Upcoming Breakfasts

    • June 20, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography

    From Jim Crow to Black Power, the Briscoe Center’s exhibit, “Struggle for Justice,” takes visitors on a journey through the flashpoints and achievements of the civil rights movement. 

    Ben Wright, the Briscoe Center’s Associate Director for Communications, will talk about the exhibit and how “Struggle for Justice” also celebrates the legacy of the photojournalists who documented the violent response to civil rights activism. Photojournalism helped to galvanize support for the civil rights movement and its legislative goals, as well as to discredit the actions of those who stood in the movement’s way.

    About out speaker

    Prior to joining the Briscoe Center, Ben Wright worked as a reporter in El Paso and Austin, as well as serving as a policy analyst and press secretary in the Texas Legislature. In 2008, Ben earned an MA in Modern History from King’s College London, and he has recently been accepted into the UT History Department’s PhD program where he will specialize in American History between the Civil War and World War I. Originally from England, Ben has been in Texas since 2003.

    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

    • June 27, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Power of Cowgirls

    As the owner of one of the largest woman-owned advertising agencies in the U.S., Gay Gaddis knows a thing or two about empowerment. Gay’s insights are rooted in the spirited strength of the real cowgirl heroines of the 1920s and ’30s-gutsy risk -takers in everything they did. In Cowgirl Power, these cowgirls are celebrated as a metaphor for the power we all have to achieve far more than we think.

    About our speaker

    Gay Gaddis is CEO and Founder of T3—The Think Tank. In 1989, she started her company after cashing in a $16,000 IRA. Today, T3 has offices nationwide and creates innovative digital marketing programs for Fortune 200 clients. T3 is a top-ranked innovation firm and one of the largest agencies owned by a woman. Gay has been nationally recognized for the unique family-friendly policies she has initiated at T3.

    Gay is on the Board of Directors of Monotype Imaging Holdings and on the Dean’s Advisory Council to The University of Texas McCombs School of Business. She is also the first female Chairman of the Texas Business Leadership Council, a statewide network of CEO’s and senior business executives who advance a long term vision of a prosperous Texas in a globally competitive business environment. Gay is a regular contributor to Forbes, and her Texas landscapes have been featured in galleries in New York and Texas. She and her husband own the Double Heart Ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

    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

    • July 04, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    To celebrate the Fourth of July, MBC will not meet on July 4,2018. Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

    On July 13, 2018, Join MBC and hear our speaker, H.W. Brands

    H.W. Brands lectures frequently on historical and current events and can be seen and heard on national and international television and radio. His writings have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Dutch, Danish and Ukrainian. ~ For the past five years he has been writing a history of the United States in haiku form and publishing it on Twitter. He's getting close to the present, but the present keeps moving. So he keeps writing.

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • July 11, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    How We Got from George Washington to Donald Trump

    Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. 

    He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. 

    He teaches history and writing to graduate students and undergraduates. He writes on American history and politics, with books including The General vs. the President, Reagan, The Man Who Saved the Union, Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American and TR. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

    He lectures frequently on historical and current events and can be seen and heard on national and international television and radio. His writings have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Dutch, Danish and Ukrainian. ~ For the past five years he has been writing a history of the United States in haiku form and publishing it on Twitter. He's getting close to the present, but the present keeps moving. So he keeps writing.

    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

    • July 18, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    How Capital City Innovation could change Austin's future

    Austin’s Innovation District is where creative individuals come to access the special sauce in Austin. For example, the University of Texas has launched its new Dell Medical School to disrupt healthcare and create a better system of health for all by blending with Austin’s legacy of technology innovation and social enterprise. The Innovation District opens doors and provides the place to take advantage of the enviable academic, creative, and entrepreneurial ecosystem that makes Austin’s brand a worldwide platform for innovation.

    Capital City Innovation is the non-profit organization formed by University of Texas at Austin, Seton, and Central Health to create a vision, and to coordinate stakeholders in Austin’s Innovation District. Our speaker, Chris Laing, will talk about the project and where it could lead.

    About our speaker

    As executive director of Capital City Innovation, Chris leads an organization that is coordinating the stakeholders of the innovation district emerging around Austin’s new health complex. Anchored by the new collaboration among University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, Seton Healthcare, and Central Health, and supported by the Downtown Austin Alliance, Opportunity Austin, and community stakeholders, Austin’s innovation district is committed to inclusive place-making and healthy community.

    Previously, Chris was a member of the senior management team of Philadelphia’s University City Science Center, the country’s oldest and largest urban innovation hub, where he had specific oversight of commercialization programs, startup investment, and business incubation/acceleration.

    Prior to joining the Science Center, Chris worked for a number of biomedical start-up companies, ran a research program at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a practicing companion animal veterinarian in the United Kingdom.

    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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