Inventors Conference

Below is information about the 2018 Inventors Conference held on October 13. Check back later for information on the 2019 Inventors Conference!

Inventors Conference 2018

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 the Inventors Conference. The annual conference is dedicated to helping individuals with ideas learn more about the patent process, business planning, funding options and marketingRegardless of background or experience, everyone is welcome to attend and learn how to build on their ideas. 

This year's Inventors Conference will be held October 13, 2018 at Casper College. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The agenda is below.

“From Your Garage to the Assembly Line”
Senator Enzi’s 2018 Inventors Conference
Casper College, Strausner Hall 210
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
October 13, 2018



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

                           Master of Ceremonies: Bill Schilling, Former Director, Wyoming Business Alliance

8:45 AM            Keynote Speaker: Nate Storey, co-founder and chief science officer of Plenty

9:30 AM            Patent Searching – Tiffany Bishop Research Products Center

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

10:30 AM          What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Intellectual Property – Toni Tease, Attorney at Law

11:15 AM          From IP to IPO: The Business Case for Intellectual Property – Molly Kocialski, Director, Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

12:15 PM           Lunch provided by the University of Wyoming

1:15 PM             Getting off the Ground Panel: Covering all Bases 
                            David Bell, Director, Manufacturing-Works
                            Justin Farley, Wyoming SBDC Network, Business Planning, Services, and Resources
                            Charles Walsh, CAEDA/Forward Casper

2:00 PM             Funding Options Panel: SBA Programs to Alternative Methods 
                            Tim Ostic, FirsTier Banks
                            Kelly Haigler Cornish, Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative
                            Kim Rightmer, Wyoming Business Council
                            Julie Lacey, MOFi

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?
                            Cindy Unger, Wyoming SBDC Network
                            Christine Langley, Wyoming Women’s Business Center
                            Charles Sauer, Market Institute

4:15 PM             Closing Remarks and Program Closing