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 free and open to the public.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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TOP TECH TRENDS OF 2018 AND BEYOND

Jay Boisseau and Jay Williams | January 10, 2018 | Austin Central Library

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

 

MORE 2018 EVENTS

presented in partnership with the Austin Public Library

VR, AR, and Mixed Reality | Patrick Curry and Frank Roan | February 13, 2018
AI: How Deep Learning Will Transform (Almost) Everything | Michael Roberts, Cerebri AI | March 6, 2018
Drones: Changing Business, Agriculture, Security, and More | Craig Nehrkorn, Dronedyn | April 3, 2018
Convergence/Divergence: What’s Next for Web + Mobile? | May 1, 2018
The Latest in Smart Cities | June 5, 2018
Blockchain | July 10, 2018 Save the date! Most popular Austin Forum in 2017!
Technology & Education | August 7, 2018
Topic TBD | September 4, 2018
Internet of Things | October 2, 2018
Topic TBD | November 6, 2018
4th Annual Tech for Giving & Sharing | December 4, 2018

** Schedule subject to change

 


THANK YOU! #ATXTechCares

We collected 70 toys and more than $700 in Toy Joy gift cards for Blue Santa at Austin Forum’s 3rd Annual Tech for Giving & Sharing Event on December 5 – plus smartphones for five Austin Pathways families! Thanks to everyone who donated to make a lot of kids’ Christmas mornings happier! Please consider donating to other toy drives this holiday season, if you can – every gift matters.

 

 


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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. For 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, including light bites, 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. Advance registration includes a free drink ticket. Please arrive early to secure your preferred seat at this free event.

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

UNLOCKING THE CONNECTION

The Austin Forum accepts donations of used cell phones and smart phones at all our events.  Donated devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect 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.


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