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Misinformation & Disinformation: ​Technology Factors and Potential Solutions

Digital technologies such as the Internet and World Wide Web, social media platforms, and smartphones have greatly expanded the quantity of information produced and shared by humans and its reach, with tremendous positive benefits. However, these tools also enable the rapid creation and distribution of misinformation and disinformation, which can have significant negative ramifications for individuals and for society overall. Now, newer technologies including modern AI tools are enabling even more convincing false information to reach the most susceptible targets for consuming and sharing it, exacerbating the problems to new levels. Technologies are part of the misinformation/disinformation problems, but can...

September WomenRISE: Are You An Entrepreneur?

Join us in person or virtually for our September WomenRISE with Merrilee Kick, CEO/Founder of BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion. Know the difference between being an Entrepreneur and a Business Owner Participants should try to understand which category they fall into - an entrepreneur or business owner, either one is good, but which one suits their personality? Participants should be able to recognize what type of personality they need to hire for certain jobs if they own a company

June WomenRISE (In-person & virtual)

**In-person & Virtual** In-person information available at event registration link! Join us for our first in-person WomenRISE in over two years. Jessica Setnick, author of A Dietitian's Guide to Professional Speaking: Expert Advice for Pitching, Presenting & Getting Paid will share on Speaking of Value: How to Make Money from Your Presentations... Even When You Speak for Free. If you love to be on stage, want to get paid for giving presentations, and have an expertise you want to monetize, this workshop is for you. In Speaking of Value, international speaker Jessica Setnick will share the pitching and planning strategies she's perfected...

Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference

Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference (BBBC) is a LIVE 3-Day business-to-business networking & educational event, trade show & conference for military connected business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, decision-makers or anyone who is interested in starting, growing or empowering military connected small businesses! Business Beyond the Battlefield provides collaborative, hands-on, interactive learning opportunities including inspirational keynotes, subject matter expert breakout sessions, opportunities to develop connections with experienced coaches and mentors, expert referrals and dynamic business development networking activities.

SXSW is Back, With New, Exciting & Important Programming for 2022

SXSW 2022 is finally coming back in-person (and online), after two years of absence (2020) and online-only (2021)—and oh, how the work, culture, entertainment, society, and conferences have changed! SXSW Chief Programming Officer and longtime Austin Forum support, Hugh Forrest, talks with Austin Forum Executive Director, Jay Boisseau, about how SXSW 2022 will be different, and better, in the new normal, while continuing to address the evolving and emerging themes that influence and shape how we work, learn, play, live, and more! Then, Hugh will take questions from our online attendees and discuss with them the choices and reasons for...