Upcoming events

    • May 30, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Exploring Austin’s Health Tech Ecosystem

    Austin is increasingly recognized as a premiere location for health technology entrepreneurship and investment. But what does that mean for Austin and business opportunities across the spectrum of health transformation? Come hear Managing Director Mellie Price discuss the challenges and opportunities facing our rapidly growing health economy and share insights from the Texas Health CoLab at Dell Medical School.

    About our Speaker

    Mellie Price is Managing Director of the Texas Health CoLab and Executive Director of Commercialization at the Dell Medical School. She is an experienced investor, technologist, executive, fund manager, public speaker, and serial software entrepreneur.

    Price is the co-founder of two highly successful startup ecosystems, Capital Factory and SoftMatch. She was also the founder of Front Gate Solutions & Front Gate Tickets, a data security company, and two health tech startups. Ms. Price is an active member of the Texas entrepreneurship community and a winner of the Austin Business Journal’s prestigious Profiles in Power Award (2015) as well as the Tech Titan Award (2014).

    Ms. Price serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Austin, Sustainable Food Center, Mission Capital, and Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council . She currently serves on the Mayor’s Health Alliance as well as his Technology Advisory Committee. She is also the co-instructor for “Longhorn Startup”, an entrepreneurship course at the University of Texas at Austin.

    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!

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    • June 06, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Maestro Peter Bay and The Music of Leonard Bernstein

    Q&A session with Peter Bay and Grammy winning soloist Mela Dailey

    From West Side Story to Candide, Austin Symphony Orchestra Music Director Peter Bay will lead us on a journey into the musical world of legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.  2018 marks the 100th birthday of Bernstein and all over the world there are celebrations honoring his legacy.  Bay will share the vision behind Bernstein100Austin and Austin’s production of Bernstein’s most epic work, MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers, in Austin, Texas on June 29 and 30, 2018 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts.  

    With musical genres spanning rock, jazz, Broadway, folk, gospel and classical, Austin will host the largest fully staged performance of MASS with more than 300 performers from and collaborations with Austin Opera, Austin Symphony Orchestra, members of Ballet Austin, Chorus Austin, Grammy Award-winning Conspirare, KMFA 89.5 FM, Austin Community College, Texas State University, The University of Texas Marching Band, The Austin Children’s Choir and The African Children's Choir.  MASS has been called one of the ‘Must Attend’ cultural events in 2018.  Two of Bernstein’s children will be in attendance along with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.

    About our speaker

    Peter Bay became Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1998. He is also Music Director of the Hot Springs Music Festival (AR), and Conductor of the Big Sky Festival Orchestra (MT).

    He has guest conducted over 80 orchestras nationally and internationally, including the National, Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis, and Baltimore symphonies, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the national orchestras of Lithuania and Ecuador. He is principal conductor for Ballet Austin, and has led four productions for Austin Opera. Summer engagements have taken him to Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, and Durango.

    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

    • June 13, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    About our speaker

    Spencer Cronk was Minneapolis City Coordinator (City Administrator) before joining the City of Austin. He assisted the Minneapolis Mayor and City Council in defining City policy and establishing priorities, mobilizing department heads and staff to implement the Mayor and Council’s priorities. He also worked to strengthen the management and administrative systems of the City.

    Mr. Cronk received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program and was a Public Affairs Fellow with the Coro New York Leadership Center.

    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

    • June 27, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Power of Cowgirls

    As the owner of one of the largest woman-owned advertising agencies in the U.S., Gay Gaddis knows a thing or two about empowerment. Gay’s insights are rooted in the spirited strength of the real cowgirl heroines of the 1920s and ’30s-gutsy risk -takers in everything they did. In Cowgirl Power, these cowgirls are celebrated as a metaphor for the power we all have to achieve far more than we think.

    About our speaker

    Gay Gaddis is CEO and Founder of T3—The Think Tank. In 1989, she started her company after cashing in a $16,000 IRA. Today, T3 has offices nationwide and creates innovative digital marketing programs for Fortune 200 clients. T3 is a top-ranked innovation firm and one of the largest agencies owned by a woman. Gay has been nationally recognized for the unique family-friendly policies she has initiated at T3.

