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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Experience vs Ownership: The Rise of the Experience Economy to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    In the "old days", most people lived a more predictable, structured life. Most consumers aspired to own a home, and a car or two. There were certain days for work ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  2. #pathonly: Social's Shift Towards Real Privacy to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Dave Morin and Path have always maintained that privacy controls should be simple and that your data always belongs to you. Discover why building privacy and control directly into a ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Acquiring the Skill of Meta-Learning to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    What you will Learn: Whether you're a top-tier chef or "that guy" who couldn't boil water if he tried, Tim Ferriss's radically counterintuitive advice will help you get the most ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  2. Insights About Innovation: David Sacks Fireside Chat to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Building a successful startup and taking it through a successful exit is not easy. Yet David Sacks has done it twice – as the COO of PayPal, he took the ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  3. Is there an Alternative to Ad-Supported Social Networking? to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    There has to be another way to run a social network. Instead of trapping users inside a walled-garden, could you let users choose how to interact with the network and ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  4. Foundation: Chad Hurley & Kevin Rose to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    For this session, Digg founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose will interview YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. The format will be a fireside chat, in the style of Kevin Rose's ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. The Violinist's Thumb to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Did the human race almost go extinct? Can genetics explain a crazy cat lady's love for felines? How does DNA lead to people with no fingerprints, or humans born with ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  2. Innovation & Leadership in the Agile Age to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    The path to game changing innovation will be realized by radically changing an organization's approach to leadership and decision making. Moving from politics and PowerPoint to decision making by hypothesis ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  3. Gates of Heaven, Gates of Hell to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    As newspapers bolt meters onto their sites and juicy narratives end up locked inside apps, will the village common become segregated into info have-and-have-nots. Will certain kinds of content become ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  4. New Standards for a New Era of Journalism to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Trust in traditional news sources is at an all-time low. Trust in new start-up newsrooms is even lower. Why is this? Craig Newmark (yes, that Craig Newmark) and Kelly McBride ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Design Unicorns: Turning Myth into Reality to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Empathic. Collaborative. Constructive. Fast. These are just some of the words that today's hiring managers use to describe the new New Hire. As our mediums change, so do our expectations ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  2. Hey, Where's My Robot Girlfriend? to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Hybrids of sex and technology are flourishing in contemporary culture, from basement workshops where power tools are repurposed as bedroom aids to media genres devoted to robot-human couplings. The mechanical ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  3. The Art of Making Fun of Yourself to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Can a sense of humor be strategic? In the age of hashtag fails and campaign flops, it's crucial to use a dash of humor in your social recipe. How do ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)

  4. Gun Printing with Defense Distributed to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Cody Wilson presents the work and vision of the 3D gun printing collective Defense Distributed. Wilson will cover how Defense Distributed began, as well as the current state of gun ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon FGH (map)