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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Imitation as Innovation: Lessons from the Shanzhai to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    From watches, bags and shoes to touchscreen tablets, fast food and electric cars -- you can find thousands of knockoff brands in China. Large, highly coordinated networks of innovative companies ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. The Laws of Subtraction: Rules to Innovate By to

    Book Reading on Saturday 9th March

    The world of business and commerce has never been more complex. We live in a constant state of stimulation and distraction. The choices and features we face daily are overwhelming. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  2. What's So Funny About Innovation? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Anything compelling has to have a human element to it, but humans are inherently complex, and therefore unpredictable. The most successful innovations often seem counter-intuitive when they are introduced, but ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Debra Kaye - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Debra Kaye will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation” following her Panel session. An ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  2. Steven Lowe - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Steven A. Lowe will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “SXSW Peeps: 11 Interwoven Interviews”.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  3. PBS' Digital Evolution to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Throughout its 40-year history, PBS has been a pioneer- taking television content to new heights, bringing audiences to the edge of the universe and back, and encouraging generations of children ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. BUILT 2013: Make & Tell, Magic Revealed to

    Next Stage on Monday 11th March

    Bike Hugger's Built is back for SXSW 2013 with another Make and Tell event. This audience favorite features a series of talks by people who create, reveal their design process, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Next Stage EH 3/4 (map)

  2. Ninja Innovation: Ten Killer Strategies to

    Book Reading on Monday 11th March

    What leads to success? Why do some companies thrive while others fail? For 30 years, Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and host of the world's largest ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  3. Shaun Abrahamsom - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Monday 11th March

    Shaun Abrahamsom will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “Crowdstorm: The Future of Innovation, Ideas, and Problem Solving. ”

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  4. A Conversation with Steve Case to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    To keep America's economic and innovation engine running, we must tap into the "secret sauce" that made the United States what it is today... our entrepreneurs. Reflecting on his experience ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Constructive Disruption for the Music Biz to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    After the record industry and the live music industry, it's time for innovation and constructively disrupting how the music industry operates. It's time to open up the shop and see ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  2. The Big Power Shift in Media to

    Featured Session on Tuesday 12th March

    When SXSW Interactive began, blogging was new, people still sent email forwards, and print media stocks were at record highs. The South By crowd knew a big change was coming ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  3. Kal Raustiala - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Tuesday 12th March

    Kal Raustiala will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation” following his Book Reading session. Kal Raustiala holds a joint ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  4. Adult Industry Trends & Their Mainstream Implications to

    Featured Session on Tuesday 12th March

    Historically, innovation in sex-related technology has spurred innovation in mainstream technology. In 2013, is this still the case? If so, what are the trends, memes, patterns and shifts in the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  5. 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)

  6. Digital Outcasts: The New Bootstrapping to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    The term “outcast” covers numerous demographic categories. It can represent the 54 million Americans currently living with a disability. It can refer to patients who live in isolation during long-term ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  7. Deadmau5 & Richie Hawtin: Talk. Techno. Technology. to

    Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    This session presented by SXSW Music. Techno and technology adventurer and world-leading DJ Richie Hawtin engages on-stage with deadmau5 – one of the most globally-renowned electronic artists period. Each are ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)