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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Designing Austin’s Economy - An Innovation Uproar?

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Austin continues to dominate the lists of cities for innovation, startups, entrepreneurs and future job growth. Silicon Valley, Kendall Square and Research Triangle are known as top model knowledge communities in the country. These high-density areas nurture relationships, facilitate the exchange of ideas and fuel innovation. As Austin has evolved into an innovation economy, leaders now seek to foster dense, creative and synergistic workplaces that stimulate ingenious minds and entrepreneurial activity through the power of proximity.
This panel will dive into Austin’s core culture to discuss this innovation uproar and further explore what steps Austin is taking to facilitate and establish its own next generation innovation economy and leading-edge knowledge community.

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Jim Butler

Mgr, Creative Industries Dev, City of Austin

Thomas Osha

Managing Dir, Wexford Science & Technology
Thomas Osha is Managing Director, Innovation and Economic Development. In this role, he guides Wexford’s implementation of its Knowledge Community template; working with Wexford’s partner Universities and research institutions, entrepreneurs and innovators, growth companies, and... Read More →
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Michele Skelding

SVP Global Technology & Innovation, Austin Chamber of Commerce
Michele Skelding serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Technology and Innovation for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce where she leads the development and execution of the organization’s vision for Central Texas as a top global region for innovation, company formation... Read More →

William Whurley

Founder and CEO, HonestDollar
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Founder and CEO, HonestDollar

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402

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