Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth

Here are our editors' picks. Plus, you'll find selections to "save the date."

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.

Don’t miss anything: Get Dallas Innovates Every Day. And, if you know of a great event, tell us about it. Event details courtesy of organizers.

Tuesday, March 5

USPTO Webinar: Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions

Hosted by The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
Virtual Meeting
noon to 1 p.m. CT

The USPTO will host a webinar on Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions on Tuesday, March 5, from 1-2 p.m. ET. USPTO personnel will provide an overview of the guidance and answer stakeholder questions relating to the guidance. The guidance provides instructions to USPTO personnel and stakeholders on determining the correct inventor(s) to be named in a patent or patent application for inventions created by humans with the assistance of one or more AI systems. 

This event is free and open to the public, but virtual space is limited, so register early.

Wednesday, March 6

1 Million Cups

Presented by 1 Million Cups
Various North Texas locations and times

Every Wednesday, 1 Million Cups communities around North Texas and the country meet to give each other “support, encouragement, and feedback over a cup of coffee.” Entrepreneurs present their businesses to the group, but “it’s not a pitch; it’s a chance to learn, collaborate and grow,” organizers say. In North Texas, you’ll find multiple 1MC groups in locations including Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Frisco, Northeast Tarrant County, and Wichita Falls. Some have Zoom live feeds.

Find your community here.

Thursday, March 7

The DEC Network’s State of Entrepreneurship

Hosted by The DEC Network and presented by Bank of America
Vouv Meeting & Event Space, 4445 Sigma Rd., Dallas
6 to 8:30 p.m.

The State of Entrepreneurship presented by Bank of America has become a tradition for celebrating the people, places, and passions that keep the North Texas startup ecosystem thriving. The entire community comes out to cheer on the launches, fundings, exits, and overall wins of the entrepreneurial community from the past year. Join the DEC Network in person at the Vouv Meeting & Event Space on March 7.

Register here.

Lines Crossing: Intersections of Art and Technology

Hosted by IQ Design, a design-research center at the University of Texas at Dallas
UTD @The Richardson IQ, 3010 Collins Blvd, Richardson, TX 75631

Join IQ Design for the opening reception of its newest art exhibition exploring the intersections of art and technology.

The exhibition features two collections: CODE || ART showcasing pioneers and emerging artists working at the intersection of computers and Streams of the Past which features artists working with old media as platforms for new aesthetic experiences.

Register here.

Building Food Resiliency in North Central Texas

Hosted by the SMU Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity
Caruth Hall, 3145 Dyer St., Suite 206, Dallas
4 to 6 p.m.

How can more people in North Texas have access to healthy food? The Hunt Institute will host the following experts in a panel discussion: Rabekha Siebert and Yaritza Torres Espinoza from the City of Dallas’ Urban Agriculture Division; Jenny Eyer, Vice President of Health Strategies, American Heart Association North Texas; Anga Sanders, Founder and Executive Director, FEED Oak Cliff; and Jeff Bednar, Founder at Profound Foods.

Learn more and register here.

IoT Happy Hour: IIoT Challenges in the Wild Wild West

Hosted by IoT Texas
Hybrid event; online and in-person at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Dallas Richardson/University area, 18180 Highland Springs, Dallas
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Johnathan Hottell, the Senior SCADA Manager at Edge Controls, will discuss the current state and outlook of industrial automation in the oil and gas industry and explore challenges and opportunities. Innovating in the industrial space can be difficult due to harsh temperatures and environmental requirements. To improve efficiencies and fulfill regulatory and safety needs, IIoT could fit the bill but is still in its early stages. These are hybrid and free events. For those that can attend in person, come meet other IoT professionals, technologists, and business execs, and help find resources, talent and solutions while learning about new trends and tech in the industry.

Come early and stay late if you can (bar opens at 5 pm. – self paid. Leave whenever you like… or when the bar closes.)

Learn more and register here.

Collin County Technopreneurs Industry Night

Hosted by Yottabyte Data Con
City Works at The Star, 3680 The Star Blvd., #1300, Frisco
5:30 to 8 p.m.

