Daily Archive for January 22nd, 2014

Is the Dallas-Fort Worth Region Future-Ready?

The School of Urban and Public Affairs hosts guest speaker Rebecca Ryan who will address the question, “Is the Dallas-Fort Worth Region Future Ready.

In this fast-paced, dynamic keynote, futurist Rebecca Ryan shares:

  • Four trends that will rock your community in the years to come
  • Why NOW is the moment for action, and
  • How smart communities are leveraging these trends and forcing disruptive changes to make their communities more engaging, responsive, and attractive to current and future generations.

Ms. Ryan is an entrepreneur and the founder of Next Generation Consulting. She is the author of ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation. She was named 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and 2006 Communicator of the Year by Women in Communications.

The event takes place on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 204 of the School of Architecture Building. The event isFREE but a reservation is required due to limited seating.  The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by Ms. Ryan’s presentation and a Q&A session. Students, faculty, alumni, professionals and their guests are welcome.