Annual Meeting
About the Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019 ▪ Hilton Americas Houston

The Central Houston Annual Meeting draws more than 1,000 business leaders and is a prime opportunity to further the discussion about downtown and urban development. The program will include Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; Harris Country Judge Lina Hidalgo; Central Houston’s President Bob Eury; and Central Houston’s Board Chair, Scott Prochazaka, President & CEO of CenterPoint Energy, will inaugurate the meeting.

Agenda

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • GOLD UNDERWRITER: $7,500

o Four tickets to the VIP reception on 10/23/2019

o Premium table for 10 guests, located at the front of the ballroom

o Event Partner with Company Logo and link on Central Houston, Inc.’s Website Event Page

o Verbal recognition from the podium

o Special recognition in the printed program and on a slide in the rolling presentation before and during the luncheon

  • UNDERWRITER: $5,000

o Premium table for 10 guests, located at the front of the ballroom

o Special recognition in the printed program and on a slide in the rolling presentation before and during the luncheon

  • PATRON: $3,500

o Premium table for 10 guests

o Special recognition in the printed program and on a slide in the rolling presentation before and during the luncheon

  • FRIEND: $2,500

o Reserved seating for 10 guests at a table

o Recognition in the rolling presentation before and during the luncheon

  • INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $250

 

For more information, please connect with Will Matthews at 713.650.1470.  

 

Panelists

William “whurley” Hurley, Master Inventor

Hurley has been making innovations for over 20 years. A holder of 14 patents, a certified "Master Inventor" by IBM, and with a history in research and development with Apple, whurley is a leader in pushing software and hardware to the limit. He is an entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is an open source advocate and systems theorist and is regularly interviewed by the press on technology and related topics. Today, whurley is helping the world's top brands and companies think about their products decades ahead, envision not the next iteration, but the needs, functions, and lifecycle of the next generation. You can find him speaking around the world, certainly on the topic of innovation, and about Open Source Software, hardware/software integration, and mobile technology.

 

Kate Wittels, Partner with HR&A Advisors

Wittels advises governments, developers, and businesses on leveraging technology and forging connections to create districts, workforces, and economies that are ready for the future. From New York to Sydney, she has structured strategic plans, public-private partnerships, policies, and programs to help her clients grow tech and innovation ecosystems in cities around the world. Kate focuses on how to best shape places, train people, and deliver infrastructure to prepare today’s cities for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Abby Taubner, Moderator 

Taubner is a Partner at gener8tor, starting at the organization as the first full-time employee and helping grow it into the 30 team members that currently work across eight states and Canada. Taubner started her career at gener8tor, initially as an intern working directly with gener8tor’s startups. She now focuses on overseeing and expanding gener8tor's 17 gBETA programs, as well as gener8tor's art and music programming.

Gold Underwriters