Events

Jan
31
Sat
Denver Saturday Seminar @ The United States Patent and Trademark Office
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Date: January 31, 2015
Event Location: The United States Patent and Trademark Office
Address: 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294
Cost: Free
To Register: Email Bruce Mihalick

Description:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its ongoing outreach to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, will host a Saturday Seminar at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office located at the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building in Denver, Colorado.

Representatives from the Denver satellite office and the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, will be on hand to provide valuable resources, tips, and information about the various types of intellectual property protection, the patent process, and patent searching.

This free event will provide valuable information about various types of intellectual property protection and the patent process. This is an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with USPTO representatives and a town hall panel at the close of the day.

There is no fee to register, but space is limited. For more information, please call 866-767-3848. To register, please email Bruce.Mihalick@uspto.gov

The Denver satellite office is located at 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.

While parking is not available in the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building there are parking garages located within just a few blocks of the building starting from about $8 per day.

Additional information about the seminar is available on the USPTO web site at: http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/events/index.jsp

Feb
10
Tue
Learn Swiss Turning at FRCC @ FRCC Advanced Technology Center
Feb 10 – Apr 14 all-day
Learn Swiss Turning at FRCC @ FRCC Advanced Technology Center | Niles | Michigan | United States

Date: 9-Week Class Begins February 10, 2015
Event Location: FRCC Advanced Technology Center
Address: 2120 Miller Dr, Longmont, CO 80501
Tuition: $2,495
For More Details or To Register:Email Jennifer Fyhrie

Description:
Learn Swiss Turning at FRCC
9-Week Specialized and Multi-Axis Machining/Swiss Class Starts February 10
Small Class-6 Students Max-Individualized Hands-On Instruction
Citizen A20 Swiss Turning Center with Bar Feeder
Alkart CNC Wizard Programming Software

Class Includes:
· 1-week Intro to 5-Axis Milling (Hardinge GX 250)
· 1-week Intro to C-Axis Lathe (Hardinge GS 200 with live tooling)
· 7-week In-depth Training on Citizen A20
· Tuition: $2,495

Class Meets at FRCC Advanced Technology Center
2120 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

Southern Colorado Beers & Gears @ Colorado Mountain Brewery at the Roundhouse
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Southern Colorado Beers & Gears @ Colorado Mountain Brewery at the Roundhouse | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

Date: February 10, 2015
Event Location: Colorado Mountain Brewery at the Roundhouse
Address: 600 South 21st Street #180, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Cost: Free
To Register:Register here!

Description:
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into the process of making beer.

Attendees to include four Mayoral Candidates as well as CEOs from manufacturing companies in Southern Colorado

4:00 – 5:15- Networking
5:15 – 5:30 – Manufacturer’s Edge Welcome and Introductions
5:30 – 6:15 – Mayoral Candidate Remarks and Q&A
6:15 – 6:30 – Manufacturer’s Update – Tom Neppl, Owner Springs Fabrication
6:30 – 6:45 – CAMA Update – Tim Heaton
6:45 – 7:30 – Networking

Space is limited to the first 100 people, so be sure to register today!

This event is sponsored by BKD

Feb
12
Thu
2015 State of Manufacturing Address @ Ball Corporation
Feb 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
2015 State of Manufacturing Address @ Ball Corporation | Broomfield | Colorado | United States

2015 State of Manufacturing Address
Date: February 12, 2015 11:30am – 1pm
Event Location: Ball Corporation
Address: 10 Longs Peak Dr, Broomfield, CO 80038
Event Register Link:
Click here to register!

Description:

Join CACI and NAM President & CEO Jay Timmons for the 2015 State of Manufacturing Address

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons will deliver his 2015 State of Manufacturing address at a luncheon hosted by Ball Corporation (a Colorado Manufacturing Initiative Sponsor) and Centennial Bolt. The event is on Thursday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ball Corporation.

Fueled by the American domestic energy boom, groundbreaking innovation and world-leading productivity, manufacturing in the United States is on the move. Timmons will showcase the exciting advances in manufacturing, discuss current policy challenges and lay out the manufacturingstrategy for leadership.

The address is part of the NAM’s 2015 State of Manufacturing Tour, a series of speeches and events across the country in February to highlight the importance of manufacturing to America’s future.

Stay Connected – Sparkfun Electronics Tour @ SparkFun Electronics
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stay Connected - Sparkfun Electronics Tour @ SparkFun Electronics | Niwot | Colorado | United States

Date: February 12, 2015 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Event Location: Sparkfun Electronics
Address: 6333 Dry Creek Parkway, Niwot, CO 80503
Event Cost: $25 fee includes post tour appetizers and beverages
Event Register Link:
Click here to register!

