Past Speakers


Corporate Philanthropy and Community Impact Across Dallas
Nicole Anderson, AT&T Foundation
Andy Smith, TI Foundation
Wayne White, Communities Foundation of Texas

The Economic Year Ahead
Rob Kaplan, Former CEO of Dallas Federal Reserve Bank

The Legislative Year Ahead
The Honorable Joe Straus III, Former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
Julie Fine, Bloomberg 


Cricket is Coming to the US - What You Need to Know
Anurag Jain, Managing Partner, Perot Jain, LP

A New Gateway to Dallas
April Allen, Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation
Rhealyn Carter, Dallas Zoo
Sean Green, Dallas Zoo

2023 Blockchain & Electronic Currency
Lee Bratcher, Texas Blockchain Council

Internet Now to Internet for All
Jennifer Sanders, Dallas Innovation Alliance

Dallas County
Judge Clay Jenkins

What is really going on at the Texas Capitol in Austin?
Scott Braddock, Editor of Quorum Report

Reinventing Public Health

Dr. Saad Omer, UT Southwestern

The New City of Dallas EDC
John Stephens

Our Future with AI
Dave Copps


North Texas Economy
Dr. Ray Perryman

DART's New Customer Focused Future
Nadine Lee, CEO, DART
Ollie Chandhok, Interviewer, Dallas Business Journal

Dallas Public Safety: Then, Now and Our Future
Chief Edgardo (Eddie) Garcia, Dallas Chief of Police

Transforming Dallas‘ Workforce with Lynn McBee

Dallas International District - Reimagining Valley View - Galleria Area into the Global Crossroads for North Texas

Jaynie Schultz - Councilmember District 11; Suzanne Smith - Social Impact Architects; Jeff Kitner - North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Dallas College 2.0
Dr. Justin Lonon

Reimagine Dallas: A Transformational Opportunity for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center & Fair Park
Brian Luallen, Fair Park First; Craig Davis, Visit Dallas

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in North Texas
Hicham Ibrahim, M.D., UT Southwestern
John Burruss, M.D., Metrocare Services
Matt Moore, Children's Health

Analyzing The 2022 Elections: What Do They Hold For The Future Of Texas?
Jane Hamilton, Matthews Southwest
Jamie McWright, Associated Republicans of Texas

A Sneak Peek into the 88th Texas Legislature
Senator Royce West
Representative Jeff Leach


Redistricting in Texas
Jim Keffer, Lobbyist
Matt Garcia, Dallas Regional Chamber 
Jeff Kitner, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Reimagining Klyde Warren Park
Kit Sawers, Klyde Warren Park
Tricia Linderman, Klyde Warren Park

Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health
Dr. Cole Edmondson, AMN Healthcare
Renu Chhabra, McKesson
Gabriela Saenz, CHRISTUS Health
Brent Christopher, Children's Medical Center Foundation

KBHCCD Master Plan
Craig Davis, Visit Dallas
Rosa Fleming, City of Dallas
Daniel Baer, WSP USA

87th Legislature Revisited
Rep. Rafael Anchia
Sen. Angela Paxton

It's A Whole New Ballgame
Joe Januszewski, Texas Ranger Baseball Club
Chris Young, Texas Ranger Baseball Club

The Future of Dallas
Kourtny Garrett, Downtown Dallas Inc.
Byron Sanders, Big Thought
Cullum Clark, Bush Center
Grant Moise, Dallas News, Moderator

COVID-19 & Vaccination Updates
Dr. John Carlo, Prism Health North Texas
Dr. Philip Huang, Dallas Co. Health & Human Services
Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas County
W. Steve Love, Dallas-Ft. Worth Hospital Council
Cheryl Camin Murray, Katten, Moderator

Brian Luallen, Fair Park First


Legislative Preview
Senator Royce West
Representative Jeff Leach
Ross Ramsey, 

T. C. Broadnax, Dallas City Manager

Mark McKinnon, Co-host of Showtime's The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
Tom Luce, Moderator

Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Rob Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank
Susan Warren, Bloomberg, Moderator

Mayor Eric Johnson, City of Dallas

Fred Perpall, Chair of the Dallas Citizens Council
John Olajide, Chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber

James Huffines, Chair 
Mike Toomey, COO 
The Governors Strike Force to Open Texas

Sean Donohue, CEO DFW Airport

Margaret Spellings, President, Texas 2036

Colin Allred, US Representative
Van Taylor, US Representative
Gromer Jeffers, Moderator, Dallas Morning News

Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director,
Dallas Area Rapid Transit 

Ross Ramsey, Co-founder, Texas Tribune
Politics 2020: In Texas and Beyond


Urban Parks: What It Means for Downtown Dallas 

Robert Decherd

Kit Sawers

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

NCAA Big 12 Conference

Engineering Advances for Human Health

Gregory Dussor

Dr. Shalini Prasad 

Heather Hayenga

Dr. Joseph Pancrazio, Moderator

The Collin County Boom!

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney

Moderator Trisha Windham

John C, Creuzot

Dallas County District Attorney

Legislative Wrap Up

Senator Royce West

Representative Jeff Leach

Dr. Ray Perryman

President & CEO

The Perryman Group

The Honorable Douglas George 
Acting Consul General of Canada

To South Central United States

Todd Staples


Texas Oil and Gas Association

Dallas Region Bid for Amazon HQ2

Dale Petroskey & Mike Rosa


Legislative Preview

Representative Angie Chen Button

Representative Morgan Meyer

Senator-Elect Nathan Johnson

Representative-Elect John Turner

Rudy Bush, Dallas Morning News, Moderator

Ken Hersh

President & CEO

George W. Bush Presidential Center

Dallas Friday Group 40th Anniversary!
The History of Dallas: A Mayors Panel Discussion

Mayor Mike Rawlings

Former Mayor Tom Leppert

Former Mayor Laura Miller

Former Mayor Ron Kirk

Former Mayor Steve Bartlett

Lee Cullum - Moderator

Sean Donohue
Chief Executive Officer
 DFW Airport

Social Entrepreneurship

Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum

Daron Babcock, Bonton Farms

Brittany Merrill Underwood, Akola Project

Jennifer Hilton Sampson, United Way

Brain and Sports Concussions

Hunt Batjer, M.D. 

Chair of Neurological Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center

C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D. 

Chief of Psychology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Leandre Johns

External Affairs Lead For TX, OK & AR

Uber Elevate

Steven Duong

Urban Design, Project Lead
 Hyperloop One


David Lakey, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Health

The University of Texas System 

John T. Carlo, MD, Moderator

CEO, Prism Health North Texas

U. Reneé Hall

Chief of Police

City of Dallas

Robert S. Kaplan

President and CEO

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Lee Cullum, Moderator

Host of CEO, KERA


Philanthropy Panel

Linda Evans, The Meadows Foundation

Mary Jalonick, The Dallas Foundation

David Sullin, Communities Foundation of Texas

Nicole Small, LH Holdings

Cheryl Hughes

Group Vice President, Human Resources
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Building Passion for your Company, Culture, and Brand

Joel Allison

Chair, Board of Regents
Baylor University

B 2 B (From Baylor to Baylor)

Arts Panel
Agustin Arteaga, Dallas Museum of Art
Zenetta Drew, Dallas Black Dance Theatre
David Lozano, Cara Mia Theatre
Jennifer Scripps, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas

Gary Thomas

President/Executive Director

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Senator Don Huffines

Representative Rafael Anchia

Mike Wilson

Editor, The Dallas Morning News

T.C. Broadnax

Dallas City Manager

Lucy Billingsley

Partner, Billingsley Company

Interviewed by: Cheryl Hall, The Dallas Morning News

Mental Health Panel

John W. Burrus, MD

CEO, Metrocare Services
Marianne Fazen, PhD.

Executive Director, DFW Business Group on Health

Andy Keller, PhD. 

CEO, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute