On Tap: Dallas Tech Fest, McKinney Book Festival & Women’s Leadership Symposium

Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event website or registration page for the latest details.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FORUM
Hyatt Regency DFW (Terminal C), 2334 International Parkway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
noon – 5 p.m.

The event will focus on upcoming business opportunities at DFW Airport. There are several DFW Airport departments that will be part of the networking and round table session.

Free
Register and find more information here.

FINDING TECHNOLOGY BASICS ON A BUDGET
Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road, in Addison
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

During the event, entrepreneurs can learn tips from Yady Diaz of San Antonio Coding Academy and Noor Ain of Houston Coding Academy about finding technology resources on a budget.

Free breakfast, free parking, and attendees are welcome to cowork out of the TreeHouse for free for the remainder of the day.

Tickets are $10.
Purchase tickets and find more information here.

DALLAS TECH FEST 2017 
Addison Conference and Theatre Center, 15650 Addison Road, in Addison
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Speakers from across the country provide one day of content, focused on increasing your team’s ability to successfully deliver projects.

This year the focus is on modern architecture, taking a deeper dive into microservices, event sourcing, and service fabric. 

Tickets range from $40-50. 
Purchase tickets and find more information here

2017 D CEO WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
Hilton Anatole Dallas, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, in Dallas
7 a.m. – noon

This is a networking opportunity for Dallas executives “looking to transform their industries, break the mold, and carve their own path in their careers,” according to the event page. In the second annual event, speakers include Suzy Batiz, founder and CEO of Poo-Pourri, Laura Maxwell, senior vice president supply chain for Pepsico’s Frito-Lay Division, and Nicole Smith, chief marketing officer for Dallas Wings Basketball.

Tickets are $100.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


SATURDAY, JUNE 3

MCKINNEY SQUARE BOOK FESTIVAL
McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St., in McKinney
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The inaugural book festival will feature local and state authors and a benefit concert with country music artist, Billy Dawson, to support the DEAR Texas Reading Programs. 

Free; Concert tickets are $20.
Find more information here


SUNDAY, JUNE 4

FREE CODE CAMP WORKSHOP
NoD Coworking, 17290 Preston Road, Suite 300, in Dallas
2 – 4 p.m.

Nonprofit Free Code Camp will host a free workshop where campers can either work on their own code or collaborate with one another.

Free
Register and find more information here.


MONDAY, JUNE 5

DEPLOYING ANALYTICS BEYOND THE DESKTOP WITH MATLAB
Improving Inc, 5445 Legacy Drive, Suite 100, in Plano
6:30 p.m.

Adam Filion of MathWorks will discuss analytics topics including: 

  • Scaling up problem size by running analytics on either traditional clusters or Spark & Hadoop
  • Powering web apps and dashboards with MATLAB analytics
  • Automatically translating analytics into standalone C code for edge devices and IoT

The event will be live streamed for this unable to attend. 

Free
Register and find more information here.


TUESDAY, JUNE 6

EFFECTIVE NETWORKING FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
Online
1 – 1:30 p.m.

The 30-minute session will focus on how to create a strategic plan for networking in order to develop and grow your small business, according to the event page. 

Free
Register and find more information here.

MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING IN DALLAS
Dallas Black Dance Theater, 2700 Ann Williams Way, in Dallas
6:30 p.m.

The Dallas Architecture Forum will host the next installment of its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on “Multi-Family Housing in Dallas.” The panel will be moderated by Paris Rutherford, co-founder and principal of Catalyst Urban Development.

In the last 20 years, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has experienced considerable population growth which means an increased demand for multi-family housing, according to the event page. Panelists at the event will discuss how to meet those market demands and what the future holds for multi-family buildings in the area.  

No reservations are needed to attend.

Free
Find more information here.

DALLAS ELITE NETWORKING
Bar Louie, 8166 Park Lane, in Dallas
6 – 8 p.m.

