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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Lean Forward & Back: Social Video Can Have It All to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Can great technology and elegant UX solve the problem of how to fully engage audiences with online video while still providing a “lean back” viewing experience? Or are these two ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  2. Spreadable Media: Value, Meaning & Network Culture to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    How can we better understand how content circulates within contemporary networked culture? The collective decisions people make about whether to pass along content are profoundly reshaping the media landscape. Many ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  3. Henry Jenkins - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Friday 8th March

    Henry Jenkins will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture” and other titles he has authored following ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media has had a dramatic impact on how we watch television, with Twitter leading the way for a social TV revolution. Social television - the term used to describe ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  2. Sources in the Social Media Age to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    As social media destroys previous conceptions of reporters, their sources and the "audience," journalism is being re-defined by the minute. It's also letting people on all sides of the equation ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  3. And What of Liberty? Networks & Freedom to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Your ISP is spying on your network traffic, Zuck pwn'd your social graph. Even darling Twitter has thrown indie developers under the bus for the sake of "consistency." You probably ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  4. 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)

  5. Tweets from the DMZ: Social Media in North Korea to

    Featured Session on Saturday 9th March

    Social media has transformed culture, communication, creativity and journalism in every nation on Earth — other than North Korea, of course. Wait — not so fast. What do we really ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  6. Life on the Line: Tweeting the Drug War to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In the last decade, news reporting on the U.S.-Mexico border has been decimated by the closing and downsizing of U.S. media organizations, censorship of Mexican media and the explosion of ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Dharmesh Shah - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Dharmesh Shah will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs (New Rules Social Media Series)” .

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  2. Participatory Budgeting: Crowdsourcing for Real to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Every year, millions of citizens around the world are involved in a crowdsourcing effort in which they tell their governments where public money should be spent. Known as Participatory Budgeting ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  3. Jonah Berger - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Jonah Berger will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Contagious: Why Things Catch On” following his book reading session. Professor Jonah Berger, of the Wharton School ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  4. Physical Products & the New Distribution Model to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    The old model of brand building and product distribution of physical goods has changed. No longer do you need to introduce via traditional media channels (commercials, trade press, long lead ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  5. Space Social featuring NASA to

    Meet Up on Sunday 10th March

    Join Astronaut Ron Garan, Nicholas Skytland, John Yembrick and others from NASA, in the Meet Up Pavilion to socialize and discuss the latest innovations in space technology. Mingle with the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Meet Up Pavilion EH 3/4 (map)

  6. Ekaterina Walter - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Sunday 10th March

    Ekaterina Walter will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg” following her Panel ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  7. A Life Worth Living Is a Life Worth Recording to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    With over 8 million social media followers (G+, FB, Pinterest, Twitter), Trey Ratcliff has been doing something different with photography and sharing over the past six years. He publishes StuckInCustoms.com, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  8. Why Comedians Don't Give A F*ck If You're Offended to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Many comedians and fans alike consider the comedy stage a sacred place, where the dark, offensive, sacrilegious and even stupid can and should remain uncensored. But what does free speech ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  9. 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)

  10. Global News After the Twitter Revolutions to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    What arguably started with the Arab Spring (witnesses participating in the "news" process directly via Twitter and Facebook has only intensified--and evolved, now employing Instagram and social video). This is ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  11. 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)

  12. The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating to

    Book Reading on Sunday 10th March

    In a world where we communicate as much via text message as we do with our body language, being a full-screen flirt takes virtual finesse. Even when you live a ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

Monday 11th March 2013

  1. Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Impact to

    Book Reading on Monday 11th March

    The power of social technology can be nothing short of revolutionary. In 2008 for example, the Red Cross raised more than $30 million for Haiti through SMS donations. Technologies that ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  2. The Sports Tightrope: Balancing Your Content to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Official websites are now a major player in the sporting landscape. Sports teams now see themselves as media organizations – offering news that competes with more traditional outlets such as ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  3. Andy Smith - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Monday 11th March

    Andy Smith will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change” following ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  4. The Book of Business Awesome / UnAwesome to

    Book Reading on Monday 11th March

    This talk from his new book covers key business concepts related to marketing, branding, public relations, social media, human resources and customer service. It's about the authentic touch, and the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  5. Bullying: Social Media as Problem & Solution to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    As social media platforms evolve and multiply, so too do the instances of online bullying. The epidemic has reached a crisis point in American culture, with nearly one in three ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  6. How to Measure Social Media to

    Book Reading on Monday 11th March

    Think social marketing is worth it? Prove it. If your CEO hasn't demanded that yet, they will. Then what? Hand them some jive about "return on conversation" or "follower growth"? ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  7. Online Activism Meet Up to

    Meet Up on Monday 11th March

    Join other movers and shakers in the Meet Up Pavilion to discuss social and digital media trends in advocacy and how these leaders use the web to mobilize their supporters.

    At Austin Convention Center, Meet Up Pavilion EH 3/4 (map)

  8. 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)

  9. How Shared Experiences Enable Global Understanding to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Monday 11th March

    Technology is changing the world and enabling people from anywhere to connect and share experiences that create wonder and inspire. Skype's social good initiative, Skype in the classroom (SITC), is ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

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