Member Exclusive — Texas: State of Innovation

The Baker Institute McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Texas Lyceum will co-host a conference at the institute as part of the Texas Lyceum’s three-day meeting in Houston. It will explore some of the state’s specific economic engines and also look more broadly at the key factors that impact the process by which innovation is put into motion, transforming communities, industries and the way people live. These factors include: the policy tensions of change, the impact of technology or information gaps on implementing innovation, resource constraints that impact innovation and how human capital fits into the innovation equation. The conference will provide an overall look at the opportunities and challenges related to innovation, as well as facilitate discussions among industry leaders on the changes occurring in their segments, what adapting to them entails, and the primary constraints related to those changes from a policy and resource perspective.

Baker Institute Roundtable members and Roundtable Young Professionals are invited to attend this member-exclusive event free of charge, and will also receive complimentary admission to the afternoon session that will be held at Houston Methodist Hospital. Roundtable and RYP members will also have the option to register for Thursday and Friday evening receptions and Fireside Chat dinners, which are $100 per person.

Information on how to register can be found in the email invitation. For registration assistance, please contact Kathryne Hiller at the Texas Lyceum (214.891.0001 or

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7:30 am


Continental Breakfast

8:00 am


Welcoming Remarks

8:15 am  

Setting the Stage: A Conversation on Innovation

9:00 am


Panel — Civic Innovation: How Technology Can Build Better Communities

10:30 am


Panel — Powering the Next Generation: A Conversation on Energy Innovation

11:45 am


IGNITE Innovation Luncheon



Fri, Jan. 26, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall
Rice University's Baker Institute — 6100 Main St
Houston, Texas 77005

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