Meritrust presents The Fall 2015 Entrepreneurship Forum Series

The forums are held Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 107.

All forums are free and open to the public. Parking for the event is located in the United Methodist Church parking lot on the northwest corner of 21st and Yale.

The MakerSpace Revolution

A Key to Building a Collaborative Culture in Kansas

Thursday, November 12: 

Reception to Follow 

To innovate, learn, and build community at the intersection of art, technology, science, and culture ... a MakerSpace is a place where people with common interests can meet, to collaborate, to share resources and knowledge, and to create things. Panelists include:

Dr. Paul Adams is a professor of physics and creator of the FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute which is active in improving STEM education in Kansas. He became Dean of Fort Hays State University's College of Education and Technology in 2015. 

Dominic Canare is president and founding member of MakeICT. He is a WSU Alumnus and currently a full-time student studying Human Factors Psychology. Prior to MakeICT, he traveled as a Healthcare System Consultant and worked locally as a software developer.

Nathan Towle is the supervisor of the ESSDACK MakerSpace in Hutchinson. He studied art at Hutchinson Community College, and taught himself 3D design software, programming, and 3D printing. 


The slideshow below features pictures from Spring 2014 forums.

The Entrepreneurship Forum Series, presented by Meritrust Credit Union and the Center for Entrepreneurship, is a free series dedicated to providing community members and students insights into entrepreneurship through presentations by and panels of local and national entrepreneurs. Previous speakers include Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr., from Helzberg Diamonds and the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program; Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops; George Laham, president of Laham Development; and Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker in an upcoming event, please contact  Wendy Veatch, Director of Outreach Programming, at wendy.veatch@wichita.edu