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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. 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. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. Do Great Things: Your Role in the Human Project to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    We have greater capacity to change the world today than kings and presidents of 50 years ago. Technologists have astonishing leverage to tackle the biggest problems and take on bold ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  4. Talking with the "Jon Stewart of the Arab World" to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Dr. Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian cardiothoracic surgeon turned political satirist who launched a wildly popular political talk show on YouTube from his apartment in the wake of the Egyptian ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  5. Progress & Tech in the Middle East: Friend or Foe? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    There have been many attempts to emulate Silicon Valley, but this year we'll see a tech mecca spring up in an unlikely place: the Middle East. Brilliant entrepreneurs pack up ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Racism on YouTube to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The Racism on YouTube panel will take a hard look at the various struggles that black members of the YouTube community face each day. YouTube is an expansive, diverse community, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  2. Black Vernacular: Reading New Media to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Black artists have to both find and fix the color line, no matter how ambiguous its parameters seem. Does new media provide more opportunities for Black artists than conventional modes ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  3. Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Right under our noses a new generation of minority entrepreneurs are crafting business ideas and refining their hustles. Comprising roughly 40% of Gen Y, the next generation up-and-comers, Blacks and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  4. Leveraging Diversity for Your Business Portfolio to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    In the words of acclaimed journalist Robert C. Maynard, the fault lines of race, class, gender, generation and geography are the most enduring forces shaping lives, experiences and social tension. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Home Room to

    Meet Up on Monday 11th March

    A new addition to the 2013 lineup, SXSW Home Rooms are where you get the most current information about all the presentations, panels, and networking opportunities for the day ahead. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  2. Transportation Apps and the Sharing Economy to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The rise of smartphone technology is poised to change the way people get around. With the sharing economy already altering consumers' views on ownership, the demand for safe, convenient, and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  3. Shaping UX When Users Are at the Wheel to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Peer-to-peer marketplaces for offline services face a big UX challenge: users' experiences depend on other users, not just the company. But these platforms still live or die on the quality ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  4. How Shared Experiences Enable Global Understanding to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Technology is changing the world and enabling people from anywhere to connect and share experiences that create wonder and inspire. Skype's social good initiative, Skype in the classroom (SITC), is ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  5. Powering Cures with Pure Human Endurance to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    In 2011, Sam Fox, then 24, ran 2,650 miles from Canada to Mexico in 61 days -- the equivalent of 1.5 marathons a day for two months. Inspired by his ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Can Crowdfunding Save Local Government Budgets? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    There are countless local government projects that are not completed due to lack of funding. These are projects like building new parks, renovating neighborhood pools and adding bike lanes - ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  2. Privacy: Who Is In, Who Is Out? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    The privacy debate has become a regulatory battle pitting two federal agencies – the FCC and the FTC – against each other. Privacy is a critical issue in today's technology ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  3. New Technology for Conflict Prevention to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    For decades, conflict prevention practitioners have searched for creative ways to bring about human connections that bridge opposed positions. Public information campaigns, reconciliation conferences and exchanges between groups all provide ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)