State and national disruptive idea leaders to participate
Mission EDC hosts its Civic Innovation Summit Feb. 22, bringing together those interested in shaping the region’s future through both technology and exchanging ideas. With the expertise of social innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as educators and policymakers from across Texas and the country, attendees will learn from real-time solutions to the challenges affecting cities.
Workshops, and panels and presentations will take place throughout the day at the Mission EDC’s CEED Building, 801 N. Bryan Road.
“Technology has claimed a position in almost every corner of society, and we would be remised not to include it in our approach to solve civic challenges and improve our lives,” said CEO Alex Meade. “We need conferences like these to bring people and ideas together, and we are happy to team up with Cityflag to offer the RGV a unique conference that will have something for everyone.”
A number of leaders have already committed to the conference. This includes Cityflag’s CEO Alberto Altamirano, who was recently named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Social Entrepreneurs’ list. The list of more than 30 speakers and panelists also includes:
- Chelsea Collier, founder of Digi.City, a smart city technology policy platform
- Lorenzo Gomez, chairman of Geekdom, an innovative coworking space in San Antonio
- Michael Henderson, City of Austin Innovation Office
- Daniel Lucio, Community Impact Manager for Google Fiber
- Natalie Campos Goodman, co-founder of Green Money Search, a firm which helps both organizations and governments find funding for green projects through its databases
A schedule and registration information for the all-day Civic Innovation Summit can be found on the summit’s website. Early bird registration is $125 until Jan. 31, $175 until Feb. 16.