THE AUSTIN FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY

CONNECT. COLLABORATE. CONTRIBUTE.

The Austin Forum explores the impact of technology on society and stimulates discussions, collaborations, and partnerships on new technology opportunities.
Each month, our guest speakers address cutting edge technology topics in health & medicine, business & industry, science & research, education, government, entertainment, and social good.

Attendance is always free and open to the public.



NEXT EVENT

VIRTUAL REALITY (VR), AUGMENTED REALITY (AR), AND MIXED REALITY: Coming to Your Eyes in 2018

Patrick Curry and Frank Roan | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Austin Central Library

Register
Doors and bar open | 5:45pm
Presentation | 6:15pm
Networking reception | 7:30pm

UPCOMING EVENTS*

presented in partnership with the Austin Public Library

  • Artificial Intelligence: How Machine Learning Will Transform (Almost) Everything | Jay Boisseau and Jeff Kirk | March 6, 2018 | Registration open
  • Drones: Changing Business, Agriculture, Security, and More | Craig Nehrkorn, Drone Dynamics | April 3, 2018 | Registration open
  • Clean Energy | May 1, 2018
  • Internet of Things | June 5, 2018
  • Blockchain | Karen Kilroy | July 10, 2018
  • Educational Tech | August 7, 2018
  • Cybersecurity | September 4, 2018
  • Austin’s Progress as a Smart City | Chelsea Collier, Digi.City | October 2, 2018 | in partnership with Austin CityUP
  • Should Facebook and Twitter Be Regulated as Media? | Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School | November 6, 2018
  • Making More, Better Food with Technology | December 4, 2018


  • *schedule subject to change


    JOIN US AT THE AUSTIN FORUM EACH MONTH

    LOCATION & PARKING
    The Austin Forum monthly events are held at the Central Austin Library, 710 W. César Chávez St.,  in partnership with the Austin Public Library.  Austin Forum event attendees should enter through the main event center doors on Cesar Chavez.

    Parking in the library garage (entrance on West Avenue) is available to Austin Forum attendees at posted rates. Paid street parking and paid parking in the Seaholm Garage are also available.  We strongly encourage guests to carpool, bike, or take public transportation. The Central Library is on several CapMetro routes, is near a BCycle station, and has ample bicycle parking.

    Fasten is the official ridesharing partner of the Austin Forum, and first-time riders get $10 off with the code AFRide – and Fasten will donate $5 to the Austin Forum for every new rider using our code!

    For additional parking and transportation information, click here.

    FORMAT
    Doors and cash bar open at 5:45pm. The presentations begin at 6:15pm, followed immediately by Q&A. The networking reception begins at 7:30pm.

    Please note the bar is closed during the presentation to respect the speakers and the audience.

    ADMISSION & SEATING
    The Austin Forum is FREE and open to the public. Please arrive early to secure your preferred seat.  The first hundred pre-registered guests to check in at each month’s event will receive a complimentary drink ticket.

    Walk-ins are welcome, as space allows, after registered guests are seated. Kindly cancel your registration if you find you cannot attend.

    WE WELCOME YOUR INPUT!

    Become a Sponsor

    Suggest a Topic

    Ask a speaker



    Austin Forum Newsletters View January 2018 Newsletter


    Austin Forum ppts View January 2018 event slides


    Austin Forum ppts View past event slides


    HELP US CLOSE AUSTIN’S DIGITAL DIVIDE

    The Austin Forum accepts donations of used smart phones and tablets at all our events Donated devices get a factory reset and are set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which connects every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated smart phone can change lives and help close Austin’s digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.


    SPONSORS