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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.

This is the Center's new one-day leadership seminar designed for the 40-and-under leaders who will determine the future competitiveness and sustainability of our 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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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.

Greater Houston HealthConnect
A consortium creating an internet-based Health Information Exchange to enable ready and secure access of electronic medical records by patients and authorized users.

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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:             AT&T      JPMorgan Chase Foundation                Sysco          Wells Fargo

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All Events

11.06.14 - Dinner and Conversation
Dinner & Conversation with Larry McMurtry, the Pulitzer Prize winning preeminent chronicler of twentieth century Houston and Texas, and his frequent collaborator Diana Ossana. The creative duo will be interviewed by Bill Broyles, founding editor of the Texas Monthly and co-author of Houston’s own Apollo 13. The 2014 Impact Award, which honors a Business/Civic Leadership Forum Alum for outstanding service to Houston region, will be presented at the event.

12.03.14 - Wine Toasting Event
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03.25.15 - Spring Luncheon
Former First Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, to be honored with the Vaughan Award at our annual Spring Luncheon

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