Find networking and innovation at the Collin County Technopreneurship Conference Industry Night. This in-person event will be held at City Works (The Star – Frisco), where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and learn from industry experts. Hu and Joy Obazei of Afrostylicity are the featured speakers, and the discussion topics are how to leverage social media marketing technology to market your business and how to escape the rat race with an appointment-based service business.

Learn more and get tickets here.

Friday, March 8

Women Driving Innovation

Hosted by BioNTX
Pegasus Park, 3000 Pegasus Park Dr., Dallas
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Women Driving Innovation program shines a spotlight on women who are shaping the landscape of the life sciences industry, fostering innovative and agile leadership, and pioneering new and best practices within groundbreaking companies. Celebrate International Women’s Day and connect with the women leaders in the North Texas life sciences sector!

Learn more and register here.

UTARI Biomedical Research Open House

Hosted by University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI)
7300 Jack Newell Blvd. South, Fort Worth
1 to 4 p.m.

Join UTARI at this come-and-go event to learn more about their facility and the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC).

Learn more and register here.

International Women’s Day Gala Inspire Inclusion

Hosted by SheJobs and DFW*ATW
Verona Villa, 6591 Dallas Pkwy., Frisco
6 p.m.

Come for an evening of networking and inspiration and celebrate women leaders in technology, co-hosted by SheJobs and DFW*Alliance of Technology and Women. The welcome is at 6 p.m., followed by featured speakers including Ambika Dadwal of JPMorgan Chase, Hari Kodakalla of Frost Bank, Melissa Pint of Frontier Communications, and Neelu Sethi of Brinks Inc., an awards presentation, and dinner and dancing.

Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, March 13

1 Million Cups

Presented by 1 Million Cups
Various North Texas locations and times

Every Wednesday, 1 Million Cups communities around North Texas and the country meet to give each other “support, encouragement, and feedback over a cup of coffee.” Entrepreneurs present their businesses to the group, but “it’s not a pitch; it’s a chance to learn, collaborate and grow,” organizers say. In North Texas, you’ll find multiple 1MC groups in locations including Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Frisco, Northeast Tarrant County, and Wichita Falls. Some have Zoom live feeds.

Find your community here.

Thursday, March 14

The IQ Brew: Advancements and Innovations in Rehabilitation Robitics

Hosted by The Richardson IQ
Richardson IQHQ, 1302 E. Collins Blvd., Richardson
8:30 to 10 a.m.

Explore the cutting-edge research interests and accomplishments of Dr. Amir Jafari, UNT Associate Biomedical Professor and a leading figure in the field of Rehabilitation Robotics, Artificial Muscles, and Soft Actuators. Discover how Jafari’s initiatives, including edited books and international workshops, have shaped the landscape of soft robotics in rehabilitation. Uncover the significance of his research grants and accolades, such as the NSF’s prestigious early CAREER award, in driving forward innovation and advancements in this critical area of robotics. The event, which includes networking in addition to the presentation, is free, but reservations are requested.

Learn more and reserve a spot here.

Southern Social Collective: A Network of Women Business Owners

Hosted by Southern Social Collective
The DEC Network @ RedBird, 3560 West Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas
6 to 8 p.m.

Join the Southern Social Collective, a group of investors, entrepreneurs, and advisors all about supporting and boosting female entrepreneurs. Whether you’re just starting or running a successful business, the collective aims to help you thrive and build a strong network of women in business, right here in the South.

Learn more and register here.

Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17

Texas Pinball Festival 

Hosted by Texas Pinball Festival
Embassy Suites Dallas – Frisco Hotel and Convention Center, 7600 John Q Hammons Dr., Frisco
Friday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Texas Pinball Festival returns to the city March 15-17 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Conference Center. Taking place in a sprawling 40,000-square-foot “game room,” it will feature more than 400 pinball machines, classic video games, and other “game room goodies” set up on free play for everyone to enjoy all weekend long—once you’ve paid for entry, that is. All weekend long, vendors, collectors, and hobbyists from North Texas and beyond will be bringing parts, supplies, game room memorabilia, pinballs, video games, and more for sale to the public. One lucky winner will take home a new pinball machine from the festival’s annual raffle. Both adults’ and children’s tournaments will be held throughout the weekend, with attendees invited to compete for trophies, ribbons, and cash prizes. Depending on the day, tickets range from $30 to $50 for adults and $15 to $35 for kids.

