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     December Meeting
12/13/12 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Celebrating Vermont Innovations with an Outdoor Winter Theme
Thursday, December 13, 2012
From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

THAT’S BRILLIANT! is an evening dedicated to ingenuity and creativity by Vermont inventors with a focus on the Vermont Winter Outdoors and new this year, presentations by the VT Agency of Transportation and Vermont Ski Safety.

ECHO’s new Revision Lakeside Pavilion space will be transformed into an inventor’s dream space with nine Vermont exhibitors showing off creativity around products created for winter use.

Products include:
  • The Bambini and the Ice Mower (Damian J. Products, LLC)
  • Carving Snow Sled (Hammerhead Sleds)
  • Alpine Ski Binding (KneeBinding)
  • Bikes On Snow (Bikes On Snow, LLC)
  • Alpine Wings (Bzaea, LLC)
  • Handmade Dog Sleds (Montgomery Adventures)
  • Vew Do Balance Boards (Balance Designs, Inc.)
  • Telemark Ski Leash (Bluebird Day Gear)
  • Ice Climbing Gear (Petra Cliffs)
Two speakers will be presenting: Carl Ettlinger, an engineer and founder of Vermont Ski Safety, will share insights gained about ski safety and the partnerships and collaborations created to make the sport of skiing even safer. Jim Cota and Dave Blackmore from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will offer a hands-on demonstration of the creative and environmentally kind use of brine to treat ice on Vermont roadways.

Climb aboard!
 VTrans will have their Super Tanker Salt Brine Truck on display with additional VTrans folks on hand to answer questions.

Observe, touch, try and learn about these useful, quirky, clever and amazing inventions! Meet some of the inventors of the products being exhibited to learn about their special creations and what motivated them to invent in the first place. Learn how to get your invention to market from professionals who will be on hand.

There will be door prizes!
 Door prizes include, but are not limited to: dog sled ride, learn to paddle board lesson for two, an intro ice climbing lesson for one, and a scenic cruise on Lake Champlain. Tickets are just $10 for ECHO members and $15 for non-members and can be reserved by calling 1.877.324.6386. A cash bar and lite hors d’oeuvres will be available.
     Vermont Innovations on Snow
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    InventVermont is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to promote innovation, invention and creativity through educational programs and by providing a mechanism for sharing information among its members and associates. InventVermont is a forum for the development and nurturing of the capabilities of its members to conceive, develop, patent, market, and benefit from the innovation process. InventVermont does not endorse any candidates; however, InventVermont does provide educational forums for the discussion of issues related to innovation.

Sebastian Ventrone

Senior Technical Staff Member
CMOS Foundry Logic/Foundry IP Chair  
IBM Microelectronics
Phone: (802)-769-6118,  Fax: (802) 769-6206  Tieline: 8-446-6118
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