On Tap: Big Design Conference, DisruptHR Dallas & Rotorcraft Business + Technology Summit

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

Dallas Innovates Calendar 9/14/17

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, SEPT. 14 – SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

BIG DESIGN CONFERENCE 2017
Crowne Plaza, 14315 Midway Road, in Addison
9 a.m. Sept. 14 – noon Sept. 16

Keynote Speakers

  • Jared Spool, founder of User Interface Engineering
  • Pamela Pavliscak, founder of Change Sciences
  • Amy Cueva, founder of Mad*POW
  • Alan Cooper, founder of Cooper Design

 

Brands Speaking

The event includes representatives from IBM, Capital One, Intuit, AT&T, Microsoft, Cisco, ExxonMobil, 3M, Oracle, Shopify, Sabre, Bottle Rocket Apps, Universal Mind, Precocity, projekt202, MetLife, Verizon, Travelport, and more.

Workshops

  • Leading Creative Ideation (taught by a Cooper instructor)
  • Essentials of Axure Prototyping
  • UX Field Research Toolkit 
  • Prototyping VR Environments 

 

Ticket prices vary depending on which workshops you attend.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.

 

SECOND THURSDAYS WITH A TWIST
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., in Dallas
5 – 9 p.m.

The Dallas Museum of Art invites family, friends, and pop culture enthusiasts for a night celebrating the King of Pop himself. Watch and reminisce on iconic Michael Jackson music videos, sample Rotor gin, and listen to live music while discovering the intrigue of art crime through a series of special events and exhibitions.

Tickets are $5.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.  


FRIDAY, SEPT. 15

PARK(ing) DAY DALLAS
Main Street in Dallas
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join artists and activists, as creative minds come together to transform public parking spots into interactive areas for the day. 

Free
Register and find more information here.  

 
 
DMA LATE NIGHT

Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., in Dallas
6 p.m. – midnight

Take a step back in time and explore pop culture. The event will feature live music from The Hip Van Winkles and other artists, family activities including story time, a screening of The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, yoga for kids, and other special events and exhibitions. Dr. Elizabeth Guffey, author and professor of art history at Purchase College will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets are $10.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.  

TOAST TO LITERACY 2017

Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St., in Dallas
6:30 – 11 p.m 

Literacy Instruction for Texas will host its fifth annual Toast to Literacy, celebrating 56 years of teaching adults to read in DFW. Listen to the success story of bestselling author Tommy Spaulding, music from DJ Poizon Ivy, and participate in a live auction and raffle.

Tickets start at $250.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

TARRANT COUNTY VETERAN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOT CAMP
5901 Fitzhugh Ave., in Fort Worth
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dallas nonprofit, Momentum Texas Inc., welcomes veterans, active duty service members, and their spouses as it hosts its last veterans entrepreneurship boot camp of the year. Network and learn from successful veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners as they discuss business development and marketing tactics.  

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jack Mattson, retired Lt. Col. U.S. Marine Corps and executive director at LegalShield 
  • Cle Royal, U.S. Navy veteran and business advisor at Tarrant County Small Business Development Center
  • Darren Squires, director of digital strategy for Zenkett LLC
  • Army veteran Patrick Alcorn, director of the Veterans Business Outreach Center at UT Arlington
  • Jim Reid, Army Airborne veteran

Free
Register and find more information here

 

DWE WOMEN’S EXPO & FASHION SHOW
The Malachite Room at InterContinental Dallas, 15201 Dallas Parkway, in Dallas
Expo 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fashion Show 2 – 3 p.m.

Sip and shop with local business owners while discussing ways to take your business to the next level. The event will include a networking happy hour, fashion show, complimentary health, beauty, and wellness treatments, and an array of vendors. 

Free
Print tickets and find more information here


TUESDAY, SEPT. 19

DisruptHR DALLAS
Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road, in Dallas
Networking 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Discussions 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

DisruptHR is calling upon all HR professionals, CEOs, technologists, and community innovators to take a look at the future of HR. 

Tickets are $25.
Purchase tickets here and find more information here. 


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20

ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas, 2828 Rutford Ave. in Richardson
6 – 8:30 p.m. 

