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July 2015
Friday, 31st
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6:00pm-8:00pm, 3rd Floor, 2303 Smith St., 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77006
Join the Houston Chapter for their monthly Happy Hour. This is a great opportunity to continue to strengthen ties within the McCombs alumni network and current MBA student community.

Friends and Spouses are welcome. RSVP today!
August 2015
Friday, 7th
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7:00am-9:00am, Dry Creek Café, 544 Yale St., Houston, TX 77007
Please join the Houston Chapter for their monthly First Friday Breakfast Series. All McCombs alumni and friends are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs.

Please mark your calendar for future First Friday Breakfasts. They take place at the same time and location each month. More details to come. RSVP today!
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5:30pm-7:30pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Salon C, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
The Texas MBA Program invites you to join us in kicking off the school year and welcoming our incoming Full-Time MBA students. This will be a great opportunity to network with other McCombs alumni, meet the newest class and learn what’s happening at McCombs. There will be appetizers and a complimentary beverage to greet you after your day at work. We look forward to seeing you there. RSVP today!
Monday, 10th
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7:00pm-9:00pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601
Each year the American Accounting Association holds its annual meeting in August, and this year our meeting is in Chicago. Your accounting professors from UT-Austin welcome you to an alumni reception at the Hyatt Regency in the West Tower Bronze Level, Wrigley. This is a great occasion for the accounting faculty to reconnect with their doctoral alumni who are now professors elsewhere, as well as any other alumni who live in the area.

We hope you'll come by to say hello!

Please direct any inquiries to Krysta Chacon. RSVP today!
Thursday, 20th
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Noon-1:00pm, https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/careerwebinar/
Your Digital Reputation is Your Reputation. Privacy is dead. Reputations are dying. Don’t let it happen to you or your company. Learn the art and science behind why digital reputations are determining success for everything and everyone.

Based on Qualman’s book: What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube

In this webinar you’ll learn:
  • How to leverage executive and employee digital reputations to increase revenue
  • Why consumers rate companies and products
  • How to improve your personal, company and product ratings, reviews and reputations
  • When and how to respond to publicly posted negative feedback
  • When and how to train your executives and employees on digital etiquette
Qualman is spot on; in today’s world, your digital reputation has a dynamic impact on your future business and personal success.” — Magic Johnson

Key Stat: 90% of consumers trust digital peer recommendations and reputations only 14% trust traditional advertising.

About Erik Qualman:
Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. He is a current Guinness Book of World Records holder and his book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominee.

RSVP today!
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8:00pm-10:00pm, Novecento Brickell, 1414 Brickell Ave, Miami FL, 33131
Please join the Miami Chapter at their networking event to celebrate the end of the summer. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other McCombs alumni and friends of the school, in a festive atmosphere at one of Miami’s hot spots! RSVP today!

A special hank you to Javier Hyland and Rene Vela for coordinating the event. You can contact Javier with any questions at javierhyland@gmail.com or 305-342-8541.
September 2015
Friday, 18th
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7:00am-9:30am, Blanton Museum of Art, UT Campus, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
The Texas economy has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Employment growth is also slowing with key sectors in professional services and oil/gas hit the hardest. Coupled with a strong dollar and weaker growth in Europe and Asia, Texas could slow to the point where we don’t outpace the nation this year. What will that mean as we look forward to 2016?

For the fourth consecutive year, Texas CEO Magazine, the UT McCombs School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present an Economic Forecast for 2016. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank economist and executives from the key industry sectors driving the economy of Texas. Register now!

Guest Speakers:
  • Topic: Water
    Speaker: Bech Bruun, Chairman
    Texas Water Development Board

  • Topic: Entrepreneurship
    Speaker: Mellie Price, General Partner & Managing Director
    Capital Factory
  • Topic: Technology
    Speaker: Jim Nyquist, President - Systems & Solutions
    Emerson Process Management

  • Speaker: Laura Starks, Interim Dean
    Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business

Additional McCombs Economic Forecasts:
  • Dallas: Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Houston: Friday, Oct. 2, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • San Antonio: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7-9:30 a.m.

