On Tap: Tech Trends in Retail, Dallas New Tech & Preserving A Free, Open & Innovative Internet

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. 


SATURDAY, SEPT. 2

INHABITANTS GROUP ART SHOW
Deep Ellum Art Co., 3200 Commerce St., in Dallas
4 – 7 p.m.

Support Deep Ellum Art Co. in its grand opening. The event will feature several local artists’ work, live music, food trucks, and a bar. 

Free
Find more information here.  


TUESDAY, SEPT. 5

LUNCH & LEARN: BEFORE YOU START FUNDRAISING
WeWork Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., 32nd floor, in Dallas
noon – 1 p.m.

WeWork and Bridge Alliance will be hosting a fall lunch and learn series throughout the month of September for entrepreneurs to learn from industry experts, according to the event site. In Tuesday’s event, Vela Wood attorneys will give tips on how to prepare your startup for fundraising.

Tickets are $10.
Register and find more information here

LUNCH & LEARN: LEASING 101
WeWork Plano, 7700 Windrose Ave., in Plano
noon – 1 p.m.

WeWork and Bridge Alliance will be hosting a fall lunch and learn series throughout the month of September for entrepreneurs to learn from industry experts, according to the event site. During Tuesday’s event, Jeff Eiting from CBRE will share his expertise on commercial leasing.

Tickets are $10.
Register and find more information here.

HOW TO MEET INVESTORS IN TEXAS & ASK ME ANYTHING BY THE CAPITAL FACTORY
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas
4 – 6 p.m.

As a new tech startup, learn about approaching investors, determining your company valuation, startup banks and lawyers, and more at this event put on by Capital Factory, according to the event website. Take a tour of The DEC, hear an overview from an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalists, and network at the fundraising happy hour.

Keynote speakers:

  • Joshua Baer, Founder and Executive Director of Capital Factory
  • Krishna Srinivasan, Co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners
  • Stephen Hays, Managing Partner of Deep Space Ventures
  • Mike Dodd, General Partner of Silverton Partners 

Tickets are $10.
Register and find more information here.

DALLAS NEW TECH
Industrious Dallas, 1722 Routh St., Suite 900, in Dallas
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Launch DFW will host Dallas New Tech, its monthly startup showcase featuring up to five local companies. Meet with other entrepreneurs beforehand at the networking happy hour, with cocktails and appetizers provided by Proof & Pantry. 

Tickets are free for the happy hour and $8 for the showcase.
Register and find more information here.


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6

TECH TRENDS IN RETAIL FALL 2017
Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Road, in Addison
2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

REVTECH Accelerator will feature Steve Dennis, Sageberry Consulting president and former Neiman Marcus SVP of strategy, as the opening keynote speaker during its sixth annual Tech Trends in Retail event. REVTECH startups also will pitch on topics including store analytics, automation, artificial intelligence, labor efficiency, data security, and customer loyalty. 

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


THURSDAY, SEPT. 7

PRESERVING A FREE, OPEN & INNOVATIVE INTERNET WITH FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, 221 E. Las Colinas Boulevard, in Irving 
noon – 1:30 p.m.

The Institute for Policy Innovation will feature FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at its next Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series luncheon. The conversation on net neutrality and the level of government regulation necessary to protect the internet is timely with the FCC’s attempts to roll back the Obama administration’s Title II federal regulation of the internet, according to the event website. 

Tickets are $45 for general admission and lunch.
Purchase tickets and find more information here. 

BLOOD DRIVE 
WeWork Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., 32nd floor, in Dallas
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WeWork Dallas and Carter Blood Care are hosting a blood drive this Thursday for Hurricane Harvey victims. WeWork will also be collecting supplies to donate to local Dallas shelters. Supplies needed include:  diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, and nonperishable food.  

WeWork has committed to match up to $100,000 in donations.
Donate here and register for the blood drive here.


SNEAK PEEKS

FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

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.


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 downtown. Broadnax will discuss successes and developments, as well as an update on The 360 Plan to move the city forward toward in its new wave of urban development.

Ticket prices vary depending on group size and member status. 
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 29 – SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

FILM + MUSIC CONFERENCE
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., in Dallas

Musicbed and Filmsupply will strengthen the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s robust film community with its first Film + Music Conference.

Keynote speakers will include:
• Jad Abumrad, producer and host with NPR’s Radiolab
• Andy Baker, global creative director with National Geographic
• Ryan Booth, award-winning film director who has worked with Under Armor, Spotify, and Five Star

Ticket prices are $499 before Sept. 2 and $599 after. 
Purchase tickets and find more information here.

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