On Tap: Save the Date

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 – FRIDAY, APRIL 7 

HITEC DALLAS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT & HITEC 50 AWARDS LUNCHEON 
Time and location varies by day and event 

Join HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) for their 2017 Spring HITEC Dallas Leadership Summit & HITEC 50 Awards Luncheon. Hear from executives from companies such as JCPenny, Capital One and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Find the full agenda and registration information here


THURSDAY, APRIL 6

2017 DALLAS CIO EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
7:30 am. – 5:30 p.m.  
The Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Ave., in Dallas

Leadership traits and skills required by technology leaders to help champion customer-centric efforts will be the focal point of the 2017 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit. Digital disruption is ushering a new wave of business model innovations, according to the event site. As technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and hyper-convergence offer new ways to do business, the CIO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business. Interactive sessions will provide many opportunities for attendees, speakers, and panelists to be engaged in both learning and discussion. The objective for the day is to deliver high-quality useful information that attendees can use to develop an action plan.

For registration and information, go here.

TECH TRENDS IN RESTAURANT AND RETAIL 
Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Rd. in Addison
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

REVTECH hosts their 5th annual “Tech Trends in Restaurant & Retail” event at the Addison Conference Centre.

This year’s event will showcase quick pitches by accelerator graduate companies, and feature an opening keynote presentation by Jeff Donaldson.

Pitch topics will include Store Analytics, Automation, Artifical Intelligence, Labor Efficiency, Data Security, and Customer Loyalty. We also have a few special surprises in store for this year’s attendees!
This is a free event.

Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

DIGITAL DALLAS STARTUP COMEDY ROAST 
6 – 9 p.m.
Dallas Comedy House, 3025 Main St., in Dallas

Five startups roasted by the DCH improv troupe,
Early Bird Tickets: $20. Go here for more information.

Want to be one of the five startups?  Submit your startup to be roasted.


WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 19 – 23

EARTH DAY TEXAS 
Fair Park


THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – 21

IGNITING A SMART TEXAS REVOLUTION 
Dallas Innovation Alliance, Fair Park 


THURSDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 20 – 23

CROSSROADS OF TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Waxahachie

4th Annual Crossroads of Texas Film Festival. Founded in 2014, this festival celebrates Waxahachie’s cinematic history and also pays tribute to a few favorite Texas-made films and Texan filmmakers. The lineup includes appearances from cast and crew, panel discussions, music, tributes, Q&A sessions, and parties.

Tickets: $10-$125. For more information, go here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 29

THE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Dallas City Hall and Plaza  

This year, the Festival has expanded with a partnership with the Dallas Book Festival to co-locate events in the Dallas Central Library and Dallas City Hall and Plaza. Community forums from November 2016 – March 2017 focus on issues of social equity from five different “City” perspectives — the Physical, Healthy, Cultural, Educated and Entrepreneurial — all leading up to and culminating in the Dallas Festival of Ideas April event. The Festival’s goal is to create a lasting, equitable impact for the city of Dallas and its citizens.

Go here for more information.

THE THIRD ANNUAL PHILANTHROPARTY: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
6 – 11 p.m.  
Dallas Marriott City Center in Dallas

SVP Dallas’ third annual Philanthroparty is black tie optional. The theme, A Little Night Music, brings hidden musical talents from the nonprofit community to the stage for a night of performances, dining, dancing, and celebration. 2017 musical performances include:

Dallas Street Choir & Jonathan Palant
Laura Bennett Cameron, Principal Bassoon at Dallas Winds
Jim Garner, Pianist
Jordan Kahn Band

Individual tickets start at $125. Go here for more information.

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