join us at 8:00 pm US Central time at our Framable Virtual Event Center! The event is open and free to all!

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Artists Connecting with Open Source Humanitarian Engineering Projects

Everyone needs art!  Especially humanitarian engineering non-profits!

Join us for a free webinar to bring together graphic artists who are looking for paid work or willing to volunteer for humanitarian NGOs and nonprofits with thought leaders.

We will briefly talk about art in STEM and the needs of Public Invention, and then devote the rest of the hour to show-and-tell for artists to show their portfolios, nonprofits to discuss their needs, and to brainstorm ideas for using art more generally to create a public invention and humanitarian engineering movement.

Jun. 15th (Thu.) 8:00 PM CDT to 9:30 PM CDT

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July 16, 2020 | Vent-Con QA

As a follow-up to our Vent-Con event in May, this free, virtual mini-conference discussed open source ventilators on the topic of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance. 

June 5, 2020 | We've been invited to present

We were proud to support Nation of Makers Con 2020!

May 21, 2020

On May 21st, Public Invention hosted Vent-Con 2020, a conference about Open Source Ventilators. This was co-hosted by Make Magazine, HelpfulEngineering, and the Ventilators Collaboration Network.

April 4, 2020 | Online board meeting (1 hour)

March 27, 2020 | UT Create-a-thon weekend


Three Public Inventors competed as a team in a "build weekend."

March 14, 2020 | LibrePlanet 2020 Conference

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We presented about Public Invention at LibrePlant 2020. 

Dec. 5, 2020 | Proposed In-Real-Life Board meeting and Conference

Proposed mini-con, demo day and board meeting