Sept. 5, 2012
-- Headlined by noted local speakers from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, METRO, Blueprint Houston and the Small Business Administration, “Houston 20/20” is an overview of the city’s successes and how it will solve the challenges of the 21st century. The event will be held at Rice University’s Duncan Hall on Saturday, Sept. 15, and is open to all. Houston 20/20 also includes an “idea confab” to synthesize issues and suggest action items to create a thriving economy for Houston and all its citizens.
Infrastructure, education, health care, business and culture will be spotlighted as building blocks for the economy. Setting the tone will be the Kinder Institute’s short film, “Interesting Times,” featuring Dr. Stephen Klineberg on the critical juncture Houston finds itself as it reacts to the new, global “knowledge economy.”
Other speakers include medical oncologist and health care expert Dr. Leonard A. Zwelling, SBA Houston deputy district director Mark Winchester, Jonathan Glus of the Houston Arts Alliance, Christof Spieler of the METRO board, and representatives from Blueprint Houston and the Center for Public Policy Priorities out of Austin.
Online registration is open at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeid...
with a $25 cost that includes lunch. The event is $40 at the door. There is paid visitor parking with credit card in lots on the north and south sides of Founder’s Court (Rice University entrances #1 or #2 off Main Street). Check-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. The first panel begins at 8:45 a.m. and the idea confab ends at 5 p.m.
The Houston Economic Summit, “Houston 20/20,” has applied for 501(c)(4) status; this is its inaugural annual event. For additional information, go to http://www.facebook.com/HoustonEconomicSummit