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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. #catvidfest: Is This the End of Art? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    On August 30th, 2012 over 10,000 people gathered at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for the first Internet Cat Video Festival (#catvidfest). What began as a social experiment testing ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. How to Rank Better in Google & Bing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Building a web site doesn't guarantee that it will automatically be loved by search engines. Having some SEO (search engine optimization) savvy can be a big help. But SEO doesn't ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media has had a dramatic impact on how we watch television, with Twitter leading the way for a social TV revolution. Social television - the term used to describe ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. iCritics: Showrunners Friends or Worst Enemies? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media and the 24-hour news cycle have pushed the water cooler conversation into hyper-drive. It's happening around the clock with instantaneous reactions from professional critics and their armchair counterparts ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  3. How Tech Companies Should Pitch Hollywood to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    What does a major Hollywood studio look for in a technology provider?As senior digital executives at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Hiram Norman and Bob Mohler get hundreds of queries per year ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  4. Comedy Tech: How Funny Stuff Shapes Our Future to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    We know that Comedy and the internet go hand in hand but is there more to this marriage than meets the eye? What's really behind the success of Funny or ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  5. How TV & the Internet Are Converging on TMZ to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    I would like to talk about how to program for the convergence of the Internet and television. In 5 years both mediums will be obsolete. The box we have at ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Shooting, Producing, Selling: Secrets of Web TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The first wave of web was text. Remember Julie Powell's famous food blog -- and how it had no pictures? Along came a more visual web soon after, and now, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. Mythbusting: Engineering a Viral Video to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    No matter how you do the math, there's no ROI on a video that doesn't get any views. So you just have to make your video go ‘viral', right? But ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  3. Why Comedians Don't Give A F*ck If You're Offended to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Many comedians and fans alike consider the comedy stage a sacred place, where the dark, offensive, sacrilegious and even stupid can and should remain uncensored. But what does free speech ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  4. Death of the Couch Potato: The Future of Social TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Steve Jobs was famously quoted as saying “You watch television to turn your brain off and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.” The ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. The Sports Tightrope: Balancing Your Content to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Official websites are now a major player in the sporting landscape. Sports teams now see themselves as media organizations – offering news that competes with more traditional outlets such as ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. Fresh Prince + Downton Abbey: A Perfect Engagement to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Director of post production at CollegeHumor.com Michael Schaubach and composer Cheryl B. Engelhardt will examine the process of creating online hits like "The Fresh Prince of Downton Abbey" and "Katy ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  3. A Robot in Your Pocket: AI Powered Applications to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Through advances in artificial intelligence and data science, Web sites and apps are evolving. There is a new breed of “robot” applications focused entirely on working on our behalf. Search ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  4. Version Controlling the News. How We Can Archive. to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    In the age of constantly evolving news, newsrooms are confronted by the dilemma of how to archive their content for posterity. This is especially true in the case of breaking ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  5. Fast Food & Fact-Checking: Lessons from PolitiFact to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    After the Tampa Bay Times won a Pulitzer Prize for PolitiFact, its groundbreaking fact-checking operation, other newspapers wanted to get in the game and start their own PolitiFact sites. Editor ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Pandora and TechCrunch Dissect Music & Tech to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Pandora's CTO, Tom Conrad, will sit down with MG Siegler from TechCrunch for a no-holds-barred Q&A session focusing on all things music and tech. Nothing will be off limits, and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. A Conversation with Nick Cave to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    SXSW Film and Music are excited to present Nick Cave in Conversation with New York based author Larry Ratso Sloman. Nick Cave is an internationally acclaimed author, composer, screenwriter and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  3. From Coral Reefs to the Light Field: Making Waves to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Eric Cheng has been exploring the limits of photography as a world-renowned underwater photographer and founder of WetPixel.com, traveling hundreds of feet underwater to capture rare and beautiful creatures. As ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  4. Transitioning Alternative Comedy to TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    IFC creates and champions authentic, original comedies that are “Always On. Slightly Off” including the hit series Portlandia, the fan favorite Comedy Bang! Bang! and the upcoming new original Maron. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)