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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Opening Remarks from Bre Pettis to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    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. 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)

  3. Tales of US Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    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)

  4. 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)

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

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    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)

  6. Technology, Imagination & Exponential Thinking to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    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)

  7. The Consumerization of Revolutions to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    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

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    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. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Life today is live, real-time, and always on. It's not a mere speeding up, however much technology accelerated the rate at which we attempt to do things. It's the shift ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  11. The Information Diet to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    The industrialization of food brought upon mass obesity. The industrialization of media brings about a new kind of mass-ignorance that comes not from the lack of information but from the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    There's a new business revolution brewing—& it's happening where we shop. John Mackey, co-CEO & co-founder of Whole Foods Market & a pioneer of the Conscious Capitalism movement, will go ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  2. The Future of Google Search in a Mobile World to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Amit Singhal is SVP and Google Fellow overseeing Google Search. He's currently leading Google's efforts to build more natural, conversational search that understands exactly what you mean and gives you ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  3. A Conversation with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    The critically acclaimed host of MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show” and one of America's leading progressive voices makes her SXSW debut. The cable news star brings her signature wit and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  4. Angry Nerds: Being Human in the Digital Age to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Video games are part of pop culture. Millions of people game every day. But the process of making a game remains a mystery to most people. The work often comes ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  5. Go Fund Yourself to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Stop asking the question: “What are the chances my crowdfunding campaign will be successful?” You are not at the Kentucky Derby or Las Vegas. Crowdfunding is not a lottery — ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  6. A Life Worth Living Is a Life Worth Recording to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    With over 8 million social media followers (G+, FB, Pinterest, Twitter), Trey Ratcliff has been doing something different with photography and sharing over the past six years. He publishes StuckInCustoms.com, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  7. The Signal & the Noise to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  8. Building Tools for Creativity to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Tumblr founder David Karp was born and raised in New York City, attending the Bronx High School Science before dropping out at age 15. An internship at Frederator Studios led ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  9. PBS' Digital Evolution to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Throughout its 40-year history, PBS has been a pioneer- taking television content to new heights, bringing audiences to the edge of the universe and back, and encouraging generations of children ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  10. The New Serendipity? to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Serendipity is a fuzzy concept that has a powerful effect on our lives. More than blind luck, it's the product of lots of passion, insight, or proximity. As we live ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Stephen Wolfram: The Computational Future to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Stephen Wolfram will be giving his vision of what computation will do for people in the future. Not only as it applies to science and knowledge discovery, but also as ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  2. The New Golden Age of Human Spaceflight to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a key member of the commercial spaceflight revolution that is changing how NASA is planning its future in space. Garriott de Cayeux will discuss ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

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