The North Texas Commission’s TO THE POINT Series is critical to the mission of marketing, advocating and fostering collaboration for the North Texas region. In the program’s fourth year, join the conversation on issues that define our region.
TO THE POINT: Unmanned Aerial Systems
Monday, September 30
Noon lunch at the Hyatt Regency DFW
Explore commercial applications, use in emergency response and public safety as well as legislation and a federal analysis from the Federal Aviation Administration.
- Honorable Lance Gooden, Texas House of Representatives
- Peter Bale, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
- Dr. Theron L. Bowman, Deputy City Manager, City of Arlington
- Alvin Brunner, UAS & AWOPM, Federal Aviation Administration
Moderated by Eric Fox, Lockheed Martin
The 2013 TO THE POINT series is currently underway, with several events on tap for this summer. Stay informed about upcoming events by signing up for our email alerts. Here's a look at the last two events from the 2013 slate:
TO THE POINT: infrastructure
August 15, 2013
Building and maintaining our region’s infrastructure is crucial to our success and vitality. Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General Thomas Kula spoke to the Aug. 15
TO THE POINT presented by Fidelity Investments on the need to keep our physical infrastructure – the highways, bridges and reservoirs – strong. In addition to supporting the physical infrastructure needs, Gen. Kula spoke about the human infrastructure of supporting the returning military and dispelling myths about hiring veterans in today’s workplace.
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Event Sponsors: Hope for the Brave, Metroport
Colonel Robert T. Hastings, Jr. (left) of Bell Helicopter and Chief Nim Kidd, Assistant Director for Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety.
TO THE POINT: emergencies
April 5, 2013
Preparing our region – the businesses, municipalities and homes – was the topic of the TO THE POINT presented by Fidelity Investments on Friday, April 5, at the DFW Hyatt Regency. Frank Antonacci, Verizon Wireless Region President led a panel made up of Colonel Robert T. Hastings, Jr., Commander, 19th Civil Affairs Regiments, Texas State Guard and Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.; Chief Nim Kidd, Assistant Director for Emergency Management, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety; T.D. Smyers, CEO, American Red Cross, North Texas Region; and James Crites, Executive Vice President of Operations, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, discussing what to do to better prepare ourselves before the next disaster.
To continue the discussion, check out the series of webinars the NTC is hosting on emergency preparedness.
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Event Sponsors: Bell Helicopter, Metroport
From left: Dallas Cowboys Stephen Jones, PGA Tour Vice President Ty Votaw, Donnie Nelson of the Dallas Mavericks and Jim Lites of the Dallas Stars.
TO THE POINT: sports
February 12, 2013
Sports leaders from across North Texas shared the stage to discuss regionalism and the impact of sports beyond the economic benefits during the first 2013 TO THE POINT presented by Fidelity Investments on Feb. 12.
Chuck Cooperstein, ESPN Radio Host and Mavericks radio play-by-play announcer, moderated a panel made up of Stephen Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, Jim Lites of the Dallas Stars, Donnie Nelson with the Dallas Mavericks and PGA Tour Vice President Ty Votaw.
Show your support for local teams by purchasing tickets.
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Event Sponsors: Griffins Rugby Club, Leadership North Texas, Metroport