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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Extreme GPS: Limits of Security & Precision to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    GPS has its limits. My students and I at the University of Texas Radionavigation Lab work to find them. For 20 years, GPS was so reliable it became navigation and ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  2. NASA: Sharing Space to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The nation's space agency has embraced the use of social media to reach out, engaging new audiences in new ways and giving people behind-the-scenes access to areas rarely seen by ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Brand Fans, the New Brand Marketers to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Before Time's Person of the Year was “You” – a corporate powerhouse was already putting “You” in control. Since 2006, PepsiCo has been at the forefront of crowdsourcing – letting ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  2. Innovation U.— Getting Great Ideas Out the Door to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    As president of The University of Texas at Austin, Bill Powers has become a thought leader on the role of the research institution in our rapidly transitioning economy. He rejects ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  3. Beyond UXD: Transforming Experience Through Design to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Everybody is talking about user experience design, but what does experience actually mean? And how can we work with experience in design? Experience is what we do and what we ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  4. Curbing Crime with Data Extraction & Ontologies to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Human activity – good and bad, legal and criminal, ethical and unethical – has become increasingly bound up in data-driven systems. For organizations of all kinds – government, non-profit, businesses ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Crowdsourced Small Volume Vehicle Manufacturing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Local Motors has pioneered how to achieve crowd-powered design and development of complex cyber-mechanical devices. In short, we have crowd-sourced the first production cars in the world. Further, we have ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  2. 3D Printing for People with Disabilities to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    People with disabilities are often confined to using assistive equipment that is ugly and badly designed for their needs. Wheelchairs, crutches, handrails, vehicles, cutlery - most things in life - ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  3. Industrial Revolution 3.0 & Future of 3D Printing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    What is the future of manufacturing, design, and creativity? How are 3D printing and the maker movement shifting the global economy? Mike Senese, Senior Editor at Wired, and Peter Weijmarshausen, ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  4. Democratization of Publishing: Survive & Thrive to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The publishing industry is evolving as authors, indie app and game creators and musicians are empowered to self-publish and distribute real time, on demand content to millions of potential customers. ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Practical Natural Language Processing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Natural language processing enables new ways for people to interact with computers. Widely-available open source tools are making NLP more powerful and easier to incorporate into your application. This panel ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  2. Synthetic Brains, Facebook & the New Revolution to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Will we ever understand complex human experiences such as consciousness or emotions? Will there ever be a way to build synthetic brains or brain-like computers? The brain is a network ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  3. Edison vs. Tesla & the Myth of the Lone Inventor to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Tempers run hot in the tech community anytime you mention the names Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. At the dawn of the 20th century both men had incredibly accurate predictions ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  4. Fixing Filter Failure: Engaging the Global Mind to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    In the era of today's socially-driven Web, being first to discover breaking trends, opinions and news is a major strategic advantage. But search engines can only show us what has ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. STAMPEDE: Supercomputing for Big Data, Big Science to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Supercomputing is for solving BIG problems, and doing so faster than 'regular' collections of servers. Supercomputing is fundamental for scientific advances, and is increasingly being used by companies industries to ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  2. The End of Reality: The New Augmented Reality to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    The 21st century has introduced an array of technologies that strive to enable the seamless mix of virtual content and real-world environments. The ability to augment the human senses holds ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)

  3. Space Tech After NASA: Boom Times for Innovation? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    With the landing of the space shuttle Atlantis in July of 2011, NASA effectively took itself out of the manned spaceflight game—at least for now. In the months that followed, ...

    At Omni Downtown, Capital Ballroom (map)