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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Opening Remarks from Bre Pettis to

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    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. Architecture of the Air to

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    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)

  3. Connected for Reconstruction to

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    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)

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

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    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)

  5. Tales of US Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley to

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    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)

  6. 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)

  7. “Watch What Happens Live” w/ Andy Cohen & Michael Davies to

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    Executive producer and host of Bravo Media's “Watch What Happens Live,” Andy Cohen, along with executive producer Michael Davies discuss the evolution of the show from a web series to ...

    At Long Center, Dell Hall (map)

  8. Mobilizing Ingenuity to Strengthen Global Security to

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    As the nature of diplomacy has changed since the Cold War, the Department of State has embraced new tools and is reaching out to those behind these new tools. Rose ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

  9. Spreadable Media: Value, Meaning & Network Culture to

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    How can we better understand how content circulates within contemporary networked culture? The collective decisions people make about whether to pass along content are profoundly reshaping the media landscape. Many ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  10. Technology, Imagination & Exponential Thinking to

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    Today we live in a world where the exponential progression of technology is increasingly shrinking the lag time between what we can imagine and what we can create. We are ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  11. The Consumerization of Revolutions to

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    You're powering a revolution, but you don't even know it. Because while you're heads-down in Angry Birds (Mighty Eagle FTW), entire industries are falling down under the weight of your ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Vanity Fair Presents Yuri Milner and Bethany McLean to

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    Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Bethany McLean interviews entrepreneur and venture capitalist Yuri Milner. Milner, founder of Digital Sky Technologies (now separate entities Mail.ru and DST Global) is known for his ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  2. Acquiring the Skill of Meta-Learning to

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    What you will Learn: Whether you're a top-tier chef or "that guy" who couldn't boil water if he tried, Tim Ferriss's radically counterintuitive advice will help you get the most ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  3. Beyond Work/Life: Changing the Debate & Making Change to

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    Anne-Marie Slaughter will discuss her article in the Atlantic Magazine, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All", the replies to it, and the expansions on the topic that she is ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

  4. Open Web Platform: Hopes & Fears to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    As part of the IEEE W3C Open Future Series, Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web in 1989, will discuss: "Open Web Platform: Hopes and Fears". Berners-Lee is the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  5. Tech Innovation in Racing to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Returning to Austin for its second year in 2013, Formula One racing represents the pinnacle of motorsport where every intricate detail contributes to the overall success of the team. It ...

    At Long Center, Dell Hall (map)

  6. The Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Don't panic: the next big science revolution isn't just for asteroid miners or CERN scientists. Just as science fiction has often shown the way to future inventions, the act of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  7. Why Tiny Habits Give Big Results to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Over the last year, I've coached thousands of people in creating new habits. Human behavior is not as complicated as most believe. And the received wisdom about habits is often ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  8. David over Goliath: Power of the Sharing Economy to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    The sharing economy. Collaborative consumption. Call it what you will, it is clear that these new social and commercial technologies have collided with macroeconomic forces like the recession and the ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

  9. Digital Reality: Life in Two Worlds to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    We have spent the last two decades capturing the real world, turning it into ones and zeros. Bits replacing atoms, where digital was cool and physical was the forgotten relative. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  10. 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)

  11. Leap Motion & the Disappearing User Interface to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Computing has made tremendous progress over the past two decades. However, to this day, users are presented a series of elements and choices for how to navigate a digital environment. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  12. 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)

  13. Value 4 Value: Just Getting by in New Media to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Currently a self-titled "Government Legislation Analyst," Adam Curry reads legislation, watches C-SPAN, deconstructs the media and reports his findings twice weekly on his listener-supported "No Agenda" podcast. Last summer he ...

    At Long Center, Dell Hall (map)

  14. Al Gore on The Future to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of the emerging forces that are reshaping our ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  15. Chuck Lorre: In Conversation with Neil Gaiman to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Top TV comedy hitmaker Chuck Lorre ("The Big Bang Theory," “Two and a Half Men,” "Mike & Molly") makes his SXSW debut in a wide-ranging discussion with author Neil Gaiman ...

    At Long Center, Dell Hall (map)

  16. How Electrical Signals Can Give You Superpowers to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    This panel will address new types of emerging wearable technologies that control the human body or augment it with new capabilities by building upon our body's electrical properties. Such devices ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

  17. Is there an Alternative to Ad-Supported Social Networking? to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    There has to be another way to run a social network. Instead of trapping users inside a walled-garden, could you let users choose how to interact with the network and ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  18. The Future of Porn to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Cindy Gallop's initiative http://makelovenotporn.com received an extraordinary response when she launched it at TED 2009 - including support from many members of the porn industry. Cindy shares the experience of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  19. Foundation: Chad Hurley & Kevin Rose to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    For this session, Digg founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose will interview YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. The format will be a fireside chat, in the style of Kevin Rose's ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

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