Calendar: Big Design, Museum Day, and the Women’s Business Conference

From art (The Crow Museum) to charity (North Texas Giving Day), browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week—and beyond.

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, things may change at any time, so be sure to check the official website or registration page for the latest details.

And, if you know of a great event, tell us about it


THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

NORTH TEXAS INVESTOR PITCH EVENT
Addison TreeHouse in Addison
3 – 6 p.m.

Have a brilliant startup idea brewing? Now is the time to share it with investors. Along with startup pitches, there will be investor reverse pitches and time for networking. Whether you are looking for funding or just starting out, this event can help you make the right connections. 

Tickets are free.
To register and find more information, go here.

CAPITAL FACTORY + THE DEC COMMUNITY SHOWCASE HAPPY HOUR
Capital Factory + The DEC in Dallas
3:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This community showcase will make creating a startup look like a party. Capital Factory and the DEC are opening their new Dallas location with a tour and interesting talks, as well as a party filled with photo booths and VR sessions. 

Tickets are free.
To register and find more information, go here.

INS AND OUTS OF DOING BUSINESS GLOBALLY
SBDC in Fort Worth 
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Score Fort Worth is looking to help small business owners increase profits, reduce dependence on the domestic market, and learn more at their workshop session and lunch. Instructors will be available to answer questions about relevant topics, such as market research, product readiness, promoting products to a target market, and getting a company to comply with U.S. and foreign regulations. 

Tickets are $30.
To register and find more information, go here.

SIPS AND SCIENCE
Ellipse at the Brain Performance Institute in Dallas 
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Bonnie Pitman wants attendees to “Do Something New” every day to improve their quality of life. Learn how to make every day count by listening to Pitman’s personal experiences with chronic illness and her advice that can help anyone improve brain performance.

Tickets are $25.
To register and find more information, go here.

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY
Stomping Ground Comedy Theater in Dallas
8 p.m.

Stomping Ground will be holding their 10th ‘Pay What You Can’ show to benefit their theater and “Improv for Life” program, which provides classes to those in the community with special needs. Their scholarship program also provides opportunity for those who could not regularly afford improvisation classes. Note: The show is rated Mature/18+ only. 

Tickets are on a pay what you can basis.
To register and find more information, go here.

NEXTGEN HAPPY HOUR
Blue Mesa in Addison
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Who doesn’t like to make connections over a margarita? The Tech Titans young professional group will be hosting their third Thursday happy hour at Blue Mesa, and young professionals are welcome to make connections with other individuals across DFW.  

Tickets are free.
To register and find more information, go here.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 – SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

BIG DESIGN CONFERENCE 2018
Gilley’s in Dallas

Big Design will be in Dallas for two days full of speakers, UX workshops, and more. The conference will take place from Sept. 20-22, with multiple ticket and workshop purchasing options. Big Design is a way of thinking, and aims to help people grow by looking at the bigger picture. This event includes big-name speakers from companies like AT&T, Bottle Rocket, Capital One, Google, Microsoft, Sabre, and more. This year’s keynote speakers include Dan Szuc, Cassini Nazir, Kim Goodwin, and Jorge Arango. 

Tickets are $175 to $375.
To register and find more information, go here.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

TECH INDUSTRY LUNCHEON
Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Several speakers and figureheads in the tech world will gather to discuss the changes occurring within their industries. Guest speakers will include the CIO of Texas Instruments, Ellen Barker, and CTO and VP of Engineering and Applications at Kimberly-Clark, Manoj Kumbhat. 

Tickets are between $40 and $400.
To register and find more information, go here.

FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV COMEDY
Stomping Ground Comedy Theater in Dallas
9:30-10:30 p.m.

Comedians Brotherless, Mama Tried, and Warm Milk will be performing at the Stomping Ground Comedy Theater. Join these comedians as they tell stories, crack jokes, and incorporate physical scene work. The show is recommended for those 18+. 

Tickets are $10.
To register and find more information, go here.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

HAROLD SIMMONS PARK PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3
Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The theme for this interactive workshop is to “Reimagine Our River” where attendees can share their ideas for designing the Harold Simmons Park. Join your fellow Dallas community members as you learn more about this upcoming park. For additional events on various days, check out the complete list here

Tickets are free.
To register and find more information, go here.

WEST DALLAS DOCUMENTARY FILM PREMIERE “WELA”
Latino Cultural Center in Dallas
2 – 4 p.m.

“Wela” is the name that director Victoria Farrell-Ortiz calls her abuela, the Spanish word for grandmother. Farrell-Ortiz’s abuela‘s story expanded into a larger tale of the Trinity Portland Cement Company and inspired Farrell-Ortiz to create this documentary. 

Tickets are free.
To register and find more information, go here.

MUSEUM DAY 2018
Various locations around DFW
Times vary depending on location.

