The 46th Annual Induction Ceremony

Inside the Greatest Celebration of American Innovation


The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation is an annual black-tie event hosted in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and many other sponsoring organizations. Here we honor and celebrate the world’s foremost inventors and their contributions to society. A celebratory affair, each Induction brings the world’s brightest minds together to experience surprises, stories, and unforgettable moments.

Event Details


May 3, 2018


6:30PM General Reception
7:00PM Dinner and Awards Ceremony
9:30PM Innovation Celebration After Party


National Building Museum | Washington, DC


Black Tie Attire

Master of Ceremonies:

Mo Rocca, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, will serve as Master of Ceremonies

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Sponsor Ticket Packages Available:

  • $2,500 = 2 seats, 1/4 page full-color program ad, on-screen logo/name recognition, and more.
  • $5,000 = 4 seats, 1/4 page full-color program ad, yearlong logo recognition, and more.
  • $10,000 = 8 seats, 1/2 page full-color program ad, yearlong logo recognition, and more.

For a complete list of sponsor benefits, please click below.

2018 Sponsorship Benefits
Individual Tickets Available:

$1,000/per seat ($700 tax-deductible)
There are 10 seats per table

Purchase Tickets

Questions? Call 330.849.6946

Check out the best and brightest moments from the 45th Annual Induction Ceremony

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Sponsor Benefits
2018 Induction Sponsors

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2018 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees

2018 Inductees

2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Entrepreneur Sponsors – $50,000

Visionary Sponsor – $25,000

Honor Sponsors – $10,000

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Challenge Sponsor – $5,000

Challenge Sponsor – $2,500

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Did You Know…

Hall of Fame Inductees make personal visits to our educational programs to help inspire future young innovators.