About The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

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.’

Goals of The Austin Forum

Event Information
Each month, The Austin Forum covers a new topic, with technology leaders sharing information via presentations, interviews, panels, lightning talks, and/or debates, with opportunities for all attendees to ask questions and engage in discussion. Immediately following, everyone has the opportunity to share ideas and explore collaborations, while enjoying light refreshments and drinks. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Stateside Theater
719 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas

The venue is adjacent to the historic Paramount Theater featuring a central location for participants from all over the Austin area. For directions, visit the Stateside Theater website.

Street parking is available until 6:00pm for $1/hour. After 6:00pm, parking is free. Discounted parking is available in the LAZ Parking Lot located on Trinity between 7th Street and 8th Street for $5 for Austin Forum patrons.  

Coordinating Organization
The coordinating organization of The Austin Forum is Viziasan Austin based technology strategies & solutions company.        

Allison Warner

History of the Forum
The Austin Forum was launched in September 2006. Since its inception, the series has featured distinguished speakers on topics ranging from the impact of digital media on advanced computing to the politics of climate change to furthering science and math education in the classroom. The Austin Forum was previously coordinated by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and was held on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin and at the AT&T Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2015, Vizias, an Austin based technology strategies & solutions company, relaunched the speaker series.