2012 Agenda

Wednesday

Optional Pre-Conference Pre-Ski meet-up in the bar of the Downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel at 6pm. John Gaudio is buying the first round! A great time discussing new Entrepreneurial opportunites.

Thursday

Optional Pre-Conference Ski and Après-ski

  • Skiers will gather at 7:15 a.m. at the Downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel lobby. We will carpool up to one of Colorado’s famous ski resorts, whichever has the best snow, for a delightful day of skiing and then reconvene back at the Crowne Plaza in the evening. We leave by 7:30, so don’t be late!
  • During the day stop in the bar and look for the EntConnect sign. Add your name and cell number if you want,then use that information to connect with one another.
  • Skier or not, please join us for Après-ski in the bar of the Downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 7:30 PM Thursday.

Friday

Before the official conference kicks off Friday night, we have several fun activities for Friday. Check the right hand column for details.

  • Breakfast at around 7:45 AM in the hotel restaurant.
  • Gather in the lobby at 9:15 AM.Leave for the go kart track by 9:30 AM.
  • Go Karts at 10:15 AM, Tentatively planned for The Track at Centennial, weather permitting.
  • 12:30 Lunch at a location to be determined.
  • 2:30 Trap shooting at Family Shooting Center.
  • Social Hour 6:00 p.m. or earlier (Downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel bar)
  • Dinner: 7:15 p.m. (leave hotel at 7:05 p.m.) atThe Yard House, just two blocksfrom our hotel.

Saturday

9:00 am – 9:20 am — Welcome – John Gaudio

9:20 am – 9:45 am — Introductions

9:45 am – 11:00 am –Bill French — App-Centered Universe

11:15 am – Noon — Rob Packard — Implementing Getting Things Done via smartsheet.com

12:00 pm – 1:10 pm — Lunch

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm — Dave Shaver — Change is the New Normal

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm — Nathan Seidle, Founder of SparkFun Electronics – Funding Company Growth.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm — Break

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm — Lee Devlin – 3D CAD & Rapid Prototyping

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm — Patty Coldwater – Marketing for Maximum Results

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm — Break

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm — Chris Seto – Trends in Tablet Computing

5:05 pm – 5:15 pm — Bill French – GoPro goes missing

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm — Tradeshow

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm — Dinner in small(ish) groups. One group will go to Rockbottom Brewery.

8:30 pm – 9:10 pm — Mark Pelletier – Smart Aircraft Instruments

9:10 pm – 10:20 pm — Five minute updates

9:30 pm – 9:40 pm –Break

9:40 pm – late night — Open, poker, beer, etc.

Sunday

8:15 am – 8:25 am – Brief Gathering for Prayer, All are Welcome.

9:00 am – 9:20 am – Introductions and Logistics.

9:20 am – 10:20 am – Chad King – Procuring and protecting intellectual property, including patent prosecution and licensing

10:20 am – 10:55 am – Jeff Duntemann — Book on Demand Publishing

10:55 am – 11:20 am -Break – Hotel room check out opportunity.

11:25 am – 11:45 am- Andrea Shaver — Starting Your Design Business

11:45 am – 12:15 pm- Dave Shaver — Entrepreneurship for the Technologist

12:30 pm – 12:5 0pm – Lee Devlin — New Tools for the Independent Engineering Consultant.

12:55 pm – 1:10 pm – Bill Gates — A Brief Summary of the Future

1:10 pm – 1:30 pm – Len Zerman — The Tahiti Project – automating your business while relaxing on the beach.

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Jack Krupansky — Life of the Modern Software Consultant.

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm – John Gaudio, Reinvention and Attitude Adjustment.

2:00 pm – ? Next year planning. Sign up, Wrap up, tear down, and a late lunch