Upcoming events

    • July 18, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    How Capital City Innovation could change Austin's future

    Austin’s Innovation District is where creative individuals come to access the special sauce in Austin. For example, the University of Texas has launched its new Dell Medical School to disrupt healthcare and create a better system of health for all by blending with Austin’s legacy of technology innovation and social enterprise. The Innovation District opens doors and provides the place to take advantage of the enviable academic, creative, and entrepreneurial ecosystem that makes Austin’s brand a worldwide platform for innovation.

    Capital City Innovation is the non-profit organization formed by University of Texas at Austin, Seton, and Central Health to create a vision, and to coordinate stakeholders in Austin’s Innovation District. Our speaker, Chris Laing, will talk about the project and where it could lead.

    About our speaker

    As executive director of Capital City Innovation, Chris leads an organization that is coordinating the stakeholders of the innovation district emerging around Austin’s new health complex. Anchored by the new collaboration among University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, Seton Healthcare, and Central Health, and supported by the Downtown Austin Alliance, Opportunity Austin, and community stakeholders, Austin’s innovation district is committed to inclusive place-making and healthy community.

    Previously, Chris was a member of the senior management team of Philadelphia’s University City Science Center, the country’s oldest and largest urban innovation hub, where he had specific oversight of commercialization programs, startup investment, and business incubation/acceleration.

    Prior to joining the Science Center, Chris worked for a number of biomedical start-up companies, ran a research program at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a practicing companion animal veterinarian in the United Kingdom.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

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    • July 25, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Bitcoin and Crypto Asset Investing

    Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain ledger, have inspired numerous innovations with the potential to transform vast segments of the global economy.

    Built on our existing Internet of Data, the Internet of Money is growing at an exponential rate – and we are just getting started. As an asset class almost entirely uncorrelated with existing financial instruments, the crypto space represents a unique diversification opportunity for every portfolio.

    About our speaker

    After graduating as his high school valedictorian, Jonathan accepted an academic scholarship from the McCombs School of Business at UT-Austin and left in 2012 with a degree in Management Information Systems. He spent two years in an executive training program at DuPont before leaving the company to become an investor.

    In 2016 he split his life savings between Bitcoin and betting on Donald Trump (starting with the primaries all the way through election day), and then reinvested his profits into a basket of crypto assets. He soon found himself inundated with requests from friends and family to manage their money and set up Numeris Capital in the fall of 2017, with the aim of providing to his investors a broad exposure to the best the crypto space has to offer.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • August 01, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    How the Hispanic Chamber is Driving Business

    The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (GAHCC) mission is to be the leading resource and advocate for the Hispanic business community.

    Luis Rodriguez, CEO and President, will give you an overview of what the chamber is doing in the community and discuss the five pillars of value and how they affect the community:

    • Business Education
    • Economic Development
    • Advocacy
    • Business Development
    • Community

    About our speaker

    Luis A. Rodriguez serves as the President & CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC). A San Antonio native, Luis previously was the Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Economic Development for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC), the nation’s first and oldest Hispanic Chamber. During his tenure, he played an instrumental role in leading the organization through transformational growth including the creation of a new small business incubator, expanding the international trade missions to five different countries, becoming the first Hispanic Chamber in the nation to receive a Five Star Accreditation designation from the United States Chamber of Commerce, and growing the membership base of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to more to than 1,400 members, a record-level of members.

    Luis’ main driving force is his family, he is the proud father of his two beautiful daughters, Ysabella and Madelyn and a loving husband to his wife Yvonne.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • August 08, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Re-imagining Waller Creek through Downtown Austin

    How do you design a public space that unites nature, culture and community?

    Peter Mullan will lead a discussion of the ambitious plan to revitalize 35 acres of public open space in downtown Austin; taking a forgotten riparian landscape and transforming it into a world-class natural amenity and cultural destination for all of Austin.