Learn more here.

Tuesday, March 19

Branding + Biotech: Your Brand Makes the First Impression

Hosted by BioLabs Pegasus Park
3060 Pegasus Park Dr., Dallas
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Join BioNTX to hear a panel discussion led by healthcare branding experts and investors, followed by one-on-one sessions to get real time, personalized feedback on your pitch deck and overall company branding. Discover how to leverage branding, naming, and design to fuel business growth and secure fundraising.

Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, March 20

1 Million Cups

Presented by 1 Million Cups
Various North Texas locations and times

Every Wednesday, 1 Million Cups communities around North Texas and the country meet to give each other “support, encouragement, and feedback over a cup of coffee.” Entrepreneurs present their businesses to the group, but “it’s not a pitch; it’s a chance to learn, collaborate and grow,” organizers say. In North Texas, you’ll find multiple 1MC groups in locations including Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Frisco, Northeast Tarrant County, and Wichita Falls. Some have Zoom live feeds.

Find your community here.

Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23

International Leadership Summit 

Hosted by T.D. Jakes Foundation
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas
8 a,m, to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Timing is everything. Join T. D. Jakes, who asks, “Could your past failure simply have been the right idea at the wrong time? Are there opportunities for you now that were once out of reach?” Come to the 2024 International Leadership Summit and learn to harness the power of timing. Timing is the usher of destiny. It’s not just your turn; it’s your time! Featured speakers include T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House; former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young; Dallas Mavericks President and CEO Cynt Marshall; Angela F. Williams, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide; and Aisha Bowe, CEO of Stemboard and future Blue Origin astronaut. Sessions cover a variety of leadership topics, from the impact of AI on communities and businesses and avoiding barriers to financial inclusion to harnessing time for entrepreneurs and a new perspective on DEI.

Learn more here.

Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24


Hosted by the SMU Blockchain Club
Hughes-Trigg Student Center at Southern Methodist University, Dallas
From check-in at 5 p.m. Friday to closing ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Sunday

HacktheChains is a blockchain-focused hackathon taking place at the Hughes Trigg Student Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. This event brings together developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to build new applications and prototypes leveraging blockchain technology. During the event, teams will come together to conceptualize and build game-changing decentralized applications leveraging blockchain technology. Hackers will receive mentorship from industry experts, collaborate with peers, and have the chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes.

The schedule includes:
– Networking Kickoff Event: Connect with sponsors and mentors on March 22nd.
– 36-Hour Hackathon: Form teams on March 23-24 to brainstorm, code and build your projects.
– Pitch Competition: Present your final project on March 24th for a chance at grand prizes!

Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, March 27

1 Million Cups

Presented by 1 Million Cups
Various North Texas locations and times

Every Wednesday, 1 Million Cups communities around North Texas and the country meet to give each other “support, encouragement, and feedback over a cup of coffee.” Entrepreneurs present their businesses to the group, but “it’s not a pitch; it’s a chance to learn, collaborate and grow,” organizers say. In North Texas, you’ll find multiple 1MC groups in locations including Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Frisco, Northeast Tarrant County, and Wichita Falls. Some have Zoom live feeds.

Find your community here.

