The holidays are a time for giving and sharing. Join us for a special Austin Forum Tech Expo showcasing how local companies and organizations use technology for social good.

Technology for Sharing & Giving


Thursday, December 17, 2015 | 6:00pm | Ballet Austin


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for a chance to participate in the lightning talks. Among the applicants, eight speakers who wish demonstrate their tech for sharing and giving will be chosen to speak for 5 minutes each, and their organizations will participate in the expo where attendees can learn more about the technology offered by their organizations. The deadline for applying is December 4, 2015.

SXSW Interactive badges will be awarded to the top two presenters based on votes from the attendees.

Submit your request for the presenter(s) to address a particular topic or question.

**Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd St, Downtown Austin**
5:15 p.m. – Doors and Bar Open
6:00 p.m. – Lightning Talks
7:00 p.m. – Expo & Reception

Free and open to the public
Register for priority seating, a free drink ticket, and eligibility to win SXSW Interactive badges.
Kindly cancel your registration if you find you cannot attend.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 “Clean Energy”

Tuesday, February 3, 2016 “SXSW Interactive Preview”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 “Technology and the Transformation of Healthcare”


Future Topics

  • Cybersecurity, surveillance, and personal privacy
  • Increasing participation of girls & women in technology
  • Planning better cities with data & analytics
  • The maker movement: impacts, opportunities, and how to get started
  • Drone technology: current state, projections, and opportunities
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Water Management

We welcome your suggestions for future topics!

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