The Austin tech industry employs +100,000 people, and yet its true impact on local policy and causes has yet to be seen.
In light of recent battles at City Hall over ride-hailing and short-term rentals, and considering the tech community's emerging work in CSR and philanthropy, right now is the perfect time for tech to step back and identify its role: How should Austin's tech community increase and improve its engagement in politics, policy and philanthropy?
The Austin Monitor and GivingCity Austin invite you to a panel discussion featuring Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Barbary Brunner of Austin Technology Council and Joshua Baer of the Austin Tech Alliance to discuss how the tech community can be more effective in leveraging its voice to effect issues the city is grappling with, from managing its growth to dealing with economic disparity and creating a more hospitable environment for entrepreneurs and investors.
Join us at Owen's Garage to enjoy drinks, appetizers and the company of tech activists for this engaging discussion. Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital Factory, Techstars, Galvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!