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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Lean Forward, Lean Back: Tablet News Experiences to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Insights from the Poynter Institute's major study of news and storytelling on tablets. The study explores the way that elements of touch, gesture, interactivity and position come together to create ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  2. Games R Art to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Linear narratives and static written words no longer dominate communication. New forms of communication are fundamentally changing the way interactive media producers, including game developers, engage audiences. Success at communicating ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Frenemies: Fanning the Flames of Fandom to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Storytellers! Underestimate the power of fandom at your peril. If a storyteller has done his or her job right, they have created a rich story world complete with canons, tropes ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  2. Make Me Care: Digital Storytelling to Affect Change to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Moving hearts and minds, changing attitudes and behavior, takes more than SEO. This session's speakers and case studies explore how to affect change by evolving the art of digital storytelling. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  3. Exploring Place with Cross-Platform Storytelling to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    How do you tell the story of a PLACE? New technologies like geo-tagging, location-aware devices, interactive video and augmented reality are being combined with traditional storytelling methods like documentary film ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  4. Contagious Content: Making Healthy Behavior Stick to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Health today is everyone's business. Industries, companies and individuals are shifting their perception of health from something to fix to something to encourage. Digital storytelling and content are uniquely positioned ...

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

  5. Training the Next 7 Generations of Storytellers to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The storytelling tradition is strong within Native cultures, however, traditions and languages are still being lost with every generation. Over half of the Native American population is under the age ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4 (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Data, Storytelling and Breaking Through the Noise to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Every minute, three days worth of content is uploaded to YouTube. Every four seconds, a New York Times story is tweeted or shared. With information overload, how does your brand ...

    At Wanderlust, Wanderlust (map)

  2. Big Heritage, Big Quilts & Big Canvases to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Being able to visualize large collections of data is absolutely vital in the domain of cultural heritage—both for scholarly work and public consumption. Recent work explores novel and engaging ways ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  3. BBC Presents: Science of Storytelling to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    This presentation by BBC reporter and video jouranlist Matt Danzico will discuss the neurological and evolutionary underpinnings of storytelling, i.e. what parts of the brain are affected when a narrative ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  4. How Will Art, Copy & Code Re-imagine Advertising? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    In the 1960's, advertising went through a creative revolution that changed how brand stories were told. Today, it's happening again. We're in the midst of a second creative revolution, this ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  5. New Storytelling with Canadian Broadcasters to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Storytellers are blurring the lines between traditional television and new forms of fiction and Canadian broadcasters are embracing the opportunities - as second screen convergent experiences, standalone web series and ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 400/402 (map)

  6. Zombies, Run! Transforming Fitness, Games & Story to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Everyone wants to be fitter. The trouble is making yourself exercise. Some systems use 'gamification' to turn exercise into points, and set targets and 'win' conditions. Zombies, Run! takes a ...

    At Palmer Event Center, Room 4-5 (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Fresh Prince + Downton Abbey: A Perfect Engagement to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Director of post production at CollegeHumor.com Michael Schaubach and composer Cheryl B. Engelhardt will examine the process of creating online hits like "The Fresh Prince of Downton Abbey" and "Katy ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. Wastelander Panda: Story Worlds & Online Strategy to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    You're a group of filmmakers in your 20s and want to make a live-action series about the last panda in a post-apocalyptic Wasteland. In your small Australian city, there's no ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  3. Creator vs. Audience: Next Chapter in Storytelling to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The emergence of incredibly strong and meaningful social relationships being formed by a community through a collective elaboration of meaning, especially when it's related to the pop culture arts and ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  4. The London Teenage Coder Riot to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Jon's part of London was ransacked in 2011's riots, so what did he do on the event's anniversary? First thought: How do we teach the rioters a lesson? Instead, he ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  5. Shooting for Impact: Online Doc Shorts Now to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    At a time when many are pursuing new approaches to storytelling that involve non-linear narratives, interactivity, and the influences of gaming, an unlikely but exciting format is attracting viewers and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  6. How NOT to Suck at Presenting Your Work to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Professional designers and developers like us are paid to create smart, badass work for our clients. All too often, however, our hard work fails to get approved simply because we ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

  7. The Sketchbook Project: A Global Art Library Grows to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The Sketchbook Project is a constantly evolving library of handmade artists' books, contributed by more than 22,000 people from 130+ countries. The Project encourages creative people from diverse backgrounds — ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Storytelling Devices in Interactive Documentary to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Using real world examples from a sampling of interactive web-based documentaries, the panel will discuss the specific “Cinematic” and ”Digimatic” devices that makers of interactive documentary are employing to engage ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite (map)

  2. Fashion & Food: Transforming Visual Narration to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    All those latte portraits and shoe snapshots that fill up your feed? They're major game changers—in the cultural narrative realm. And as the recent acquisition of Instagram by Facebook proves, ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol E-H (map)

  3. Fools Fear Failure: Designing Better Ways to Fail to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Is there something unique about the social sector that leads to an unwillingness to learn from failure? It's well known that failure is sticky; people learn better from stories of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)