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Areas of Focus Upcoming Events


Business/Civic Leadership Forums - Creating Civic Entrepreneurs
Twice-yearly Forums to guide emerging and proven leaders to a new understanding of, and a new sense of personal accountability for, the future of the region.

Regional Nine
Twice-yearly meetings with eight County Judges and the Mayor of Houston to address cross-jurisdictional regional issues such as transportation and disaster preparedness.

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Community Indicator Program Produced since 2007, the Community Indicator Program makes quality of place a tangible and measurable issue through ongoing data studies, peer-reviewed reports of the findings, and annual symposia around specific key topics. 2014 marks the launch of

Scenarios 2040 In 2009, the Center for Houston’s Future embarked upon the largest public-interest business-led regional scenario planning project in the country. More vivid and dynamic than forecasting or visioning, scenarios are stories that describe plausible futures.

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The Center for Houston’s Future brings business and community together to innovate for the future of the Houston region in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, public safety, natural and built environment, economy, diversity, and civic vitality.

Community Collaborations-
With local and national entities on projects that improve the livability and competitiveness for our region.
Nationwide initiative, led locally by the Center for Houston's Future, to increase college graduation rates by at least 1% and improve the region's economy.

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Our Visionary Corporate Supporters

Center events and programs throughout the year are made possible in part by ongoing support from these Corporate Visionaries:             

JPMorgan Chase Foundation                HEB            Texas Children's Hospital          Wells Fargo

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10.25.16 - Dinner and Conversation with Tim Urban
Join us for our 2016 Dinner and Conversation sponsored by Chevron and held at River Oaks Country Club. This year we will speak with Tim Urban, creative thought leader, master explainer and an Elon Musk favorite, interviewed by Dr. John Lienhard, UH Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History, author and voice of the Engines of Our Ingenuity. The event is chaired by Soraya and Scott McClelland. Reliant, an NRG Company is sponsoring our Speaker. Center for Houston's Future IMPACT Award, sponsored by H-E-B, will be presented for outstanding civic leadership by a Center forum grad. Our IMPACT Finalists this year are (in alpha order) Nory Angel, Alberto Cardenas and Laura Jaramillo.

Center for Houston's Future
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Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713.844.9303

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