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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. Creativity & Mayhem: Anonymous Communities at Work to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Communities like Anonymous and 4chan's /b/ create Internet culture, change politics and make news. But how do they build trust, share work and intervene in the world? How can new ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  4. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: Not Just for VCs to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Venture capital firms have utilized the services of ‘Entrepreneurs-in-Residence' (EIRs), seasoned innovators with functional expertise to help spur entrepreneurship and fill gaps in expertise. Now, imagine combining the “innovation mojo” ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  5. Hacking Cities for a Better, Sustainable Tomorrow to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    U.S. cities, often resource-strapped and perceived as slow to adapt, are not known as havens for digital innovation. However, leaders are emerging in and outside government institutions that are passionate ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. 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)

  2. Profit + Purpose. The New Normal. to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    We are seeing a paradigm shift in the way users are spending their time online and especially in their online purchases. Consumers are buying and advocating for purposeful brands and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  3. Redefining Political Tech & Civic Participation to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The internet has transformed industries ranging widely from music to travel to retail, but in 2013 the way we govern ourselves continues to conform to the practices that early citizen ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  4. I Overthrew My Government... Now What? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Social media's ability to organize & facilitate grassroots activism played a significant role in democratic change throughout the Middle East. But how is social media being used in the aftermath ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Empowering Communities with Civic Science & Data to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    In a data driven world, how do individuals contribute? Do you question where your data comes from and who owns it? This panel will explore the recent surge of grassroots ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  2. Bullying: Social Media as Problem & Solution to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    As social media platforms evolve and multiply, so too do the instances of online bullying. The epidemic has reached a crisis point in American culture, with nearly one in three ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  3. Black Twitter Activism, Bigger Than Hip Hop to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    In the late 1980s, Public Enemy rapper and Internet aficionado Chuck D famously remarked that hip hop was like the “black CNN,” speaking on the “lower frequencies” cited in Ralph ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  4. Diplomacy 2.0: Foreign Ministries on Social Media to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world. Social media encourages us to share real-time information with the greatest number of connections, which can ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  5. How Partisan Media Contributes to Healthy Politics to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The rise of new media, from Facebook and Twitter to The Huffington Post and The Daily Caller, has allowed consumers of news to ignore anything that challenges their prior beliefs. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Cryptowars Déjà Vu: Controlling Exports of Tech to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    We now know that technology plays an important role in activism, allowing for ease of communication and the rallying of support, among other things. In the 2009 Iran protests and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  2. Device/Service Proliferation: Rights Abomination? to

    CLE on Tuesday 12th March

    CLE. As technology companies develop new products and services that enable consumers to access and consume music and movies in new ways and places, at the time and choosing of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  3. Digital Music Licensing: Navigating the Storm to

    CLE on Tuesday 12th March

    CLE. This presentation will focus on cutting edge developments in the digital music licensing arena, including a deep dive into trends related to licenses with record companies for digital services, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)