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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Designing Habits: From Big Data to Small Changes to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    We all know there are vast amounts of data about our lives - our spending, our browsing, our activity - being collected daily. With the recent explosion in inexpensive sensors ...

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

  2. What Can We Learn from the Unabomber? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, continues to write anti-technology essays from prison, and his fans believe he makes some good points about the unforseen consequences of technology in ...

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

  3. Female Orgasm: The Regenerative Human Technology to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Female orgasm is vital for every woman and man on the planet. In a world where technology and social networks have increasingly replaced in-person interaction, female orgasm nourishes our fundamental ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  4. It's Reddit's Web. We Just Live In It to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    For many years, Reddit -- a site that allows people to post, vote on, and comment on links from around the Web -- was an also-ran news aggregator, a place ...

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

  5. Quantified Year: 365 Days of Tracking Everything to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    365 days. Dozens of digital health devices, apps, blood draws and genetic testing. So why would anyone voluntarily commit to such a high-maintenance, tedious and occasionally painful lifestyle? To understand ...

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

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    I was tired of terrible first dates. When I decided to try online dating, I wasn't going to let my profile mugshot and a few lines about me decide my ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  2. Get Ready to Rumble! How WWE Is Crushing Social TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    With more than 123 million fans/followers on Facebook and Twitter, WWE ranks among the sports world's digital leaders. Wrestlemania XXVIII alone generated 110 worldwide trends over the show's five-hour period ...

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

  3. The Innovation, Data & Health Care Ecosystem to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Believe it or not, the US Government has been leading innovation efforts at the intersection of health and information technology. Bryan Sivak, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' ...

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

  4. How Peep Culture Hacked Your Reputation & Brain to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In his book 'The Peep Diaries' & doc 'Peep Culture,' Hal Niedzviecki notes our willingness to bare everything for entertainment, profit & reputation. Even if we don't aspire to fame, ...

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

  5. When Does Selling Your Body = Golden Opportunity? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    You've seen the extravagant sponsorship deals with athletes in the NBA, NFL, and NASCAR. But how often how do you hear about US athletes—the best in the world in a ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  6. Who Owns the Data? Self-Tracking to Health 2.0 to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Privacy regulations were created with consumer protection in mind, but today consumers often feel as though their own health data is on lockdown. While the healthcare system is in the ...

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

  7. 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)

  8. Make It Rain with Mobile: Turn Data into Dollars to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Of all media companies, consumers use The Weather Channel the most across all platforms - television, online and mobile. Most content producers and advertisers are begging for customer information, but ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  9. The Rise of Contextual Social Networks to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social networks rise and fall as people try to find a site that satisfies their social needs, and the “one-size fits all” networks may no longer hold the value that ...

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

  10. Real Talk: The Social Customer Service Shift to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Customer service has become one of the most dynamic areas in social media. The social revolution has completely transformed a back-office function and put it square in the limelight, allowing ...

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

  11. The Embodied Brain to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Studies have already proven the link between the body and mind. What is surprising is how powerful that link is. Embodied cognition, or how the body affects our brain, has ...

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

  12. What's Up, DOC? Social Engagement in Disasters to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Dell and American Red Cross will present a case study about their collaboration to create a social engagement center dedicated to humanitarian relief. Panelists from both Red Cross and Dell ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. mHealth: Take Two Apps & Call Me in the Morning to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The future of medicine is in your pocket. Show up for an hour and find out just how big this mHealth revolution is going to be! We'll talk about apps ...

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

  2. Now You See Me: The Future of Ambient Location to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Imagine if you could know all about someone just by looking at them. You could remember people's names, sense when friends were nearby, and see hidden connections around you wherever ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  3. Who Run the (Internet) World: Women to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Think pink is the way to market to girls? Think again. Women and the teen girls they were know the power of their affections when it comes to entertainment, the ...

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

  4. Old Tech, New Tech, Same Old Sex? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    In the 70s porn theaters were a social space; in the 80s VCRs made viewing private; the 90s saw the rise of internet porn and online forums, allowing a still ...

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

  5. Say Goodbye to Corporate Marketing as You Know It to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Traditionally, marketing has been about defining a brand's key messages and finding clever and interesting ways to broadcast them. But it's no longer enough to connect eyeballs to ads; today's ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  6. Telepresence Design Revolution to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The future of telepresence sits at a hybrid intersection of robotics, consumer electronics, medical devices, and even aerospace and housewares -- and the primary driver behind this explosion is design. ...

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

  7. Can't Buy Me Like to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    In 2009, Bob Garfield published The Chaos Scenario and the world of media and marketing shit themselves. The book presented an apocalyptic vision of the steady collapse of mass media ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

  8. Does Scale Matter in Healthcare? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Can the small stuff scale in health? When many of our largest health care issues are systemic or policy driven, what's needed to truly transform our ecosystem and drive lasting ...

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

  9. Shaping the Future of Play Is Serious Work to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Best known for uncovering the importance of unstructured play, Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget once said "play is the answer to how anything new comes about". We know now from decades ...

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

  10. Sitting Will Kill You. Can Mobile Save Us? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    We all know the sad truth: the majority of working Americans are chained to their desks – namely, their computer screens – for eight hours per day and the “massive” ...

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

  11. Social Circles vs. Social Media to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    This panel will look at how people socialize online and offline – and how these interactions affect each other. Just as they do in real life, people on social networks ...

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

  12. Social Media Was Fun. Has Measurement Killed It? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Our culture is becoming more and more obsessed with data each day. Why? It's fun. Many people argue that measurement has killed social media– it's let the marketers take over! ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol A-D (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Eating to Live Online: Virtual Food & Real Life to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Food may be the new rock and roll, but there's a lot to hate about current food culture. The conversational territory is carved up into ridiculous feats of gluttony, Rube ...

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

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