On Tap: TACA Gala, Big Design Conference, DWE Women’s Expo

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.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

TACA 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., in Dallas
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate The Arts Community Alliance’s first five decades of its ongoing commitment to the arts community. The event includes cocktails, a commissioned performance, live auction, and seated dinner.

Tickets are $500.
Purchase tickets, preview the live auction and find more information here.

TalentNet LIVE
Alto 211, 211 N. Ervay St., in Dallas
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TalentNet Live, known as the one of the largest recruiting industry events in the Southwest, presents its annual Dallas conference. Hear from industry leaders, network with other talent professionals, and enjoy full access to digital templates, notes, presentations, and videos, according to the event site.

Tickets start at $125.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 17

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK KICKOFF
Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, in Grapevine
Kick-Off Event 10 a.m. – noon and Post-Event Party noon – 2 p.m. Sept. 9; Webinars noon Sept. 11 – Sept. 15 

Join electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts in the celebration of electric vehicles nationwide, and what event organizers hope is a record-breaking number of EVs in one area. The celebration will kick-off at Grapevine Mills, where owners and advocates will showcase the forward technology and benefits of EVs. Colleyville City Council Member Mike Taylor will be a keynote speaker. Tesla Owners Club of North Texas welcomes all EV owners to a post-event party at Uncle Bunk’s Brewery.

Free
Register your vehicle and find more information here.


 

TUESDAY, SEP. 12

HEALTHCARE INNOVATION FORUM
Health Wildcatters, 1910 Pacific Avenue, in Dallas
6:30 – 9 p.m.

Join health and tech innovators for a networking happy hour followed by a discussion of the future of healthcare.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Rayna Alexander, founder and COO of Innovative California Biosciences International
  • Tony Scott, CEO of VaultMR
  • M. Christian Cullum, vice president of development at Cobalt Rehabilitation and Cobalt Medical Development

Free
Register and find more information here.


 

WEDNESDAY, SEP. 13

1 MILLION CUPS FRISCO
LaunchPad City, 6170 Research Road, in Frisco
9 a.m.

Engage with local entrepreneurs and listen as two startups present as 1 Million Cups launches a chapter in Frisco. Comedian Orlando Jones, the chief strategy officer of Cosmunity, will present the app that serves as an extension of the Comic Con culture. Interactive Sports Group, Inc. Then, founder Kevin Thompson will talk about how his company is revolutionizing football through wearable technology. 

Free
Register and find more information here.


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.


FRIDAY, SEP. 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.  


SATURDAY, SEP. 16

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


SNEAK PEEKS

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 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


 
 
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. Sept. 22; 1 – 10 p.m. Sept. 23; 4 – 7 p.m. 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.


 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

THE SOCIAL INNOVATION LUNCHEON SERIES
Magnolia Dallas Park Cities, 6070 N. Central Expressway, in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Listen as human rights activist, Founder and President of World Without Hate, Rais Bhuiyan, as he shares his near death experience as a victim of a hate crime.

Tickets start at $40.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29 – SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

PINNERS CONFERENCE
Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, in Arlington
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sept. 29; 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sept. 30

Pinterest is coming to life in Arlington. The conference will feature more than 250 exhibitions and businesses to shop from. In addition, more than 100 Pinterest classes are available for participation. Get hands on with the Pinterest community and connect with other DIYers as you discover the platform’s latest trends.

Tickets start at $8.
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 benefits 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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