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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Helping Aunt Ginny: Alzheimer's, Technology & Me to

    Core Conversation on Friday 8th March

    As our loved ones age, we find ourselves taking on caregiver responsibilities, sometimes way earlier than we expected. Last year I became the sole caregiver for my Aunt Ginny who ...

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

  2. The Comfy Chair! Are We Sitting Too Much? to

    Core Conversation on Friday 8th March

    I'll bet you're sitting in a chair while reading this. In fact, the time spent sitting in chairs (office desks, cars, trains, planes, movie theaters, eating) has increased substantially over ...

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

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Digital Primitives: The Anthropology of Social to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    From the beginning, the Internet has allowed patients and caregivers to create online communities that provide something offline communities cannot. In the case of rare genetic disorders, it is a ...

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

  2. Election2012 TechTeams: How Their Work Helps Yours to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Political parties are analyzing the last election because its lessons are critical to future success. But what worked and didn't is valuable not only to politicians, but to nonprofit organizations ...

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

  3. Reimagining Health, Technology & Design to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Future healthcare innovation success will be defined by the experience delivered to patients, caregivers, and physicians in hospitals, homes and at retail. New technologies such as mobile apps, wearable sensors, ...

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

  4. Stop Staring at My Tumor, My Boobs Are Down Here to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    The single life is crazy enough on it's own, but what happens when you add something like cancer to the mix? Dating coach and single girl Charlie Nox is about ...

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

  5. Doctors, Disasters & Smartphone Apps to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Scientists are predicting that climate change will increase the severity and frequency of natural disasters occurring on our planet, making the need for quick, easy, and smart resources to aid ...

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

  6. Event Success Through New Tools & Technologies to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Events have changed. The challenges involved with marketing them, sponsoring them, or simply figuring out which to attend, have been transformed. New technologies are rewriting the rules and we are ...

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

  7. Mobile's Unmentionables to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    A 2011 Healthline study uncovered compelling information on internet health searches. Desktop searches covered popular health topics: cancer, weight loss, or sleep. Mobile searches were more private, often related to ...

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

  8. Mosh Pit of Experts: The Future of Social to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Enough of the pontificating panel! In a rapid and fast paced (gameshow-like) session, we put the audience (that means YOU) in the hot seat as the expert on the future ...

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

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Information Overload & Health Decisions to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Illness is complicated. The tsunami of digital information currently available to most patients and caregivers doesn't always simplify decision making, but can often make it worse. Further, the new role ...

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

  2. Think Outside the School: Learning Is Everywhere to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    How much of what you are using on a day-to-day basis actually comes from your school years? How much comes from the people you meet, the workshops you attend, the ...

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

  3. Isolation, Depression & Success as Entrepreneur to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    This will be a discussion and discovery of the methodology used by entrepreneurs in dealing with some of the challenges and emotions in a non-traditional work environment. As self employed ...

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

  4. Special Touch: Special Needs Apps Need You to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Special needs kids range from children with cerebral palsy, autism, the blind...to name a few. The iPad and special needs apps allow kids to verbally communicate their basic needs and ...

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

  5. Libraries: The Ultimate Playground to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Libraries have grown far beyond the nostalgic scent of books on shelves (though we still have that too). There is an explosive realm of content-wrangling that occurs on the library ...

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

  6. When DIY Diets Go Digital to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    DIY Diets are all the rage in the online space…tips once shared between friends are now broadcast to complete strangers online. From the Cabbage soup diet, to the Grapefruit diet, ...

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

  7. Hacking Food & Health Research to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Technology is radically changing our ability to understand food preferences and how what we eat impacts our health. Traditionally, companies have relied on market and clinical research to develop products ...

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

  8. Identity+30: The Future of Identity to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Founded in New York City in 2008 by Sam Lessin, Y+30 was designed as an authentic forum for discussing what the world might look like in +30 years for a ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View South (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. Shut Up & Breathe: Meditation & Storytelling FTW! to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    Storytelling is probably one of the most overused words in marketing today. The bigger problem is that many people who are using it wouldn't know a real story if it ...

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

  3. Brands, Bloggers & the Social Commerce Future to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    You've heard this, “A woman walks into a bar…” In our version, it's five years from now and goes: “A woman walks into a bar. She sees someone in a ...

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

  4. Cram Your Mobile: New Cultural Norms for Social to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    In a world where we are constantly glued to our mobile devices, when is 24/7 connectedness all too much? Who better than to help answer this question than YOU – ...

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

  5. 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)

  6. Why Social Ads Work. Ignore Facebook Naysayers. to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    Hating on Facebook advertising is easy- especially when the media, leading advertisers & analysts come out each day saying 'Facebook advertising just doesn't work'. The complaints are familiar: you targeted ...

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

  7. How to Crowdsource Your Mental Health for Free to

    Core Conversation on Monday 11th March

    Last year there were more than 36,000 suicides in the U.S., and 90% of them had a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death. The proposed ...

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

  8. 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. The Future of Personalized Health to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    Medicine and healthcare are becoming more personalized, shifting away from population-oriented, mass-market approaches that are reactive to tailored strategies and opportunities that are proactive. Linda Avey discusses personalized medicine and ...

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

  3. How & Why to Travel Around the World to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    "I think if I can make a bundle of cash before I'm thirty and get out of this racket, I'll be able to ride my motorcycle across China." - Bud ...

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

  4. Startup Health & Wired Present: Beg, Borrow, Steal to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    So many industries have been turned upside-down and inside-out with new technological innovation. From e-commerce to social media, technology has completely changed the way we live our daily lives. Innovation ...

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