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  1. How to Handle Suicidal Users Without Freaking Out to

    Workshops on Saturday 9th March

    RSVP Required - If your website has user-generated content or social media, you've likely gotten comments from people in crisis. Not only is this scary, but it can drain resources, ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 101 (map)

  2. How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media has had a dramatic impact on how we watch television, with Twitter leading the way for a social TV revolution. Social television - the term used to describe ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  3. Sources in the Social Media Age to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    As social media destroys previous conceptions of reporters, their sources and the "audience," journalism is being re-defined by the minute. It's also letting people on all sides of the equation ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  4. And What of Liberty? Networks & Freedom to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Your ISP is spying on your network traffic, Zuck pwn'd your social graph. Even darling Twitter has thrown indie developers under the bus for the sake of "consistency." You probably ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  5. Get Ready to Rumble! How WWE Is Crushing Social TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    With more than 123 million fans/followers on Facebook and Twitter, WWE ranks among the sports world's digital leaders. Wrestlemania XXVIII alone generated 110 worldwide trends over the show's five-hour period ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol E-H (map)

  6. iCritics: Showrunners Friends or Worst Enemies? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media and the 24-hour news cycle have pushed the water cooler conversation into hyper-drive. It's happening around the clock with instantaneous reactions from professional critics and their armchair counterparts ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  7. Professions Go Social to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg said: “There is going to be an opportunity over the next five years or so to pick any industry and rethink it in a social way.” ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Rio Grande Ballroom (map)

  8. Social Storytelling Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Saturday 9th March

    Get together with other social storytelling experts for an hour of brainstorming, idea-buidling, networking, friend-making and career-enhancement. Or, attend this Meet Up to learn more about this segment of the ...

    At Empire (map)

  9. Tech Overload, Marketing & the Age of Annoyance to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    Like it or not, we live in the age of annoyance. Technology, electronic communications, gadgets, airline travel—as it all gets “easier,” it also seems to get exponentially more annoying. Annoyance ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  10. Going Social: You Got the Tux, but Can You Dance? to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    It takes more than a fancy tuxedo and a social media presence to create a social organization. In addition to building social profiles, businesses must invite the entire company to ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  11. A Home on the Web: The State of Blogging in 2013 to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    When Matt Mullenweg started blogging 10 years ago, he was looking for a permanent home on the Web. His passion for blogging led him to develop WordPress, the most popular ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  12. Deadliest Catch's Twitter for Tough Guys to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media is a pervasive part of our lives – from how we connect with our family & friends to how we consume media. But is it for everyone? How ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4 (map)

  13. How Peep Culture Hacked Your Reputation & Brain to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In his book 'The Peep Diaries' & doc 'Peep Culture,' Hal Niedzviecki notes our willingness to bare everything for entertainment, profit & reputation. Even if we don't aspire to fame, ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol E-H (map)

  14. Taboo Travel to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    From the Vatican Secret Archives and Nevada's Area 51 to the Google server warehouse and the giant floating plastic garbage island in the middle of the ocean and a myriad ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  15. Tweets from the DMZ: Social Media in North Korea to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Social media has transformed culture, communication, creativity and journalism in every nation on Earth — other than North Korea, of course. Wait — not so fast. What do we really ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  16. When Does Selling Your Body = Golden Opportunity? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    You've seen the extravagant sponsorship deals with athletes in the NBA, NFL, and NASCAR. But how often how do you hear about US athletes—the best in the world in a ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  17. Your Destiny in the Digital Age: Who's in Control? to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    In the march to a more connected world, technology increasingly helps us to manage our day-to-day lives in more ways. Our behavior is tracked with sensors on smart devices; our ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  18. Facing the Irony of More Friends & Less Time to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    As we're in touch with more people, the meaning of those connections is often diluted. This panel addresses how we can leverage and embrace new technologies to maintain strong personal ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  19. Life on the Line: Tweeting the Drug War to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In the last decade, news reporting on the U.S.-Mexico border has been decimated by the closing and downsizing of U.S. media organizations, censorship of Mexican media and the explosion of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  20. Make It Rain with Mobile: Turn Data into Dollars to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Of all media companies, consumers use The Weather Channel the most across all platforms - television, online and mobile. Most content producers and advertisers are begging for customer information, but ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  21. The Rise of Contextual Social Networks to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social networks rise and fall as people try to find a site that satisfies their social needs, and the “one-size fits all” networks may no longer hold the value that ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol E-H (map)

  22. Turning PhD Concepts into Cocktail Conversations to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    You've created a disruptive new technology that's going to revolutionize an industry – at least until you can figure out how to explain it to someone. Kira Wampler, VP of ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB (map)

  23. Call of Duty: How STEM Can Change the Battlefield to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    With the next generation of warfighters taking on the face of a video gamer in the States vs. a camouflaged soldier in the battlefield, STEM skills are increasingly important to ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  24. Dating By Accident: Finding Love While You Tweet to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Yeah, there's Match and OkCupid and HowAboutWe. But the real matches are happening on everyday social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and Instagram. Set aside all the hype about ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  25. Does Social Marketing Even Work? to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Let's get out of the echo chamber of everyone telling each other how important social media is for a little bit and talk about the problems with social. If we're ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Brazos (map)

  26. How Sojo Studios Is Bettering the World via Cloud to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In 2011, Sojo Studios announced its first online social game, WeTopia, which was designed to be part of a free series of Facebook games allowing players can create villages and ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  27. Real Talk: The Social Customer Service Shift to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Customer service has become one of the most dynamic areas in social media. The social revolution has completely transformed a back-office function and put it square in the limelight, allowing ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol E-H (map)

  28. What's Up, DOC? Social Engagement in Disasters to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Dell and American Red Cross will present a case study about their collaboration to create a social engagement center dedicated to humanitarian relief. Panelists from both Red Cross and Dell ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)