While the social distancing recommendations are still active, the IAA will be holding our meetings remotely.  The Open Door Meetings, held on the 1st Wed of each month at 7pm, will be in webinar or Zoom format. Invitations for the Open Door meetings will sent out via email as usual.  If you are not currently receiving notices of these meetings and if you would like to participate in these monthly webinars, please sign up for our Newsletter (below).

The IAA Member Think Tank Meetings (Closed Door, held on the 3rd Wed of each month) will be held via Zoom from 7pm to 9pm.  Each IAA member will receive a Zoom meeting invitation and link via email with a password link approximately one week prior.

Welcome to the IAA

The Inventors Association of Arizona (IAA) is a non-profit organization formed to educate, support and provide a centralized source of information for inventors at all levels.  The synergy of members' knowledge and experience helps independent inventors navigate the challenging process of developing their product idea through education and networking.  With the right tools and contacts, inventors improve their prospect of turning an idea into reality and successfully bringing it to the market.  Our mission is to help each member move forward toward the next step in the process.

Prior to the pandemic, all workshops were  held at the

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation

Gateway Community College

275 N Gateway Drive

Phoenix, AZ  85034


Monthly Keynote Speaker Meetings
Open to the Public
1st Wednesdays | 7 - 9 PM

On the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, the IAA invites the general public to their keynote speaker meetings. Each meeting features a keynote speaker presenting valuable information in relevant areas such as Patents and Trademarks, Business Plans, Licensing, Prototyping, Manufacturing, Marketing, Distribution and Sourcing.

Monthly Meetings
Closed Door, Private
3rd Wednesdays | 7 - 9 PM
Paid IAA Membership Only

During these IAA Members-only meetings, all in attendance have a membership application on file and a signed NDA. Individualized feedback, guidance and suggestions for the development, manufacturing, licensing and marketing of products is offered for our member inventors. Professional contacts are candidly shared, providing strong direction to help new inventors avoid negative, expensive mistakes.  These meetings include updates on the legal aspects of inventing, networking and "think tank" sessions.