On Tap: Smart Cities Summit, Tech Showcase, Healthcare Dealmakers Conference

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

on tap

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.


THURSDAY, MAY 11 

YP GET ON A BOARD PANEL 
Dallas Regional Chamber, 500 N. Akard St., in Dallas 
7:30 – 9 a.m. 

Hear from a panel of nonprofit executives and board members about what it takes to serve on a board, the expectations of board service, and how young professionals can prime themselves for a board seat. This breakfast event helps connect members of the Young Professionals program with local nonprofit organizations that are looking to fill open board seats.

Free
Register and find more information here


FRIDAY, MAY 12 

CAPITAL PATHWAYS – DALLAS
Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, in Dallas 
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

The U.S. Black Chambers Community Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Texas African American Chambers of Commerce, will hold a free workshop for minority and women entrepreneurs on commercial lending and equity investment options, contracting matchmaking, and credit consultations to build wealth.

Free. 
Register and find more information here

FRIDAY, MAY 12 – SATURDAY, MAY 13

24-HOUR DALLAS VIDEO RACE
Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, in Dallas
11:59 p.m. Friday

Do you have a video camera? Do you want to let your inner filmmaker out to roam free? Do you have 24 hours free? If the answer to these questions is “yes,” join the Video Association of Dallas’ 16th Annual 24-Hour Video Race, which kicks off Friday and runs through Saturday. Your short video will end up on the wide screen — and could be aired on KERA-Channel 13.

$50-$100 registration fee
Register and find more information here


TUESDAY, MAY 16 

2017 TECH FW IMPACT SHOWCASE 
Brown-Lupton University Union on the TCU campus, 2901 Stadium Dr., in Fort Worth 
5-7:30 p.m. 

The fourth annual IMPACT Showcase will host more than 25 startups as well as a few portfolio companies of the Cowtown Angels program. These companies will share their stories and showcase what their companies are all about. 

Free
Find more information and register for the event here.

NORTH TEXAS SMART CITIES SUMMIT
University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd., in Richardson

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

The summit will gather municipal loT stakeholders, federal and state policy advocates, as well as academic and industry thought leaders to address Smart Cities and transportation strategy, deployment, operation, funding, and success.

Register and find more information here

NOCTURNAL: LATE NIGHT AT THE TREEHOUSE 
Addison Treehouse, 14681 Midway Rd., Second Floor, in Addison 
7 – 9 p.m. 

Addison Treehouse offers free coworking on every third Tuesday of the month with coffee and snacks provided. 

Free. 
Register and find more information here

TiE TUESDAYS: CONNECTING THE INSPIRING AND SUCCESSFUL
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 1580 Point West Blvd., in Coppell
6 – 8 p.m. 

The Dallas chapter of TiE, a global nonprofit connecting entrepreneurs, will host its monthly business mixer to connect local business people. 

Free. 
Register and find more information here


WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 

HEALTH WILDCATTERS HEALTH INNOVATION PITCH COMPETITION 
Healthcare Dealmakers Conference
Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., in Irving

Health Wildcatters hosts the second annual Health Innovation Pitch Competition at the invitation-only Healthcare Dealmakers Conference. Each participating startup will have the opportunity to share their businesses with more than 100 health care venture capital and private equity investors.

Find more information about the competition here

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM: REDEFINING CAPITALISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY 
Addison Treehouse, 14681 Midway Road, in Addison 
6 – 8:30 p.m.

This event aims to educate and inspire North Texan entrepreneurs and small business owners to serve not just themselves when starting and growing their businesses, but all their major stakeholders: customers, employees, investors, communities, suppliers, and the environment.

Free. 
Register and find more information here.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 – THURSDAY, MAY 18 

HEALTHCARE DEALMAKERS CONFERENCE 
Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., in Irving
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Healthcare Dealmakers Conference is a forum for health care providers, their capital sources, and advisors to discuss the opportunities and challenges of dealmaking in the rapidly changing health care services marketplace, according to the event website. 

