The MIT App Inventor Summit is a gathering of the world-wide App Inventor community. Hosted by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the summit brings together a diverse range of individuals, including:

  • research scientists;
  • educators from formal and informal settings;
  • NGO staff members;
  • computer scientists;
  • representatives from industry;
  • entrepreneurs;
  • and others. The intimate size, exhilarating program, and accomplished attendees make the MIT App Inventor Summit an ideal opportunity to share current work, form new collaborations, and stay abreast of the latest developments within the MIT App Inventor community.

This year’s summit will include:

  • Youth Mobile Power Awards
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Panel discussions with the original development team as well as current team members
  • Presentations by students, teachers, and professional app developers
  • Poster session
  • Mini-hackathon
  • Networking reception

Youth Mobile Power Programming Competition

A highlight of the summit will be the official recognition of the winners of the Youth Mobile Power, MIT App Inventor challenge, run by MIT and YR Media.

Learn more about participating in the Youth Mobile Power App Challenge.

Keynote Speakers

Lissa Soep

Lissa Soep, YR Media


Meet the Original App Inventor Team

Meet the team that started it all. Members of the original App Inventor team will talk about the beginning days of App Inventor and share their thoughts on computer science education in the 10 years since the debut of App Inventor.

Sneak Peek at Upcoming Features with the Development Team

Lead Developer Evan Patton will demonstrate upcoming features for MIT App Inventor. Afterward, he will be joined by development team members Susan Lane and Jeffrey Schiller for a round table discussion with attendees about App Inventor development.

Education Panel: Pedagogy with MIT App Inventor

Josh Sheldon, Karen Lang, and Selim Tezel will participate in a discussion about curriculum development at MIT.

Other Highlights

Poster Session

Present your latest App Inventor work at the poster session overlooking the beauitful Charles River and Boston, MA. Exchange ideas with your fellow app inventors and get inspired to build the next great app!


The first night of the summit will include a reception for all participants to relax and mingle with with App Inventor team.


If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring the summit, please send an email to to make arrangements.


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