Prominent community leaders and UTSA professors will strike up engaging dinner conversation on a variety of topics to raise funds for the UTSA Honors College at a fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb. 25. See www.utsa.edu/great for event details, ticket prices and sponsorships levels.
Great Conversation is hosted in a dinner party format. Each table features a host who is either a leading research faculty member or a business/community leader with specific expertise on a particular topic. This year, guests can choose one of nearly four dozen topics in business, culture, arts and entertainment, science and technology and the social sciences. A sampling of this year's topics will include:
SA 2020 Update: Where Are We Now?
Darryl Byrd, CEO, SA 2020
The McNay's 60th Anniversary: Stewardship of an Art Treasure
Bill Chiego, Director, McNay Art Museum
Using The Creative Arts for Social Change
Asia Ciaravino, President and CEO, The Playhouse
A Woman in a Man's World: Leading in Sports
Lynn Hickey, Associate Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, UTSA
How Decisions Are Made in Congress: Dealing with Conflicting Interest and Ethics
Charlie Gonzalez, Chief of Public Engagement, VIA Metropolitan Transit
The French, Our Friends
Phil Hardberger, Shareholder, Cox, Smith, Matthews Inc.
Tequila vs. Mezcal: Is There a Winner?
Johnny Hernandez, Owner/Chef, La Gloria, The Fruteria
The Role of the First Lady
Sonya Medina Williams, Consultant, Silver Eagle Distributors
Launching a New Digital Media Site
Bob Rivard, Sole Owner, The Rivard Report
Children and Technology: How Much, How Soon, How to Regulate Its Use
Harriett Romo, Professor and Director of the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute, UTSA
The Tier One Vision for UTSA
Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA
The Power of High Expectations
Lionel Sosa, Owner, Sosa Galleries