We’ve had an energizing few months at EPIcenter, and I’m excited to share with you some highlights of our progress. It’s a great pleasure to work with our partners and neighbors to introduce a number of EPIcenter firsts. We had our first summit, IoT: A Connected World, our first EPIcenter Neighbor Town Hall, and have seen the first schematic designs the EPIcenter building.
As I work with our community and valued stakeholders, I continue to find inspiration in the visionary thinking and ground-breaking movement in South Texas. I’m very proud of EPIcenter’s efforts to create a hub for innovation as we help drive this momentum. Please take a moment to read about what we’re up to and learn how you can plug in and actively support our work.
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IoT: A Connected World Success
This summer, we hosted our first summit at Pearl Stable, welcoming 200 business and thought leaders to discuss how our world is connected through technology via the “Internet of Things.” Our lineup of industry executives, utility experts and “Smart City” leaders from around the country offered presentations and roundtable discussions about doing business in a networked economy. Keynote speakers included Rep. Will Hurd, US House of Representatives, District 23; Dan Rhodes, Chief IoT Fanatic, Deloitte; and Jay Sexton, Chief Operating Officer, Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies, Georgia Tech. We’re already planning our next summit for 2018, and will bring another highly curated mix of innovators focused on advanced technologies impacting new energy to the table. Let us know what you’d like to see, and we’ll keep you posted on more details. Read more about the event’s media coverage.
EPIcenter Neighbors Town Hall
A key part of our mission as an open, accessible nonprofit is meeting with our neighbors living adjacent to the Mission Road Power Plant property, future home of EPIcenter. We recently hosted a Town Hall where more than 100 people joined us at Freetail Brewing Company to learn about our plans and progress. The feedback was very positive as support and excitement around the project continue to build. People let us know they especially appreciate the outreach components and inclusivity of our efforts. Our next chance to meet with EPIcenter Neighbors is October 28. Stay tuned for more details. If you live or own property in 78204 or 78210 and haven’t already signed up for our free EPIcenter Neighbors program, then sign up now and share with your fellow neighbors.
Schematic Designs Unveiled
Our first EPIcenter Neighbor Town Hall also gave us an opportunity to showcase the new EPIcenter schematic designs from Lake Flato Architects. We saw the first architectural drawings of what the site and buildings will look like, including landscape plans that show how the San Antonio River and trails will integrate seamlessly with our property.