Project Invent’s Night of Innovation 2024 Set to Showcase Student Ingenuity in Northern California

Former NFL Player Shawn Springs, Lockerverse Co-Founder James McFall, Boogio Co-Founder & CEO Jose Torres and Second Spectrum’s Heaven Chen and Catherine Xu Among Guest Speakers

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Project Invent, the national nonprofit empowering middle and high school students to invent for social good, is thrilled to invite the public to A Night of Innovation on Friday, May 17, from 6-9 p.m. PDT. Proudly supported and hosted by Adobe, this event will showcase student teams from across the country as they share their invention journey and pitch their innovative solutions to real-world problems. 

A Night of Innovation will bring together innovators, engineers, tech leaders, young professionals, students, educators, and donors interested in the future of education. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness the creativity and ingenuity of student teams as they present their solutions to social problems. Project Invent will recognize outstanding members of its community with three annual awards — Fellow of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Community Partner of the Year. 

"A Night of Innovation is an exciting showcase of the impact that students can have on their communities and the world," said Jax Chaudhry, Executive Director of Project Invent. "We are excited to provide a platform for young inventors to share their groundbreaking solutions and inspire others to make a difference."

Adobe, renowned for its history of creating groundbreaking technology that empowers individuals to bring digital experiences to life, will serve as the host venue. Project Invent is thrilled to present at Adobe’s World Headquarters and offer student innovators the platform to showcase their creativity, ingenuity, and ambition.

The evening will commence with Demo Day student presentations from 6-7 p.m., unveiling prototypes developed in collaboration with members of the local community. Project Invent is especially proud of its partnership with the Synopsis Foundation, which supports Oakland-area students and community partners. Following this engaging showcase, guests will have the chance to network over refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

At 7 p.m., in partnership with Lockerverse, Project Invent will host a Fireside Chat with inventors of today. This dynamic conversation will feature former NFL player Shawn Springs, Boogio co-founder and CEO Jose Torres, and Second Spectrum’s Heaven Chen and Catherine Xu. The conversation will revolve around the intersection of digital creativity and student-led innovation and will livestream on the Lockerverse app.

At 7:30 p.m., select student teams will be recognized with awards and funding to further their invention journeys and honor the outstanding efforts of these student inventors. A Night of Innovation will conclude with a Cocktail Reception from 8-9 p.m., where attendees will have the opportunity to network and celebrate the achievements of Project Invent’s Annual Community Award winners, recognizing outstanding individuals who help support students on their invention journeys.

About Project Invent:

Project Invent is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering students with 21st-century skills to succeed individually and impact globally, through invention. Through a year-long curriculum, students are mentored to develop products that make a tangible impact, fostering a generation of innovative problem-solvers. For more information, visit

About Adobe

Founded 40 years ago on the simple idea of creating innovative products that change the world, Adobe offers groundbreaking technology that empowers everyone, everywhere to imagine, create, and bring any digital experience to life.

About Lockerverse

Launched in 2022, Lockerverse enables athletes, entertainers, artists, and brands to build equity by telling culture-defining stories, providing their fans exclusive access to merchandise, digital and IRL experiences, content, gaming, and unlocking new opportunities for direct engagement and monetization.

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