November 3, 2009 - Tuesday
Inventing the Economic Engines to Create a Better Tomorrow
The Colorado Inventor Showcase is one of the nation’s premier events focused on creating a link between inventors and world marketplace. By allowing inventors to take center stage and tell the world about their product, we are creating win-win situations for creators as well as the people
With over 70 Celebrity Judges attending this year's event, exhibitors at the Showcase are positioning themselves to receive considerable attention. Judges for the event will include corporate executives, product scouts, media people, venture capitalists, angel investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and industry specialists. See the judges here.
Special Media Attention
The DaVinci Institute spends months working to get the word out to the right kind of people. Last year’s event played host to five film crews at the event, including Steve Spangler from 9News broadcasting live at the event, as well as other newspaper and magazine reporters, bloggers, podcasters, and many others.
In addition to what others are doing, we also work to build web pages around each product, create blog posts, and field tons of phone calls about the products showing up at his year’s event. See video clips here.
Social Media Package
Being an exhibitor at the Colorado Inventor Showcase is one of the most valuable investments you can make this year. In addition to having a superb venue to exhibit your product, you also get:
- VIP invitation to the Colorado Inventor Showcase - $119 value
- Access to over 70 celebrity judges including media celebrities, corporate executives, VCs, angel investors, and product scouts
- Meet Keynote Speaker Joshua Schuler, Executive Director of the MIT – Lemelson Program
- Meet Keynote Speaker Louis Foreman, Producer of the PBS series Everday Edisons and Publisher of the Inventors Digest Magazine
- Meet David Brin, world renowned science fiction author, best know for his book The Postman which was produced as a major Hollywood film produced by Kevin Costner.
- Chance to present your invention live on television (last year 11 exhibitors were feature on TV)
- Chance to win one of five awards at the end of the evening. Winners will be featured in ColoradoBiz Magazine.
- Participate in a social media package that will tell the world about your invention - $500 value
- 2 minute video to be featured on YouTube
- Feature article on the Impact Lab (600,00 pageviews a month)
- Twitter posts to audience of over 30,000 followers
- Facebook posts to an audience of over 2,000
- Addition mentions on LinkedIn and Meetup
- Anticipated audience of 700-800 well-connected individuals
So, what are you waiting for?
PLEASE NOTE: Exhibit spaces are only being made available to inventors and our event sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Deb at 303-666-4133
All exhibit spaces come with pipe & drape, table, tablecloth, chair, and power. Please call us about any additional requests and we will be happy to accommodate you. There may be an additional charge for certain items, but we will let you know in advance.
Also, each exhibit space includes just one admission ticket to attend the event. Additional people will be asked to register separately.
Exhibitor Deadline - Wednesday, Oct 28th
We have extended the exhibitor deadline to Wednesday, October 28th. Only a few spaces remaining so don't delay. For additional questions, please call Jan at 303-666-4133.
General admission is $50 in advance, $55 at the door. ($10 discount for DaVinci Institute members)
Exclusive VIP Attendance
1:30 - 3:00 pm - Exclusive VIP Attendance is your opportunity to come early and meet the Celebrity Judges, Speakers, and Inventors during a special food and cocktail hour. Register here to attend this special event as a VIP.
Family Pack Admissions
With a growing request from parents wanting to bring their children we have created a $69 package deal for a family of four to attend. To register as a family, please call Jan at 303-666-4133. Register here for your family to attend.
We often get last-minute requests for groups wanting to attend. For this reason we have created special group rates for groups of 5 or more, and an even better rate for groups of 10 or more. To register your group, please call Jan at 303-666-4133.
For college students wishing to attend, we have created a special student rate of only $25. (You will be asked to show a student ID at the door.) Register here as a student.
Colorado Inventor Showcase Supports FISH Food Bank
Help us support Broomfield’s FISH Food Bank by bringing non-perishables or toiletries to the Colorado Inventor Showcase. More details here.
