Meetings: 7:00pm - 9:00pm - 2nd Wednesday each month (No meetings in Dec.)
We charge a $10 guest fee for visitors which is payable at the check-in desk, and will be credited toward your membership if you become a member that same evening.
Networking ~ 6:30 - 7:00pm and after the speaker (as time permits).
"Confidential Special Help Meeting" 3rd Wednesday each month - for paid members only where everyone signs a non-disclosure agreement and attendees can discuss their product/concept openly and receive one-on-one help and advice on the next steps of pursuing their idea, concept or design.

Join Now or Renew Your HIA Membership For 2024
Cost of Membership is only $50 and and Benefits include:
-Free access to all On-site and Online Open-door Meetings.
-Free access to videos of past On-site Open-door Meeting speaker presentations.
-Free access to On-site and Online "Confidential Special Help Meetings" where everyone signs a non-disclosure agreement and attendees can discuss their product/concept openly and receive one- on-one help and advice.

Click Here To Join or Renew Membership Online with a Debit or Credit Card
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OR if you prefer pay by check, print a mail-in Membership Form Click Here. Fill it out and and Mail it in. For questions regarding your membership status contact

Scheduled Speakers and Events

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
At Bayland Community Center

Feel free to submit to Hiett any specific questions
you may have in advance of, or at the meeting.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
At Bayland Community Center

Confidential "Special Help" Meeting, for members only where everyone signs a non-disclosure agreement and attendees can discuss their product or concept openly and receive one-on-one help and advice on the next steps of pursuing their idea, concept or design, or overcoming a particular hurdle. (You can also join & become a member at this meeting). The meeting will be moderated by Mark Peterson and held in a smaller room (at the end of the lobby), and will have a smaller group of attendees than our 2nd Wednesday general meetings. Bring us your problems and questions, and we'll try to get you to the next step.

Videos of Our Past Meetings
We are making videos of our past speakers presentations available upon request for free via email to paid members only, so even if you live too far away to attend our monthly meetings you can benefit by becoming a member. To become a member, Click the link above to pay online or download a Membership Form, fill it out, and mail it in. Then contact and request a video. You will also be added to our email list to receive monthly announcements regarding upcoming meetings and topics.

Benefits of Attending Meetings
Our motto, "Inventors Helping Inventors", expresses some of the benefits of membership and attending monthly meetings. We provide speakers having first-hand knowledge of the difficulties in getting from raw idea to marketable product that offer their success stories, and share tips on marketing your invention, and speakers that provide valuable information in technical areas, such as: protecting your idea, patent fundamentals, building prototypes, injection molding, manufacturing vs licensing, etc. At our meetings, we often connect inventors having a problem with other members who may be able to help to solve it. We take pride in being a trusted resource, and do our best to protect inventors from invention marketing/development scams.

HIA Facebook Group Page
Have you visited our Facebook Group Page? The purpose of the Group Page is to provide an interactive forum or message board where members can comment on speakers, meetings, ask questions, make suggestions, provide feedback, receive help, etc. Bill Kopitzke is the main administrator. The "Group" page is different from a regular Facebook "Page", in that you can't get there by "liking" or being a "friend"; you have to "Join" the group to participate. Group members must be approved or added by other members. To "Join" the group, if you are logged in on facebook, you can click the Facebook logo in the left-hand column. If you are not logged in or if you are NOT already a member of the Facebook Group, click here for instructions on how to join.

Other Local Groups That May Be Of Interest To Inventors
TX/RX Labs, a Houston non-profit organization is teaching classes for entrepreneurs and makers. Welding, CNC, electronics, laser cutting, 3d printing, cad and cam drafting and more.

HIA Featured In Patent Office Publication
The HIA was featured in an article titled "Houston Inventors Association Helps Members Bring Inventions to Reality", written by John Calvert, head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Inventors Assistance Program following his visit to Houston in August, 2010. The article was published online in the "Inventors Eye" -a bi-monthly newsletter for the independent inventor community that covers topics of interest to independent inventors; and stories about people who have become successful inventors. It also includes tips on working with the USPTO; information on events, organizations and meetings of interest to the inventor community.

HIA Featured In KHOU TV News Segment
Way back in 2001, the HIA was featured in a TV news segment where they discussed our organzation and warned against inventors being scammed by so-called "Invention Development Companies". Click here to see KHOU TV video segment
Inventors' Digest
The Magazine For Inventors
Meetings are held in Bellaire at:
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77074
(Inside Bayland Park)
(1 Blk west of Hillcroft)
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Austin Inventors Syndicate

Amarillo Inventors Association

Inventors Club of K.C.

Rocky Mountain Inventors Association

Inventors Network of the Capital Area - D.C.

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