Dear Austin Forum on Technology & Society Community,
As we collectively wrap up both this year and this decade, it is natural to reflect on how far we have come, what we have accomplished, and what potential there is for the future. When Jay Boisseau started the Austin Forum on Technology & Society in 2006, he had no idea that the small monthly get-together would grow to become Austin’s largest free monthly tech meet up, with 200-300+ people gathering every month to learn about new technologies from an impressive range of leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and experts in their fields.
Even more important are the stories we hear every month from Austin Forum participants about the connections and collaborations they make while attending our events. The Austin Forum on Technology & Society exists exactly for that reason: to help people connect, collaborate, and contribute, through attending these events.
As a new member of the Austin Forum team and Managing Director, I have been inspired by the passion of the participants like yourself, the wisdom and expertise of our speakers, and the potential to do even more together in 2020 and beyond. Over 2,800 people attended Austin Forum events in just the past year alone, joining the more than 28,000 people who have attended Austin Forum events since we began 14 years ago.
Looking forward to the next year, we will continue our commitment to providing excellent programming and events on cutting edge technologies and innovations. Additionally, we are excited about new opportunities to grow and engage the Austin Forum community and deepen and expand our impact.
We will be sending out a survey at the beginning of January, and as always, invite you to share any feedback and ideas you may have.
Thank you for being a part of the Austin Forum community.
Here’s to 2020 being the best year yet.