We hope all of our awesome Austin Forum community is having a wonderful summer, both here in Austin--which is finally cooling down (a bit)--and beyond in our growing online community. We have had some great summer events, but we reduced the number and paused the podcast to provide our team with time to rest and recharge a bit via vacations and trips, spending time with family and friends. Now, we are revved up and ramping for a big September. We have three great events this month, starting with our main presentation + networking event on space--rockets, satellites, and telescopes--at which three leaders in rocketry, space and astronomy will share the latest news, achievements, and discoveries--and yes, there will be rocket launch video and James Webb Space Telescope images! Register now for this awesome event on September 13, and if you can attend in person then please join us afterwards for networking at Trifecta for a special surprise. On September 22, we will have or monthly online book discussion of the just-released "Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think," also with a surprise: Byron Reese, the author (and entrepreneur, futurist, and a past Austin Forum speaker), will lead the discussion! Please join whether you have had a chance to read the book or not, as Byron is one of the great thinkers and explainers of topics in technology and humanity in our time! Finally, for our in-person small group event of the month, join us on September 28 for another edition of the popular "AI & Whiskey Chat" to learn, share AI stories and experiences, and sample some great whiskeys.
Have a great remainder of the summer, and we look forward to seeing you in-person and/or online soon! Register now for or great September events, and also check out our great October events. Please share these opportunities with others who care about increasing understanding and engagement in topics at the intersection of technology and society! The more we all learn about the positive impacts and potential benefits of diverse technologies, the more we can improve our careers, companies and organizations, and awareness and advocacy among our friends and colleagues.