    Gay is on the Board of Directors of Monotype Imaging Holdings and on the Dean’s Advisory Council to The University of Texas McCombs School of Business. She is also the first female Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council, a statewide network of CEO’s and senior business executives who advance a long term vision of a prosperous Texas in a globally competitive business environment. Gay is a regular contributor to Forbes, and her Texas landscapes have been featured in galleries in New York and Texas. She and her husband own the Double Heart Ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

    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

    • July 11, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    How We Got from George Washington to Donald Trump

    Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. 

    He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. 

    He teaches history and writing to graduate students and undergraduates. He writes on American history and politics, with books including The General vs. the President, Reagan, The Man Who Saved the Union, Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American and TR. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

    He lectures frequently on historical and current events and can be seen and heard on national and international television and radio. His writings have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Dutch, Danish and Ukrainian. ~ For the past five years he has been writing a history of the United States in haiku form and publishing it on Twitter. He's getting close to the present, but the present keeps moving. So he keeps writing.

    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

Past events

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
December 27, 2017 Happy New Year from MBC!
December 20, 2017 Happy Holidays from MBC!
December 13, 2017 Brent Landau, UT Department of Religious Studies
December 06, 2017 Mike Geeslin, President & CEO, Central Health
November 29, 2017 Brittany Deputy, University Librarian
November 22, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving from MBC!
November 15, 2017 Roosevelt Weeks, Austin Public Library
November 08, 2017 George Cofer, Hill Country Conservancy
November 01, 2017 Michael Sarraille, founder VETTED (Veterans' transition program)
October 25, 2017 Diane Odegard, Austin Bat Refuge
October 18, 2017 Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator
October 11, 2017 John Goodenough, Professor, UT Austin
October 04, 2017 Kendall Pace, Austin ISD Board of Trustees
September 27, 2017 David Edwards, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin
September 20, 2017 Rally Day 2017
September 13, 2017 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune
September 06, 2017 Margaret Moore, Travis County District Attorney
August 30, 2017 Dr. Lila Valencia, Texas Demographic Center
August 23, 2017 John Garrett, Community Impact Newspaper
August 16, 2017 Walter Moreau, Foundation Communities
August 10, 2017 MBC and AGLCC Joint Happy Hour
August 09, 2017 Olga Campos Benz, Author, Former News Anchor
August 02, 2017 Phillip Tindall, Assistant Director, CAMPO
July 26, 2017 Paula Pierce, Attorney and Identity Theft Recovery Expert
July 19, 2017 Chief Brian Manley, Austin Police Department
July 12, 2017 Rene Geneva, AirBnB Host
July 05, 2017 HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY FROM MBC!
June 28, 2017 Eric Lassberg, President & General Manager, KXAN
June 21, 2017 Gina Chavez, Latin-folk Singer/Songwriter
June 14, 2017 Ross Ramsey, Executive Editor & Co-Founder, The Texas Tribune
June 07, 2017 Steve Adler, City of Austin Mayor
May 31, 2017 Edgar Gierbolini, President and CEO, Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
May 24, 2017 Scot Powe, Professor at Univ of Texas at Austin School of Law and constitutional law scholar | “The Supreme Court Now and Then"
May 17, 2017 Hall Martin | TEN Capital, Founder and CEO
May 10, 2017 Gen. Ricky Lynch, R Lynch Enterprises | "Adaptive Leadership"
May 03, 2017 Steven Enniss, Director of the Harry Ransom Center
April 26, 2017 Cónsul General Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consulate General of Mexico in Austin