Food & Refreshments
Appetizers, food, and refreshments will be served from 5:00 - 7:30 pm
CLICK HERE: To Attend Inventor Showcase
CLICK HERE: Exclusive VIP Registration
CLICK HERE: To Exhibit at the Inventor Showcase
EVENT: Colorado Inventor Showcase 2009 - Exhibitor - 6' Tabletop
DATE: November 3, 2009 - Tuesday
LOCATION: Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard Denver, CO 80210
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $297, Members: $297, SuperMembers: $297
TOPIC: Inventing the Economic Engines to Create a Better Tomorrow
SPEAKERS: David Brin, Joshua Schuler, Louis Foreman
SPEAKER: David Brin
NY Times best selling author, scientist, and futurist
David Brin, Ph.D, has a triple career as scientist, public speaker, and author. Several of his novels, such as The Postman and The Uplift War, have been New York Times Bestsellers and won multiple Hugo, Nebula and American Library Association awards. His 1989 ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends like the World Wide Web. A 1997 movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on The Postman. Another novel, Startide Rising, is in pre-production at Paramount Pictures.
In his 1998 non-fiction book — The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? — Brin deals with a range of unexpected threats and opportunities facing our wired society during the electronic age. His chief argument, that openness fosters freedom more effectively than secrecy, has created intense controversy.
Brin shares unique and humorous insights to the way technology may affect our human future. He was a fellow at the California Space Institute and the Jet Propulsion Lab. David Brin lives in San Diego County with his wife, three children, and a hundred very demanding trees.
SPEAKER: Joshua Schuler
Executive Director of Lemelson-MIT
As executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, a non-profit organization within MIT’s School of Engineering, Joshua Schuler focuses on advancing strategic goals that support the program’s mission to recognize outstanding inventors, encourage sustainable new solutions to real-world problems, and enable and inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. He has been responsible for managing the daily operations of this educational initiative and leading a staff of six, since he began this position in July 2007.
From August 2003 to July 2007, Schuler held the post of InvenTeams grants officer, a supervisory position for the Lemelson-MIT Program’s national initiative to inspire a new generation of inventors by awarding high school teams grants of up to $10,000 each to develop an invention that solves a problem they have identified. Through Schuler’s vision, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, InvenTeams evolved from a pilot that served three New England teams to a pedagogical prototype for hands-on problem solving that funded grants for as many as 20 schools from Alaska to New Mexico to Florida. Schuler also established continuation grants as a means for former grantees to sustain inventive communities through the experiential learning of InvenTeams.
Prior to joining the Lemelson-MIT Program, Schuler was a consultant for Axxon Biopharm, Inc. from 2001 to 2003. He also served as a consultant on the Renault-Nissan Alliance for Renault from 2000 to 2001, at which time he also earned his MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris, France.
Schuler received his S.M. in technology and policy at MIT in 2000, where he was involved in several positions as a teaching and research assistant, and completed a rotation with The Far East Organization, an international real-estate developer, in Singapore.
A native of Ithaca, N.Y., Schuler also served as chief aide to the Mayor of Ithaca and concurrently as a volunteer firefighter through AmeriCorps from 1996 to 1997. He received his B.A. in political science and B.S. in environmental science from Tufts University in 1995. Schuler is an avid rower who has also enjoyed coaching and teaching the sport.
SPEAKER: Louis Foreman
Founder and Chief Executive of Eventys and CEO of Edison Nation
Louis Foreman is a prolific inventor, product developer, innovation enthusiast and small business entrepreneur. He is the CEO of EdisonNation, publisher of Inventor’s Digest, and producer of the Emmy Award winning PBS series Everyday Edisons.
In addition to being an inventor, Louis is also committed to inspiring others to be innovative. Louis is the creator of the Emmy® Award winning PBS TV show, Everyday Edisons, and serves as the Executive Producer and lead judge. The show is in its fourth season and appears nationally on PBS. In 2007, Louis became the publisher of Inventors Digest, a 25 year old publication devoted to the topic of American Innovation. In 2009, his first book, The Independent Inventor’s Handbook, was published by Workman Publishing.
In the past 20 years, Louis has created nine successful startups and has been directly responsible for the creation of more than 20 others. He has 10 patents personally and his firm has been responsible for the development of over 500 more.
12:00 pm - Exhibitor Setup
1:30 pm - Celebrity Judge and VIP Preview
3:00 pm - Official Opening of the Colorado Inventor Showcase
3:00 pm - Special 30 Minute Kids Program - Meet Leonardo DaVinci
4:30 pm - "Inventing Our Future" - David Brin
5:30 pm - "From Epiphany to Profitability" - Louis Foreman
6:30 pm - "Inventing the Economic Engines to Create a Better Tomorrow" - Joshua Schuler is the executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program
7:30 pm - Announce the Winners
8:00 pm - Thank You for Coming