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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Toward the Unification of Physics to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Recent news from the CERN laboratory in Geneva has revealed the existence of a heavy unstable particle that had been predicted by the theory that unifies two of the forces ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  2. The Consumerization of Revolutions to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    You're powering a revolution, but you don't even know it. Because while you're heads-down in Angry Birds (Mighty Eagle FTW), entire industries are falling down under the weight of your ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Why Tiny Habits Give Big Results to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Over the last year, I've coached thousands of people in creating new habits. Human behavior is not as complicated as most believe. And the received wisdom about habits is often ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  2. Digital Reality: Life in Two Worlds to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    We have spent the last two decades capturing the real world, turning it into ones and zeros. Bits replacing atoms, where digital was cool and physical was the forgotten relative. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  3. The Future of Porn to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Cindy Gallop's initiative http://makelovenotporn.com received an extraordinary response when she launched it at TED 2009 - including support from many members of the porn industry. Cindy shares the experience of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  4. Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Life today is live, real-time, and always on. It's not a mere speeding up, however much technology accelerated the rate at which we attempt to do things. It's the shift ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    There's a new business revolution brewing—& it's happening where we shop. John Mackey, co-CEO & co-founder of Whole Foods Market & a pioneer of the Conscious Capitalism movement, will go ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  2. Go Fund Yourself to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Stop asking the question: “What are the chances my crowdfunding campaign will be successful?” You are not at the Kentucky Derby or Las Vegas. Crowdfunding is not a lottery — ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  3. A Life Worth Living Is a Life Worth Recording to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    With over 8 million social media followers (G+, FB, Pinterest, Twitter), Trey Ratcliff has been doing something different with photography and sharing over the past six years. He publishes StuckInCustoms.com, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  4. Building Tools for Creativity to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Tumblr founder David Karp was born and raised in New York City, attending the Bronx High School Science before dropping out at age 15. An internship at Frederator Studios led ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. The New Golden Age of Human Spaceflight to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a key member of the commercial spaceflight revolution that is changing how NASA is planning its future in space. Garriott de Cayeux will discuss ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  2. 100 Year Starship: Interstellar Travel & Beyond to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Private space exploration projects have made headlines recently with companies like Space X, Planetary Resources and Virgin Galactic, but the first woman of color in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, has ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  3. The New Normal: Resilience in Crisis Recovery to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” That sentiment has always applied to the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  4. Connecting & Empowering the Creative World to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    The future of creative careers will transform the creative industry as we know it. From the content we consume to the marketing that surrounds us, our world is made interesting ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Chaotic Good: The Right Alignment for Your Company to

    Featured Session on Tuesday 12th March

    "A Chaotic Good character favors change for a greater good, disdains bureaucratic organizations that get in the way of social improvement, and places a high value on personal freedom, not ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  2. Esther Dyson, Release 0.9 to

    Featured Session on Tuesday 12th March

    Esther Dyson always seems to get interested in things before they become popular. Join us for an interactive discussion on what's intriguing right now to this always-curious, always-challenging, angel investor ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  3. Change the Ratio: Conversations with Rachel Sklar to

    Featured Session on Tuesday 12th March

    Writer and disrupter Rachel Sklar talks to assorted high-profile tech leaders about the interplay between diversity, meritocracy, privilege and innovation, and how the tech industry is transforming as it goes ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)