Inventors Conference

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Inventors Conference 2019

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 September 21, 2019 at Western Wyoming Community College at Evanston. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Participants may also pre-register by contacting Karen McCreery at 307-527-9444 (office), 307-250-1489 (cell) or by emailing The agenda is below.

“From Your Garage to the Assembly Line”
Senator Enzi’s 2019 Inventors Conference
Western Wyoming Community College at Evanston
1013 W. Cheyenne Dr.
Evanston, WY 82930
September 21, 2019



7:30 AM          Registration for Conference Opens

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

Master of Ceremonies: Kayne Pyatt

8:45 AM          Keynote Speaker: Susan Pieper, CEO - DMOS Collective

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 

John C. Stringham, Workman Nydegger

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

Martin Occhi, Manufacturing-Works
Robert Condie, Southwestern Regional Director - Wyoming SBDC
Tiffany Bishop, Research Products Center

2:00 PM          Funding Options Panel: SBA Programs to Alternative Methods 

Judd Blakesley, Vice President - Mountain West Small Business Finance
Kelly Haigler Cornish, Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative
Elaina Zempel, Western Wyoming Regional Director - Wyoming Business Council
Ashleigh S. Chapman, Founder/CEO - Altus™, President/CEO - AFRJ®

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?

James Francis, COO - Monarch Abilities
Debbie Gorski, Wyoming Women’s Business Center
Charles Sauer, Market Institute

4:15 PM          Closing Remarks and Program Closing