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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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Trinity Metro Planning, Operations & Marketing Committee Working Session: 4 p.m. Aug. 20, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Trinity Metro Finance & Audit Committee Working Session: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Task Force on Race and Culture: 5 p.m. Aug. 20, 2018; Oak Hall, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Basswood Boulevard & Kroger Drive Infrastructure Improvements: 6 p.m. Aug. 20, 2018; Summerglen Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.

Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation: 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Central City Local Government Corporation: 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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AllianceAirport Authority, Inc.: 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Canceled Lone Star Local Government Corporation: 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Work Session: 5 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 21, 2018; Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Metropolitan Area EMS Authority DBA MedStar Mobile Healthcare Board of Directors: 10 a.m. Aug. 22, 2018; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
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Shaping Your Policy and Culture with Employee Handbooks: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 2018; James E Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway.

City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Aug. 22, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Park and Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Park and Recreation Board Meeting: 4 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Bouelvard.
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Walking Town Hall: 6 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018; Northwest Community Park, 8575 Blue Mound Rd.

Quickbooks for Beginners - Desktop and Online Editions: 9 a.m. Aug. 23, 2018; James E Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway.

Urban Design Commission Work Session: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Aug. 23, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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FW Sports Authority, Inc. Board Meeting: noon Aug. 23, 2018; Fort Worth Convention Center, Executive Board Room, 1201 Houston Street.
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College Fair at Sycamore: 6 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018; Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale.

Responsible Pet Ownership Class: 6 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center, 4900 Martin Street.

Sylvania Avenue Restriping Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018; Riverside Baptist Church, 3101 Race St.

Deferred Compensation Oversight Committee: 9 a.m. Aug. 24, 2018; Fort worth Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee Meeting: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24, 2018; James E. Guinn Building, First Floor, PharmaFab Conference Room #116, 1150 South Freeway.
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Back to School Bash at R.D. Evans: 9 a.m. Aug. 25, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Responsible Pet Ownership Class (Spanish): 9 a.m. Aug. 25, 2018; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center, 4900 Martin St.

View the full city calendar and current meetings.