September 4, 2014
7:45A Registration / Breakfast / Networking
Pick up badge at the Stateside Theatre and talk shop while enjoying coffee and snacks in the theatre lobby.
9A Texas Utilities of the Future
11A Autonomous Vehicle Technology & Transportation
Chat in the lobby while enjoying a delicious meal form local Austin caterers.
3:45P Next-Gen Energy
6P Entertainment: Bob Schneider
At age ten, Schneider’s father, an opera singer by trade, dressed him in a leisure suit and took him along to gigs where they’d perform jazz standards and other hits from the 1940s-70s.
Schneider spent his college years as a fine arts major, but dropped out to move to Austin and pursue a music career after taking to heart the words of singer-songwriter Terry Allen. “I remember him saying ‘If you’re going to do art, drop out of school and start doing your art and living your life ‘cause your degree’s not going to make a difference.”
So Bob Schneider blazed into Austin and has been packing houses and winning over audiences ever since, firmly claiming his place as one of the most sought-after entertainers in the live music capital. Schneider sells out venues coast to coast from New York, Chicago Minneapolis and Baltimore to LA, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.