Join the Texas Lyceum for our 2022 Public Conference hosted in 
Frisco, Texas 


Thursday - March 31, 2022

The Business of Sports in Texas: A Home Run?

Joe Trahan, Main Sports Anchor of WFAA 

John Easterbrook, Chief Membership Officer of PGA of North America
Kenneth Hersh, President & CEO of George W. Bush Presidential Center, Part Owner & Board Member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club & Envy Gaming (Esports)
Dan Hunt, President of FC Dallas
Scott Sonju, President of Dallas Jackals Rugby and Neltex Sports

Texas is home to many major league sports teams, from the Houston Astros to the Dallas Cowboys to the San Antonio Spurs. As Texas’ population increases and becomes even more diverse, our state sees more teams coming into existence to meet the population’s demand for more entertainment and community. Our panelists will talk about this expansion and nontraditional entertainment such as esports and digital gaming. What role will sports play in the growth of the Lone Star State for the remainder of the decade?

Friday - April 1, 2022

What the Health, Texas?

Dr. Esteban López' 15, Healthcare and Life Sciences Market Lead for the Americas at Google Cloud

Dr. Robert "Bobby" Hillard Jr., CEO of Legacy Community Health 
Kelly Rakowski, , Group President & COO, Strategic Talent Solutions of AMN Healthcare
Nick Reddy, Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Services at Baylor Scott & White

It is no secret that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed an enormous strain on Texas’ healthcare system. The pandemic revealed deep flaws within our state’s healthcare system, including the lack of access to both insurance and quality care in rural areas, which will continue to impact Texans for years to come. How will current and future health care professionals, technology and other resources evolve to deal with historic health care challenges?  

Putting Texas Education to the Test 

Steve Pickett, Reporter and Anchor of CBS11-DFW

The Hon. Mike Morath, Commissioner of Texas Education Agency
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University

The Hon. Margaret Spellings '96, President and CEO of Texas 2036

Five million plus Texans attend our public schools. Almost two million Texans attend our colleges and universities. As the future leaders of our burgeoning workforce and growing communities, they will be the drivers of our state’s success. What are we doing well to help them grow? How can we do a better job to help them thrive despite the pandemic, inequality, mental health, and other challenges?  

Texas Lyceum Fellow Presentation

Elizabeth Souder '20, Fellowship Vice President of Texas Lyceum

Rebekah Barfield, master's student at The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University

Exurbs are exploding with growth, and officials in these once-rural towns now have to manage enormous infrastructure growth to keep up. This research analyzes infrastructure growth in terms of schools, transportation and flood and water management. How well state and local policymakers respond to the infrastructure consequences of such fast growth in rural areas can make or break Texas, and it is critical that leaders understand these special infrastructure needs. Barfield will present her research and sit down for a conversation with a Lyceum director. 

Beyond Blue and Red in the Lone Star State

Ross Ramsey '99, Executive Editor & Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune

Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
The Hon.Chris Turner, State Representative of Texas House of Representatives

On the heels of the Primary Elections earlier this month and with the Midterm Elections on the horizon, Texas is poised for change. The state has already seen record numbers of registered voters looking to make their impact. Republicans are eager to maintain their preeminence, while Democrats hope to flip the state to blue. What will the outcome of these elections mean for 2024 and the rest of the decade? 

CEO Panel: Everything Keeps Getting Bigger in Texas

Lee Cullum, Host of KERA's CEO

Antonio Carrillo, President and CEO of Arcosa
Lorie Medina, Founder and CEO of MedinaUSA and Former Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Frisco
Das Nobel, Founder & CEO of MTX Group
Eric Sudol, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Partnership Sales and Marketing of Dallas Cowboys, President & CEO of ProStar Energy Solution

According to findings from the 2020 Census, Texas’s population increased by nearly 4 million in the past decade. With continued expansion on the horizon, more businesses start up in Texas or come here from other states every day. What are our business leaders thinking about regarding Texas and the remainder of the decade? What excites them? What keeps them up at night? Our panel will share lessons learned, insights and stories. 

Traversing the Texas Triangle 

Ollie Chandhok, President & Publisher of Dallas Business Journal

Arcilia Acosta, President & CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction
J.H. Cullum Clark, Director of Bush Institute - SMU Economic Growth Initiative and co-author of The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Power in the Global Economy 
Dr. Ray Perryman, President and CEO, The Perryman Group

The Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin metropolitan areas make up the rapidly growing “Texas Triangle,” an urban megaregion. The Texas Triangle is outpacing other megaregions in terms of growth, while demonstrating areas of opportunity around education, economic development, housing and others. How is Texas changing (or not changing) as it becomes more urban?