Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan
Inventors promoting inventors and the art of invention

UIA-USA Member

About Us

The Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization incorporated in Michigan to help inventors pursue their dreams of bringing new and innovative products to market. Our goal is to help fellow inventors succeed in the most efficient and least costly manner possible by providing education and business networking.

Directors (D) & Positions

Marty Sovis (D) - President, Ken Yee (D) - Vice President, Mary Kordyban (D) - Secretary, Lynn Soave (D) - Treasurer, Dwayne Towns (D), Mike Wiley (D), John Tracy (D), Patrick Donlon (D)


Even if the below dates have not been updated it is almost always a safe bet that there is a 2nd Thursday 7:00PM meeting every month except December when we may have a field trip. Everyone is welcome but, there is an admission fee of $5 for non-members. (Annual dues $55, see Membership page.)

Next Council Meeting: May 13, 2021


There are some great things happening, the inventor community is stepping up to the plate with free webinars and online meetings all over the country! Learn from the most knowledgeable inventors of our time, they are sharing valuable information that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere, at any time. The UIA, IGA, Invent Right and more inventor groups across the nation are providing free webinars, if you join some of the groups, they will provide emails on their events (see our "links" page).

Our line up of speakers:

February 13th - Christine Welsh, Principal at Kerning Advertising. she will speak on "Social Media Marketing"

March 12th - Harry Blecker from MSBDC. He will speak on "The financial side of Inventing"

April 9th - Jacob Ward, Patent Attorney - Owner of Ward Law in Tiffin, Ohio speaking on "Patently Good Ideas. This meeting is cancelled due to COVID-19, to be rescheduled"

May 14th - Aimee Carroll of Edison Nation, to discuss how you can bring your invention to market with Edison Nation.

June 11th - TBD

July 9th - a speaker from Edison Nation, Bethlehem, PA. presentation not formalized yet, but they will cover their company on product search to licensing

August 13th - ***summer break***

September 10th-12th - Michigan Virtual Summit (replaces the EXPO conference this year)

"Invent your way out of a Pandemic"

September 10- 1:00-4:00 p.m.

September 11- 1:00-4:00 p.m.

September 12- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00

September 10th - TBD

October 8th - TBD

November 12th - TBD

December 10th - TBD

A big "Thank You" to our future and past speakers!

Any topics you would like to hear about?

Please let us know if you have any suggestions or topic ideas for "Our line up of speakers"

NOTE: We Have a New Meeting Location

Mott Community College in Room 1107 of the Regional Technology Center M-TEC, Flint, MI (see the "Directions" page). We will continue to meet at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month, just as we have since 1997. See you there and bring your questions as we have the answers to help you with the next part of your journey of inventing.

A map to the location can be found by selecting the Directions button on the left side of the screen.

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