Hosted by Smithsonian magazine, Museum Day is a national event intended to help people visit their favorite local museums for free. All you need to do is find a participating museum and print off a pass, and your admission is then waived for two visitors.

Tickets are free at participating locations.
For the complete list of participating DFW locations, go here.


MONDAY, SEPT. 24

WOMEN’S RIGHTS: FROM THE EARLY STIRRINGS TO THIRD-WAVE FEMINISM
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in Dallas
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Join Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., as she discusses feminist history, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The first 100 people to register will receive a copy of Hunt’s novel, Faith and Feminism: A Holy Alliance, so order your tickets as soon as you can.

Tickets are $10 to $25.
To register and find more information, go here.


TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

BLOCKCHAIN FORUM
Jones Day in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lawyers aren’t being left behind as technology is changing in the world around us. A panel of professionals will be discussing how to advise lawyers in dealing with clients that use blockchain and smart contract technology. The panel will include James Cox, Lacey Shrum, Zachary Lynde, and Mark Rasmussen.

Tickets are $20 to $25
To register and find more information, go here.

NETWORK AFTER WORK DALLAS MIXER
Ill Minster Pub in Dallas 
6 – 9 p.m.

Business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs alike are invited to join in on this networking event. Guests can enjoy drinks and appetizers in this casual setting while forming new connections along the way. If you can’t make it to this event, don’t worry—there’s another mixer in Plano the following Thursday.

Tickets are $15 to $159.
To register and find more information, go here.


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

FRANCHISING 101 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A FRANCHISE
HEB Chamber of Commerce in Bedford 
9 – 11 a.m.

FranNet Franchise Consultant Sara Waskow will help prospective business owners learn all about owning a franchise. This program will help attendants understand “the differences between launching a start-up business, buying an existing business, and investing in a franchise business” and decide what’s the best option, according to the event’s page.

Tickets are $25.
To register and find more information, go here.

TECH TRENDS IN RETAIL – FALL 2018
Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas 
3 – 5:30 p.m.

Learn what’s new and next in the innovative worlds of retail and grocery through this exciting event hosted by RevTech. The keynote speaker will be CART Founder and CEO Gary Hawkins along with pitches from RevTech’s handpicked group of innovators.

Tickets are $30 to $50.
To register and find more information, go here.

DIGITAL CREATION IN THE NEXT ERA OF HARDWARE
Capital Factory + The DEC in Dallas 
5:30 – 9 p.m.

Dell, Premier Logitech, and Capital Factory + The DEC are working together to show what the next generation of digital creation is going to look like. This hands-on experience is going to include video walls, demos, and networking opportunities. 

Tickets are free.
To register and find more information, go here.

BEYOND EDUCATION: PREPARING YOUTH FOR A DISRUPTIVE ECONOMY
Magnolia Hotel in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This Social Innovation Luncheon will highlight new ways to think about our education system and work to improve flaws through radical thinking. Speakers will include Mark Murphy, founder of GripTape and former Secretary of Education for the State of Delaware; and Femi Adebogun, CEO of ScholarshipMe and board member of GripTape. 

Tickets are $40.
To register and find more information, go here.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FORUM
Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas
7:30 – 10 a.m.

A panel of experienced technical experts will be leading AI 101 for Business Executives. Panelists include Babar Bhatti, David Copps, Bill Cockerill, and Bill Sproull. 

Tickets are $30-50.
To register and find more information, go here.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

22ND ANNUAL WOMEN’S BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join attendants in discussing concepts such as “the idea of the quintessential woman” and “what culture says about perfection.” Keynote speakers include AT&T Savings Plan Operations Director Jennifer Roberts and Fidelity Personal Investing President Kathleen Murphy. 

Tickets are $150-15,000.
To register and find more information, go here.

JACOB HASHIMOTO: CLOUDS AND CHAOS
The Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas
7 – 10 p.m.

After a multi-million dollar expansion, the Crow Museum is reopening and debuting its first major exhibition in the new spaceJacob Hashimoto: Clouds and Chaos. Numerous public and programs will be held through April 7 in conjunction with the exhibition, including an Artist Talk and Studio Workshop on Sept. 28. 2018 is significant for the nonprofit as it celebrates its 20th year and launches its next chapter as the Crow Museum of Asian Art, a name that reflects a diverse collection and community. 

Tickets are $9-20.
To register and find more information, go here.

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  1. Alex Edwards says:

    Hi Bryan,
    Our calendar is always pinned to the homepage, so if you just keep scroll to about halfway down the page you should be able to find it. But, thanks for the tip, we’ll look into that idea!
    Appreciate the positive feedback!
    -Alex Edwards

  2. Hi Team, I’m sure it is just my problem, but I never seem to be able to find the calendar from the home page. I only ever manage to get back to one if there is a link in the email 🙂 . Would it be possible to add a “calendar” link somewhere that is easier to find? Thank you for keeping this site going!