Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Next Meeting:

Monday, August 13th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

Remember the Jetsons?

The magical technology of their space-age world may be on our doorstep! A new mode of transportation – the Hyperloop – is being developed by technicians and engineers from around the world, and may eventually be used to speed people from LA to Las Vegas, from Washington to New York City, and even within the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Zipping along at velocities in excess of 600 miles per hour, the Hyperloop’s people pods would move in near-vacuum tubes, above a magnetic rail. Eliminating friction from contact with air and rail will enable the pods to travel much faster than conventional train cars.

Join us on August 13 to hear more about the Hyperloop and how it might become a reality in North Texas!

Our Speaker

Steven Duong

Steven Duong, AICP is an Associate Vice President and urban designer with AECOM for the firm’s Design + Planning and Economics practice in Dallas, Texas. He has led a wide variety of projects, most recently serving as the lead consultant for the City of Dallas 100 Resilient Cities plan and the Texas Hyperloop project. His focus is on urban resilience, sustainability, smart cities, and urban design. Steven also serves as the President of the North Central Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association, as a professor with the UT Arlington College of Planning and Landscape Architecture, and was identified as a Top 20 Under 40 Top Young Professional for Engineering News Record and as Urban Pioneer of the Year by the Greater Dallas Planning Council in 2017.

Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. For 2018, membership is $100 per person. Please RSVP Here
Embassy Suites


Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220

Appetizers and Cash Bar