On Tap: Jeff Bezos at SMU, World IP Day & Digital Fabrication Symposium

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

EARTH DAY

With Earth Day coming up Sunday, April 22, we’ve rounded up local events celebrating sustainability here. Highlights include EarthX at Fair Park, the award-winning Denton Redbud Festival, Earth Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, as well as various community events throughout the area. 


THURSDAY, APRIL 19

FORCES SHAPING THE HUMAN-CENTRIC WORKPLACE
SmithGroupJJR, 5910 N. Central Expressway, in Dallas
5 – 7:30 p.m.

SmithGroupJJR invites you to join in a thought-provoking conversation, focused on the impact of technological forces in the human-centric workplace. A panel of industry experts will discuss current and future technology trends, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, smart data, virtualization, simulation, automation, and more.

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


THURSDAY, APRIL 19 – SUNDAY, APRIL 22

MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Various locations in downtown Fort Worth
Begins 10 a.m. Thursday

This four-day, culturally-enriching festival provides fun activities for all ages in a vibrant, urban setting. Covering 18 blocks, you will have the opportunity to listen to live music, watch unique street performances, browse through remarkable artwork, and taste some of the best culinary dishes that this historical district of Fort Worth has to offer.   

Free
For more information, go here.


FRIDAY, APRIL 20

JEFF BEZOS LECTURE AT SMU
SMU campus, Moody Coliseum, 6024 Airline Road, in Dallas
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Amazon Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos will be the keynote speaker during the Closing Conversation of the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Forum on Leadership.

“Jeff Bezos is a visionary entrepreneur who has changed the world,” Ken Hersh, president and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center said in a release about the event. “He exemplifies the type of leader we’re celebrating at the Forum on Leadership, and we look forward sharing his insight and perspective with Dallas.” 

Tickets are $125.
For more information go here.


FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – SATURDAY, APRIL 21

2018 NORTH TEXAS DIGITAL FABRIACTION SYMPOSIUM
TWU Fine Arts Building, 302 Pioneer Circle, in Denton

The Texas Woman’s University School of Arts will host the 2018 North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium. Artists, researchers, and students come together for this two-day event to discuss the practice, cultivation, and impact of digital fabrication.

According to the event page, there are six scheduled workshops, spanned over the two days, to give attendees a hands-on learning experience through the utilization of digital fabrication tools. The symposium will also feature a variety of panel discussions centered around: Embodiment & Technology, Adaptation & Play, Process & Practice, and Sustainable Futures.

Students are $10; Standard registration is $45.
To register and find more information, go here.

NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL
Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Boulevard, in Irving
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday

One of the largest teen book festivals in the country returns to the Irving Convention Center in April. It will kick off April 20 with a full day dedicated to educators, who will hear from authors and learn ways to engage young readers. The general public is invited April 21 to attend panels, meet authors, and get books signed. Read about last year’s event here.

Free; Parking is $8.
For more information, go here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 21

ROADMAP TO SUCCESS BUSINESS SEMINAR
1208 Oak Drive, in Flower Mound
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Geared toward entrepreneurs and business owners, this seminar will provide the success strategies needed to grow or transform your business. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insight from experts, while networking with other business professionals in the region. Lunch will be provided.

Speakers:

  • Charles Horton, serial entrepreneur
  • Jason Croft, video expert
  • Evan Sanchez, sales extraordinaire 
  • Cindy Brown, business strategy expert, served as chief financial officer to billion dollar companies

Tickets are $39 – $500.
To register and find more information, go here.

SMALL BUSINESS CONVENTION
Tarrant County College — South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, in Fort Worth
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Are you looking to grow or improve your business? The Business Club invites you to the 2018 Small Business Convention, where you will gain valuable insight through a variety of hands-on workshops. Come network with exhibitioners, vendors, business professionals, and entrepreneurs at this convention, while learning successful business management techniques. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 21 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

32ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS INCUBATION
Sheraton Dallas Hotel (Downtown), 400 N. Olive St., in Dallas

For more than 30 years, the International Conference on Business Incubation has been an internationally recognized conference, focused on the best practices and latest trends in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. This year’s conference will feature inspirational and innovative keynote speakers, as well dozens of panelists and presenters who will share knowledge, valuable insight, and personal experiences in regards to entrepreneurship. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect to unique resources, interact with thought leaders, and network with businesses and individuals who support entrepreneurship.

Tickets are $1,095 – $1,620.
To register and find more information, go here.


MONDAY, APRIL 23

DALLAS WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY CELEBRATION
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1005 S. Lamar St., in Dallas
6 – 8:30 p.m.

The American Intellectual Property Law Association is partnering with the Texas Regional Office of the United States Patent & Trademark Office to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day in Dallas. On Monday, they will host a 6 p.m. panel discussion featuring local female inventors, followed by the screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. 

The event captures the spirit of the 2018 World IP Day theme, which is “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity,” honoring the brilliance and courage of women who are creating and propelling change for the future. Launched in 2000 by World Intellectual Property Organization, World IP Day is officially celebrated annually on April 26 and is intended to promote and protect creative ideas, art, music, trademarks, inventions, and more. 

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


TUESDAY, APRIL 24

BOB PALUCK LECTURE AT SMU
SMU Campus – Huitt-Zollars Pavilion, Embrey 115, 3101 Dyer St., in Dallas
Starts at 6 p.m.

Bob Paluck, distinguished entrepreneur and founder and managing director of CenterPoint Ventures, is attributed to providing support and funding for startups, while promoting the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Paluck was the recipient of the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award from SMU in 1987 and received the AEA Texas High Technology Entrepreneur Award in 1994, along with many other noteworthy accomplishments. He also holds three patents in various areas of semiconductor design. 

At this event, Paluck will share ideas, experiences, and advice in regards to creating a technology-based startup company. He will cover the early stages of a startup, product development, and personal thoughts on being an entrepreneur.

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


THURSDAY, APRIL 26

TEXAS MARKETING SUMMIT
Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Boulevard, in Dallas
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Networking and educational convention for marketing leaders. 

Each ticket to the Texas Marketing Summit provides full access to the opening reception, each speaker, and the networking luncheon and cocktail event!

Speakers include:

  • Frank Librio, chief marketing officer at VisitDallas
  • Rebecca Miller, vice president of marketing and digital experience at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
  • Ana Villegas, marketing director for North America Commercial Business at Dell
  • Chris Spinks, director of marketing for Texas Live!

Tickets are $1,100.
To purchase tickets and find more information, go here.

BIONORTHTX: AN EVENING WITH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Norton Rose Fulbright, Dallas Office, 2200 Ross Ave., Suite 3600, in Dallas
5:30 – 8 p.m.

BioNorthTX, a nonprofit association representing the life sciences industry in North Texas, invites you to attend its first networking event with members of its board of directors. Come listen to members share their proactive visions and future goals for this organization. Seating is limited to the first 100 guests. Refreshments will be provided. 

Free
To register and find more information, go here.

BREAKFAST AT THE BAC
Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway, in Fort Worth
7:30 – 9 a.m.

The city of Fort Worth’s Economic Development Department focuses on identifying and supplying resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs.The department invites you to join the Breakfast at BAC to engage in a thought-provoking discussion regarding management and communication leadership that leads to a healthy workplace environment. 

Speakers:

  • Dr. Stacia Alexander, clinical psychologist, life coach, and trainer; teaches resiliency to succeed
  • Dr. Stevie Dawn, CEO of Orange Compass; specializes in emotional intelligence strategies

 

Free
To register and find more information, go here.

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Please visit the event websites for the latest updates on days, times, and location.


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