Upcoming Breakfasts

    • September 20, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    And Now for Something Completely Different

    Celebrate the energy and spirit of MBC as we devote the meeting to making new connections while strengthening old ones. You’ll learn the inside scoop on some of your favorite taglines. You’ll hear how people spend their week. And, you’ll discover you’ve got more in common with people than you would ever have thought!

    Come along to Rally Day at MBC, where knowledge and connection meet.

    You Could Win Tickets To "A Tuna Christmas"

    One lucky MBC member attending breakfast September 20 will win two tickets (value $170) to ZACH Theatre’s production of A Tuna Christmas! Pick up your raffle ticket at the MBC registration desk; must be present to win. Don’t delay! Sign up for your place at breakfast now!

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Program

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • September 27, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    How Brexit May Change the World

    It's been over a year since Britain voted on a referendum to leave the European Union, and the world is watching. "Brexit" is expected to have wide-ranging consequences, not only for Britain and the EU, but also for the global economy.

    Join us as David Edwards, Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, explains the current status of Brexit negotiations and the possible impacts on globalization and the US.

    About our speaker

    David Edwards was Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin for 50 years, starting in 1965. He became Emeritus in 2015 but continues to write and present academic papers at conferences at home and abroad. His fields of teaching and publication include international relations, American politics, social and political theory, and public policy.

    Among his books are Creating a New World Politics, Arms Control in International Politics, International Political Analysis, The American Political Experience, and Practicing American Politics. Several of his books have been translated into Spanish and Chinese. He has also written for various periodicals, among them The Washington Post, The Nation, and Intellect, as well as foreign news and literature magazines.

    He served as President of the Board of One World Theater for 10 years, has been a Rotarian, and has spoken to numerous civic and other groups.

    He is married with two grown children, both graduates of UT Austin.

    MBC Members: We’re Falling For You

    Exciting news! September is MBC’s Member Appreciation Month with fabulous weekly prizes for members and lower breakfast rates for future members.

    Two lucky MBC members attending breakfast September 27 will each win a $25 gift certificate from Mangia Pizza! Pick up your raffle ticket at the MBC registration desk; must be present to win. Don’t delay! Sign up for your place at breakfast now!


    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • October 04, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    What's in the AISD Bond?

    Austin ISD wants voters to approve a bond package totaling more than $1 million. But what's included? What will it pay for, and how will it affect taxes?

    Find out the answers to these questions and more when Kendall Pace, AISD Board President, joins us at MBC.

    About Our Speaker

    Kendall Pace was elected to the AISD Board of Trustees in December 2014 and was elected President by her fellow trustees in January 2016. She grew up in Houston, where she graduated from Lee High School. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance. She is married to Charlie Pace and is the mother of three boys, one left in AISD schools.

    Kendall Pace has more than 20 years of experience in business operations, financial and strategic planning, investment management and program impact services in the public and private sectors. Previously, Ms. Pace was a director in treasury at Dell Inc. and the director of Grant Operations and the U.S. Health Portfolio at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Currently, she and her husband own Smart Flour Foods, a local gluten-free company.

    Kendall Pace is an active member in the community. She has volunteered with AISD and served on the Campus Advisory Councils at Casis Elementary School and Kealing Middle School, on the District Advisory Council and was a part of the 2012–13 UpClose class. She was also Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Creative Action, a local nonprofit that serves AISD schools. She is a member of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Education and Talent Development Council.


    Agenda

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • October 11, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    The Future of Energy and Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels

    It's no secret that modern life depends on reliable sources of energy. So far, most of our energy consumption has come from fossil fuels, such as oil and natural gas. But as technology improves, newer, cleaner technologies are beginning to make their mark.

    So what's taking so long?

    Join us as John Goodenough, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, explains the challenges we face to liberate modern society from fossil fuels and answer your questions about new battery technologies and the responsibilities of government, industry and the university in a technical society.

    About our speaker

    John Bannister Goodenough is the Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. In the 1950's, Goodenough developed the magnetic memory element for the first random-access memory (RAM) of the digital computer. In the 1960s, he clarified the electronic properties of the transition-metal oxides. In the 1970s he turned to energy materials and enabled the Li-ion battery of the wireless revolution. Recently he has been working on developing a remarkable glass brought to him from The University of Porto, Portugal, for a new type of rechargeable battery.

    Goodenough received a B.A. in Mathematics from Yale University in 1943 (Class of 1944) while serving as a meteorologist in the USAAF during World War II; he obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1951 and 1952.

    From 1952 to 1976, he was a Research Scientist and Group Leader at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In 1976, he accepted an appointment as Professor and Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory in Oxford, England; and facing retirement in England in 1986, he accepted his present appointment in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Agenda

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • October 18, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    The 85th Legislative Session -- The Inside Scoop

    Get an insider's perspective on the 85th Texas Legislative Session from Austin's state senator, Kirk Watson.

    Senator Watson will recap the sessions highlights and answer questions about what to expect from him in the next Legislative Session in 2019.

    About our speaker

    Kirk Watson is State Senator for District 14. He is a lawyer and former Austin Mayor. In addition, he is former Chair of both the Texas Advisory Board for Environmental Defense and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

    Senator Watson served as chairman of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus beginning in 2011 and continued in that position through the 2015 legislative session. He serves on the Senate committees overseeing Finance, Health and Human Services, Higher Education and Nominations. He is also a member of the Sunset Advisory Commission and the Select Committee on Government Facilities. Senator Watson is a past chair of CAMPO, the primary transportation planning agency for Central Texas.

    In 2011 and 2013, Texas Monthly magazine recognized him as honorable mention in its coverage of the state's best legislators. In 2009, he was on the magazine’s "10 Best" list, and was named its legislative “Rookie of the Year” in 2007.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy


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