    About our speaker

    Peter Mullan is the Chief Executive Officer of Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC), a position he accepted in January 2015 after an extensive nationwide search. Prior to his role with WCC, he served as Executive Vice President of Friends of the High Line (FHL), from 2004-2014. FHL is the not-for-profit organization responsible for envisioning, creating and maintaining the High Line—-a public park in New York City—-in partnership with the City of New York, and for engaging the local community through education and programming.

    An architect by training, from 1997 to 2004, Peter was a designer at Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects), where he led a series of master planning and design projects for universities and cultural institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery and Arts Area Master Plan, and the University of North Carolina Arts Common.

    Peter is a graduate of Princeton University and the Yale School of Architecture, where he was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi medal for Leadership.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • August 15, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Managing Texas' Most Precious Resources as the Population Booms 

    Our region is growing, and the people moving here aren’t bringing power and water with them. Join Phil Wilson, general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, to learn more about these challenges and the work LCRA is doing to help ensure our region has the water and power it needs for continued success.

    About our speaker

    Phil Wilson became LCRA’s 11th general manager on Feb. 3, 2014. LCRA’s general manager serves as the organization’s chief executive officer and carries out LCRA Board policy, manages LCRA’s relationships with its customers and stakeholders, appoints and directs executive staff, and oversees projects and operations that support LCRA’s public service mission.

    Prior to joining LCRA, Wilson was executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, he managed, directed and implemented TxDOT policies, programs and operating strategies. He also represented TxDOT before the Texas Legislature and other entities. Before joining TxDOT in 2011, Wilson served as senior vice president of Public Affairs and as a corporate officer for Luminant, Texas’ largest electric generation company.

    Wilson has a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • August 22, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Why choral music is still relevant in a pop culture world

    Conspirare Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson will reflect on the transformative power of choral music and its power to call us into a deeper experience of who we truly are, individually and together as reflected in Grammy® Award-winning Conspirare’s 25th Anniversary “I Dream a World” season. Craig will share his perspective on the relevance and connectivity of choral music in today’s world as he highlights musical examples from upcoming season offerings.


    He will also share an update on Considering Matthew Shepard as it tours to 12 cities and is featured on a nationally distributed PBS special co-produced with KLRU, Austin-PBS.


    About our speaker

    Craig Hella Johnson is the Founding Artistic Director and Conductor of the Austin-based, internationally renowned, Grammy nominated choir Conspirare. Johnson is also music director of the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble and conductor emeritus of the Victoria Bach Festival. Johnson is in frequent demand as a guest conductor of choral and orchestral works. Johnson joined the faculty at Texas State as Artist in Residence in fall 2016 and currently serves as Professor of Practice. A composer and arranger, Johnson is an editor for the Craig Hella Johnson Choral Series, featuring specially selected composers as well as some of his own original compositions and arrangements.

    Johnson’s accomplishments have been recognized with numerous awards and honors. Notably among them, he and Conspirare won a 2014 Grammy® for Best Choral Performance, Chorus America granted him the Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art in 2015, and the Texas State Legislature named him Texas State Musician for 2013. Johnson studied at St. Olaf College, the Juilliard School, and the University of Illinois, and earned his doctorate at Yale University.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • August 29, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    What Makes Central Texas Weather Unique and How Meteorologists Forecast

    The old saying in Texas is, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. But as weather becomes more extreme, how do you prepare Austin residents and keep them safe?

    Meteorologist Rosie Newberry discusses Central Texas' geography and terrain that combines with weather systems to make Austin a flash flood hotspot. She'll also give a behind-the-scenes peek at how television broadcasters forecast and present the weather.

    About our speaker

    Rosie is KXAN First Warning Weather’s weekend evening meteorologist and environmental reporter. Rosie joined the team in January, 2015 and came to Austin from KOMU-TV 8 in Columbia, Missouri.

