“From Your Garage to the Assembly Line”
Senator Enzi’s 2009 Inventors Conference
April 25, 2009
All events are in the Wheeler Auditorium of the Wold Physical Science Building
7:30 AM – Registration
8:30 AM – Opening: U. S. Senator Mike Enzi; Master of Ceremonies: Dr. David Bloom of Alces Technology
8:45 AM – Inventing 101: Tools of the Trade – Joyce Ward, National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, Director of Program Support and Intellectual Property
9:30 AM – Intellectual Property and Licensing Services – Davona Douglass, Research Products Center, Director
10:15 AM – Break – Please visit the exhibitors in the hallway and refreshment room.
10:30 AM – Planet Eureka! Business Translation Workshops – Rick Rothwell, Manufacturing-Works, Professional Affiliate
11:15 AM – Everything You Need to Know about Protecting Your Invention – Toni Tease, Antoinette M. Tease, P.L.L.C.
12:00 PM – Lunch on Your Own
1:15 PM – Keynote Speaker – Ryan Patterson, Inventor of the American Sign Language Translator Glove
1:45 PM – Introduction to Intellectual Property – John Calvert, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Administrator Inventor Assistance Program
2:30 PM – Break – Please visit the exhibitors in the hallway and refreshment room.
2:45 PM – SBIR: Seed Capital for Innovative Small Businesses – Kelly Haigler Cornish, Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative, Outreach Coordinator
3:30 PM – Focus on Business Planning – Cindy Unger, Wyoming Small Business Development Center, Business Counselor
4:15 PM – Breakout Session
5:00 PM – Program Closing