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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. #catvidfest: Is This the End of Art? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    On August 30th, 2012 over 10,000 people gathered at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for the first Internet Cat Video Festival (#catvidfest). What began as a social experiment testing ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. Building Successful Teams in Latin America to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Latin America is among the most dynamic emerging markets in the world, resulting in a tremendous amount of opportunity for startup success. Building teams in Latin America presents a unique ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  3. Disaster: The Future of Crisis Communications to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    An interactive discussion with attendees about how a disaster response works from a communication responder's standpoint. Panelists will share with attendees how to communicate effectively with Joint Information Centers, and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  4. 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)

  5. Localore Plays Austin: Speaker<>Street<>Screen to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    KUT-FM's Austin Music Map (AMM) is a year-long exploration of the city's abundant and diverse musical subcultures. Blending on-line, broadcast, and street media, it's one of 10 public media innovation ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  6. Survival Strategies for Brands in China to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Whether companies like it or not, China is the new battleground for brands that want to succeed on the global stage. Foreign brands are increasingly challenged to expand their presence ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  7. The Mechanics of Magic: 7 Game Design Insights to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The web world is agog over game design as the next silver bullet, slapping badges and progress bars over every annoying thing they wish users to do. As users tire ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  8. Why Public Policy Should Matter to Your Startup to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Senator Moran will discuss the policy challenges startups face and how the startup community can engage with policy makers to enable innovation and help economic growth.

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  9. Awe-Inspiring Web Typography You Can Do Now to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Typography on the web is going from strength to strength. All web browsers proudly boast their typographic capabilities as CSS 3 continues to evolve & stabilise. We've seen the arrival ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  10. How to Rank Better in Google & Bing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Building a web site doesn't guarantee that it will automatically be loved by search engines. Having some SEO (search engine optimization) savvy can be a big help. But SEO doesn't ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  11. Imitation as Innovation: Lessons from the Shanzhai to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    From watches, bags and shoes to touchscreen tablets, fast food and electric cars -- you can find thousands of knockoff brands in China. Large, highly coordinated networks of innovative companies ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  12. Latinos y Mobile: A Silver Bullet? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    As the numbers of Latinos in the US continues to grow, we have heard that mobile will solve the digital divide in empowering the Latino population but what does that ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  13. Lean Forward & Back: Social Video Can Have It All to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Can great technology and elegant UX solve the problem of how to fully engage audiences with online video while still providing a “lean back” viewing experience? Or are these two ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  14. Teaching Cheetahs: Disruptive Education in Africa to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The discussion will focus on bringing to light some of the innovative ideas being put into practice on the African continent to build leadership and management capacity thus enabling African ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  15. The Learn to Code Movement to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    As the number of companies utilizing the cloud, smartphones and API's grow, the demand for skilled programmers is increasing but there is a problem. There aren't enough developers to go ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  16. Voto Latino and National Voter Registration Day to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    In 2008, at least 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed or didn't know their voter registration deadline. In 2012, the first-ever National Voter Registration Day set out to ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media has had a dramatic impact on how we watch television, with Twitter leading the way for a social TV revolution. Social television - the term used to describe ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. Sources in the Social Media Age to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    As social media destroys previous conceptions of reporters, their sources and the "audience," journalism is being re-defined by the minute. It's also letting people on all sides of the equation ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  3. Successful Wi-Fi at Large Events to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Providing wireless network connectivity at large gatherings such as SXSW is never an easy endeavor. Attend this session to learn tips for success from the SXSW technical crew. This panel ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  4. The $100bn Mobile Bullet Train Called Africa to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Innovation in Africa is the purest form: innovation out of necessity. Not Angry Birds, the innovations emerging from Africa allow farmers to check where they can get the best price ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  5. You Suck, Cleantech: How Design Can Help to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Cleantech is dead. Investors have dropped out and entrepreneurs are more interested in making apps. What happened? Why didn't the same spirit and capital that created the internet grow renewable ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  6. And What of Liberty? Networks & Freedom to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Your ISP is spying on your network traffic, Zuck pwn'd your social graph. Even darling Twitter has thrown indie developers under the bus for the sake of "consistency." You probably ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  7. Android's Principles for Designing the Future to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The next generation of technology is here: mobile, powerful, versatile, and ubiquitous. User experience has never mattered more. Android has done extensive research and thinking into what good design means ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  8. Beyond Mobile: Where No Geek Has Gone Before to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Everyday technology is hurtling at warp speed into science fiction. Mobile's at the forefront, but what's next? At the hazy edges of the tech universe, emerging trends hint at the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  9. Extended Q&A with Gary V to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Got a question for Gary V? Then stop by for a few minutes of personal, one-on-one advice from this master motivator, best-selling author and savvy investor. His office hours location ...

    At Austin Convention Center (map)

  10. iCritics: Showrunners Friends or Worst Enemies? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media and the 24-hour news cycle have pushed the water cooler conversation into hyper-drive. It's happening around the clock with instantaneous reactions from professional critics and their armchair counterparts ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  11. Indigenous Tweets, Visible Voices & Technology to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    UNESCO estimates that of the 6,000 current languages spoken today, more than half will be extinct by the start of the next century, adding that "with the disappearance of unwritten ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  12. Innovating Philanthropy:Panera's Social Experiment to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Panera Bread visionary Ron Shaich has spent his career trying to change the way America eats by focusing on choice and an affordable, high quality experience. Since its founding, Panera ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  13. The Paradox of the Cloud to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The promise of the cloud is that our environmental impact is lighter as we move from physical to digital products and documents. However, our production of digital content is increasing ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  14. Too Long Didn't Read: The Future of Indie Longform to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    With the rise of listicles, photo slideshows, and content farms, the survival of long-form writing on the web seemed bleak. But in fact, there has instead been a renaissance of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

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