Welcome to the Southern California Inventors Forum, one of the largest inventors’ groups in the United States.  We were formed over 20 years ago as a small group of inventors, and are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  With over 500 members, we help inventors learn how to research, develop and protect their inventions.  We offer valuable support and insight into ways to profit from their inventions through building their own business or licensing their inventions.

Inventors Forum 

July 13th Speaker-Workshop

From Idea To Prototype Using 3-D Printing

Please come and attend the Inventor's Forum Meeting for an Interactive Discussion with John Shepherd this Friday, July 13th.

John began his career as a machinist in the 1950’s.  He was drafted into the military and returned to manufacturing in 1961.  He worked in manufacturing while making his way through college and became a high school teacher.  He then taught in the Manufacturing Technology and Drafting Departments at Mt. San Antonio College for 31 years.   

During his teaching career he also worked at a surgical instrument manufacturer as CAD Drafter,  CNC Programmer, Tool Designer, Manufacturing Engineer, and Senior Drafter. One of the surgical instruments that John helped design during that time was later issued a patent. As part of his presentation, John will reflect on changes he has seen in manufacturing technology over the past 60 years.  

WHERE:   Dock HB
5811 W McFadden Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

WHEN: These meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month. 

COST: $5.00 per person

Gather at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00.  We will wind down at 8:30 and be out before 9:00.

Come early to network with other inventors. The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.

Our Next Member Assistance Meeting 

will be July 27th, 2018 at Urban Workshop

WHERE: Urban Workshop

365 Clinton Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This is a closed session meeting for members only. 

Please check our events list for other events of interest.

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Inventors Forum SPEAKER SERIES

Open to non-members 


5811 W McFadden Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

WHEN:   2nd Friday of the month – Meetings begin at 7:30 PM with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early to network with other inventors. The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.

Inventors Forum Members Only (last Friday of the month Jan-Oct) @ Urban Workshop, Irvine, CA (see venue)


07/27/2018 6:30 PM • Urban Workshop
08/10/2018 6:30 PM • Dock HB 5811 W McFadden Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
08/31/2018 6:30 PM • Urban Workshop

NOTES: We are a non-profit group with no paid positions and the success of the group is totally dependent on what YOU bring to the meetings. So please share any helpful information you have. The hard working volunteers who keep IF going appreciate any and all assistance.



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