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April 2011 Engage – Redistricting

April 2011 Engage – Redistricting

2010 census data is in and the legislature’s in session: let the gerrymandering begin! What is at stake for Central Texas regarding redistricting, and how might it affect or reflect our changing population? David Butts, Mike Baselice, and Geronimo Rodriguez Speakers: Mike Baselice – President…

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March 2011 Engage – Artistic Innovation

March 2011 Engage – Artistic Innovation

Austin is renowned for its arts – from music and film to performing and visual – yet artistic talent doesn’t always stay in Austin due to what some critics call a lack of arts “infrastructure.” What draws the big names to Austin but sends the…

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February 2011 Engage – Behavioral Healthcare

February 2011 Engage – Behavioral Healthcare

Rarely does behavioral/mental healthcare make headlines, but we continue to experience a crisis when it comes to delivering care to all those who need it. With resources already stretched and populations continuing to grow, innovation in this arena is sorely needed. Who is providing emergency…

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January 2011 Engage – Non-Profit/For-Profit Collaborations

January 2011 Engage – Non-Profit/For-Profit Collaborations

Innovative, sustainable business models are more in demand than ever. How best can we create unique and collaborative relationships between not- and for-profit organizations? What can you do as a business and community leader to boost both bottom lines? Justin Evans and Matt Kouri Speakers:…

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December 2010 Engage – Public Safety and Race Relations

December 2010 Engage – Public Safety and Race Relations

What is the current landscape around public safety and race relations? The complexities of this intersection have long been grappled with by city leaders, and yet some posit the conversation never makes significant strides toward permanent community action. What innovations are needed to move toward…

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fastforward 2010 – Richard Florida Keynote

fastforward 2010 – Richard Florida Keynote

The 2010 fastforward Issues Forum concluded with “The Upside of the Downturn,” a keynote address by international best selling author (The Rise of the Creative Class, The Great Reset), professor, and thought-leader Richard Florida. Mr. Florida was introduced by his colleague, Texas State Senator and…

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fastforward 2010 – Session III: The New Regionalism

fastforward 2010 – Session III: The New Regionalism

Moderator Jon Roberts (TIP Strategies, Inc.) led the distinguished panel – Tom Mason (LCRA), Charles Heimsath (Capitol Market Research), Todd Hemingson (Capital Metro), Sean Compton (Congress for the New Urbanism), Jesus Garza (Seton Family of Hospitals), and Bill Glavin (TxDOT) – in an interesting look…

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fastforward 2010 – Session II: Emerging Technologies

fastforward 2010 – Session II: Emerging Technologies

Moderator Jeff Clark (TechAmerica) introduced the second panel with an overview of why and how emerging technology will continue to be an important engine for the Central Texas economy. Brewster McCracken (Pecan Street Project) outlined the challenges regarding electricity generation and energy efficiency, and how…

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