Brandon Bachik and Dwight Harrison of Dallas Elite Networking will host the Tuesday networking event in partnership with Rockstar Connect. There will be complimentary appetizers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Free
Register and find more information here.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

1 MILLION CUPS – DALLAS
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas
9 – 10 a.m.

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Hear what local startups are up to. The Dallas chapter meets on Wednesdays at The DEC.

Free
Purchase tickets and find more information here


THURSDAY, JUNE 8

HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR CASH FLOW
Apple Capital Group, Inc., 201 E. Abram St., Suite 120, in Arlington
7 – 8:30 p.m.

Vance Lowe, president of Advanced Retirement Strategies, will share his insight with attendees on the following: 

  • Why a lower interest rate on a loan costs them more in the long run
  • How they can recapture, reuse, and recycle their own money to make money
  • Why strategically-used debt is a the key to building wealth

 

Free
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


SNEAK PEEKS

TUESDAY, JUNE 13

BUSINESS PLANNING BASICS
Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway, in Fort Worth
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This session will center on how to develop a business plan including what to include, where to research the relevant information, and appropriate formats for the plan. 

Free
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


THURSDAY, JUNE 15

JEREMY VICKERS ON INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND STARTUP CULTURE IN DALLAS
University of Texas at Dallas, Blackstone LaunchPad, 2830 Rutford Ave., in Richardson 
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The next installment in SACC Dallas Speaker Series will focus on startup culture, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Jeremy Vickers and a panel of Dallas area startup companies will discuss “why DFW is growing into one of the most entrepreneur-friendly and innovative regions in the U.S.,” according to the event page. Vickers is the dean of the College of Professional Studies at Dallas Baptist University and previously served as the executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UTD.

Tickets are $15-$25
Purchase tickets and find more information here.


TUESDAY, JUNE 20

THINK LIKE A MOGUL: THE FUTURE OF BLACK MEDIA & TECH IN DALLAS
WeWork Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., third floor, in Dallas
6 – 9 p.m.

“Think Like A Mogul” will “examine the current state of media, technology, and diversity and the role that each of these verticals play in Dallas’ entrepreneurial and creative ecosystems,” according to the event page. 

The summer networking event is hosted by The City Influencer and will include a panel conversation and an awards presentation to honor individuals who have made major impacts on the local tech and media industries.

Tickets are $32-$45.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


SATURDAY, JULY 8

BUSINESS SOCIETY PRESENTS: A NIGHT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
6500 Cedar Springs Road, in Dallas
8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

The Business Society will host an event to celebrate entrepreneurship and offer an exclusive VIP night of networking.

The event includes live music, boutique dining, and opportunities to mingle with industry executives and special celebrity guests.

Tickets are $25-50. 
Purchase tickets and find more information here.

Images: Courtesy of the organizations; efks and a_crotty via istockphoto


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    Nonprofit BUiLT is hosting the event to highlight the success and possibilities of Black tech talent in the region. “There is no talent pipeline problem,” says Peter Beasley, co-founder of the Blacks United in Leading Technology International. “Black tech talent is widely available, especially in North Texas.”

  • The hybrid event in August will take place in person at SMU and virtually. The seventh annual Dallas Startup Week powered by Capital One is Dallas-Fort Worth's largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation in the region.

  • Check out this curated selection of contests, nominations, pitches, and grants. Our roundup of programs is for entrepreneurs, corporates, creatives, inventors, educators, and impact innovators in North Texas. You'll find deadlines coming up for the AccelerateHER Incubator Program; Future of Data Challenge; Lone Star Film Festival; Better Cities for Pets Grants, Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Grants; Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Empowerment Day; and many more opportunities.

  • With Dallas ranked as one of the top cities in America for tech pros, UT Dallas and Fullstack have launched four skills training bootcamps focused on coding, cybersecurity, data analytics, and DevOps. The online bootcamps begin in November with tuition at $11,995 each.