Health care services leaders from around the nation will be in Irving for the 10th annual conference to discuss how innovation and mergers and acquisitions can aid in “transformation and collaboration in the health care industry.”

This event is invitation only, with few tickets on sale.

Find more information here


THURSDAY, MAY 18

THE DOERS: HOWDO’S ERIK HERSKIND
HOWDO, 4827 Memphis St., in Dallas 
5 – 7 p.m. 

HOWDO Co-founder Erik Herskind will talk about all things “thinking.” Plus, there will be beer tastings from 3 Nations Brewery. 

Free
Register and find more information here


SNEAK PEAKS

FRIDAY, MAY 19 

GROW DESOTO: ENTREPRENEUR PITCH DAY APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 

Register for your chance to present your best business pitch to a panel of judges for the opportunity to locate your business in the Grow DeSoto Business Incubator opening this summer in the Brookhollow Shopping Center.

Those chosen will present their pitches on June 10 at the Grow DeSoto: Entrepreneur Pitch Day.

Registration is $10. 
Register your business here


SATURDAY, MAY 20 

NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 
Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., in Dallas
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

This multi-track, interactive, one-day conference will connect entrepreneurs and small business owners to key federal, state, and local agencies that support small business growth and development.

Tickets are $20. 
Purchase tickets and find more information here

FORGE ON: STUDENT EXHIBITION OF LEARNING 
Village Tech Schools, 402 W. Danieldale Rd., in Duncanville
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Meet students, Pre-K through high school, who will present their community-based projects including a hologram art installation made for the Dallas Zoo, a sensory garden, and bat houses built to address disease control.

Other activities will include food trucks, local artisan vendors, live entertainment, art demonstrations, and interactive community areas.

Free
Find more information here


SATURDAY, MAY 20 – SUNDAY, MAY 21 

A MASTER CLASS IN DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKING 
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday in Dallas 
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday in Fort Worth

In partnership with Texas Theatre, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas Film Society, and the Lone Star Film Society, Production for Use will host a Master Class in Documentary Filmmaking, led by SXSW co-founder Louis Black and award-winning producer, Jeffrey Brown. Black and Brown will discuss filmmaking from story, funding, and production to festivals and distribution.

Tickets are $195. 
Find more information here

SUNDAY, MAY 21 

MOSAIX LOUNGE: INTERNATIONAL TASTING 
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2711 Routh St., in Dallas 
3 – 5 p.m. 

This event is an international tasting buffet of shared dishes and lively conversations inspired by questions that spark new viewpoints.

Everyone in attendance must bring an appetizer or dessert with a global theme that serves at least eight people.

Tickets are $5.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 

TECH TITANS AWARDS GALA NOMINATIONS DUE
Online — techtitans.org

The Tech Titans Awards Gala celebrates innovators and pioneers who are leaving their mark on the high-tech industry “for the greater good,” according to the Tech Titans website.

From large and small companies to executives, investment catalysts, and teachers, the awards recognize individuals and organizations across the area’s tech ecosystem. See a full list of categories and their descriptions on the Tech Titans Awards nominations website. Companies must have operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to be eligible. Nominations are due by May 24.

Free. 
Nominate and find more information here


WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 

SOCIAL INNOVATION LUNCHEON SERIES: HONORABLE FAITH JOHNSON
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities, 6070 N. Central Expressway, in Dallas 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson will be the featured speaker during the third 2017 Social Innovation Luncheon Series with her talk, “Innovations in Criminal Justice Reform.”

Johnson is a pioneer with a strong vision for criminal justice reform in Dallas. She is the first African-American female to serve as the District Attorney of Dallas County, was the first African-American female district criminal judge elected in Texas, and was also the first African-American female to be a chief felony prosecutor during her time in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, according to the event website.

Ticket prices begin at $40.
Purchase tickets and find more information here


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Updated May, 15. 2017, 9:38 a.m.


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