The Viewpoints Distinguished Speaker Dinner Series kicks off the 14th season on October 20, 2013. The series includes five professional speakers and five catered dinners by Lake Travis area restaurants including Chisos Grill, The League Kitchen & Tavern, TexaStar Kitchen, Fore Restaurant, and Sunset Catering from The Oasis.
The entire series with dinner is just $75 for Lakeway Activity Center members and $85 for non-members (you must purchase the entire series). Seating is limited to 200 participants. You can purchase tickets at the Lakeway Activity Center or by calling 512-261-1010.
This is a BYOB event, so don’t forget to grab you’re favorite beverage before heading over to the Lakeway Activity Center at 105 Cross Creek (map). The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. Each event will go to approximately 8 p.m.
Check out the 2013-2014 series lineup:
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi – Fred Burton, vice president of intelligence for Stratfor, an Austin-based global, geopolitical intelligence firm. Fred Burton discusses his new book, which is described as the definitive book on the Benghazi attack, which resulted in the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Water: Pray for Rain, but Plan for Drought – Jo Karr Tedder, president of the Central Texas Water Coalition, Inc. and former representative of lake interests on the LCRA Water Management Plan Stakeholders Advisory Committee. Water is the lifeblood of Central Texas, and the Highland Lakes are the anchor for communities, businesses, and the economy. How did we get here, and how do we survive?
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Evan Smith, editor in chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune. As a political and policy expert and former editor of Texas Monthly, Smith discusses what is happening today and where Texas goes from here on the most important issues facing our state.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Convention and Texian War for Independence – Scott McMahon, park ranger for Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. While fighting raged across the Western settlements of Texas, a group of men and women were fighting a different kind of battle in a small town on the Brazos River. These Texians were successful in declaring independence and establishing a government for the Republic of Texas. Hear their story.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Runaway Universe – Dr. Jeffery Silverman, National Science Foundation astronomy and astrophysics fellow at the University of Texas. Dr. Jeffery Silverman uses some of the biggest telescopes in the world to observe supernovae, also known as exploding stars. He will talk about how we find and study supernovae and why you should care about them – aside from the simple fact that big explosions are awesome!