Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Building Better Cities, Building Better Lives at the Kinder Institute Virtual “Lunch-Out”

No city more closely epitomizes the changes in the country’s social and political landscape than Houston. The Kinder Institute for Urban Research works to arm industry and political leaders along with Houston citizens with the information necessary to implement meaningful solutions to critical urban issues facing our region. For more than three decades, Rice University’s “Kinder Houston Area Survey” has been measuring the continuities and changes in the perceptions and experiences of successive representative samples of Harris County adults. Through intensive interviews reaching more than 45,000 Houston area residents, year after year the surveys have been tracking the trends in life experiences, attitudes, and beliefs during a period of remarkable economic and demographic change in the Houston region.

Each year, the Kinder Institute holds its annual Kinder Institute Luncheon to share the results of the Kinder Houston Area Survey presented by Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg, Founding Director, Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research Professor of Sociology.

However, the COVID-19 crisis required a change of plans for their 2020 luncheon as the world was staying at home to keep safe from the novel coronavirus. As the Kinder Institute’s Production Partner, VISION helped to transform their live attended luncheon into a virtual “Lunch-Out”. During the “Lunch-Out”, Reverend William Lawson was presented with the 2020 Stephen L. Klineberg Award for his incredible contributions to our community. VISION is honored to work with the Kinder Institute as a Production Partner to produce their virtual event to showcase this important work as a Champion of Houston and to help create an experience that lives ON for the viewers, the Houston region, and generations to come.

  • Virtual Event Production and Content Creation:

    As a Kinder Institute’s Production Partner, VISION brings our event production skills to their Kinder Institute Luncheon every year featuring the results of Steven L. Klineberg’s Houston Survey. Amid the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, VISION transformed Kinder Institute’s live, in-person luncheon into a virtual Lunch-Out event free for all to attend.

  • Video Production:

    VISION produced a short video to serve as an evergreen synopsis of the core work of The Kinder Institute for Urban Research with particular emphasis on Dr. Stephen Klineberg’s ongoing work with the Kinder Houston Area Survey.

VISION is proud to contribute our expertise in virtual event production to helping the Kinder Institute inspire meaningful change in Houston.

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