Saturday, 19th
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3:30pm-5:30pm, Hall of Honors, McCombs School of Business, Austin, TX

The McCombs Alumni Network invites you back to Austin this fall for the 2015 Alumni BBQ, a pre-game (Texas vs. UC Berkeley) celebration at the business school. Get ready to watch the Longhorns while reconnecting with fellow McCombs alumni and enjoying delicious Texas barbecue.

Alumni BBQ will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and the football game kicksoff at 6:30 p.m.

Register today!

Thursday, 24th
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11:30am-2:00pm, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201
The Texas economy has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Employment growth is also slowing with key sectors in professional services and oil/gas hit the hardest. Coupled with a strong dollar and weaker growth in Europe and Asia, Texas could slow to the point where we don’t outpace the nation this year. What will that mean as we look forward to 2016?

For the fourth consecutive year, Texas CEO Magazine, the UT McCombs School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present an Economic Forecast for 2016. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank economist executives from the key industry sectors driving the economy of Texas. Register now!

Guest Speakers:

  • Topic: Commercial Real Estate
    Speaker: Robert Sulentic, CEO
    CBRE

  • Topic: Engineering & Industrial Construction
    Speaker: Mark Layman, Chairman & CEO
    Balfour Beatty Construction

  • Speaker: Jay Hartzell, Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business



Additional McCombs Economic Forecasts:

  • Austin: Friday, Sept. 18, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Houston: Friday, Oct. 2, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • San Antonio: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7-9:30 a.m.
October 2015
Friday, 2nd
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7:00am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019
The Texas economy has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Employment growth is also slowing with key sectors in professional services and oil/gas hit the hardest. Coupled with a strong dollar and weaker growth in Europe and Asia, Texas could slow to the point where we don’t outpace the nation this year. What will that mean as we look forward to 2016?

For the fourth consecutive year, Texas CEO Magazine, the UT McCombs School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present an Economic Forecast for 2016. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank economist and executives from the key industry sectors driving the economy of Texas. Register now!
Guest Speakers:
  • Topic: Health Care
    Speaker: Chris Lloyd, CEO
    Memorial Hermann Physicians Network

  • Topic: Oil & Gas/Energy
    Speaker: Pieter Bergstein, CEO
    Standard Oil Services

  • Topic: Automotive
    Speaker: Earl Hesterberg, President & CEO
    Group 1 Automotive
  • Speaker: Jay Hartzell, Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business



Additional McCombs Economic Forecasts:

  • Austin: Friday, Sept. 18, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Dallas: Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • San Antonio: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, 8th
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7:00am-9:30am, Plaza Club, in the Frost Bank building, 100 W. Houston - Suite 2100, San Antonio, TX 78205
The Texas economy has begun to feel the effects of falling oil prices. Employment growth is also slowing with key sectors in professional services and oil/gas hit the hardest. Coupled with a strong dollar and weaker growth in Europe and Asia, Texas could slow to the point where we don’t outpace the nation this year. What will that mean as we look forward to 2016?

For the fourth consecutive year, Texas CEO Magazine, the UT McCombs School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas collaborate to present an Economic Forecast for 2016. Leading the discussion will be a Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas economist and executives from the key industry sectors driving the economy of Texas. Register now!

Guest Speakers:
  • Topic: BioTech
    Speaker: Cathy Burzik, President & CEO
    CFB Interests

  • Topic: Fast Food
    Speaker: Preston Atkinson, President & CEO
    Whataburger

  • Speaker: Bob Parrino, Professor of Finance
    McCombs School of Business

Additional McCombs Economic Forecasts:

  • Austin: Friday, Sept. 18, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Dallas: Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Houston: Friday, Oct. 2, 7-9:30 a.m.

November 2015
Friday, 6th
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All DayVarious Locations

We will commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year reunions (classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, and 1985).

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • A Friday afternoon lecture series followed by a welcome reception on campus
  • A Saturday pre-game BBQ at the McCombs School
  • Saturday group seating at the Texas vs. Kansas game
Details and registration information coming soon. In the meantime, like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook, so you don't miss new details as they come out!
Saturday, 7th
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All DayVarious Locations

We will commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year reunions (classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, and 1985).

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • A Friday afternoon lecture series followed by a welcome reception on campus
  • A Saturday pre-game BBQ at the McCombs School
  • Saturday group seating at the Texas vs. Kansas game
Details and registration information coming soon. In the meantime, like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook, so you don't miss new details as they come out!