October 2: More Energy for More People
The Manager for Emerging Technologies and Electric Vehicles at Austin Energy, Karl Popham is the guest speaker for the Tuesday, October 2 edition of the Austin Forum. He will be speaking on the topic of “Power: Providing More Energy for More People.”
A research contributor and the co-author of the book “Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards & Driving Factors,” Popham has lived in Austin since his teen years and is a University of Texas graduate. He is the Principal Investigator on several U.S. Department of Energy funded and award-winning projects advancing transportation electrification, renewables, energy storage, and “virtual power plant” technologies. Popham also serves as the electrification lead for Austin’s Smart Mobility Roadmap that includes autonomous transportation and was a core member of Mayor Adler’s Smart City Challenge team.
RSVP now to ensure your spot at this October 2 event. Check-in begins at 5:15 and Popham will speak at 6:15. The post-lecture reception occurs at 7:30. The location for the Austin Forum is the beautiful Austin Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez).
Attendees of the “Power: Providing More Energy for More People” event on October 2 will be eligible to win a free badge for SXSW 2019. Speaking of that big creativity-focused event, remember that the next big Keynote and Featured Speaker announcement occurs for October 9.
Lastly, the October 2 edition of the Austin Forum is part of outstanding tech-focused content at the 2018 Austin Startup Week. Learn more about all the great sessions in this year’s event by browsing the ASW schedule.
More Austin events for the week of October 1
October 1–5: Austin Startup Week
October 1: Women in Tech Summit
October 1: Aging2.0 Austin
October 1: Sylvia Acevedo Book Reading
October 1: Lightning Learning — Sponsored by uShip
October 1: Product League: The Alchemy & Science of Choosing Metrics
October 1: Blockchain Track at Austin Startup Week
October 1: Fundraising Track at Austin Startup Week
October 2: Austin Forum on More Energy for More People
October 2: Built in Austin’s Top Companies Hiring
October 2: ALL the Ladies in Tech Happy Hour: Fall Edition!
October 2: Developer Track at Austin Startup Week
October 2: Code in the Brewery
October 2: Intro to the Austin Startup Scene with Mellie Price
October 2: InnoTech Austin
October 3: MoneyTalks with Arjun Chopra on The State of Tech Fundraising
October 3: Design Jam: ACL Lineup Poster
October 3: Galvanize Data Science and Web Development Info Session
October 3: International Track at Austin Startup Week
October 3: EdTech Track at Austin Startup Week
October 4: Book Signing: Erin & Ben Napier — Make Something Good Today
October 4: Community Manager Breakfast
October 4: Product Management Info Session
October 4: Digital Marketing Info Session
October 4: ATX Startup Crawl at Austin Startup Week
October 5: MobilityX HR Hackathon presented by Daimler Financial Services
October 5–7: ACL Fest, Weekend #1
October 6: Texas Teen Book Festival
October 7: Book Signing: The Property Brothers — Builder Brothers: Big Plans
More Upcoming Austin Events
Oct 9: Texas Voter Registration Deadline
Oct 10: TechTalk with Hugh Forrest: SXSW 2019 Programming
Oct 9–11: Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit
Oct 11: Casey Gerald Book Reading
Oct 12–14: ACL Fest, Weekend #2
Oct 19–21: Formula 1 Pirelli United States Grand Prix
Oct 19–21: National Health Equity Hackathon
Oct 23: Girlstart Game Changers Luncheon with Emily Chang
Oct 25-Nov 1: Austin Film Festival
Oct 26: Leadership Teams for Business Success
Oct 27–28: 2018 Texas Book Festival
Nov 6: 2018 Midterm Elections
Nov 6–7: Time Machine 2018
Nov 9: SXSW Pitch Entry Deadline
Nov 9: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Entry Deadline
Nov 27–28: Solar Business Festival
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen Only Hackathon
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Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.