Description:
SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. No matter what your vision is, our products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person. In addition to products, SparkFun, through their Department of Education, offers classes and online tutorials designed to help educate individuals in the wonderful world of embedded electronics. Their ever-growing product catalog boasts over 2,000 components and widgets designed to help you unleash your inner inventor.

Please join friends and other members of APICS Northern Colorado for a great networking event at SparkFun Electronics.

Our tour guide with be Trevor Zylstra, Chief Operating Officer. Trevor will be discussing their strategy for growth and SparkFun’s flexibility — meaning:

  • Quick time to market for new products
  • Quick revision cycles
  • Flexible reactive manufacturing build schedules
  • “The Burn”, our flexible purchasing module
  • SparkFun’s diverse line of products & constant active pursuit of catalog variety
Mar
19
Thu
Public Lean Office Seminar @ CREED
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Public Lean Office Seminar
Date: March 19, 2015
Event Location: CREED
Address: 14062 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401
Event Register Link:
Click here to register!

Description:

Participants will:

  • Be able to define Lean and begin to apply Lean to Administrative Processes
  • Differentiate between value added and non-value added activities in administrative process
  • Identify waste and how it impacts Administrative Processes
  • Identify the common Lean tools that can best apply to Administrative Processes
  • Create a Current State Value Stream Map for less complex Administrative Processes
Apr
16
Thu
Colorado Experience @ Keystone Resort & Conference Center
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm
Colorado Experience @ Keystone Resort & Conference Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Colorado Experience: A Program of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
Date: April 16 – 17, 2015
Event Location: Keystone Resort & Conference Center
Address: 21966 Highway 6, Dillon, CO 80435
Event Register Link:
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Description:

Join us for this two-day, one-night leadership immersion trip to learn more about how Colorado’s sectors and industries are coming together to tackle statewide challenges.

The Colorado Experience program provides an opportunity for emerging and executive leaders to explore Colorado’s statewide issues and to strengthen collective vision and collaboration in our communities.

Apr
27
Mon
AME Denver 2015
Apr 27 all-day
AME Denver 2015 @ Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

AME Denver 2015
Date: April 27 & 28, 2015
Event Register Link:
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Description:

The Denver 2015 conference is one of AME’s more intimate events, offering two days of intense learning which complements our world-renowned annual international conference. The purpose of this event is to provide manufacturers, service, health care and educational professionals with practitioner-based best practice examples about how to achieve peak performance. Our goal is to provide you and your organization with lean knowledge and inspirational learning that is guaranteed to help you grow your true potential.

Over the two days you will hear from 3 enlightened keynote speakers, including “the ROOKIE” Jim Morris; truly an amazing story you just don’t want to miss. Choose from 8 continuous improvement, best practice presentations. These are given by practitioners, just like you, who struggle everyday with their capabilities to improve their processes and achieve peak performance. These practitioners will share their determination and their successes and failures that ultimately led to amazing accomplishments. Choose a tour from 2 unique best-in-class facilities in the Denver area that will provide you with eye opening examples of how others have applied lean thinking and continuous improvement into their facilities. Participate in any of our 5 in-depth interactive workshops, such as the Toyota Kata that will provide you with a half-day of solid, lean, practical thinking.

Denver provides a wide range of continuous improvement, best practice examples given by real world practitioners, who are passionate about sharing, learning and growing their peoples’ knowledge and “leaning out” their processes.

May
17
Sun
2015 Colfax Marathon @ Ferril Lake in City Park
May 17 @ 6:00 am
2015 Colfax Marathon @ Ferril Lake in City Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

2015 Colfax Marathon
Date: May 17, 2015
Event Location: Beginning at Feril Lake in City Park
Event Register Link:
Click here to register!

Description:

Colorado manufacturers have a chance to demonstrate their “gear speed” by participating in the 2015 Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon Corporate Cup Relay. This year, BKD CPAs & Advisors is sponsoring a competition for manufacturers to compete in the relay, with the fastest team claiming the “Golden Gear” traveling trophy for one year.

“BKD understands that workforce development is important for any company, especially manufacturers,” said Jerry Laflen, a BKD managing director who leads the firm’s manufacturing practice in Colorado. “We are proud to support the manufacturing industry and hope that manufacturers from throughout the state will participate in this fun endeavor.”

The Colfax Marathon takes place Sunday, May 17, with a 6 a.m. start in City Park in Denver. For the relay, the 26.2 mile route is divided into five legs – distances of 6.4, 3.7, 6.0, 4.0 and 6.1 miles. The five-member team should consist of five employees, with an exception for two immediate family members.

Participation by manufacturers in the marathon will promote healthy activity, support of the industry, and pride for their company. Team members can enjoy the post-marathon celebration in City Park, as well as a special “Beers & Gears” event that will occur in Summer 2015 in conjunction with Manufacturer’s Edge.