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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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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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In's and Out's of Doing Business Globally: 11:15 a.m. Sept. 20, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway.
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City of Fort Worth “Monthly Informational Forum for M/WBEs”: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.

Community Action Partners Council: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Lake Worth Regional Coordination Committee Meeting: 2 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; Lake Worth Multi-Purpose Center, 7005 Charbonneau Road, Lake Worth, TX 76135.

Aviation Advisory Board: 4:15 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, 201 American Concourse, Suite 306.
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Disciplinary Appeal of Kenneth Pierce: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; Law Conference Room 320, Third Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Task Force on Race and Culture (RESCHEDULED 9/24): 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; Oak Hall, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Meeting: 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Trinity River Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Eastwood Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Ironwood Crossing Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Matador Ranch Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Penn Place Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Sedona Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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September Master Compost 3-day: Sept. 20, 2018,–Sept. 22, 2018; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
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Calmont Elevated Storage Tank Repair & Repainting Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road.

North Beach Street Public Art Kick-off Event: 9 a.m. Sept. 22, 2018; Fort Worth Police Department Sixth Patrol Division, 8755 N. Riverside Drive.

Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: 9 a.m. Sept. 22, 2018; MET Church , 11301 Old Denton Rd.

Litter Cleanup at Chisholm Trail: 9 a.m. Sept. 22, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Responsible Pet Ownership Class (Spanish): 9 a.m. Sept. 22, 2018; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center, 4900 Martin Street.

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Sept. 24, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Task Force on Race and Culture: 5 p.m. Sept. 24, 2018; University Christian Church, 2720 S University Drive.

Joint Meeting of Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation and Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Active Transportation Projects Open House: 6 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W 3rd St.

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

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