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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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fastforward 2010 – Session I: Buying Habits and Their Impact

fastforward 2010 – Session I: Buying Habits and Their Impact

Derek Woodgate (The Futures Lab, Inc.) opened the forum with an overview of the day’s theme – Rising from Recession: Central Texas Stong and Sustainable. Moderator Sue Snyder (Jackson Walker LLP) introduced panelists Pike Powers (Civic Entrepreneur), Amy Holloway (Avalanche Consulting), and Matt Curtis (Office…

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November 2010 Engage – Election Day

November 2010 Engage – Election Day

It’s Election Day, the polls are still open, and the legislative session is about to begin. What does today’s election and the upcoming legislative session mean for Texas, for Austin, and for you? Paul Burka and Evan Smith Speakers: Paul Burka – Senior Executive Editor,…

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October 2010 Engage – Innovate or Else

October 2010 Engage – Innovate or Else

The more we strive to keep Austin “Austin,” the more growth we see and the more we change. Is Austin truly “recession proof,” and if so, why? How can we innovate across industries and cultivate the leaders who will take us lucratively into the future?…

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May 2010 Engage – Austin’s Arts Infrastructure

May 2010 Engage – Austin’s Arts Infrastructure

As arts organizations across the nation are struggling through tough times, what does Austin’s burgeoning arts scene need to turn the corner? What are the municipal efforts to create an environment that encourages performing and visual arts as a vibrant part of our city? Do…

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