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Fort Worth to take center stage in SXSW panels

Posted March 6, 2018

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From flying taxis to the science of whiskey, flight simulators, music and film, Fort Worth will be showcased in a bold, new way at SXSW in Austin. The city and all it offers will be featured at Fort Worth NOW March 13-14.

Here are some of the panels:
Urban Air Taxi and Future of Ride Sharing. Forward-thinking transportation and infrastructure leaders are leaning into a future when on-demand, affordable, urban air transportation is a reality. The panelists will discuss vehicle design, infrastructure, regulations and the vision to overcome barriers. Imagine hailing an air taxi and avoid your traditional commute. This reality is just around the corner.
Creating a Venture Capital Eco-System. What does it take to build a collaborative and productive ecosystem for innovation and start-ups? With a convergence of venture capital, corporate innovation and family offices, Fort Worth has all the right ingredients.
How Can Cities Support Hyperscale Data Storage. How are we going to support the growth of automated vehicles, VR and other demands on our data infrastructure? Major players in data and tech discuss the future of infrastructure being developed to store it.
How Music Studios Can Cultivate Local Talent. Can access to opportunity develop local talent and set the stage for a music-friendly community? Niles City Sound partners are the driving force behind the Fort Worth studio where Leon Bridges recorded his debut album, Coming Home. Panelists will discuss how they are taking a community-based approach to developing opportunities for local talent, shifting the perception of success in the music industry and what the future holds.
Spotlight on Texas Filmmakers. In this session, five well-known Texas-based filmmakers will share their journey to become professional storytellers. Join David Lowery, James Johnston, Toby Halbrooks, Red Sanders and Augustine Frizzell as they discuss tips for getting started, developing a concept and what filmmakers need to do to stay relevant in a time when audiences are consuming film across various platforms.
How Apps are Shaping the Future of Travel. As travelers continue to rely on their mobile devices to plan trips and guide their experiences once in a destination, how will apps continue to shape the way we travel? Leading travel experts will discuss how social amplification and tech are guiding our travel decisions, how destinations can evolve to keep up with the trend and why localization through geo-targeted recommendations will continue to change the way travelers experience and perceive a destination.

Panels will be held at Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth St. in Austin. See the full schedule and times.

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Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Christmas Social at Hillside Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

Civil Service Commission: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex Auditorium, 505 W. Felix Street.
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Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Commercial Board of Adjustment Work Session: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Holiday Breakfast and Bingo at Southwest Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: noon Dec. 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Christmas Social at Southside Community Center: 4 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Christmas Bingo at Doc Session Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania.

Urban Design Commission Work Session: 10 a.m. Dec. 20, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Christmas Brunch at MLK Jr. Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 20, 2018; MLK Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Dec. 20, 2018; City Hall, second floor, Council Conference Room 290 , 200 Texas Street.
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Prairie Lights at Grand Prairie with Southwest Community Center: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 2018; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Toy Giveaway at Riverside Community Center: 5 p.m. Dec. 20, 2018; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

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