Thursday, March 28

Tech TogetHER Networking and Fireside Chat

Hosted by TechFW
LaunchBox Collective, 2726 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

In honor of Women’s History Month, TechFW invites ALL members of their community to a happy hour event designed to support and connect the innovative women in their entrepreneurial ecosystem! Join TechFW for an evening networking with entrepreneurial women in varying technology industries, pitch speed dating, and a special fireside chat with the creator and founder of Hangio, Ayodele Aigbe, and Kat Weaver of Power to Pitch. Aigbe recently placed at the annual Eosera, Inc. EmpowHERment Pitch Competition last fall for her invention of the world’s first premium bendable hanger. She will be joined by Kat Weaver, co-founder of Power to Pitch, in a discussion aimed at sparking many more. Weaver was able to scale and sell her first company she started out of her college dorm room. After winning 22 of 23 pitches she entered, she founded Power To Pitch to help founders build a winning pitch, deck & fundraising strategy to help them increase their chances of getting funded faster. 

Learn more and register here.

TechForge: Fort Worth’s Hub for Coders & Innovators

Hosted by Fort Worth Innovators Forum
Tommy’s Hamburger Grill & Patio, 2455 Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

TechForge aims to gather talented coders, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, collaborate on groundbreaking projects, and shape the future of technology. Attend this free, inclusive event to expand your network, discover new opportunities, and fuel your passion for innovation. Innovator Evenings will provide opportunities for networking, showcasing projects, and fostering collaborations among attendees. It will be a recurring event once a month on the 4th Thursday.

Learn more and RSVP here.

March Coffee with the Council

Hosted by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest
WBCS Offices, 5605 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

This open networking event is focused on bringing together current and prospective members, local businesses, and corporations to develop professional relationships over coffee and recognize members who have joined within the last quarter. All are welcome to attend. This event will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 9:00 – 10:00am in third floor conference room of the WBCS Office Building. Parking is complimentary.

Learn more and register here. 

Tuesday, April 2

15th Annual Dallas C-Level Technology Leadership Summit

Hosted by HMG Strategy
Stonebriar Country Club, 5050 Country Club Dr., Frisco
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The theme of the summit is “Visionary Global Leadership: Thriving Securely in the Age of Accelerated Innovation.” inflationary pressures and other macro-economic challenges are creating headwinds for technology executives and fellow members of the C-suite to execute on and achieve strategic goals through 2024. The fast-changing socio-economic landscape is prompting technology executives to become more creative than ever and to draw upon authentic and inclusive leadership skills to inspire their teams. Global economic challenges are creating unique opportunities for business technology executives to foster a collaborative culture, embrace fresh innovative approaches, and develop strong partnerships to leverage hot technologies such as AI, ChatGPT, cloud platforms and cyber technologies to securely move the needle for the business and win in tumultuous times.

The day starts with breakfast and networking, followed by the welcome at 8:30 a.m. and the first executive panel of the day. Featured speakers include Todd Kackley, VP & CIO at Textron; Andy Laudato, COO of The Vitamin Shoppe; Jeevan Bobbili, Global Head, Intelligent Automation & Customization, Alcon; and Patrick Benoit, Global Chief Information Security Officer at Brinks.

Learn more and register here.

Friday, April 5

Healthcare & Life Science Reimagined: AI, Equity and Access

Hosted by BioNTX
Pegasus Park, 3000 Pegasus Park Dr., Dallas
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Gwen Lily Foundation for a groundbreaking event where artificial intelligence meets healthcare innovation, inclusivity, and diversity. This comprehensive exploration will dive deep into the transformative power of AI in research and healthcare, with a spotlight on creating more inclusive and equitable health solutions.

Learn more and register here.

Saturday, April 6

TEDxPlano: Together We Go

Hosted by TEDxPlano
Robinson Fine Arts Center, Plano
Lobby experience is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Talks are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

TEDxPlano 2024 features ideas that embrace collaboration, celebrate community and build a shared future. The event is Saturday, April 6 at Robinson Fine Arts Center in Plano, Texas. The theme this year is Together We Go. The line-up of speakers will explore and celebrate ideas that embrace collaboration, celebrate community and build a shared future. Speakers are Ken Boone, a community planner and landscape architect; Alex Lee, president of Doosan Robotics; visual artist Magdiel Lopez; Dr. Kelli Palmer, UTD researcher and professor of biology; singer/songwriter Maya Piata; Daymond Sands, program director for the North Texas Performing Arts Deaf Theatre; and Michael Thomas, CEO and founder of ConnectIDD and former executive director of My Possibilities. But before you hear from speakers, the event offers you time to spend with fellow guests – exploring and experiencing.

