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03/09/18 Austin | Innovation and Disruption

March 9, 2018
Austin, TX

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Member Price: Complimentary
Non-Member Price: $75

Location and Time


Vinson & Elkins Downtown
2801 Via Fortuna 100
Austin, TX 78746

11:00 AM - Check in and networking

11:30 AM - Seated lunch and opening remarkds

12:00 PM - Presentation

1:15 PM - Audeince Q&A

1:30 PM - Closing and adjourn


Speaker Spotlight


Erin Essenmacher, Moderator

Chief Programming Officer, National Association of Corporate Directors
Director, Gandhi Brigage

Erin Essenmacher serves as the chief programming officer for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), responsible for content curation, oversight and execution of more than 60 virtual and brick and mortar education programs and events a year. Essenmacher is also an award-winning writer, director, and producer with nearly 20 years of experience in broadcast and non-broadcast production. She has written, directed, and produced films for PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the History Channel, and Court TV, and produced and co-wrote the critically acclaimed independent documentary MINE. She is the former chair of the board of Women in Film and Video and is serves on the board of Gandhi Brigade.

Eugene Sepulveda

Chief Executive Officer, Entrepreneurs Foundation
Director, Capital Factory

Eugene Sepulveda is the CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, a director & partner of Capital Factory, and a senior advisor to Austin Mayor Steve Adler. He has played at the intersection of business, government and nonprofits for over 33 years – previously as Austin’s first tech banker, the CFO for a semiconductor startup, and a lecturer at the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business. He founded Culturati Summit, an annual gathering of leaders from across the country who prioritize culture building for organizational success.

Eugene has recently also served as the President & CEO of Marfa Public Radio, co-chair of President Obama’s LGBT Leadership Council, and vice chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as a board member for the KDK-Harman Foundation, the Bazaarvoice Foundation, the Entrepreneurs Foundation, the Texas Tribune, the McDonald Observatory, and as the chairman emeritus for People Fund.

He’s been recognized by the Austin Business Journal as a Heavy Hitter in Finance, as an Austin Under 40 winner, Best Professor (UT McCombs School Undergrads), Outstanding Elective Professor (nominee, UT MBA), and the City of Austin proclaimed Eugene Sepulveda Days for his civic contributions in 1994 and again in 2015. Eugene is one of the most networked persons in Austin, though he would say he just has a lot of friends.



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