October 13, 2012 - Saturday

DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2012

REGISTER NOW and we will see you there.

The 8th Annual DaVinci Inventor Showcase will be the biggest and best yet. The inventions will be fresh and the innovations will be outstanding. Every year inventions are shown that give attendees a new hope and vision for the future. 

When you click to registrater you will be redirected to the login portal. Either register or enter your login information and you can sign up for programs as well as the 2012 DaVinci Inventor Showcase.

General Admission to Inventor Showcase Registration

$20 non-members / $15 members / Super Members Free

For group rates call Jan at 303-666-4133. Children under 12 are free.

Exclusive VIP Attendance (9am - 11am)

VIP Registration $109 non-members / $89 members

When you register as a VIP Attendee you get the enviable opportunity to come early and meet the Celebrity Judges, Speakers, and Inventors while enjoying a sensational selection of appetizers and refreshments. 

For more information please call Jan or Deb at 303-666-4133.

EVENT: 2012 DaVinci Inventor Showcase
DATE: October 13, 2012 - Saturday
TIME: 09:00am-7:30pm
WEBSITE: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/576/2012-davinci-inventor-showcase-saturday-october-13-2012

LOCATION: Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 292-6278
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions

COST: $20, Members: $10, SuperMembers: Free

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2012
SPEAKERS: Oliver Kuttner, Teresa Stanek Rea, Thomas Frey

SPEAKER: Oliver Kuttner

Chief Executive Officer for Edison2

Oliver Kuttner is founder and Chief Executive Officer for Edison2. In September 2010 Edison2 was awarded the top prize in the 100 Mile per Gallon Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition, winning the Mainstream class and with it $5 million.

Oliver Kuttner is also a commercial real estate developer who was pivotal in revitalizing Charlottesville, Virginia’s downtown.


SPEAKER: Teresa Stanek Rea

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Teresa Stanek Rea is Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Rea oversees an office that encourages innovation and technological advancement, and helps businesses protect their investments, promote their goods and safeguard against deception in the marketplace. Before joining USPTO in 2011, Ms. Rea was a leading attorney in the field of intellectual property with more than 25 years of legal experience and a past president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


HOST: Thomas Frey

Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute

Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.

As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come.  His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.

Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists."  Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.


  • 7:00-8:00 am – Volunteers orientation
  • 8:00-10:00 am – Exhibitor setup 
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am VIP Reception (For the judges, paid VIP seats, and exhibitors)
  • 11:00 am – Exhibits Open for general admission
  • 11:00 am – 7:00 pm View Inventions and Visit Exhibits
  • 2:00-4:00 pm – Piranha Pit
  • 5:30-6:15 pm – Keynote Speaker
  • 6:15-7:00 pm – Featured Speaker
  • 7:00 pm – Winner Announcements and Awards Presentation
  • 7:30 pm – Wrap up
  • 8:00 pm – Breakdown of exhibitors booths