IAMD--- Inventors Association of 
               Metropolitan Detroit
Lawrence Technological University-
21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. 
Southfield, MI  48075
248 204-2994       
​Meeting info

Lawrence Tech University
​21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. 
Southfield, MI 48075

Third Thursday of the month --
6:30-9:00 p.m.

For more information about our meetings, go to our "meetings" page.
Lawrence Tech Map

 IAMD Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Please make plans to attend our next meeting, more information is posted on our meetings page.

The meetings will be in a NEW LOCATION.  We will be back in the UTLC Building in Room T410, it is easy to locate and has close parking! Enter from 10 Mile and park in the first parking lot on the left (parking lot "A", building "9" on the linked "Lawrence Tech Map" above). Enter the building by a circular drive that has a connecting walk-way between the UTLC and Engineering Building. When you enter the UTLC building the elevator is on your immediate right. Take the elevator to the 4th floor. T410 is right next to the elevator. Restrooms are also adjacent to the elevators and stairways.

Our meetings will start and end with networking (6:30-7:00- Networking) and speakers start at 7 p.m. Refreshments served. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017- Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about Patent Resources/Databases at the Detroit Public Library and Innovation Resources Detroit TechTown!

Detroit Public Library, Patent and Trademark Resource Center 
A. Arrive 3:30 p.m. to park at TechTown, (440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202) and take free Q-Line to Detroit Public Library for Patent Searching/Introduction to Patent Resources at DPL- Host- IAMD Treasurer and Board Member- Mary Kordyban
(If parking at TechTown, go into lobby and let Security know you will be parking and returning later for the IAMD Meeting.).

B. Or, you may arrive directly at the Detroit Public Library from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Street parking on Cass Avenue (west side of the library) and handicapped parking at Cass Avenue side circular drive. Library is located at 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48202.  Limited parking spots in employee lot on Putnam Street.

TechTown park at lot on the NorthEast corner of Cass/Amsterdam which is one block north of the TechTown building. No charge to park in this lot and provides parking longer than the 1 hour limit for the lot directly next to the TechTown building.

6:00-6:30 p.m.- Pizza at TechTown - go to cafeteria area for networking and pizza.

6:30-8:15 p.m. - IAMD Meeting and Board Member Forum- Board member Ken Yee, presents Resources for Manufacturing, followed by IAMD Board Q & A.

8:15-9:30p.m.- Anyone interested can continue networking at a nearby location, when TechTown closes.

Thursday, August 17, 2017- IAMD Annual Picnic- Geary Park, Ferndale (Address: 1198 Earl Blvd
Ferndale, Michigan 48220)  http://www.ferndalemi.gov/Services/Parks/Parks_Directory/ctl/StaffDetails/mid/1131/staffid/11 
Arrive from 6:00-6:30 p.m. for a picnic and networking opportunities. Additional special entrepreneur guests TBA. Cost: $5.00 - non-members or free for members

September- SAVE THE DATE for Michigan Inventor's Coalition- EXPO 17, September 15-16, 2017 event in Lansing (IAMD members get $5.00 rebate if they attend.)
REGISTER FOR EXPO-September, 15, 2017
The Michigan Inventor's Coalition (MIC) has a few spots left for Spin, Pitch and Sell at their annual EXPO conference. Go to the following link for more information and registration.

Suggestions? Comments? We are always on the "lookout" for new speakers and programs, if you have any suggestions for presentations, or on what kind of material you are interested in, please let us know.

Please check below for other events, courses and interesting information.

Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% 
perspiration...... Thomas Edison
The Inventors Association is a non-for-profit association established to educate inventors of all levels to navigate through the inventing process.  In addition to being an important resource center, IAMD serves as a support group for inventors, who can exchange information, experiences and other advice on how to successfully complete a project.
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If you have an idea, plan it.
If you make a plan, build it.
If you build a product, sell it.
If you've sold it, spend wisely.

Learn the process from like minded people...... Ken Yee
Events, Seminars, Webinars and other happenings around town...

Latest update 7/15/17

The SBA (Small Business Administration) has a constant flow of programs, courses and events. There are too many for us to keep up with here, if you are interested, you can go to their website and browse or sign up to be included on their email list (see the links on our resources page, they all offer helpful information.

Any websites below will not be links, you can copy clip them into your browser.

Detroit Maker Faire- July 29-30, 2017- Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Michigan 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  www.makerfairedetroit.com.

​September -SAVE THE DATE for Michigan Inventor's Coaltion- EXPO 17, September 15-16, 2017 event in Lansing (IAMD members get $5.00 rebate if they attend.)


We are hoping to offer an opportunity for new entrepreneurs to pitch their products in upcoming meetings. This will not be a contest or formal review board, but a chance to try out your pitch in a friendly, informal venue.
If you are interested in pitching your product, please email Cathy at cphillips@ltu.edu for more information.