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SXSW 2018

How to be a Changemaker and Risk Taker Nonprofit

Since 1992, ATC has been a leader in Austin’s growth as an important & relevant tech & innovation region. A new CEO, former global tech Sr. Exec and technologist Barbary Brunner is using her 25 years in tech to rebuild a trade industry org as an instrument of ecosystem change that will impact not only tech business trajectories but also diversity, inclusion, and other civic challenges faced by modern cities. This session covers how ATC has newly become a community driver.

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  1. How to transform a Tech Council to be an instrument of the community.
  2. How A Tech Council drives awareness of inclusion and diversity through sponsorship and mentoring programs.
  3. How other cities can model organizations after the Austin Tech Council to drive success in becoming a leading Tech city like Austin.



Erin Hurley, Dir. of Operations & Head of Marketing, Austin Technology Council

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Cities Summit
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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