The Austin Forum is a monthly community engagement activity bringing together technology leaders, advocates, and the public to share information and stimulate collaborations to promote technology applications that advance society. Forum topics cover technology applications, opportunities, and policies in all aspects of society: health & medicine, business & industry, science & research, education, government, entertainment, and ‘social good.’

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Internet 3.0: How Gigabit Speeds Will Transform the Internet and Change Austin

Mark Strama, Google Fiber Austin

Google Fiber, 201 Colorado St., Downtown Austin

5:15 p.m. – Doors and Bar Open
6:00 p.m. – Presentation, Q&A
7:00 p.m. – Reception
Free and open to the public


Registration enables priority seating, a free drink ticket, and eligibility to win one of two SXSWi badges given away at each meeting.
Kindly cancel your registration if you find you cannot attend.

Submit your request for the presenter(s) to address a particular topic or issue in their upcoming presentation.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
“Mobile and Wearable Technology: Capabilities, Challenges, and Opportunities “

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
“The Impact of Big Data Analytics on Society: Now and in the Future”

Panel moderated by Tony Hamilton (formerly of SAS)

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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