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June 2017

Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

The World Affairs Council of Austin is a supporting organization for the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo taking place on 26-28 June 2017.  The Expo brings together over 200 cities and their respective leaders to demonstrate and partner with innovative technology and service providers — linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and best practices. The Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership…

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July 2017
  • 22nd July 2017 - Saturday
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Young African Entrepreneurs Fast Pitch Competition

In collaboration with the International Office at The University of Texas at Austin you are invited to the 4th Annual Mandela Washington Fellowship –  Pitch Competition! The 25 Fellows participating in UT Austin’s Business and Entrepreneurship Institute will each present a 3-minute pitch. More information will be posted here as details are finalized. Please follow and like us:

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September 2017

Navigating Business Overseas—Without Falling on Your Assumptions


Intercultural communication can complicate business practices. Here’s your chance to practice and learn to recognize your own cultural orientation; notice and identify cultural tendencies in any environment; predict problems culture-based difference will cause in the workplace; and develop management strategies. McCombs School of Business faculty members Deirdre Mendez, Orlando Kelm, and John N. Doggett will use real-world examples and audience feedback to show you how to recognize and manage cultural differences on international partnerships, teams, and projects of all kinds. Parking…

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