Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Using Emerging Technologies to Reach Your Audience to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    In an increasingly fragmented landscape, how do you navigate through all of the new technology and keep your message from getting lost in a sea of communication? This discussion focuses ...

    At Wanderlust, Wanderlust (map)

  2. Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: When to Pivot Your Startup to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

    Pivot: the moment where startups change or die. In the search for a viable business, there comes a time when a drastic shift is necessary. But how do you know ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  3. Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em: When to Pivot Your Startup to

    on Friday 8th March

    Pivot: the moment where startups change or die. In the search for a viable business, there comes a time when a drastic shift is necessary. But how do you know ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Colorado (map)

  4. Show Me The Money: VCs, Angels & Investment to

    at SXSW & Chinwag Present: Doing Business in the USA on Friday 8th March

    In Q4 2012, the US venture funds raised over $20bn. The appetite for investment is what attracts so many startups and overseas firms to the US and why some of ...

    At Austin City Hall (map)

  5. Game Jam @ SXSW presented by Unity Technologies to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    Unity Technologies and Skillpoint Alliance booths 238 & 240

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  6. LANFest @ SXSW to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    LANFest is a nationwide, all volunteer charity gaming organization whose mission is to have fun, raise money for charity, and promote our sponsors in a series of fun family supportive, ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  7. Magic: The Gathering @ SXSW to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    Learn to play Magic: The Gathering FREE. Our staff will teach you how to play this amazing game and give you a FREE deck. Already know how to play? Come ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  8. Mike Proulx - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Friday 8th March

    Mike Proulx will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Social TV: How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  9. Star Wars: The Old Republic to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    Star Wars: The Old Republic will be releasing its first major story update - “The Rise of the Hutt Cartel” - this spring. Come talk with the lead producers and ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  10. SXSW Gaming Expo presented by Nintendo to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    The SXSW Gaming Expo is the place to be for hands-on product demos and networking opportunities. Because Austin is a hotbed for video game talent and development studios, popular demand ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  11. SXSW GEEK Stage presented by GEEK Magazine to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    GEEK Magazine will take you on a journey of discovery into every facet of geekdom including video games, comics, collectibles, technology, gadgets, movies, television, music, and much more. *See Sessions ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  12. SXSW Tournament Stage presented by IGN Pro League to

    Gaming Expo on Friday 8th March

    The IGN Pro League comes to SXSW Gaming with your favorite professional gamers competing for thousands of dollars in prizes at the hottest eSports titles! Come watch the action and ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Exhibit Hall 1 (map)

  13. #ageofdamage: Be the Company You Want to Keep to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    David Jones is CEO of Havas, co-founder of One Young World—a non-profit organization described by CNN as the "young Davos"—and author of Who Cares Wins: Why Good Business is Better ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  14. #catvidfest: Is This the End of Art? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    On August 30th, 2012 over 10,000 people gathered at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for the first Internet Cat Video Festival (#catvidfest). What began as a social experiment testing ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  15. 5 Austin Startups That Can Get Profitable on <$1M to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Here are 5 Austin startups that are immune to the "Series A Crunch". Tired of hearing about founders who raised $8 million at at $30 million valuation with no revenue? ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (map)

  16. After Funding: Managing the Investor Relationship to

    at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive on Friday 8th March

    You cashed the check, now what? Managing the relationship with your investors is an important skill that new entrepreneurs have to learn. Join us for a lively conversation between investor ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, BiT House | Colorado Room (map)

  17. After Funding: Managing the Investor Relationship to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    You cashed the check, now what? Managing the relationship with your investors is an important skill that new entrepreneurs have to learn. Join us for a lively conversation between investor ...

    At Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Colorado (map)

  18. Architecture of the Air to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Trained as an architect and a jazz musician, Christopher Janney has been combining these two disciplines for over 30 years. Sometimes trying to make architecture more like music- more spontaneous, ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

  19. Building Successful Teams in Latin America to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Latin America is among the most dynamic emerging markets in the world, resulting in a tremendous amount of opportunity for startup success. Building teams in Latin America presents a unique ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  20. Building the Touchy-Feely World of Tearaway to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Game worlds with touch interfaces are everywhere, but is it possible to build a world you can FEEL with your fingertips? We've built a touchy-feely world out of paper. A ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 1-2 (map)

  21. Chiptune Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Friday 8th March

    Come meet and hang out with musicians and artists involved in making Chiptune, music made using video game systems and vintage computers. Hosted by Austin's own chiptune artist Sievert.

    At SXSW Create, Create Meet Up Tent (map)

  22. Come As You Are Yoga to

    Meet Up on Friday 8th March

    Yoga was developed thousands of years ago as a way to prepare the mind and body for enlightenment. What better way to prepare yourself for all the new ideas, insights, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 8A (map)

  23. Community Manager Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Friday 8th March

    A gathering of Community Managers to discuss strategies and methods, exchange tips and ideas, and just have fun. Also open to anyone curious about CMs or businesses who need to ...

    At Driskill Hotel, Maximilian (map)

  24. 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)

  25. Designing Habits: From Big Data to Small Changes to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    We all know there are vast amounts of data about our lives - our spending, our browsing, our activity - being collected daily. With the recent explosion in inexpensive sensors ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Creekside (map)

  26. Disaster: The Future of Crisis Communications to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    An interactive discussion with attendees about how a disaster response works from a communication responder's standpoint. Panelists will share with attendees how to communicate effectively with Joint Information Centers, and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  27. Enterprise Invades the Apps Playground to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Long a stronghold for consumer-friendly photo apps, games, and renegade business apps, the app stores of today are in for a major renovation as enterprise-class comes into its own. Think ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)

  28. Equity: Making the Most of Your Other Paycheck to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    If you're planning on joining a startup, start smart. Venture financing in tech is at a fever pitch -- 3,700 companies received financing in 2011 alone, and all of them ...

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

  29. Experience vs Ownership: The Rise of the Experience Economy to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    In the "old days", most people lived a more predictable, structured life. Most consumers aspired to own a home, and a car or two. There were certain days for work ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  30. Extreme GPS: Limits of Security & Precision to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    GPS has its limits. My students and I at the University of Texas Radionavigation Lab work to find them. For 20 years, GPS was so reliable it became navigation and ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

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