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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Mobilizing Ingenuity to Strengthen Global Security to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    As the nature of diplomacy has changed since the Cold War, the Department of State has embraced new tools and is reaching out to those behind these new tools. Rose ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK (map)

  2. Voto Latino and National Voter Registration Day to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    In 2008, at least 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed or didn't know their voter registration deadline. In 2012, the first-ever National Voter Registration Day set out to ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Election2012 TechTeams: How Their Work Helps Yours to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Political parties are analyzing the last election because its lessons are critical to future success. But what worked and didn't is valuable not only to politicians, but to nonprofit organizations ...

    At Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Capitol View South (map)

  2. Political Cartooning: From Dead Trees to Live Wire to

    Future15 on Saturday 9th March

    Political cartooning has been around since ancient Rome and is more popular with readers than ever before. Now that print media is being replaced with online distribution channels, however, they're ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  3. 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)

  4. The Global Fight to Democratize Access to Capital to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    A global fight is currently underway to democratize access to capital for entrepreneurs. With over half of the world population engaged in self-generated work, the outcome of this is critical. ...

    At Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom (map)

  5. Clay Johnson - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Saturday 9th March

    Clay Johnson will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “The Information Diet” following his Book Reading session. Clay Johnson is best known as the co-founder of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. A Conversation with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    The critically acclaimed host of MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show” and one of America's leading progressive voices makes her SXSW debut. The cable news star brings her signature wit and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  2. Cory Booker: The New Media Politician to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Few politicians use social media as openly, or prolifically, as Cory Booker. As the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he has used Twitter to interact with his constituents on a ...

    At Long Center, Dell Hall (map)

  3. Nowhere to Hide: Can Twitter Fight Corruption? to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    "Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give him a bank and he can rob the world." Cronyism and dishonesty are rampant, from phonying up the ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  4. Startups@DC: Max Political Impact, Minimum Effort to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    How do we get results from what most consider a broken government? What skills are needed to unpackage the government monolith into specific stacks for specific tasks and duties? This ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  5. Socializing Russia: How Protest Movements Failed to

    Future15 on Sunday 10th March

    On December 10th, 2011, after a week of small-scale demonstrations, Russia saw some of the largest protests in Moscow since the 1990s. Participate in the insight into the role that ...

    At Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 615AB (map)

  6. The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust to

    Book Reading on Sunday 10th March

    Never before in the history of humanity have so many people been lied to or manipulated on a daily basis. During the recent election, we saw billions of dollars of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  7. Art, Activism & Augmented Reality to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    One of the latest genres in New Media art is that of Augmented Reality, or the overlay of digital content onto physical reality through the use of smart phones and ...

    At Omni Downtown, Austin (map)

  8. Big Data Democracy: The Rise of Analytics to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    You've all heard about the role of "big data" in this year's race to the White House. From Nate Silver's models to Obama's project Narwhal, the 2012 Presidential election abandoned ...

    At Wanderlust, Wanderlust (map)

  9. The Signal & the Noise to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Diplomacy 2.0: Foreign Ministries on Social Media to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world. Social media encourages us to share real-time information with the greatest number of connections, which can ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  2. How Partisan Media Contributes to Healthy Politics to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    The rise of new media, from Facebook and Twitter to The Huffington Post and The Daily Caller, has allowed consumers of news to ignore anything that challenges their prior beliefs. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

Tuesday 12th March 2013

  1. Chris Hayes - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Tuesday 12th March

    Chris Hayes will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy”. Christopher Hayes is editor at large of The Nation and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  2. Privacy: Who Is In, Who Is Out? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Tuesday 12th March

    The privacy debate has become a regulatory battle pitting two federal agencies – the FCC and the FTC – against each other. Privacy is a critical issue in today's technology ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)