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Conferences and Panels

Forward Fort Worth: Autonomous Driving Conference - March 2, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas
In conjunction with the Hillwood Investment Group, we are excited to announce our upcoming Autonomous Driving conference, Forward Fort Worth, which will focus on advancing the commercialization of mobility innovation. This one day conference will serve as a preeminent gathering of industry leaders and visionaries committed to the advancement and commercialization of mobility technology. Individual registrations are available at $400 per person. Space is limited. The conference will be held at Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards. View the agenda here.

Journal of Investing Bitcoin Conference - April 29, 2022 in College Station, Texas
Our upcoming Bitcoin Conference will be an academic style conference to encourage a more formal study on Bitcoin and to inspire the academy to accept Bitcoin as a legitimate area of inquiry. Should you have any questions, please reach out to our office.

We have issued a Call for Papers that we aim to publish in the Journal of Investing. We seek short, general-interest papers about any aspect of Bitcoin and its impact on the financial sector, the economy, and society. Bitcoin is still a frontier technology for academic research and the finance industry. This is your chance to establish some thought leadership on this technology that’s reshaping the world. Please submit your paper to mirc.conferences@mays.tamu.edu with the subject “JOI Bitcoin Conference Submissions” and fill out this survey by February 15, 2022.

Innovation in Unconventional Drilling

The Mays Innovation Research Center and the Energy Institute at Texas A&M will bring together leading experts from Industry, Academia, and Policy for a one-day conference in downtown Houston. The conference is a unique opportunity for industry executives, leading academics, and policymakers to exchange ideas and to share the most recent research findings in the economics and technical innovations in fracking. Rather than replicating existing academic conferences, we aim to blend economics and technical science in a way that demonstrates value from the combination. Attendees will walk away with insights into the most innovative dimensions of oil & gas having a better understanding of the science and business of unconventional drilling.

Professional Speaker Series (PSS)

The PSS seeks to bring individuals to campus who can speak to both scholars and students, as these speakers’ insights can inform, motivate, and inspire future academic research. The PSS will feature professionals involved in a wide variety of sectors who have exposure to innovation in their respective fields. These speakers do not need to be CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, nor do they need to be Aggies, though that helps. The PSS seeks to find a diverse mix of speakers who can broaden the conversation on innovation and kick-start ideas for research and collaboration among Mays faculty.

We are excited to be bringing back our Virtual Professional Speaker Series for Spring of 2022!

Join us on Thursday, February 17th at 11:00am CST as we speak with David Mayman of Jetpack Aviation over Zoom. You can register for the Zoom Webinar here. David is the founder and driving force behind the creation of the world’s first practical jetpack. He is also the company's chief test pilot. After an early career in management consulting David spent over a decade in the mineral resources sector, eventually building and selling his own mining company. He then turned his entrepreneurship during the next decade to the digital media and technology sector. One of David’s successful start-up ventures was co-founding “TrueLocal” (the equivalent to Yelp in Australia), which he sold to News Corp in 2006. David is an avid aviator holding commercial fixed wing and helicopter licenses in the US, Australia and Europe.

Join us on Wednesday, March 9th at 12:00pm CST as we speak with Francis Hoang. You can register for the Zoom Webinar here. More details coming soon!

Faculty Speaker Series (FSS)

We selected speakers for each of the seminar series for the Departments of Marketing, Management, Finance, and Computer Science and arranged for them to present to faculty members throughout the academic year.

Innovation Lunch Series (ILS)

This series is a way to connect faculty members from departments all over campus to share their research and receive feedback on their working papers.
Upcoming ILS Events:
January 21, 2022 - Jonathan Coopersmith of the Department of History
February 25, 2022 - Steven Boivie of Mays Business School
March 25, 2022 - Amalesh Sharma of  Mays Business School