    Rosie was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, a town known for its quick weather changes and its full four-season experience. Rosie attended Mizzou where she earned a graduate degree in Atmospheric Science, and received her degree in May, 2014. Her thesis work was in spring-to-summer energy shifts, with an emphasis on El Niño Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation pattern interactions. She’s been honored with Missouri Broadcasters Association’s Best Weathercast twice, in 2014 and 2015.

    Rosie and the KXAN First Warning Weather Team won a Lone Star Emmy for their collaborative Summer Weather Outlook in 2015.

    Rosie loves talking about weather and fun science facts. She’s a huge word nerd and loves learning bits and pieces of new languages.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • September 05, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    More information on this program coming soon!

    Whether you're new to Austin or a native Austinite, you'll enjoy a great breakfast with energetic and fun people... no small feat for an early morning breakfast club! Come build relationships, expand your knowledge, and start your day with a smile.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • September 12, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Future of Boy Scouts in Central Texas

    Were you a scout? How did it prepare you for today? And how do you feel about the recent changes in the Boy Scouts of America to include girls? Join us to hear Jon C. Yates, Scout Executive of the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. His presentation will address Scouting’s mission in Central Texas and the organization's plans to grow and continue the mission. He will also talk about recent changes to expand our programs to the full family and new programs such as STEM Scouts.


    About our speaker

    Since taking this position on February 1, 2012, Jon C. Yates has focused on serving the more than 7,000 volunteers, donors, businesses and community partners who make the Scouting program happen each day.

    Under Jon’s leadership, Scouting in Central Texas has incorporated STEM exploration into traditional outdoor programs, including a focus on "hands-on" educational experiences that excite and encourage young people to learn and discover. This includes the creation and implementation of a market-leading STEM day camp in partnership with the Austin Independent School District and Girl Scouts of Central

    Texas, as well as a successful launch of the Boy Scouts of America’s national pilot program, STEM Scouts. Jon has also overseen an increase in the retention of traditional Scouting membership, the creation of the successful “Tom Wooten Society” annual fundraising campaign, and capital improvements at multiple council-owned camping properties including its flagship, Lost Pines Scout Reservation.

    Jon holds a Forestry degree from Texas A&M University and has more than 20 years of professional Scouting and management experience.

    He is an Eagle Scout, is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and has completed Wood Badge Training. Jon and his wife, Shelly, have two children: Amanda, 16 and Justin, 14.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

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June 06, 2018 Peter Bay, Austin Symphony Orchestra
May 30, 2018 Mellie Price, Dell Medical School
May 23, 2018 Henry Yoshida, Rocket Dollar
May 16, 2018 Patrick Newman, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
May 09, 2018 Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker, UT School of Social Work
May 02, 2018 Mayor's Panel: Climate Change
April 25, 2018 Stacey Chang, Design Institute, UT School of Medicine
April 18, 2018 Angela Evans, Dean LBJ School of Public Affairs
April 11, 2018 Angelos Angelou, Angelou Economics
April 04, 2018 René Banglesdorf, Author, CEO
March 28, 2018 Chris Del Conte, UT Athletics Director
March 21, 2018 Susan R. Nelson, Trauma Survivor
March 14, 2018 Jan Goss-Gibson, Civility Consulting
March 08, 2018 MBC@Night: A Cheese and Wine Tasting
March 07, 2018 Bobby R. Inman Admiral, U. S. Navy (Ret.)
February 28, 2018 Jo Karr Tedder, Central Texas Water Coalition
February 21, 2018 Alan Graham, Mobile Loaves and Fishes
February 14, 2018 AJ Josefowitz, Leadership Coach
February 07, 2018 Louis Grachos, The Contemporary Austin
January 31, 2018 Anne Rodgers, Journalist and Author
January 24, 2018 Joshua Banks, City of Austin Housing Authority
January 17, 2018 Bobby R. Inman Admiral, U. S. Navy (Ret.)
January 10, 2018 Jeremi Suri, LBJ School of Public Affairs
January 03, 2018 Turk Pipkin, The Nobelity Project, Actor
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