April 19, 2017 Bert Smith, Prison Entrepreneurship Program
April 12, 2017 Debi Tengler, Chief Relations Officer, Arrow Child and Family Ministries
April 10, 2017 MBC@Night Dinner w/Evan Smith: Interviewing the Interviewer
April 05, 2017 Dr. Mariana Varga, Neurologist | "Dystonia: A Personal Story"
March 29, 2017 Marjorie Mulanax, Executive Director of Hospice Austin
March 22, 2017 Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County Judge
March 15, 2017 Peter Strople | "Building Trust in Divided Times"
March 08, 2017 David Lallier, ROI Consulting| "TWIST: The Way I See Things"
March 01, 2017 Jim Duncan, Chair of the CodeNEXT Citizens Advisory Group
February 22, 2017 Teresa Sansone Ferguson, Executive Director of AustinUP| "The Future of Aging in Austin"
February 15, 2017 Dicky Grigg, personal injury lawyer | “Life of a Plaintiff’s Lawyer: Robbing from the Rich and Giving 2/3 of it to the Poor"
February 08, 2017 Mike Robertson, Is This Mike On? | The Art of Readiness: Creatively Saying Yes To Success
February 01, 2017 Catherine Morse, General Counsel and Senior Director for Samsung Austin Semiconductor
January 26, 2017 MBC Happy Hour
January 25, 2017 Marny Lifshen | Author, Speaker, Communications Consultant | Define Yourself! What Do You Want Your Brand to Be in 2017?
January 18, 2017 Thom Singer, Speaker and Conference Catalyst | Purposefully Powerful Podcasting
January 11, 2017 Chris Plonsky, UT Austin Women's Athletic Director | Navigating Intercollegiate Athletic Challenges
January 04, 2017 David Wallace, COO of AngelouEconomics | How Smart Are We?
December 28, 2016 HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MBC!
December 21, 2016 HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MBC!
December 14, 2016 UPDATE! Tom Britton | Customer Magic
December 07, 2016 Hugh Brown, CEO of St. David's Hospital Georgetown
November 30, 2016 Gregory Abbink, Austin Police Department | Diversity in the Austin Police Department
November 23, 2016 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Plus MBC and Coffee Connection on November 30
November 16, 2016 Matt Mackowiak, Political & Communications Consultant | 2016 Election: What Just Happened?
November 09, 2016 Nelson Guda, Ph.D. | Creativity—The Elusive and Powerful Force That Drives Our Economy
November 02, 2016 Kim Barnes, Media Consultant | Lights, Camera, Action! How to Get the Media's Attention
October 26, 2016 Ally & Jeff Davidson, Camp Gladiator | The CG Story: Better Together
October 19, 2016 Sally Hernandez and Joe Martinez, Travis County Sheriff Candidates | A New Sheriff in Town
October 17, 2016 MBC@Night Dinner w/Jeremi Suri: 15 Years After 9/11: What Have We Learned?
October 12, 2016 Sarah Hernholm | Youth Entrepreneurship
October 05, 2016 Roger Falk and Michael R. Levy | $720 Million Mobility Bond: Go Big—Big Deception
September 28, 2016 SPEAKER CHANGE: JOHN-MICHAEL CORTEZ | The Smart Corridor Mobility Bond
September 21, 2016 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune | Trump, Clinton, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going
September 15, 2016 MBC@HappyHour!
September 14, 2016 Professor Eytan Gilboa | Middle East Update: Major Events & Implications for the West
September 07, 2016 Goodwill of Central Texas | How does Goodwill turn 84 million pounds of donations into employment for Central Texas?
August 31, 2016 Leslie Hyland Rodgers | The Healing Power of Music
August 24, 2016 Kent Cummins, Magician | A Magical Life
August 17, 2016 Grace Miller, Community Outreach Specialist @ Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas | Planned Parenthood’s Role in Community Health
August 10, 2016 Ewe Blab, Pro Basketball Player | Olympic Basketball 1984 vs 1992 — Oh, What a Difference!
August 03, 2016 David Brooks, Public Speaker | Successfully Speaking
July 27, 2016 Philip Huang, M.D., M.P.H. -- What You Need to Know about the Zika Virus
July 20, 2016 Thierry Daupin -- Topic: READY FOR RUGBY, AUSTIN?
July 13, 2016 Janet Zaretsky: Elevating Your Conversational Intelligence: The Power of Responding Versus Reacting
June 23, 2016 June MBC Happy Hour

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