The University of Texas at Dallas’s campus-based global entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad, is teaming with the Venture Development Center to host a series of formal training sessions for local startup companies, according to the event website. Craft your business model, learn go-to market strategies, and get the 101 on investor relations in this monthly six-session speaker and lecture series. 

Tickets are $35 per session or $210 for the entire series.
Purchase tickets and find more information here

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20 – THURSDAY, SEPT. 21

ROTORCRAFT BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT
Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston St., in Fort Worth
1 – 6:30 p.m.Sept. 20; 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Sept. 21

Hear industry disrupters share the latest innovations that will help drive technology, strategy, and profits across rotorcraft businesses. The summit will provide the opportunity to connect with the equipment and technology companies that are reinventing the future of the rotorcraft industry.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Stan Swaintek, Uber Elevate head of operations, Uber Technologies Inc
  • Uma Subramanian, CEO of Voom, an Airbus subsidiary
  • Jorge Castillo, manager, regulations, and policy section, Rotorcraft Standards Branch, FAA
  • Scott Drennan, director of innovation for Bell Helicopter
  • Josh Melin, senior product line manager, HUMS, Honeywell Aerospace
  • Alex Youngs, vice president of strategy and analysis for Vector Aerospace

Tickets are $895.
Purchase tickets here and view the agenda here.


THURSDAY, SEPT. 21

HEALTHCARE REFORM: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?
CHRISTUS HEATLH, 919 Hidden Ridge Drive, in Irving
7:30 – 9 a.m.

Take a look into the future of health care as the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and the University of Texas at Dallas partner to host expert panelists in the discussion of the Affordable Care Act, potential impacts of health-care reform plans, and the reasons behind the rising cost of health insurance.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Cindy Schamp, president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Irving

 

Tickets start at $30.
Register and find more information here

USES OF BLOCKCHAIN: UNLOCKING VALUE THROUGH BUSINESS INNOVATION
Executive Dining Room at UTD Naveen Jindal School of Management, 800 W. Campbell Road, in Richardson
11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Center for Finance Strategy Innovation will host its half day conference focusing on blockchain, which will include lunch with the keynote speaker, two afternoon expert panels, and a closing cocktail reception.

Chris Ballinger, CFO and head of mobility services at the Toyota Research Institute, will be the keynote speaker. He will share his expertise as the guide for Toyota’s global strategy addressing future market trends and business model requirements, according to the event website. 

Tickets are $80.
Register and find more information here

HEALTHCARE STARTUP HIRING FAIR 2017
Health Wildcatters, 1910 Pacific Ave., in Dallas
1 – 4 p.m. 

The startup seed accelerator Health Wildcatters will host its annual hiring fair. If you are looking for health-care-related job opportunities, medical device, pharmaceutical, and health-care innovation companies will be in attendance. Make sure to bring your resume.

The fair is free for job seekers.
Find more information here

THURSDAY, SEPT. 21 – SUNDAY SEPT. 24

FRAME4FRAME FESTIVAL
Studio Movie Grill at Lincoln Square, 452 Lincoln Square, in Arlington
TBA Sept. 21; 7 – 10 p.m. on Sept. 22; 1 – 10 p.m. on Sept. 23; 4 – 7 p.m. on Sept. 24

Film enthusiasts, artists, and musicians will gather together for the second annual Frame4Frame festival, which highlights the work of independent filmmakers both locally and worldwide. Renowned jazz musician and founder of the Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra, Adonis Rose, will open the music portion of the festival Thursday. The four-day event will include live music, art exhibits, and screenings of a collection of short films.

Festival passes are $50.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


SNEAK PEEKS

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

85TH TEXAS LEGISLATIVE RECAP PRESENTED BY AVIALL
La Cima Club, 5215 N. O’Connor Boulevard, in Irving
Registration and Reception 4 p.m., Program 4:45 – 6 p.m.

Join business leaders and executives to meet your state legislators and hear a recap of accomplishments and defeats during the 85th Texas Legislation Session and the Special Session by state delegators.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Don Huffines, State Senator District 16
  • Rodney Anderson, State Representative District 105
  • Matt Rinaldi, State Representative District 115

 

Tickets are $25.
Purchase tickets and find more information here

 

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