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Tuesday, April 3
 

4:00pm

Activating Youth for Social Change and Entrepreneurship
Youth voice is powerful. When youth are equipped and empowered to act on their ideas, they make the impossible possible. Join us to hear directly from youth who are agents of change in their local Dallas communities as well as adult leaders who are tirelessly championing and elevating youth voice.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Odis

Terry Odis

Executive Director, Dallas Youth Poets
T. Odis is a poet from Dallas, TX by way of Chicago, IL. He began using poetry as a means of catharsis, and has since embraced his unique writing, performance, teaching and corporate experience to entertain, inform and organize events nationwide. He is a graduate of Hampton University... Read More →
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Lauren Smart

Storytellers Without Borders
Lauren Smart is a journalist and critic. She is a professor of practice at Southern Methodist University and the faculty adviser to the SMU Daily Campus. Her work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Arts + Culture Texas, CultureMap Dallas, Where Traveler, Cowboys & Indians, and... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wild Detectives 314 West 8th Street, Dallas 75208
 
Wednesday, April 4
 

10:00am

Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Our local colleges, universities, and workforce solutions are incubators of innovation and catalysts for change in our community. Panelists who are leading the charge for postsecondary entrepreneurship will share the stories of their work and also discuss the evolving role for their institutions in the innovation and entrepreneurship space. 

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Chambers

Bryan Chambers

Director, UTD Blackstone Launchpad
Mr. Chambers is a business development and investment professional with experience in portfolio management and venture capital transactions. Bryan is the Director of Blackstone’s Launchpad for the University of Texas at Dallas where he advises student entrepreneurs and early stage... Read More →
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Isaura Flores-Breeze

Professor, UNT at Dallas School of Business
Dr. Isaura B Flores-Breeze earned a Ph.D. from University of Houston - ITESM.  She is an associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of North Texas at Dallas.  She teaches Managerial Strategy and Policy, Entrepreneurship, and International Management. She has been... Read More →
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Matt Hopkins

Campus Director, DevMountain
Matt Hopkins began his career in Silicon Valley, where he worked with startups and entrepreneurs to tell their stories to the media. After a few years working in public relations, he was hired to help open the Dallas campus for DevMountain, where he serves as the Campus Director for... Read More →
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Michelle Williams

Executive Director of the Southern Region, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
UNT Dallas, Bldg 1, Room 102 7300 University Hills Blvd., Dallas, TX 75241

3:00pm

Human-Centered Design: A New Way to Problem-Solve for Good
Human-Centered Design (HCD) is a fresh and creative approach to solving stubborn problems of any size or complexity. Come for an experiential crash-course in HCD that will totally change how you look at and solve challenges you face at work, at home, and in your community.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Krummeck

Katie Krummeck

Director of SMU Maker Education Project, SMU - Lyle School of Engineering
Katie is the director of the SMU Maker Education Project at the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU. Previously at SMU, she directed the Deason Innovation Gym, the Lyle School's makerspace.Before directing the Deason Innovation Gym, Katie was most recently working to bring design thinking... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
GoodWork 1808 S Good Latimer Expy, Dallas, TX 75226
 
Thursday, April 5
 

5:30pm

Big Ideas in Education Entrepreneurship
 Big ideas abound in the education ecosystem. The trouble is, finding a platform to share and act on those ideas can be tough for budding edupreneurs. Join us for happy hour + a series of short, Ted Talk-style pitches of big ideas in education.

Moderators
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Jayda Batchelder

Founding Executive Director, Education Opens Doors
Jayda Batchelder serves as the Founding Executive Director of Education Opens Doors, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization whose vision is to ensure students will pursue their limitless potential, ultimately eliminating educational inequity.  As Executive Director, Jayda leads strategic... Read More →
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Ashley Bryan Flores

Vice President and Education Strategist, HKS, Inc.
Ashley is an experienced education leader who likes to solve problems and build things from the ground-up. She has a track record of imagining and launching new ideas (+ helping others to do the same), building community in pursuit of a collective vision, and managing teams to help... Read More →

Speakers
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Ben Aiken

CEO, Gateway to Great Outdoors
Ben Aiken is the co-founder and Dallas-Fort Worth Director of the outdoor education non-profit, Gateway to the Great Outdoors.  He attended Washington University in St. Louis where he received his BA in Architecture as well as minors in Environmental Engineering, and Education. Growing... Read More →
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Maggie Rieth Austin

Director of Education, Dallas Comedy House
Hailing from Rochester, New York, Maggie Rieth Austin is a Texan by choice and a writer, director, actress, and educator by trade. A proud graduate of the Dallas Comedy House (DCH) Training Center, she now serves as the Director of Education for the theater, as well as an instructor... Read More →
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Jon Schick Barton

Co-Founder, SPURstartup
As the Co-Founder of SPURstartup, Jon directs all things tech, design, and branding. Since launching, Jon has published two online entrepreneurship courses and created The Founder's Journal, a tool for founders to track their progress and navigate the future. He is also a freelance... Read More →
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Martha Bujanda

Marsh Preparatory Academy, Principal
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Michael Gayles

Founding Principal, IGNITE Middle School, DISD
Michael grew up the youngest of six children and was raised by his loving parents, Edward and Doris Gayles, on the urban east side of Buffalo, NY. He graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University Of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. He then went on to earn an M.D. form... Read More →
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Dave Monaco

Head of School, Parish Episcopal School
Dave Monaco became Parish Episcopal School’s third Head of School in July, 2009 as the school prepared to conclude its first decade as a Pre-K-12 college preparatory school following 30 years as a leading Episcopal day school serving students through grade 6.As Parish Episcopal... Read More →
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Celeste Perez

Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Celeste Perez is a Dallas native and former graduate of Stephen F Austin School of Theatre. She is on the marketing team at Arts Mission Oak Cliff and is also involved in the local theatre community.


Thursday April 5, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mac's Southside 1701 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215