TEDxPlano is more than the Talks on stage. Every year an interactive lobby is full of innovation, with things to see, do, taste and touch. TEDxPlano experiences allow you to see how Plano-area individuals and companies are leveraging ideas, technologies, design, and education to help create a better future. TEDxPlano is an annual event celebrating the innovation, creativity, and inspiration found within Plano and the North Texas region. They are a group of idea-lovers who bring people together, focused on sharing ideas with the potential to transform the community. The culturally diverse audience of TEDxPlano are learners, scientists, innovators, explorers, activists, visionaries, students and the intellectually curious. Tickets range from $25 to $75.

Learn more here.

April 11

InnoTech Dallas 2024 

Hosted by InnoTech
Irving Convention Center, 500 Las Colinas Blvd.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

InnoTech Dallas, the Technology and Security Conference, creates an environment where education, innovation, peer-to-peer networking and the latest technology and business solutions are all available specifically for IT professionals. Featured events include the Women in Tech Summit, the IT Leadership Forum, and Data Analytics and AI.

​Learn more here.

Women in Tech Summit at InnoTech Dallas 2024 

Hosted by DFW*ATW and BravoTECH
Irving Convention Center, 500 Las Colinas Blvd.
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Women in Tech Summit, brought to you by DFW*ATW and BravoTECH, is a special event designed specifically for women in technology. The conference highlights the achievements of ladies in tech and provides opportunities for collaboration, professional development, and networking. This event also includes a fireside chat, panel presentations, and lunch. The Summit is also about networking and sharing from industry thought leaders; life lessons learned and practical tips to improve your own career goals. Or sharing personal stories of how they’ve made an impact on inclusivity in their industry, passions, their journey, and advice to the next generation of tech’s women.

Learn more and register here.



Through Friday, March 1


Hosted by AD EX (Architecture and Design Exchange)
325 N. St. Paul, Dallas
Open each week 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Curated by Blane Ladymon, AIA, this annual exhibition explores micro-scale replicas of famous architectural icons created using toy building bricks. Over 150 sets are on display, including micro-builds, LEGO Architecture series, LEGO Architecture Skylines, and Atom Bricks sets from the curator’s personal collection. Many sets are enhanced with LED lighting, adding vibrancy. The exhibits vary in scale and complexity, ranging from 35-piece models to the impressive 10,055-piece Sagrada Familia. The 2024 exhibition introduces more than 20 new sets, with the crown jewel being Atom Brick’s latest release, the 4,383-piece model of Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s most acclaimed work.

While the exhibition is hands-off, guests can visit our LEGO Lab construction zone to create and display their masterpieces. Test your design skills and build anything you can imagine – from dream homes to skyscrapers, treehouses, spaceships, and more! Share your creations on social media with #ADEXlego and leave them in our visitor gallery.

Learn more here.

Through Sunday, April 7

‘Lonesome Blues’ biographical musical  

Celebrating Deep Ellum blues singer Blind Lemon Jefferson
Club Dada, 2720 Elm St., Dallas
2 p.m. on Feb. 25, March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 30, and April 6-7

The musical “Lonesome Blues” pays tribute to one of Deep Ellum’s most famous and influential songsters, Blind Lemon Jefferson. Produced by Documentary Arts in association with Central Track Productions, the show opens Sunday, February 25, and continues with weekend matinees through Sunday, April 7, at Club Dada in Deep Ellum (2720 Elm St., Dallas). Written by author/filmmaker Alan Govenar and acclaimed actor/director Akin Babatundé, the one-man musical is sponsored in part by the Deep Ellum Community Association, and presented in association with the African American Museum, Dallas, which is currently presenting two exhibitions that commemorate Deep Ellum’s 150th anniversary.

