On Tap: CIO Summit, Startup Weekend Fort Worth & Engage Dallas

Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.

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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, events may change at any time, so check the event website or registration page for the latest details. 


THURSDAY, MARCH 1 – FRIDAY, MARCH 2

TRADE VS. TECHNOLOGY: WHAT’S TO BLAME FOR EXPANDING INEQUALITY IN THE U.S.?
Thursday at SMU, 6425 Boaz Lane, in Dallas; Friday at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2220 N. Pearl St., in Dallas
6-8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday 

This two-day conference is held to discuss the impact of international trade and technology in the U.S economy. The event is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU.

Tickets by request.
To register and find more information, go here.


THURSDAY, MARCH 1

INSPIRE FRISCO LAUNCH PARTY
Hall Park Sip Lounge, 3001 Dallas Parkway, in Frisco
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Calling all entrepreneurs, business professionals, community members, and city officials. Come join Inspire Frisco for its official launch party. Attendees can network with entrepreneurs in the region. Food and drink will be provided. 

Free
For more information go here.


FRIDAY, MARCH 2

STARTUP WEEKEND FORT WORTH
UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., in Fort Worth
Begins 6 p.m. Friday 

Participants will tackle the challenge of starting a business in 54 hours. The three-day event kicks off Friday with pitches, then teams will work throughout the weekend to develop their ideas into a business. On Sunday, teams will pitch their businesses plans to a panel of Fort Worth judges. Special guest for this event will be Sean Wise, a Canadian venture capitalist who has been called the “Dr. Phil of Entrepreneurship.” 

Schedule, according to the event page:

  • Friday night: Guest speaker, Sean Wise, owner of 100 Steps to Startup, will kick off the event. Attendees will then pitch their ideas and form business teams for the weekend.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Teams will work on their business strategies and prepare their pitches with guidance from seasoned business owners.
  • Sunday night: After the final pitch and winning team is announced, there will be a reception at WeWork Clearfork to celebrate and network with other participants, celebrity judges, and coaches.

 

Tickets are $10 – $99.
To register and find more information, go here.


MONDAY, MARCH 5

2018 DOWNTOWN DALLAS, INC. ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON
Omni Dallas Hotel — Dallas Ballroom, 555 S. Lamar St., in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join Downtown Dallas Inc. as it celebrate its 60th anniversary during its annual meeting. Carol Coletta, a senior fellow with The Kresge Foundation, will be hosting this year’s event. She will discuss The 360 Plan’s overall vision for the future of downtown Dallas, in terms of growth, placemaking, neighborhoods, mobility, and livability. 

Individual Tickets are $125 for DDI Members and $150 for nonmembers.
To register and find more information, go here.

DALLAS CAREER FAIR
Doubletree by Hilton Dallas-Market Center, 2015 Market Center Blvd., in Dallas
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Regardless of your industry, Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs invites job seekers to this hiring event, hosted at the Doubletree Hilton Dallas-Market Center. According to the event page, attendees will get the chance to directly meet and network with a variety of companies, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Don’t forget to bring your resume.

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


TUESDAY, MARCH 6

STARTUP GRIND: OPENKEY CEO, TJ PERSON
Tech Wildcatters at WeWork Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., 33rd Floor, in Dallas
6-9 p.m.

Join the Dallas startup community at Startup Grind Tuesday for a conversation with OpenKey CEO TJ Person, who will share his personal entrepreneurial journey. Come network with other entrepreneurial and business professionals in the region, while gaining inspiration from a local entrepreneur. Food and drink will be provided.

Tickets are $20.
For more information go here.

LAUNCH DFW: DALLAS NEW TECH
Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., in Dallas
6 p.m.

Join Launch DFW this week to learn about the region’s newest companies and technologies, while celebrating the startup community in Dallas. This event will continue every Tuesday for the rest of this month.

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

2018 DALLAS CIO EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway, in Dallas
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The summit will focus on the quality of leadership needed by CIOs to drive business innovation. Topics discussed include leadership development, strategy, process improvement, and alignment as well as innovation and technology. Speakers include John Rossman, managing partner at Rossman Partners and former Amazon executive; Timothy Campos, former Facebook chief information officer and CEO at a startup currently in stealth mode; and Tim Marshall, chief technology officer at Neudesic. 

Free if registration criteria met.
To register and see a full agenda, go here.


THURSDAY, MARCH 8

ARCADE DEMO
REVTECH, 8144 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 130, in Dallas
5 – 7 p.m.

The startup Arcade will be offering a demo of its gamification app. The purpose of Arcade is to make sales more enjoyable for retail employees, while enhancing the overall customer experience as well. Free drinks will be provided. 

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


FRIDAY, MARCH 9

ENGAGE DALLAS
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., in Dallas
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Mayor’s Star Council returns with its day-long leadership summit meant to inspire change and collaborative action in our community. Speakers include Robert S. Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Ron Kirk, Senior Of Counsel in Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher and former Mayor of Dallas, and Michael Hinojosa, Dallas ISD superintendent. Presentations will touch on the local and regional economy, health, education, and housing. 

For more information go here.

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