November 10, 2008 - Monday
CO Inventor Showcase - General Admission - 2008
"Inventions that will shape our future" - Featured Speaker: Jay Walker, Founder of Priceline.com
Take a journey with us to our secret invention laboratory
Meet the modern-day Edisons who are creating our future
They use their hands to fashion the components, their minds to create function and strategy, and their hearts to feed the passion that drives their work forward.
Inventions being unleashed upon the world today are a powerful force. In fact, our future is being created inside the minds of these inventors. They live a life of passion and dreams, driven by a desire to make our world a better place.
These are the dreams that inspire. These are the dreams of hope.
The Colorado Inventor Showcase is one of those rare opportunities to meet the inventors, feel the intensity of their spirit, touch their creations, and experience the transformation as they step us from the here and now to a better tomorrow.
Join us on this incredible voyage of into the land of invention. Bring your family and friends as this will be an event you will never forget.
EVENT: CO Inventor Showcase - General Admission - 2008
DATE: November 10, 2008 - Monday
LOCATION: Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard Denver, CO 80210
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $49, Members: $39, SuperMembers: Free
TOPIC: "Inventions that will shape our future" - Featured Speaker: Jay Walker, Founder of Priceline.com
SPEAKERS: Jay S. Walker, John Calvert
SPEAKER: Jay S. Walker
Founder of Priceline.com
Jay S. Walker, Founder of Priceline.com. Jay Walker is chairman of Walker Digital, a private R&D laboratory based in Stamford, CT. He founded the lab in 1994 with the guiding vision that new consumer applications for large-scale networks represent the key growth opportunity for many industries. Walker holds around 250 U.S. patents. In total, Walker Digital has invented about 1,000 applications for the Internet, cell phones, credit-card networks, and casino networks, as well as vending machines and lottery and retail networks. The company employs teams of inventors, engineers, designers, and attorneys. Typically, it partners with Fortune 500 firms to bring its inventions to market. Walker is best known as the founder of Priceline.com. He also founded Synapse, which became the world’s largest seller of magazine subscriptions and is now a unit of Time Warner.
SPEAKER: John Calvert
Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO
John Calvert. Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO. Since October 1998, John has been responsible for supervising as many as 21 examiners. As the Acting Director of the Office of Independent Inventor Programs, John is actively involved with educating inventors about invention promotion firms and continues to expand the outreach initiative to the inventor community. Mr. Calvert has received numerous achievement awards, including the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for superior Federal service and the United States Patent and Trademark Office Exceptional Career Award.
The event will kick off at 3:30pm and will be open to the public. The event will feature inventors, patent attorneys, product scouts, cocktails and an array of artfully selected appetizers.
9:00 - 1:30 pm - Pre-Showcase Event - Inventor Boot Camp
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Exhibitor setup
2:30 - Judging begins
3:30 - Inventor Showcase open to the public
5:30 - Announcements and introductions (The Center Theater)
6:00 - Featured Speaker - Jay Walker on "The Power of Invention". (The Center Theater)
7:00 - Presentation on the Museum of Future Inventions
7:30 - Prizes Announced. Prizes will be awarded in a number of invention categories. (The Center Theater)
8:00 - Thank You For Attending - The event will end at approximately 8:00.