Editor’s Picks: Calendar for May 19-26

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We know you’re busy, so we’ve pulled together some events that will keep you on the forefront of innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth. Here’s what’s on our radar this week:


Thursday, May 19

PRESERVING CULTURE HERITAGE PANEL — 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2719 Routh St. in Dallas. Preservation Dallas and The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will host a panel discussing the challenges and triumphs in preserving local cultural heritage. Panel participants will be representatives from various Dallas culture organizations. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. To learn more and to register, visit dallasinstitute.org.

MAKE THE PERFECT PITCH 7 p.m. in the lecture hall at the Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104 in Carrollton. Elliott Brackett will offer tips in “Inventors’ Education: How to Make the Perfect Pitch,” including what decision makers need to make a decision on new ideas. The presentation will be about 40-45 minutes. To learn more, visit dallasmakerspace.org.

Friday, May 20

CREATIVE MORNINGS — 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Switch, 2701 Fairmount St. in Dallas. Justin Childress, creative director and partner at Switch, will be speaking as part of the “Reality” series. The event is free and includes free breakfast. Registration is required.

Saturday, May 21

FREE CODE CAMP DALLAS — 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the interactive classroom at the Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Meetup group will discuss HTML, CSS, Full-Stack Javascript and more, including help with Free Code Camp curriculum. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit dallasmakerspace.org.

Wednesday, May 25

1 MILLION CUPS (DALLAS) — 9 to 10 a.m at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC), 311 N. Market St. in Dallas. Meet local entrepreneurs and listen to two entrepreneurs make their pitch to the audience. Free. For more information or to apply to present your startup, visit the website.

1 MILLION CUPS (FORT WORTH) — 9 to 10 a.m. at IDEA Works Fort Worth, 600 E. Rosedale St. in Fort Worth. Meet local entrepreneurs and listen to two entrepreneurs make their pitch to the audience. Free. For more information or to apply to present your startup, visit the website.

Thursday, May 26

TECH WILDCATTERS THROW DOWN: SPRING PITCH DAY — 1 to 5 p.m. at the House of Blues, 2200 Lamar St in Dallas. It’s the first Pitch Day since Tech Wildcatters unveiled, The Gauntlet, a milestone-driven program created to identify the top startups from all over the world. You’ll get to meet the startups who rose to the challenge. Happy Hour begins at 3:30 p.m. Free. Go here to register.

Sneak peek ahead:

Thursday, June 2

TECH TITANS REVERSE PITCH DAY — Noon to 6 p.m. at the University of Texas at Dallas — Texas Instruments Auditorium ECSS building. The event will feature some of the area’s Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies who will be discussing what they see as the “next big thing” in innovation. Cost is $100 for general admission and $75 for Tech Titan members. For more information, visit the event page.


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