About The Annual Meeting

The Ninth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors will be held April 810, 2020 at the scenic Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass located just outside of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The NAI Annual Meeting is the premier arena where academic innovation and entrepreneurship is recognized, honored and cultivated. Our expansive membership, partners, and friends are welcomed.

The programming features stimulating presentations which will emphasize this year’s theme, Sustainable Futures: Propelling Innovative Ecosystems. As we look toward shaping the future of innovation, we must make cognizant steps to invest in innovations that address global issues and positively impact society.


View the 2020 Preliminary Agenda
Attending the Annual Meeting
Call for Abstracts
Program Committee 2020

2020 NAI Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities


Supporting the NAI Annual Meeting is an unparalleled opportunity to connect personally with the academic industry’s innovation influencers and decision makers!

Sponsorship Form

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Hosting Institution Benefits Guide

Contact [email protected] to learn more and reserve your sponsorship.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

 NAI Annual Meeting Room Block – $209 USD/per night

Discounted $10.00 daily Resort fee

Daily housekeeping gratuity $4.00

Address: 5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd Phoenix, Arizona 85226

Phone: (602) 225-0100

NAI group room block will close on March 11, 2020!

Book your group rate for NAI Annual Meeting 2020

9th Annual Meeting Sponsors


Past Meetings

In 2019, more than 450 individuals attended from worldwide universities and organizations. Attendees include senior leadership from universities and not for profit research institutes; interdisciplinary researchers and stakeholders; technology commercialization officers; deans, faculty, students, and many more. 

View the 2019 Meeting Recap

Click here to view all past programs

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For more information on the Annual Meeting contact Autumn Silas at: [email protected] or (813) 974-3738