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Keynote Speakers

Thank you to our 2023 Keynote Speakers, for sharing your incredible perspectives!

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Johnny Earle
Founder of Johnny Cupcakes

If you dream of inspiring cult-like brand loyalty—the kind that involves mile-long queues and even permanent tattoos—then Johnny “Cupcakes" Earle is for you. The founder of the world-renowned tee-shirt brand Johnny Cupcakes, Johnny is known for helping people create blueprints for building brand loyalty, creating memorable experiences, and inspiring innovation.

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Dr. Jeremi Suri, Ph.D.
Professor, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

2023 Forum Highlights


  • Austin Community College (ACC)
  • BadElf
  • Blue Marble Geographics
  • Data Axle
  • EagleView
  • South Central Arc User Group (SCAUG)
  • TeachMeGIS
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)