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Friday 8th March 2013

  1. Opening Remarks from Bre Pettis to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Makerbot co founder and CEO Bre Pettis talks about the present and the future of the ongoing 3D printing revolution. Pettis will also cover one of the lessons he has ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  2. Mike Proulx - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Friday 8th March

    Mike Proulx will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “Social TV: How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  3. #catvidfest: Is This the End of Art? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    On August 30th, 2012 over 10,000 people gathered at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for the first Internet Cat Video Festival (#catvidfest). What began as a social experiment testing ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  4. Building Successful Teams in Latin America to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Latin America is among the most dynamic emerging markets in the world, resulting in a tremendous amount of opportunity for startup success. Building teams in Latin America presents a unique ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  5. Come As You Are Yoga to

    Meet Up on Friday 8th March

    Yoga was developed thousands of years ago as a way to prepare the mind and body for enlightenment. What better way to prepare yourself for all the new ideas, insights, ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 8A (map)

  6. Connected for Reconstruction to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Disasters do not discriminate. In 2010 a massive earthquake ravaged the urban fabric of Port au Prince; in 2011 rural fishing villages were flattened by a tsunami in Northern Japan ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom EF (map)

  7. Disaster: The Future of Crisis Communications to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    An interactive discussion with attendees about how a disaster response works from a communication responder's standpoint. Panelists will share with attendees how to communicate effectively with Joint Information Centers, and ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  8. Lean Forward, Lean Back: Tablet News Experiences to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Insights from the Poynter Institute's major study of news and storytelling on tablets. The study explores the way that elements of touch, gesture, interactivity and position come together to create ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

  9. Localore Plays Austin: Speaker<>Street<>Screen to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    KUT-FM's Austin Music Map (AMM) is a year-long exploration of the city's abundant and diverse musical subcultures. Blending on-line, broadcast, and street media, it's one of 10 public media innovation ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB (map)

  10. Survival Strategies for Brands in China to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Whether companies like it or not, China is the new battleground for brands that want to succeed on the global stage. Foreign brands are increasingly challenged to expand their presence ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB (map)

  11. Tales of US Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Erik Martin (GM, reddit) and Alexis Ohanian (cofounder, reddit) crowdfunded a bus, the Internet 2012 Campaign Tour bus, to collect, document and share stories throughout the American heartland. I'm going ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  12. The Mechanics of Magic: 7 Game Design Insights to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The web world is agog over game design as the next silver bullet, slapping badges and progress bars over every annoying thing they wish users to do. As users tire ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  13. Toward the Unification of Physics to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Recent news from the CERN laboratory in Geneva has revealed the existence of a heavy unstable particle that had been predicted by the theory that unifies two of the forces ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  14. Why Public Policy Should Matter to Your Startup to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Senator Moran will discuss the policy challenges startups face and how the startup community can engage with policy makers to enable innovation and help economic growth.

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB (map)

  15. Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud to

    Book Reading on Friday 8th March

    The combined impact of social technologies, the mobile Internet, and cloud computing are creating incredible new business opportunities. They are also destroying unprepared companies, transforming industries, and leaving behind workers ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  16. Vanessa Wang and Peter Moskovits - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Friday 8th March

    Vanessa Wang and Peter Moskovits will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “The Definitive Guide to HTML5 Websocket ”.

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  17. Ted Shelton - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Friday 8th March

    Ted Shelton will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of “Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud: Transform Your Business Using Social Media, Mobile Internet, and Cloud Computing”. ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  18. The End of Your Life Book Club to

    Book Reading on Friday 8th March

    This is a new paradigm based on forming two-person book clubs as a way to help you become happier and more successful. This kind of club can also help you ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  19. Will Schwalbe - Book Signing to

    Book/DVD signing on Friday 8th March

    Will Schwalbe will appear at the South by Bookstore to sign copies of “THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB” (2012) following his Book Reading session. Will Schwalbe is the ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (map)

  20. Awe-Inspiring Web Typography You Can Do Now to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Typography on the web is going from strength to strength. All web browsers proudly boast their typographic capabilities as CSS 3 continues to evolve & stabilise. We've seen the arrival ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (map)

  21. How to Be Interesting to

    Book Reading on Friday 8th March

    Combining fresh and pithy life lessons, often just a sentence or two, with deceptively simple diagrams and graphs, HOW TO BE INTERESTING is an inspiring guide that shows you how ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G (map)

  22. How to Rank Better in Google & Bing to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    Building a web site doesn't guarantee that it will automatically be loved by search engines. Having some SEO (search engine optimization) savvy can be a big help. But SEO doesn't ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD (map)

  23. 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)

  24. Latinos y Mobile: A Silver Bullet? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    As the numbers of Latinos in the US continues to grow, we have heard that mobile will solve the digital divide in empowering the Latino population but what does that ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC (map)

  25. 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)

  26. 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)

  27. Teaching Cheetahs: Disruptive Education in Africa to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    The discussion will focus on bringing to light some of the innovative ideas being put into practice on the African continent to build leadership and management capacity thus enabling African ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC (map)

  28. Technology, Imagination & Exponential Thinking to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    Today we live in a world where the exponential progression of technology is increasingly shrinking the lag time between what we can imagine and what we can create. We are ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (map)

  29. The Consumerization of Revolutions to

    Featured Session on Friday 8th March

    You're powering a revolution, but you don't even know it. Because while you're heads-down in Angry Birds (Mighty Eagle FTW), entire industries are falling down under the weight of your ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D (map)

  30. The Learn to Code Movement to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Friday 8th March

    As the number of companies utilizing the cloud, smartphones and API's grow, the demand for skilled programmers is increasing but there is a problem. There aren't enough developers to go ...

    At Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC (map)

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