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Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Transcendent Tech: Is G-d Rebooting the World? to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    We live in an increasingly connected world. Constant streams of tweets, status-updates and check-ins have brought humanity closer together than ever. We've entered an era with an emphasis on creating ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  2. Nowhere to Hide: Can Twitter Fight Corruption? to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    "Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give him a bank and he can rob the world." Cronyism and dishonesty are rampant, from phonying up the ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Is Social Media Making Us Sick? to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    Social Media—Facebook, Twitter, blogs—have united the world like never before, enabling connectivity across time and place. Yet despite these assumed benefits of increased communication, research suggests that we have never ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View North (map)

  2. Measuring Social: The Inchworm & the Nightingale to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    In an old fable, a nightingale issues a challenge to an inchworm to measure her song- to prevent being eaten. Fearful, the worm tricks the bird into singing while he ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View South (map)

  3. The Sweet Science Of Virality: You Are Bad At It to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    You are bad at Facebook. We are less bad at it than you. Also, the vast majority of your audience is probably on Facebook. (Unless you are Pinterest, but they ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View South (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Is It Social Media or Is It Journalism? to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    It's well-known that publishing and/or broadcasting news has gone from a one-way lecture to a multi-directional conversation. This core conversation will discuss the many ways that journalists and news companies ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View South (map)

  2. Who Got Game? Brits vs. Yanks Football Showdown to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    Football can be traced back to the English public schools in the 18th century. The British Empire enabled its spread worldwide and by the 19th century, Americans were playing their ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  3. High School Athletics & Exploitation of Athletes to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    From more games being televised on sports cable networks to in-depth analysis by Internet recruiting services and on social media platforms, high school athletes have never been more visible or ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)