On Tap: Women’s Empowerment Conference, Collidathon, & MLK Symposium

From the Women's Empowerment Conference to the MLK Symposium, here's a list of events in the next week to help nourish your mind and business.

MLK symposium

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 12 – 19.


PILOBOLUS — 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. Pilobolus’ Shadowland pioneered the integration of shadow theater, dance, and circus into one production. Cost is $25-$75. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the event page


VISION UNBOUND 2017: THE ULTIMATE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Venue Seven of Fort Worth, 5240 N. Tarrant Parkway, in Fort Worth. Entrepreneur Leah Frazier will lead this conference focused on helping women realize their goals and dreams. From personal branding to self-publishing, the event will give attendees the tools to put their visions into action. Tickets begin at $59. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the event page

RED BULL FLYING BACH — 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, and 4 p.m. Monday at The Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St., in  Dallas. Flying Steps brings its fusion of classical music and breakdancing to Dallas for three days of performances. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit majestic-theater.com.


2017 MLK SYMPOSIUM — 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will present its 12th annual MLK symposium, “MLK’s Legacy: Issues of Social Justice in the 21st Century.” Featured speakers include Jelani Cobb, a journalism professor at Columbia University and staff writer for The New Yorker and Alicia Garza, social activist and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter. They will discuss topics such as social justice and equity. Following the keynote presentations, Cry Havoc Theater Company will give a special performance of the stage play, Shots Fired. Cost is $10 for teachers, free for students and $20 for others. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the event page

DALLAS DINNER TABLE — 6 p.m. at various sites across the Dallas area. Dallas Dinner Table, a nonprofit focused on improving race relations in Dallas-Fort Worth, will hold a night of small dinners across the Greater Dallas area where participants can share their perspective and experiences on race in a casual setting. Dinner sites will include private homes, businesses, churches, or restaurants. To learn more, visit dallasdinnertable.com.


SMALL BUSINESS EXPO — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Dallas Convention Center Hall A, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas. Join entrepreneurs and small business owners from around the world in this free networking event including workshops, seminars, and an open casting call for the ABC television show, Shark Tank. To learn more and see a full schedule, visit the event page.


PULSE HEALTHCARE STARTUP EDUCATION SERIES — noon to 1 p.m. at Health Wildcatters, 1910 Pacific Ave., 20th floor, in Dallas. The Pulse Healthcare Startup Education Series offers health care entrepreneurs tips on building their companies. During Thursday’s session, representatives from HCK2 Partners will help entrepreneurs discover the right mix of marketing communications for their businesses from digital and social media to public relations. Cost $30-40 per person. To learn more and register, visit the event page

STARTUP GRIND FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JASON STORY — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas. Thursday’s Startup Grind will feature serial entrepreneur Jason Story who started Dallas-based Hangar Ventures. Cost is $10. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit the event page



COLLIDATHON — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21-22, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 27, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28-29 at Collide Village, 14681 Midway Road, second floor, in Addison. Addison-based technology accelerator Collide Village is hosting a two-weekend startup business and technology hackathon focused on solving existing or future business challenges using Internet ofThings as the technology platform. Participants will be given five challenges to tackle ranging from smart city to connected car. To learn more and register for the event, visit collidevillage.com/collidathon.


D CEO TECHNOLOGY EVENT — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Reel FX, 301 N. Crowdus St., in Dallas. Mix and mingle with D CEO editors, Dallas’ top technology masters, and Reel FX’s creative team. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Complimentary valet parking. Use code DCEO in the Lyft app to get $10 off two rides. Tickets are $80 per person. Go to the event page to purchase tickets.

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