2019 Schedule & Maps Wednesday, November 6th Wednesday, Nov 6th × Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Changing Cities: Thinking Big and Following ThroughTobin Center for the Performing ArtsFeaturing Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the High Line, as the festival keynote speaker followed by a conversation with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Robert Rivard, Editor and Publisher of the Rivard Report. Click Here for Tickets! Close Thursday, November 7th Thursday, November 7th × Thursday 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.VIP Tour of of San Pedro Creek and Frost Tower with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Randy Smith, and Robert RivardAn exclusive VIP morning tour of San Pedro Creek Phase I with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff discussing the design and engineering challenges, the incorporation of local history, public art, urban landscaping and project updates. The tour will head over to the new Frost Tower ending with a view from the top! Limited availability, reserved for VIP ticket holders. Click Here for Tickets! Close Friday, November 8th Friday, November 8th × Friday The morning will begin with welcome remarks from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. Breakfast tacos are being served at 8 a.m.Panels for Friday, November 8 include: DEPOT ONE8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Ron Nirenberg, Mayor of San Antonio9 a.m. to 10 a.m. What Science Tells Us: Climate Change in Texas moderated by Senior Environmental Reporter Brendan Gibbons. Gerald Mulvey, Meteorology Professor at the University of the Incarnate WordKerry Cook, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at AustinJohn Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist with Texas A&M University10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.Early Matters in Texas and Beyond moderated by Emily Donaldson Munro Richardson, Executive Director of Read CharlotteMark Williams, Austin Community College Board Member and Trustee for Early Matters AustinPeter J. Holt, CEO/General Manager of HOLT CatSarah Baray, CEO of PreK4SABob Popinski, Director of Policy for Raise Your Hand Texas11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Cities vs. State: Managing in Texas after the 2019 Texas legislative session moderated by Senior Reporter Iris DimmickErik Walsh, San Antonio City ManagerT.C. Broadnax, Dallas City ManagerSpencer Cronk, Austin City Manager12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Luncheon Panel – 1:1 with Jim Russell, Co-Founder of Rust Belt Analytica moderated by Managing Editor, Graham Watson-Ringo1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Smart Data: Public Access in a Digital World moderated by Senior Reporter Iris Dimmick Golareh Agha, Chief of Informatics at San Antonio Metropolitan HealthEmily Royall, Smart City Coordinator for the City of San AntonioDr. Beto Gomez, Co-Founder and COO of CityflagLaura McKieran, Director of Community Information Now3 p.m. to 4 p.m.San Antonio’s Mobility Future moderated by Jackie WangEmiko Atherton, Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth AmericaJeff Arndt, CEO of VIA Metropolitan TransitArt Reinhardt, Interim Deputy Director of Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI)Leah Shahum, Founder of Vision ZeroJohn Bailey, Climate Advisor for Natural Resources Defense Council4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Attacking Poverty moderated by Rick Casey San Antonio Mayor Ron NirenbergBexar County Judge Nelson WolffChristine Drennon, Director of Urban Studies at Trinity UniversityEric Cooper, President and CEO of San Antonio Food BankJanie Barrera, President and CEO of LiftFundFrances Gonzalez, San Antonio Area Program Officer, Asset Funders Network5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Closing Happy Hour conversation will feature a 1:1 conversation with author Lorenzo Gomez III, talking about his professional journey and latest book, Tafolla Toro: Three Years of Fear. David Heard, CEO of Tech Bloc, will provide introductory remarks. The discussion will be moderated by Jeff Price, Principal of Tafolla Middle School. DEPOT FOUR10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.Mass Shootings: How Do We Make Ourselves Safe? Moderated by Roseanna Garza Chief William McManus, San Antonio Police DepartmentJordan Ghawi, Director of Strategic Initiatives at STRACLillian Liao, Critical Care Physician with UT Health San AntonioJulie Workman, Sutherland Springs Survivor11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Techtonics: Meeting Problems with Solutions moderated by JJ VelasquezBrian Dillard, City of San Antonio Chief Innovation OfficerJordana Barton, SA2020 Board MemberMichael Girdley, Managing Director of Geekdom FundCharles Woodin, CEO of GeekdomLuis Martinez, Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Trinity University1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.Power of Philanthropy to Change San Antonio moderated by Robert Rivard Harvey Najim, Founder of The Najim Charitable FoundationAlexandra Frey, Executive Director of the 80|20 FoundationMarjie French , CEO of the San Antonio Area FoundationKate Rogers, Director of Charles Butt Foundation3 p.m. to 4 p.m.Bipartisanship in the Age of Toxic Politics moderated by Managing Editor, Graham Watson-Ringo Joseph Kopser, US TomorrowJoe Straus, Former Texas House of Representatives SpeakerJosé Menéndez, State Senator (D-26)4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.Tobin Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary moderated by Nicholas FrankMichael Fresher, President/CEO of Tobin CenterEvin Eubanks, Ballet San AntonioKathleen Weir Vale, San Antonio SymphonyVeronica Lopez, Opera San Anton Click Here for Tickets! 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