Inventors Conference 2015

Inventor's Conference 2015

I am committed to helping Wyoming's small business owners and inventors succeed in today's rapidly changing marketplace. That means bringing information about the patent process and procurement opportunities to your doorstep. Every year I host a number of conferences that will help open doors for your business or help make your idea a reality. For more information about my small business and inventor's conferences, please contact my Small Business Legislative Assistant, Renée Bender at (202) 224-3424 or

To register for my Inventors Conference, please contact my State Director, Karen McCreery at 307-527-9444 or

“From Your Garage to the Assembly Line”
Senator Enzi’s 2015 Inventors Conference
Laramie County Community College – Theater
1400 E. College Drive
Cheyenne, Wyoming
October 3, 2015



 7:30 AM                      Registration for Conference Opens

Participants may also pre-register by contacting Karen McCreery at 307-527-9444 or by emailing

8:30 AM                      Conference Opening: U. S. Senator Mike Enzi


Mistress of Ceremonies: Maryellen Tast, Dean of Outreach and Workforce Development, Laramie County Community College


8:45 AM                      Keynote Speaker: Robert Lumley, AirLoom Energy


9:30 AM                      Steps to Successful Preliminary Patent Searching – Karen Kitchens, Wyoming State Library, Intellectual Property Librarian


10:15 AM                    Break – Please visit the exhibitors in the hallway and refreshment room.


10:30 AM                    Patent Rules for a New Age – Toni Tease, Attorney at Law


11:15 AM                    Introduction to Intellectual Property – Michael Carone, Regional Manager, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Rocky Mountain Regional Office  


12:15 PM                    Lunch on Your Own


1:15 PM                      Focus on Business Planning – John Privette, Wyoming Small Business Development Center, Regional Director 


2:00 PM                      SBIR Panel: Seed Capital for Innovative Small Businesses, Panelists:

Kelly Haigler Cornish, Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative, Outreach Coordinator

Georgia Gayle, Analogic Engineering, Inc.


3:00 PM                      Break – Please visit the exhibitors in the hallway and refreshment room.


3:15 PM                      Marketing Panel: What Is Your Product And Who Wants It?, Panelists:

Mike Lambert, Program Manager, Market Research Center

Dr. Elizabeth Minton, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Wyoming

Jessica Romero, Sweets Cakes & Pastry


4:15 PM                      Closing Remarks and Program Closing

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