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.
presented in partnership with the Austin Public Library
–Drones: Changing Business, Agriculture, Security, and More | Craig Nehrkorn, Drone Dynamics | April 3, 2018 | Registration open
-Internet of Things | May 1, 2018
-Clean Energy | 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
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LOCATION & PARKING
The Austin Forum monthly events are held at the Austin Central 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 Austin 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 FastenAF – and Fasten will donate $5 to the Austin Forum for every new rider using our code!
For additional parking and transportation information, click here.
ADMISSION & SEATING
The Austin Forum is FREE and open to the public. Please arrive early to secure your preferred seat.
Walk-ins are welcome, as space allows, after registered guests are seated. Kindly cancel your registration if you find you cannot attend.
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.