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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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Fort Worth Housing Solutions - Notice of Possible Quorum: Envision Center Press Conference & Tour: 10 a.m. June 19, 2018; Envision Center, 5655 Truman Drive.
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Botanic Garden Task Force: 11:30 a.m. June 19, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Canceled Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. June 19, 2018; City Hall, Secind Floor, Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled Central City Local Government Corporation: 2 p.m. June 19, 2018; City Hall, Secind Floor, Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled AllianceAirport Authority, Inc.: 2 p.m. June 19, 2018; City Hall, Secind Floor, Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled Lone Star Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. June 19, 2018; City Hall, Secind Floor, Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. June 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. June 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.

Commerical Board of Adjustment Work Session: 9 a.m. June 20, 2018; Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 10 a.m. June 20, 2018; Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. June 20, 2018; Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. June 20, 2018; Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Budget Stakeholder's Meeting: 3 p.m. June 20, 2018; Budget Stakeholder's Meeting, 200 Texas Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Nine (Trinity River Vision TIF) Board of Directors: 4 p.m. June 20, 2018; Ideal Works, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 600 Rosedale.
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North Hi Mount Streetlights Project Meeting: 6 p.m. June 20, 2018; University of North Texas Science Center Carl E. Everett Education & Administration Building, Room 291, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Urban Design Commission Work Session: 9:30 a.m. June 21, 2018; City Hall, second floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. June 21, 2018; City Hall, second floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Canceled City of Fort Worth “Monthly Informational Forum for M/WBEs”: 11:30 a.m. June 21, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.

Community Action Partners Council: 1:30 p.m. June 21, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Trinity River Public Facility Corporation Special Meeting: 5 p.m. June 21, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 120 East 13th Street.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. June 21, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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North Beach Street Streetlights Project Meeting: 6 p.m. June 21, 2018; Lakeland Street Baptist Church, 3551 cindy Drive.

Ridglea Area Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. June 21, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Directors - Notice of Possible Quorum: 15th Annual City of Fort Worth Housing Summit: 8:30 a.m. June 23, 2018; Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway.
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Swimming Lessons - Registration begins for Session 2: 9 a.m. June 23, 2018; Forest Park Pool, 2850 Park Place Ave.
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Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: 9 a.m. June 23, 2018; Riverside Community Center , 3700 E. Belknap St.

Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: noon June 23, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peace Center , 818 Missouri Ave.

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