On Tap: Social Impact of Innovation, Digital Fight Club & Tech Trends in Grocery

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.


FRIDAY, AUG. 18

CREATIVE MORNINGS: KIM HARRIS
Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road, in Addison
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Kim Harris will speak on her work as a leader in user experience design. She has held roles as an IT support engineer, front-end developer, and is currently senior UX designer for projekt202.

Free
Register and find more information here


MONDAY, AUG. 21

THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF INNOVATION
Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road, in Addison
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Hear from Ophir Marko about the social impacts of innovation. He’ll discuss “Israel’s transformation from an agro-based economy to the startup nation it is today,” according to the event website. 

Free
Register and find more information here.

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE WATCH PARTIES
Tiferet Israel Congretation, 10909 Hillcrest Road, in Dallas
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Track the sun as it nearly vanishes over the city at Tech EdVentures’ solar eclipse watching party. The peak of the eclipse is at 1:10 p.m. in Dallas — don’t miss this event that only occurs every 100 years. 

Free
Register and find more information here.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., in Fort Worth
11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

The museum will have hands-on eclipse themed activities in its Innovation Studios and an opportunity to talk about the Great American Eclipse with expert Dr. Morgan Rehnberg. Attendees can grab special viewing glasses to experience the event outside or head into the Omni for a live stream of totality. 

Event is included with museum admission.
See a full schedule of events here.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., in Dallas
noon – 2 p.m.

The museum will have hands-on activities, Moon Pies and Eclipse Burgers for purchase, and a DJ playing “out-of-this-world beats.” Attendees can grab special viewing glasses to experience the event outside or opt to watch NASA’s live stream of totality. Space-related attire is encouraged.

Free
See a full schedule of events here.

SOLAR ECLIPSE ROUNDUP
There are plenty more parties to help mark this historic event. Fort Worth Magazine put together a helpful list here.


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AUGUST HAPPY HOUR
Eureka, 3700 Mckinney Ave., Suite 126, in Dallas
5:30– 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with Dallas young professionals at the Dallas Regional Chamber’s YP August Happy Hour.

Free for members.
Register and find more information here.

WEDALLAS: TECHIES & MAKERS
The Garage at Capital One, 8000 Dominion Parkway, in Plano
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Capital One will host Alex el-Effendi, head of brand at Bumble at its makersspace, The Garage. Organized by The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, this event is designed to educate and engage women in tech. 

The event kicks off with drinks, appetizers, and startup showcase, followed by a tour of The Garage and fireside chat with el-Effendi. 

Free
Register and find more information here.

DIGITAL FIGHT CLUB
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., in Dallas
6 to 9 p.m.

From driverless cars to artificial intelligence, 10 sharp Dallas leaders will go head-to-head in five rounds of fights in Digital Dallas’ second Digital Fight Club. Refs and audience will be the judges. Here’s a sneak peak of the pairings.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. 
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


THURSDAY, AUG. 24

TECH TRENDS IN GROCERY 2017
Walnut Glen Tower Conference Center, 8144 Walnut Hill Lane, in Dallas
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join REVTECH in this day-long, grocery-themed technology trends conference. As the hot topic in retail following Amazon’s multibillion dollar acquisition of Whole Foods, this event will showcase innovation in the grocery industry, according to the event page. 

Keynote Speakers

  • Gary Hawkins, founder and CEO of CART
  • Bill Tolany, general manager of Amazon Prime Now in Texas
  • Zachary Porter, founding partner of Viceroy Realty Advisors and co-owner of Royal Blue Grocery.

 

Tickets are $99.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


SNEAK PEEKS

FRIDAY, AUG. 25

TECH TITANS GALA 2017
Renaissance Dallas at Legacy West, 6007 Legacy Drive, in Plano
Reception 5:30 p.m. and Awards 7-10 p.m.

Join DFW tech influencers at this black-tie event honoring leaders that are transforming the industry for the greater good.

Individual tickets are $195.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30

SHARING THE COMMON POOL
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities, 6070 N. Central Expressway., in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

SVP Dallas will host a lunch and learn headlining Charles R. Porter, real estate, water rights, and construction expert.

Tickets are $40 before Aug. 27 and $55 at the door.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


FRIDAY, SEPT. 15

STATE OF DOWNTOWN ADDRESS 2017
Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St., in Dallas

Downtown Dallas Inc. presents Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax in this membership luncheon on the happenings of downtown. Broadnax will discuss successes and developments, as well as an update on The 360 Plan to move the city forward toward its new wave of urban development, according to the event page.

Tickets are $100 for Downtown Dallas Inc. members and $125 for nonmembers.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20

ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas, 2828 Rutford Ave., in Richardson
6 – 8 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 trainings for local startup companies, according to the event website. Craft your business model, learn go-to market strategies, get the 101 on investor relations, and more 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, OCT. 25 – FRIDAY, OCT. 27

bigBANG! 2017
Various Dallas locations
5 – 7 p.m. Oct. 25; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 26; and TBD Oct. 27

Investing in Change: Power, Purpose, & Profit 

bigBANG! is Dallas’ longest-running event for social innovation, focused on driving deeper conversations and innovative solutions for positive change in our city, according to the event website. This year’s event will focus on how Dallas benefit from impact investing — using for-profit investments to create change. The event begins with a VIP reception Oct. 25 at Polsinelli, 2950 N. Harwood St., Suite 2100 in Dallas. The main conference will be Oct. 26 at Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, in Dallas. The Oct. 27 deep dive session will be held at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St. in Dallas.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Bobby Turner, principal and CEO of Turner Impact Capital
  • Eva Longoria, award-winning actress, philanthropist, and impact investor
  • Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Mary Jalonick, president and CEO of The Dallas Foundation

 

General admission is $125 and VIP tickets are $275.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


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