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Early Bird Ends Today for Houston 2035: Innovating the City’s Future

Xconomy Texas — 

Houston’s future direction is something both Catherine Clark Mosbacher and Stephen Klineberg have spent much time analyzing.

It makes sense given their day jobs leading the Center for Houston’s Future and Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, respectively. Each group is gathering data and running scenarios on what the Houston of decades to come will look like.

They will both bring that expertise to Xconomy’s Houston 2035 conference, where they and about a dozen of the top entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and innovators, both in the state and across the country, will discuss what the city will look like—socially, economically, and physically. How can Houston’s innovation community impact this future?

Join us on Thursday, May 21, at the Texas Medical Center’s TMCx accelerator in Houston. We’re still developing the agenda, but, so far, this unique event will spotlight major, high-growth areas key to ensuring Houston’s future. Among those is education, and we’ll have a talk by Rich Baraniuk, creator of Openstax, the world’s largest free textbook. Also in the program, Andrew Salkin with the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative will chat with Laura Spanjian from the City of Houston’s sustainability office.

Additional sessions will tackle healthcare, life sciences, and energy, but also education, design and architecture, and software and nanotechnology.

To get a flavor of the program and the speakers we’re bringing together, visit the Houston 2035 homepage. http://www.houston2035.com/ Make sure to get your tickets right away to save as much as possible. The Early Bird special for $195 ends tonight; we also have a Startup Special rate for just $95.

We look forward to seeing you!