Inventors Conference

This year's Inventors Conference was held virtually on October 24, 2020. 
Thanks to everyone who participated!

Inventors Conference 2020

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. 

To avoid potential public health concerns caused by COVID-19, this year's conference will be held virtually via Zoom. This makes the conference more accessible than ever - you can attend from anywhere in the state in the comfort of your living room. I encourage anyone interested to register. Don't miss this great opportunity!

 

2020 AGENDA

“From Your Garage to the Assembly Line”
Senator Enzi’s 2020 Inventors Conference
Held virtually

8:30 AM          Conference Opening: U.S. Senator Michael B. Enzi

8:45 AM          Keynote Speaker

                             John Falk, President and Founder, Vigilent Inc.

9:30 AM          Patent Searching 

                             Tiffany Bishop, Research Products Center

10:15 AM        Break

10:30 AM        Protecting Your IP in an Increasingly Competitive World  

                             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 Break

1:15 PM          Getting off the Ground Panel: Covering all the bases

                             Amy Lea, District Director for Wyoming, Small Business Administration
                             John Privette, Regional Director, Wyoming SBDC
                             
Curtis Burdette, VP of Operations, Energy Capital Economic Development

2:00 PM          Funding Options Panel: How do I pay for that?

                             Mike Williams, SVP / Cheyenne Market President, Jonah Bank
                             Kelly Haigler Cornish, Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative
                             Dave Glaser, President and CEO, MoFi

2:45 PM          Break

3:00 PM          Marketing Panel: What is your product and who wants it?

                             Jake Dixon, Marketing Manager, Wyoming SBDC
                             Charles Sauer, Market Institute
                             Nicholas Giraldo, Market Researcher, Wyoming SBDC

3:45 PM          Preventing Pandemic Panic: Entrepreneurship and Startups in the Age of COVID

                             Christine Langley, Business Counselor & COVID-19 Director, Wyoming Women’s Business Center
                             Amy Lea, District Director for Wyoming, Small Business Administration
                             Susan Jerke, Regional Director, Wyoming SBDC

4:30 PM          Closing Remarks and Program Closing: U.S. Senator Michael B. Enzi

*All times in Mountain time zone