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Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Al Gore on The Future to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of the emerging forces that are reshaping our ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  2. Lean Government to

    at The Lean Startup SXSW with 500 Startups & Eric Ries on Saturday 9th March

    The CTO & CIO of the USA

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon ABC (Lean Startup) (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Designing & Building Services Inside Government to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    The past few years have seen the emergence of a new trend in government. Where once government IT projects were characterised by large out-sourced projects, the skunkworks philosophy has begun ...

    At Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, Brazos (map)

  2. 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. A Challenge from the President: 1M STEM Innovators to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Last year, only 45 African American students took the Computer Science AP exam in California, a state known for being a hub of innovation. Hear from the White House and ...

    At Omni Downtown, Lone Star (map)

  2. Crowdfunding: A Catalyst for Local Economic Growth to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    At a time when funding from local, state, and federal governments is spread thin and credit is increasingly harder to come by, crowdfunding has demonstrated that collective and collaborative efforts ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  3. How to Solve the World's Problems to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    The growing problems of the world -- from climate change, conflict, poverty, water scarcity, infectious disease to economic stagnation -- are not too hard to solve. Rather progress is stalled ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Can Crowdfunding Save Local Government Budgets? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    There are countless local government projects that are not completed due to lack of funding. These are projects like building new parks, renovating neighborhood pools and adding bike lanes - ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  2. Engaging Government for Fun, Profit & Meaning to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    The opening of government has already yielded new tools that can help citizens to start their own businesses and engage in successful projects, while helping the government and the market ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)