Join the Texas Lyceum for their Optional Meeting
Preparing for Hypergrowth hosted in Seattle, Washington


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Seattle Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop)
325 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Bus will depart hotel @ 5:45 PM

Attire: Casual

Thursday, June 22, 2023

7:00 AM


Starbucks Roastery Experience

1124 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

If you signed up for this experience, the bus will depart from the hotel @ 6:30 AM

Please Note: The bus will be picking up from the Roastery @ 8:00 AM and going directly to Columbia Tower for programming. Please dress accordingly.

8:00 AM

Breakfast - Columbia Tower Club

701 5th Ave 75th Fl
Seattle, WA 98104

Attire: Business Casual. Due to the club's dress code, we ask that you do not wear shorts, flip flops or hats.

Bus will depart hotel @ 7:30 AM

8:05 AM


8:15 AM

Statistics & Overview

Speaker: Erika Borg, Senior Advisor, Civic Allies Consulting

8:30 AM

Housing Affordability & Development

Moderator: Andrea Barefield, Council Member, District 1, City of Waco
Texas Lyceum Class of 2019

Juan Cano, Co-Founder, Housing Base
Jacob Gelb, Associate Director of Real Estate, Bellwether Housing

9:30 AM


9:45 AM


Moderator: Jenifer Sarver, Principal, Sarver Strategies
Texas Lyceum Class of 2014

Carla Carrell, Senior Director, External & Government Affairs, Comcast
Thatcher Imboden, Director, Community Development, Sound Transit

10:45 AM

Quality of Place

Moderator: Heather Wagner Reed, Founder & CEO, Juice Consulting
Texas Lyceum Class of 2010

Kate Becker, Creative Economy Director, King County
Ben London, Executive Director, Sonic Guild
Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association

11:45 AM


12:00 PM

A Seattle Story

Moderator: Yvie Casares Willis, Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, Playfly Premier Partnerships, Texas Lyceum Class of 2017

Speaker: Jay Deutsch, CEO & Co-Founder, BDA, LLC

1:00 PM

On Your Own Excursions

6:30 PM

Dinner & Fireside Chat

Speaker: Dr. Brent Hecht, Director of Applied Science, Microsoft

Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Bus will depart hotel @ 6:00 PM

 9:30 PM

Performance by the Naked Giants

The Rabbit Box Theater
94 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Those attending the concert will walk over from the Seattle Art Museum at the conclusion of the Dinner & Fireside Chat.

Friday, June 23, 2023

8:30 AM

Breakfast - Amazon Day 1 Building 

2121 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Attire: Business Casual

Bus will depart hotel @ 8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Movement of Goods & People

Eric Schinfeld, Senior Manager Federal & International Government Relations, Port of Seattle
Lindsay Pasternak Wolpa, Senior Manager, Strategic Projects
The Northwest Seaport Alliance

10:00 AM


Moderator: Megan Marshall, Executive Officer of the California Interagency Council on Homelessness, State of California

Elena Blackmore, Unified Care Team Manager, City of Seattle
Alexis Rinck, Director of Subregional Planning, King County
Rev. Gavin Rogers, Executive Director, Corazon Ministries
Samuel Wolff, Senior LEAD Project Manager, JustCARE / PDA

11:15 AM

Mayor Panel

Moderator: Jared Axelrod, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Amazon

Angela Birney, Mayor, City of Redmond
Lynne Robinson, Mayor, City of Bellevue
Greg Wong, Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle

12:15 PM


12:45 PM

Amazon Spheres Tour

Amazon Spheres
2111 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

1:45 PM

On Your Own Excursions