Since 2011, the world’s leading academic inventors have gathered at NAI’s Annual Meetings to connect, learn, and be inspired! Over 400 distinguished inventors will be there for three days of networking, insightful presentations, and panel discussions on the latest breakthroughs in the discovery ecosystem.

The event will also be packed with crowd favorite events such as the Fellow and Senior Member ceremonies, Next Gen Student Showcase, and of course, our Academy Signature Gala.

Details of speakers, panels, and more coming soon!









NAI 2021 Guests will stay at the brand new luxurious JW Marriott Tampa Water Street facility,

in the heart of downtown Tampa. Thoughtfully designed to bring people together, the hotel will

offer multiple social spaces and amenities, including a full-service spa and fitness center; an

expansive pool and sun terrace; a full-service restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, and a

rooftop lounge and terrace boasting sweeping views of the waterfront and downtown.

Reserve Your Room” or Call 888-789-3090

JW Marriott Tampa Water Street , 510 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Learn about volunteer opportunities at this year’s Annual Meeting

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

Click here for the Photo Gallery

Click here for Session Videos

For more information on the Annual Meeting email: [email protected]