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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Opening Remarks from Bre Pettis to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Makerbot co founder and CEO Bre Pettis talks about the present and the future of the ongoing 3D printing revolution. Pettis will also cover one of the lessons he has ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  2. Connected for Reconstruction to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Disasters do not discriminate. In 2010 a massive earthquake ravaged the urban fabric of Port au Prince; in 2011 rural fishing villages were flattened by a tsunami in Northern Japan ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  3. Tales of US Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Erik Martin (GM, reddit) and Alexis Ohanian (cofounder, reddit) crowdfunded a bus, the Internet 2012 Campaign Tour bus, to collect, document and share stories throughout the American heartland. I'm going ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  4. Toward the Unification of Physics to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Recent news from the CERN laboratory in Geneva has revealed the existence of a heavy unstable particle that had been predicted by the theory that unifies two of the forces ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  5. Why Public Policy Should Matter to Your Startup to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Senator Moran will discuss the policy challenges startups face and how the startup community can engage with policy makers to enable innovation and help economic growth.

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  6. Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud to

    Book Reading on Friday 8th March

    The combined impact of social technologies, the mobile Internet, and cloud computing are creating incredible new business opportunities. They are also destroying unprepared companies, transforming industries, and leaving behind workers ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  7. Imitation as Innovation: Lessons from the Shanzhai to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    From watches, bags and shoes to touchscreen tablets, fast food and electric cars -- you can find thousands of knockoff brands in China. Large, highly coordinated networks of innovative companies ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Beyond Mobile: Where No Geek Has Gone Before to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Everyday technology is hurtling at warp speed into science fiction. Mobile's at the forefront, but what's next? At the hazy edges of the tech universe, emerging trends hint at the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  2. Insights About Innovation: David Sacks Fireside Chat to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Building a successful startup and taking it through a successful exit is not easy. Yet David Sacks has done it twice – as the COO of PayPal, he took the ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  3. Designing for User Generated Chaos to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Chaos is inevitable in any badly designed system. With an increasing number of websites building on real world communities and user generated contributions, the importance of good layout design and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Responsive Design, From Every Angle to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    This panel of designers, consultants and product owners will discuss the challenges they've faced as more of more projects begin incorporating responsive design. These industry leaders will share their perspective ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  2. Design Like DaVinci: Leonardo's Sketching Lessons to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Leonardo Da Vinci is the archetype of a Rennaisance man--artist, mathematician, sculptor, scientist, writer, and more. As an artist, Leonardo produced a very small sample of great work that included ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  3. The Content Shaped Elephant in the Room to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Content first is fast becoming the favoured mantra of the smart web designer, but yet the industry is struggling to keep up. How do you define, gather and manage real ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  4. Zombies, Run! Transforming Fitness, Games & Story to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Everyone wants to be fitter. The trouble is making yourself exercise. Some systems use 'gamification' to turn exercise into points, and set targets and 'win' conditions. Zombies, Run! takes a ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. HTML5 Hacks to

    Book Reading on Tuesday 12th March

    With 90 detailed hacks, expert web developers Jesse Cravens and Jeff Burtoft demonstrate intriguing uses of HTML5-related technologies. Each recipe provides a clear explanation, screenshots, and complete code examples for ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  2. After the Hackathon to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Over the past three years, hackathons have spun up into a hurricane gale of headline and hype for the hacker culture we all know and love. Builders of every stripe ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)