Design, Technology, and Innovation Projects

Pitch Session

Date: Friday December 13, 2019

Location: Austin Central Library

Hours: 10:00 AM –2:00 PM

Day of the event:

9:45 AM Arrival, registration, coffee and tea

10:00 AM

Opening of pitch event, Kerry O’Connor, Chief Innovation Officer (Event Host)

Welcoming Remarks, Rosie Truelove, Director of Neighborhood Housing and Community Development

The Neighborhood Stabilization Strategy Tool, Alba Sereno, i-Team Lead

10:15 AM -12:15 PM Pitches

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch and networking

1:15 PM Keynote talk - A. Rafael “Andy” Johnson from Inspire to Change team help people remove bias from their work and expand their ideas of validity, fidelity, accountability, and findings by including the arts, indigenous, and culturally specific ways of knowing and being into systemic change work.

1:30 PM Grant awards

2:00 PM Close

Some important details for the day

Follow the signs!

There will be signs in the parking garage elevators, as as well as private event signs on the gallery entrance doors and outside the 2nd St. entrance.

Directions to the Gallery:

The event is in the Gallery, located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library, accessible via the main entrance of the library.


Due to limited onsite parking at the Central Library, you are encouraged to carpool and use alternative modes of transportation. For those parking at the Central Library’s underground garage, the entrance is located on West Avenue. Anyone arriving before 9:30 AM should just alert the security guard at the gate that they are here for the event!

Please take the northernmost elevator (closest to 2nd St.) from either P1 or P2 to the 2nd Floor of the Central Library. The main entrance is out of that elevator and to the right.

In case the Central Library’s parking garage is full:

The nearest public parking is available in the Seaholm District. You may use either metered street parking along Power Plant Dr. or the parking garage with entrance located on Walter Seaholm Dr. The Library will have parking validator available for you, and the garage will bill you after your event for any tickets you choose to stamp!

Free parking is always available at City Hall. You can validate parking at the Clerk’s desk and then walk over to the Central Library.