City Makers Summit

March 10, 2016
Dallas, TX

Dallas has been thriving, ranking nationally for high levels of business expansion and employment growth.  New technology and energy companies have relocated to Dallas, paving the way for innovation and startups in a bustling entrepreneurial sector. Despite the city’s bright future, many in the city still live in poverty while middle-skill jobs in the city go unfilled, complicating Dallas’ success story.  Can the tech sector help narrow the skills gap?  How can local firms create effective pipelines for hiring to ensure that everyone can participate in Dallas’ growing economy?

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Atlantic Live



Note: All times are CT

  • Thursday, March 10
  • 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
    Elaine Agather, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Dallas
  • 9:10 a.m.The View from City HallMike Rawlings, Mayor, City of Dallas
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
  • 9:35 a.m.Silicon Prairie: Tech in TexasTrey Bowles, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
    Molly Cain, Executive Director, Tech Wildcatters
    Craig Lewis, Chief Entrepreneur Officer and Founder, Visage Payroll
    With Emily DeRuy, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
  • 10:20 a.m.On the JobFaith Nibbs, Director, Forced Migration Upward Mobility Project
    Emily Perlmeter, Community Development Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    Miguel Solis, President, Latino Center for Leadership Development
    Carol Zou, Project Manager/Artist-in-Residence, Trans.lation
    With Emily DeRuy, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
  • 10:50 a.m.Beyond Oil: Retooling the WorkforceDave Copps, Chief Executive Officer, Brainspace
    Martha Hogan, Executive Dean, School of Engineering, Business, and Technology, Richland College
    Candy Slocum, Executive Director, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc.
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
  • 11:20 a.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low Smith


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