Learn more and get tickets at

Through Saturday, April 27

The Lunar Light: Discovery  

Hosted by Back to Space
Former Valley View Mall site, 5743 LBJ Freeway, Lewisville
Various dates and times

North Texans, get ready to walk on the moon. “The Lunar Light: Discovery” transforms the former Valley View Mall into a lunar landscape. This interactive space odyssey challenges participants to solve the mystery of a blue light emanating from a recent asteroid collision on the moon — a phenomenon capable of knocking out electronics. Guests will experience state-of-the-art virtual reality, while Gaia, an all-knowing AI, explains your lunar mission. They’ll also chat with robot DG-33 and Stella in the research lab on the quest to solve the mystery of The Lunar Light.

Attendees can contribute to the Aldrin Family Foundation, run by the family of Apollo 11 Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, to help foster the next wave of space explorers by providing educational resources for high school students passionate about space.

Get tickets here.

Through May 30

Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors

Hosted by Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX, 76107
Regular garden hours

Travel back to a prehistoric world right in the heart of Fort Worth at the Botanic Garden’s latest exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors,” available from January 26 through May 30. The unique outdoor experience, created in collaboration with renowned dinosaur paleontologist Gregory M. Erickson, showcases advanced animatronic dinosaurs from every continent. Embark on a journey through the Age of Reptiles and discover a narrative enriched with the latest research.

Get ready to have your ‘Passport to Pangea’ stamped as you encounter these awe-inspiring animatronic dinosaurs in their naturalistic outdoor settings. This exhibit educates and entertains, offering a perfect blend of adventure and learning for visitors of all ages.

Go here for admission and more information.

Through July 14

Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes

Presented by the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, with supporting sponsor Neiman Marcus
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, 300 N. Houston, Dallas
Timed entry tickets available. Museum hours: 10 am. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and on Easter, March 31

From silk boudoir shoes created for the 1867 Paris Exposition to leather spectator pumps signed by the 1941 New York Yankees, Walk this Way features more than 100 striking pairs of shoes. This exhibition presents footwear – spanning nearly 200 years – from the collection of iconic shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, and businesswoman and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weitzman. An integral part of our everyday lives, shoes not only protect our feet, but tell stories centered around women’s labor activism, the fight for suffrage and equal rights, the sexual revolution, and more.

Several special programs will be offered during the exhibition’s run:

  • From Heel to Toe: Behind Walk This Way (March 19) – A panel with a look behind the exhibit, featuring Valerie Paley, Walk this Way exhibition curator, and Edward Maeder, author of the exhibition’s catalog.
  • 9to5: The Story of a Movement (May 23) – A special documentary screening of the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace, featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders and actor and activist Jane Fonda.
  • Immigrants, Innovators, and Icons: Jewish Americans and the Fashion Industry (July 11) – Annette Becker, curator and director of the University of North Texas’s Texas Fashion Collection, will share stories of Jewish change-makers in twentieth-century dress history.

Tickets are timed entry. Learn more and get tickets here.

Through September 1

Seward Johnson Sculptures in the Garden

Hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth
Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Twenty-one life-size sculptures by the late artist Seward Johnson will be on display throughout the Garden, Mar. 1 – Sept. 1,  2024. This head-turning exhibit of “living” art will take Garden guests by surprise as they encounter sculptures that fool the eye and beg for double takes. Strategically placed to blend with their surroundings, Mr. Johnson’s unique creations strive to make everyday occurrences special and bring classic art to life. Experience the joy of discovering these lifelike sculptures placed unexpectedly, yet harmoniously in the Garden’s landscape.  The exhibit is included in general admission.

Learn more and get timed entry tickets here.

Through September 22

T.rex: The Ultimate Predator

Hosted by Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator explores the remarkable features that allowed T. rex to dominate its competition, examines the sensory abilities and social behaviors of this powerful hunter, and reveals how the world’s most iconic dinosaur evolved from a superfamily that included more than two dozen species and spanned 100 million years. Explore our evolving understanding of this theropod, learn about a number of recent tyrannosaur discoveries, and find out how paleontologists study fossil specimens to understand the biology and behavior of T. rex.

Learn more here.



