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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Designing Habits: From Big Data to Small Changes to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    We all know there are vast amounts of data about our lives - our spending, our browsing, our activity - being collected daily. With the recent explosion in inexpensive sensors ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Creekside (map)

  2. Ninjaneering: Where Fine Art meets High Tech to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    As an exploration of the intersection of art and technology, the panel will present and discuss several large-scale sculptures that strongly leverage various forms of engineering. Consisting of a mix ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  3. Please Leave a Message to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Catching consumers when they have time for us is becoming more complex. Now have to chase them around on their laptops, tablets and increasingly, their smart phones. As the screens ...

    At Wanderlust, Wanderlust (map)

  4. Wellness Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Friday 8th March

    Enjoy some time with other mindful health practitioners, and get the details on what other wellness panels, presentations, and resources are available during SXSW. Bring your ideas for healthy living ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 8A (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. 2013 SXSW Newbies Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Saturday 9th March

    A meet-up to talk about SXSW. Discuss how to get through a day of panels and parties and still keeping your particulars. Tips on how to make the most of ...

    At Meet Up Tent (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. Ask The Mentors: How to Startup in Austin to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The Austin tech scene is booming, more and more companies are considering laying down their roots in the capital city. With a top research university, business-friendly tax incentives, and an ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Chamber Offices (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. Racism on YouTube to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The Racism on YouTube panel will take a hard look at the various struggles that black members of the YouTube community face each day. YouTube is an expansive, diverse community, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  2. Hacking the News Around the World to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Hacker journalism is going global. The Hacks/Hackers movement has spread around the world, and this panel will bring together organizers from Africa, South America, the Middle East and the U.S. ...

    At Omni Downtown, Longhorn (map)

  3. 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)

  4. Why Digital Maps Can Reboot Cultural History to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Digital maps dot the landscape of the Internet and our mobile devices. And for the most part, these maps live in a perpetual NOW. But one thing often overlooked in ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4 (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. 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)

  3. Kim Dotcom Speaks! A Skype Panel to

    Featured Session on Monday 11th March

    Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder busted by New Zealand police under FBI and US DOJ supervision and awaiting extradition to the United States and a potential 55 years in jail ...

    At Long Center, Dell Hall (map)

  4. Presenting Complex Information with Simplicity to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Complex stories and information can often be difficult to explain. Presented poorly, they can come across as too dense or intimidating to understand. And that can leave you and your ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  5. Power of Good: Activate Your Audience for a Cause to

    Next Stage on Monday 11th March

    How are we, as media-driven consumers, inspired by a cause or motivated towards social change? In this discussion Theo Ianuly and Geoff Stanfield of Gist Lab will bring together musician ...

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

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Cryptowars Déjà Vu: Controlling Exports of Tech to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    We now know that technology plays an important role in activism, allowing for ease of communication and the rallying of support, among other things. In the 2009 Iran protests and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  2. Parsing Reality: Shaping Play with Connected Stuff to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    This panel will explore how our actual lives and everyday stuff are becoming the most interesting platform for gaming. We'll discuss, from different perspectives, the ways games are shaping our ...

    At Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake, Town Lake Ballroom (map)

  3. High School Athletics & Exploitation of Athletes to

    Core Conversation on Tuesday 12th March

    From more games being televised on sports cable networks to in-depth analysis by Internet recruiting services and on social media platforms, high school athletes have never been more visible or ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  4. The Art & Science of Hacking an Industry to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    Every business claims to be disruptive. Most startup founders want to innovate the next app or feature to attract more dollars or clicks than the industry standard. Now there's a ...

    At Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom (map)