October 13, 2012 - Saturday

Revelations of Innovation


This year we are once again offering 6′ and 10′ exhibitor and vendor booths. Exhibitor booths are primarily reserved for INVENTORS, however a select few vendors will accepted (see vendor pages). As an exhibiting inventor you will be expected to have a specific invention on display to be judged.

Vendor booths are reserved for companies that have products they wish to sell or services that appeal to the inventor community. 

All exhibit spaces come with pipe & drape, table, tablecloth, and one chair.

Awards - A total of five top awards will be given out to the top exhibiting inventors this year including - Inventor of the Year (Top Prize), Consumer Product of the Year, Commercial Product of the Year, App / Software Product of the Year, and our newest award - Food or Beverage Product Innovation of the Year. Details here.


You will then be asked to log in or sign up for an account. After this is completed you will be able to register for a booth or any upcoming event at DaVinci Institute. 

Exhibiting Inventors

Exhibiting Vendors





Coming from out of the area? 


- PHONE - 

Need to order phone service (land line) for your booth? HERE's HOW. 


Electricity is provided at an additional cost and ALL vendors and exhibitors requiring electricity MUST be set up through Denver Merchandise Mart HERE.


THESE SPECIAL SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS if you wish to ship something to the Denver Merchandise Mart or plan to ship something after the event is over.  


Wireless internet through the Denver Merchandise Mart is $9.99/day and MUST be set up through them HERE.


All vendors and exhibitors MUST abide by the rules set forth by the Denver Merchandise Mart HERE.



REGISTER HERE: 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.

REGISTER HERE: Exclusive VIP Registration
$69 non-members / $59 members / $49 super members

Exclusive VIP Attendance (9am - 11am) When you register as a VIP Attendee you get the fantastic opportunity to come early and meet the Celebrity Judges, Speaker, and Inventors while enjoying a special selection of  appetizers and refreshments. You will also get a reserved front row seat for the Awards ceremony and keynote speach.

EVENT: 2012 DaVinci Inventor Showcase - 6' Table Exhibitor Booth
DATE: October 13, 2012 - Saturday
TIME: 09:30am-7:30pm
WEBSITE: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/587/2012-davinci-inventor-showcase--6-table-exhibitor-booth-saturday-october-13-2012

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

COST: $400, Members: $400, SuperMembers: $400

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: Revelations of Innovation
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