Reminder Calendar

Save the Date image: istockphoto

April 22-26

EarthX2024 Congress of Conferences

Hosted by EarthX
Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas

Save the date

EarthX will be hosting Earthx2024, the ninth annual Congress of Conferences, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The event will bring together thousands of people and organizations from around the world to collaborate on actionable solutions for energy, oceans, climate, business, policy, and more. The five-day conference will feature more than 80 speakers and sessions exploring a wide range of sustainability topics. This year, each day will highlight a unique theme, including “The Future of Energy,” “Circular Economy,” “Money, Power, and Politics,” “Oceans and Philanthropy,” and “Wildlife and Ocean Conservation.” Featured speakers include EarthX founder Trammell S. Crow, Zimbabwean conservationist Ivan Carter, and Jay Faison, Executive Chairman of the 2040 Foundation, the Chairman of the American Flood Coalition, and a member of the American Energy Innovation Council. 

Learn more here.

April 23-25

EarthX E-Capital Summit 

Hosted by EarthX
Save the date

The EarthX annual E-Capital Summit is an invitation-only conference that has convened, inspired, and catalyzed action from thousands of investment firms, early to late-stage innovators, global companies, industry thought leaders, policymakers, incubators and accelerators, and researchers that have had substantial, positive impacts on investments, businesses, people, and our planet. More than a dozen technology verticals are represented. The three-day event includes an investment forum; opportunities to connect with venture capital, growth equity, private equity and funds/LPs investments between vetted investors, companies and dealmakers; a highly competitive pitch competition for the EarthX Climate Tech Prize; and options for commercialization of innovations.

Learn more here.

April 30

Texas Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards Celebration 

Hosted by Texas Women’s Foundation
Omni Dallas Hotel
Save the date, 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Join Texas Women’s Foundation to celebrate and elevate the voices of women leaders across Texas through their Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards. The event kicks off with leadership forums, followed by a cocktail reception, and the leadership awards celebration. The guest moderator is Deborah Roberts, senior national affairs correspondent at ABC News and Contributing Anchor for ABC 20/20. Save the date.

Learn more here.

May 3-5

Impact Ventures Inclusive Capital Summit

Watch for the date

Impact Ventures just wrapped up its inaugural Inclusive Capital Summit, which brought together local, regional, and national leaders to discuss innovative solutions to bridge the gap in access and opportunity for historically underestimated communities.

After the event, Impact Ventures CEO Benjamin J. Vann wrote to email subscribers, “Hanging tightly to this momentum, we are already gearing up for the next one… stay tuned for Impact Ventures’ Inclusive Capital 2024! As Fawn Weaver said during our Keynote Fireside Chat, ‘I don’t focus on the problem ever. Just like I don’t focus on weaknesses, I only focus on making strengths stronger. I don’t focus on problems because every problem has a solution.’ We believe there is a solution to making capital more inclusive and it takes all of our communities and all of our knowledge capital, together.”

Want to get involved as a sponsor, partner, or volunteer? Sign up to learn more here.

Wednesday, May 1*

Moody Foundation M-Pact Fund Cycle 2 webinar

Hosted by Moody Foundation
Online via Zoom
Save the date

The Moody Foundation is offering grants of $1B over 20 years to support Texas education through nonprofits and public entities that address Early Learning or Postsecondary Success. With benefits extending beyond grant funding, the Education M-Pact Fund will cultivate a comprehensive network of grantees who are fueling student success in areas of deepest impact and greatest need. This webinar will provide an overview of the Education M-Pact Fund Cycle 1 RFP. All those who are interested in submitting an application are strongly encouraged to attend and submit questions in advance. Applications open April. 15 and close June 14.*

*Dates for Cycle 2 are approximate

Learn more about the fund here

June 13-15

Good Soil 2024 

Hosted by the Good Soil Movement and the T.D. Jakes Foundation
AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
Save the date

Good Soil plans to increase generational wealth and employment by supporting and nurturing under-resourced entrepreneurs. The organization aims to lead partners in the creation and retention of one million entrepreneurs over the next decade.

Learn more here.

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