bigBANG! 2015 is the longest-running event designed to celebrate and spark discussion on the innovative solutions needed to drive collective action and positive change for the citizens of Dallas. The theme for this year’s bigBANG! is Innovations in Collaborations and convenes leaders making great strides in emphasizing the importance of design thinking in all things collaborative. The event features a focus on the outcomes and lessons learned from For the City: The Dallas Festival of Ideas Collaboration and Bill Strickland, Mina Chang and local leaders will provide a full day of innovative and engaging discussions.
Registration & Marketplace Open
President, Paul Quinn College
Building up STEAM
President CEO Manchester Bidwell Corporation
Visit the Marketplace.
For the City: Dallas Festival of Ideas
Managing Director, FSG
Introduction of Breakout Sessions
Visit the Marketplace.
The Legacy of Philanthropy Luncheon catered by Café Momentum
Living Your Passion as Your Purpose
President | CEO, Linking the World
Spotlight sessions allow you to dig deeper on HOW to make an impact and WHO is making an impact in our community now.
Dallas City of Learning - How connected learning in a connected city is innovating the way youth learn through a citywide collective impact initiative
Presenters: Gigi Antoni, President and CEO, Big Thought, Margaret Black, Sr. Director, Operations, Big Thought and Tawa Mitchell, Program Officer, The MacArthur Foundation
Transformative Leadership for Social Change
Presenter: John Kania, Managing Partner, FSG
How 21st Century Infrastructure Can Revitalize the Southern Sector (and Continued 20th-Century Thinking Prevents It)
Presenter: Patrick Kennedy, Founder, Space Between Design Studio, Professional Urban Planner
Taylor Swift and the Collaboration Story
Presenter: Nicole Small, CEO, LH Holdings, Inc.
The Manchester Bidwell Education Model
Presenter: Paulo Nzambi, COO, The National Center for Arts & Technology
Dallas Festival of Ideas Showcase
The opportunity to win a $20k prize is available to worthy innovators who are driving solutions for Dallas!
Marketplace and Closing Reception
Shop the wares of over 15 socially conscious organizations, including fresh produce from Paul Quinn College's WE Over Me Farm. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE Don't miss your chance to be part of history!