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Photo Description: A dirt road forks in two paths, crossing a beautiful field of bluebonnets. Text reads: 2022 Leadership Summit: Our Shared Stories: Past, Present, and Future - Early bird pricing ends Sunday! Will we see you there? To the right of the text, a picture shows The Hall at Jester King, a bright open barn looking out on the Hill Country - photo courtesy of Jester King Brewery.
Join us on September 29th
The 2022 Leadership Summit: Our Shared Stories - Past, Present and Future is happening next month! Join us in-person or online on Thursday, September 29 at The Hall at Jester King Brewery in Dripping Springs. Presentations will run from 8:45AM - 4PM, with lunch provided from 12-1PM and several networking breaks throughout the day. The event will be followed by a happy hour featuring live music entertainment from 4-6PM.

This year's Summit will be dressed down and casual - we'll be outdoors (in a covered space with fans) so dress comfortably! 

Virtual and in-person tickets are available now on HCA's website. Virtual attendees will receive additional communication in advance of the Summit, including a link to a livestream of the day's events. All attendees will also receive access to a recording of the Summit after the close of the event.

Early bird prices available for in-person tickets through Sunday, August 14th. Get them before they are gone! 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Spotlight on Speakers: Agenda Highlights
As always, the Summit provides an opportunity for learning, networking, and celebrating and will feature presentations and conversation with local leaders and regional experts. Read on to view highlights - full agenda coming soon!

KEYNOTE: Different Shades of Green

Keynote Speaker: David Buggs, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Perhaps your family heritage includes a long history of ranching, or maybe attempting to get outside during the pandemic is what first introduced you to Texas’ wide-open spaces. Regardless, we all have an intrinsic attachment and appreciation for the natural world. Our ability to access and enjoy these resources is key to sustaining a legacy of outdoor engagement and crucial to our region’s future success. David Buggs will remind us how we all are connected to our outdoor spaces, why the challenge of stewarding those spaces belongs to everyone, and what your role is in creating a more welcoming environment for all.  

Preview: Abridged Agenda

Image reads, "Keynote address: David Buggs - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department" Additional Presentations and Panels: The Power of Storytelling What to Do When Springs Run Dry: Drought and Growth Real Perspectives from the Rural Hill Country Water and Equity: A Hill Country Study A Conversation with Regional Elected Officials Learning From the Past, Looking to the Future Heart of the Hill Country Award Ceremony"

Preview: Summit Speakers

Vanessa Torres - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
María F. Rocha - Indigenous Cultures Institute
Vanessa Puig-Williams - Environmental Defense Fund
David Yeates - Hill Country Alliance Board
Representative Erin Zwiener, District 45
Dr. Robert Mace - The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment 
Soll Sussman - Hays County Friends of the Night Sky
Angelica Lopez - Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute

...and more!

Heart of the Hill Country Award

Presented by Past Recipients: Karen Ford and Annalisa Peace
Honoring: David Baker and Carolyn Chipman Evans
The Heart of The Hill Country Award was created by HCA in 2019 to recognize and thank our region's greatest natural resource champions. Previous recipients of the award Annalisa Peace, and Karen Ford will present the 2022 awards. This year’s honorees are Carolyn Chipman Evans, CEO of the Cibolo Center for Conservation and David Baker, Founder & Executive Director of Watershed Association and Art4Water - two individuals who have spent decades championing and stewarding the natural resources of our region.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thank you to our Sponsors!
The Leadership Summit is possible through the generous contributions of our sponsors – both on a corporate and individual level. A tremendous thank you to our partners and supporters who have already signed on as sponsors for the Summit:
Jester King Brewery
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
Melinda and Steve Winn
WaterPR
Tom and Gina Fulkerson
Yates Cattle and Conservation
Simplecity Design

Shield Ranch
H. E. Butt Foundation
Patagonia
Texas Water Foundation
National Wildlife Federation
Gary Sertich
Defenders of Wildlife
Vista Brewing
Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc.
Ozona Bank
Texas Agricultural Land Trust
Christine Middleton
Carolyn Vogel
Twistleaf
View the images above for Leadership Summit sponsorship opportunities, ranging from $250 to $10,000. Click here to view a PDF of the full sponsorship packet. Our sponsorship portal is accessible here, or available during registration check-out. For additional information or questions regarding sponsorship, contact Chanee@hillcountryalliance.org.
It's not too late to sponsor the Summit! Sponsorship opportunities range from $250 - $10,000 and all sponsorships of $250 and up will receive special recognition during the event. Sponsorships are welcome up until the event, but must be received by Friday, 9/16 to be included in printed materials. 

Our sponsorship portal is accessible here, or available during registration check-out. Click here to view a PDF of the full sponsorship packet.
CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR THE SUMMIT
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