The Conrad Foundation is seeking professionals to help select the innovators and technical leaders of the future by serving as a judge in the semifinals round of the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge.

Judges are invited to review and score the semifinals round Innovation Portfolios in January 2015. All review and scoring will be completed online through the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Innovation Portal, an online tool for scoring innovation portfolios using a standardized, researched-based rubric.

Students teams of secondary students from around the world have already completed the first round and have been selected to proceed to the semifinals. Each team of 2-5 members has already been accepted to the semifinals after submitting an investor pitch for their innovation in the first round.  The videos from the investor pitches can be found at

Each judge should anticipate 6-10 hours of work to prepare, train, review and score student team innovation portfolios between January 12 - February 1, 2015. Judges will be sent a detailed packet of information for training and will be expected to participate in a one-hour webinar.


 Please submit an application below if you are interested in serving as a judge.


Judge Training: January 12-15, 2015. Judges will be sent detailed instructions and login information. Judges will each participate in a one-hour training webinar. 
Judging Opens: Jan. 16, 2015 5:00pm. Judging of portfolios begins.
Judging Deadline: February 1, 2015  11:59pm. Judging of portfolios concludes.  

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