City Makers Summit: Dallas

March 10, 2016
9:00 - 11:30 am CST


Thursday, March 10

9:00 am CST Welcome to City Makers Summit: Dallas     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • Elaine Agather, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Dallas
9:10 am CST The View from City Hall     Watch On-Demand
  • Mike Rawlings, Mayor, City of Dallas
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
9:35 am CST Silicon Prairie: Tech in Texas     Watch On-Demand
  • Trey Bowles, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
  • Molly Cain, Executive Director, Tech Wildcatters
  • Craig Lewis, Chief Entrepreneur Officer and Founder, Visage Payroll
  • With Emily DeRuy, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
10:05 am CST Narrowing the Tech Skills Divide     Watch On-Demand
Presented by our underwriter JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Lisa Frey, Systems IT Analyst, State Farm
  • Billy Lane, Executive Director, Per Scholas
  • With Chauncy Lennon, Head of Workforce Initiatives, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
10:20 am CST On the Job     Watch On-Demand
  • Faith Nibbs, Director, Forced Migration Upward Mobility Project
  • Emily Perlmeter, Community Development Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Miguel Solis, President, Latino Center for Leadership Development
  • Carol Zou, Project Manager/Artist-in-Residence, Trans.lation
  • With Emily DeRuy, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
10:50 am CST Beyond Oil: Retooling the Workforce     Watch On-Demand
  • Dave Copps, Chief Executive Officer, Brainspace
  • Martha Hogan, Executive Dean, School of Engineering, Business, and Technology, Richland College
  • Candy Slocum, Executive Director, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc.
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
11:20 am CST Closing Thoughts     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE

About this conference

Dallas has been thriving, ranking nationally for high levels of business expansion and employment growth. New technology and energy companies have relocated to Dallas, paving the way for innovation and startups in a bustling entrepreneurial sector. Despite the city's bright future, many in the city still live in poverty while middle-skill jobs in the city go unfilled, complicating Dallas' success story. Can the tech sector help narrow the skills gap? How can local firms create effective pipelines for hiring to ensure that everyone can participate in Dallas' growing economy?

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About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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