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GeniusDen Rolls Out An Educational Series for Entrepreneurs

GeniusDen Rolls Out An Educational Series for Entrepreneurs

GeniusDen launched in Deep Ellum last year as a business incubator founded on a three part mission to provide space, community, and education to the Dallas entrepreneurial community. As part of the GeniusDen’s commitment to providing learning opportunities for the startup community in DFW, GeniusDen just announced its first speaker series. I spoke founder with Joe Payton about his plans for the first series of events, which will take place this summer.

From the East Coast to East Dallas: Kit Carson Takes On Deep Ellum

From the East Coast to East Dallas: Kit Carson Takes On Deep Ellum

Tennis star, entrepreneur and technology visionary—Kit Carson really does have it all. Not to mention, she has it all in a city she loves—Dallas. Carson moved to Big D from Florida, and after earning two degrees from SMU, she remained in the city and launched a company called Tantrum Street, which develops mobile and cloud-based app technology in the heart of Deep Ellum. Whether she’s on the court, in the office or in front of a boardroom of investors, Carson feels at home. We sat down for a quick Q&A to find out what made her choose Dallas as her place of residence.

Two Landmark Exhibits at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Museum

Two Landmark Exhibits at Southern Methodist University's Meadows Museum

If you haven't been lately, now is the perfect time to head over to the SMU campus and pay a visit to the picturesque Meadows Museum for two landmark exhibits on display now through January.

Slow Money DFW 20 X 20 Green Business Forum

Slow Money DFW 20 X 20 Green Business Forum

In celebration of Earth Day, Slow Money DFW (part of the national Slow Money Alliance), will host its first 20 X 20 Green Business Forum this Wednesday, April 20, from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m., at SMU's Cox School of Business, Maguire 251.

Artist Talk With Winspear Stage Curtain Designer Guillermo Kuitca

Artist Talk With Winspear Stage Curtain Designer Guillermo Kuitca

Artist Guillermo Kuitca will join Noah Simblist, Associate Professor of Art at SMU, and Charles Wylie, the Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art, for a discussion of his work.

Mr. Kuitca is the designer of the Winspear Opera House permanent stage curtain that was done in collaboration with the center’s architects, Foster & Partners.

SMU Art Class/Tour – An Intimate Introduction to the Dallas Art Scene

SMU Art Class/Tour - An Intimate Introduction to the Dallas Art Scene

Take a 2-day art course/tour at SMU's Meadows Museum Auditorium with the Vice Chair of the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission, Gail Sachson.

"Breathe new life into your art career or learn how to plug into the Dallas art scene for the first time through this intimate guide to local resources for artists, collectors, docents, art students and enthusiasts."

SMU Tate Lecture Series – Christopher Buckley, Author and Political Satirist

SMU Tate Lecture Series - Christopher Buckley, Author and  Political Satirist

The SMU Tate Lecture series is one of my favorite things to look forward to in Dallas. They have done an extremely amazing job at hosting some of the finest intellectuals, musicians, politicians, activists, and journalists from around the world. The series not only assists in offering Dallas residents the opportunity to listen to some of the greatest influential leaders of our time, but it also gives SMU recognition as being forefronts of continuing education. The series started in 1983 and today is"one of the country's leading forums for intellectual inquiry and discussion." I couldn't agree more.

SMU is Organizing TEDx

SMU is Organizing TEDx

Whoa. Whoa. Stop right there. TED is one of the most prominent conferences in the world. Tickets to attend are $6,000 and presenters have included people like President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Bill Page, and Elizabeth Gilbert. Because our only chance of seeing TED Talks is online, and "in the spirit of ideas worth spreading," TEDx has been creeping up in local areas like London, Paris, Boston, and now Dallas!

Panel Discussion: The Arts, Social Change and Human Rights

Panel Discussion: The Arts, Social Change and Human Rights

Reserve your seat for next Wednesday's panel discussion about how art impacts and often leads the way to social changes. The evening will also feature discussion about the upcoming operas, Dead Man Walking (Fort Worth Opera, May 2009) and Moby Dick (world premiere, Dallas Opera, 2010) and music from Dead Man Walking and other Heggie/Prejean collaborations.