May 6, 2013 - Monday

The Future of 3D Printing - SOLD OUT!

For our May "Night with a Futurist" event we're planning something very unusual.

The event will take place at Colorado's first 3D Printer Store, 4603 Monaco St, Denver, CO 80216. This shop is a first of it's kind, customer walk-in 3D Printer Store, in the entire country.

Their equipment, which currently includes 2 MakerBot Replicator 2's and a U-Print Plus (which is a $20,000 machine) allow any customer to walk in and print their design. A sort of Kinkos style shop for the 3D printing world.

Join us as we dive into the world of 3D printing, talk to the experts, and find out what on the horizons for this emerging new industry.

Free beer, wine, snacks, and special giveaways.

EVENT: Night with a Futurist
DATE: May 6, 2013 - Monday
TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm

LOCATION: 3D Printer Store,

4603 Monaco St, Denver, CO 80216

DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions

COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: The Future of 3D Printing - SOLD OUT!
SPEAKERS: Brad Shults, Debra Wilcox, Thomas Frey

SPEAKER: Brad Shults

Engineer at Ponderosa Associates and consultant-designer for the 3D Printing Store

Brad Shults is an engineer at Ponderosa Associates and a consultant-designer for the 3D Printing Store.  He has several years of experience in developing biomedical devices, predominately centrifuge systems.  A large part of his work with Ponderosa Associates involves laser scanning large objects such as damaged vehicles and buildings, transferring that scan data to CAD programs, and preparing exhibits for various reports, settlement meetings, and trials.  Mr. Shults is ACTAR certified in traffic accident reconstruction, BOSCH certified for vehicle EDR downloads, and has published a white paper for Engineering Dynamics Corporation and Collision Magazine.  Mr. Shults holds a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.  He also holds a minor in business from the University of Colorado.

SPEAKER: Debra Wilcox

Principal in Alex Air and a co-Founder of The 3d Printing Store

Debra Wilcox is a principal in Alex Air and a co-Founder of The 3d Printing Store. Previously she was Vice President  for Bye Energy, a start-up company developing  an electric propulsion system for general aviation. She was selected for the NREL Energy Executive Leadership Program in 2009. Ms. Wilcox was the Department Head for Advanced Transportation Technologies for The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Fellows Institute in 2012.  Ms. Wilcox currently represents general aviation interests on the Colorado Aeronautical Board overseeing the 76 airports in the State of Colorado and is a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for FasTracks. She is actively involved in several aviation/aeropsace business related groups and is a member of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable board.  She practiced commercial real estate law in Denver and previously worked for the Colorado Legislative Council researching and drafting legislation. Ms. Wilcox holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Denver Strum College Of Law and a certificate in Leadership in Sustainability from DU.

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.