On Tap: Trinity Center, The Business Plan & American Airlines

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.


THURSDAY, AUG. 3

REAL ESTATE HAPPY HOUR DALLAS
Bar Louie, 8166 Park Lane, No. c310, in Dallas
5 – 7 p.m.

Real Estate Agents of Dallas bring you a Monthly Happy Hour to help you network with other agents. 

Free.
Register and find more information here

NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR
Regus, 210 Main St., Suite 600, in Fort Worth
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

We will have margaritas, chips and salsa, and networking.

Free.
Register and find more information here


FRIDAY, AUG. 4 

THE BUSINESS PLAN: DEAD OR ALIVE?
Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road, in Addison
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

An interesting discussion lead by Matt Brown and learn about the business plan: when do you use it, when do you not, what does it look like when you do, etc.

Matt Brown is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Black Belt with 18-plus years in management consulting and entrepreneurship. He has a successful track record in process improvement, strategic planning, business development, and project/portfolio management for the Energy, High Tech, and Telecommunications industries.

Breakfast provided, free parking, and free coworking all day.

Free.
Register and find more information here


TUESDAY, AUG. 8

TRINITY PARK CONSERVANCY – THE TRINITY CENTER AFTER HOURS
1444 Oak Lawn Ave., in Dallas
5:30 p.m.

Go to The Trinity Center to hear updates about the Trinity River Corridor Project, see the maps and models, and learn how you can explore the Trinity now. 

It’s an opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying refreshments. This month, the conservancy will give you an opportunity to share your ideas for After Hours and Conservancy events. In addition, we will be unveiling the new Trinity Park Conservancy logo. 

Free.
RSVP to [email protected] or 214-740-1616. 

FREE DALLAS ELITE NETWORKING 
Bar Louie, 8166 Park Lane, #c310, in Dallas
6 – 8 p.m.

Free after hours business networking event open to all industries and professions. Bring your business cards.

Free.
Register and find more information here


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9

1 MILLION CUPS
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas and Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave., Suite 110, in Fort Worth
9 – 10 a.m.

On Wednesday mornings, one or two early-stage businesses present their companies to their communities. 1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. 

Free.
Register and find more information here.


THURSDAY, AUG. 10 

AMERICAN AIRLINES: STATE OF THE AIRLINE
University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd., in Fort Worth
7:30 – 9 a.m.

American Airlines Group is the world’s largest airline by its fleet size, revenue, profit, and passengers carried. This presentation will focus on American Airlines’ recent merger with US Airways, their financial and industry performance in 2016, and their strategy for moving ahead in the future.  

Tickets are $40.
Purchase tickets and find more information here

ENTREPRENEURS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING MIXER
The People’s Last Stand, 5319 E. Mockingbird Lane, No. 210, in Dallas
6 – 9 p.m.

Connect with other entrepreneurs and young professionals in the DFW to share ideas, build relationships, and find referrals.

Free.
Register and find more information here

TECH HUSTLE’S TOASTED THURSDAY
The Social House, 5100 Belt Line Road, in Addison
6 – 8 p.m.

Games, food, booze, influencers, thought leaders, recruiters, giveaways, and swag. 

CEO’s and VP’s of Sales from local startups will be in attendance and recruiters will be looking for top talent. The event will run from 6-8 p.m. Organizers will be there past 8, and you’re welcome to stay longer.

Tickets are $20.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


SNEAK PEEKS

TUESDAY, AUG. 15

THE CEDARS UNION CREATIVE CAREERS SHOWCASE: SHANE CULP–HOMER LEARNING
SPARK, 1409 S. Lamar St., in Dallas
6 – 8 p.m.

Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents.

Shane Culp has more than 15 years of experience working in the game industry. He’s developed games for LEGO, Adult Swim, Star Wars, Nokia, and Verizon, among other Fortune 500 companies, according to the event website. 

Free
Register and find more information here.


THURSDAY, AUG. 17 – SUNDAY, AUG. 20

WOMEN TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL
Studio Movie Grill, Northwest Highway, 10110 Technology Blvd. in Dallas
Times depend on movie selections

In Women Texas Film Festival’s four-day event, we will showcase the range and depth of female driven visual stories. WTxFF screens qualified films that have women in at least one key creative role: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer.

The festival also hosts virtual reality demos, game room, Q&As with filmmakers, panel discussions, a master class, exclusive parties, and a gala night with filmmaker red carpet.

Tickets are $50-$95.
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 page. 

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. Thursday – Noon Saturday 

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

People will be speaking 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.


THURSDAY, OCT. 5

GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES COHORT 11

Oct. 5 is the deadline for applications for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort 11 starting January 2018.

Apply and find more information here


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