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Saturday 9th March 2013

  1. Home Room to

    Meet Up on Saturday 9th March

    A new addition to the 2013 lineup, SXSW Home Rooms are where you get the most current information about all the presentations, panels, and networking opportunities for the day ahead. ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  2. Frenemies: Fanning the Flames of Fandom to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Storytellers! Underestimate the power of fandom at your peril. If a storyteller has done his or her job right, they have created a rich story world complete with canons, tropes ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  3. Grabbing a Bottle Rocket-Making Techquisition Work to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Tech companies spent more than $100 billion on acquisitions in 2010, often to create a bottle-rocket effect of fast growth, yet industry leaders estimate 70-90 percent of tech acquisitions fail. ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend (map)

  4. The Grocery Store: Going “Tech” Fresh to Survive to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    With high quality internet access rising, cell phones and tablets more ubiquitous than ever and heightened multitasking among “millenials,” grocery shopping is not what it used to be. Only 41% ...

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

  5. Time Shifting: Is Sports the Last One Standing? to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    As digital devices and streaming make appointment based viewing less important, live sports appears to be one of the last categories that can consistently draw massive viewership numbers. How are ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  6. A Home on the Web: The State of Blogging in 2013 to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    When Matt Mullenweg started blogging 10 years ago, he was looking for a permanent home on the Web. His passion for blogging led him to develop WordPress, the most popular ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  7. Deadliest Catch's Twitter for Tough Guys to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Social media is a pervasive part of our lives – from how we connect with our family & friends to how we consume media. But is it for everyone? How ...

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

  8. Declaring War on IT Turnover to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    We have become a job-hopping culture. Company ‘lifers' that maintain a career and knowledge in just one company for most of their working lives are essentially extinct. According to the ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend (map)

  9. Taboo Travel to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    From the Vatican Secret Archives and Nevada's Area 51 to the Google server warehouse and the giant floating plastic garbage island in the middle of the ocean and a myriad ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  10. Democracy Games: Civics for the Digital Age? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    Peter Sagal of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" and host of new PBS series, Constitution USA, leads a “Wait Wait” style conversation on reinvigorating dreaded civics lessons through gaming. ...

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

  11. LGBTech: Equality in Tech & Where We're Going to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Tech and interactive design is one of the most forward thinking industries, by design, and there are tons of LGBTQ who work in this industry. Only recently have the LGBTQ ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend (map)

  12. Revealing Basketball's 10 Hidden Positions to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    For as long as basketball has been played, it's been played with five positions. But through topological data visualization, Muthu Alagappan discovered the 10 positions hidden among them, with the ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  13. The Twenty-Something Time Machine to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Millennials are allegedly the prototype of the new consumer. They're hyper-connected, tech-aware, and uber-social. They blend channels constantly: Surfing on their tablets while watching TV and texting their friends – ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  14. Dating By Accident: Finding Love While You Tweet to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Yeah, there's Match and OkCupid and HowAboutWe. But the real matches are happening on everyday social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and Instagram. Set aside all the hype about ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  15. Food Fight: Web Tech as Battleground for the Local to

    Core Conversation on Saturday 9th March

    Americans have never been more interested in where their food is coming from, but how is this impacting the economy, our environment and public health? Industrial Agriculture has driven much ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend (map)

  16. How Sojo Studios Is Bettering the World via Cloud to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    In 2011, Sojo Studios announced its first online social game, WeTopia, which was designed to be part of a free series of Facebook games allowing players can create villages and ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  17. Training the Next 7 Generations of Storytellers to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Saturday 9th March

    The storytelling tradition is strong within Native cultures, however, traditions and languages are still being lost with every generation. Over half of the Native American population is under the age ...

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

Sunday 10th March 2013

  1. Home Room to

    Meet Up on Sunday 10th March

    A new addition to the 2013 lineup, SXSW Home Rooms are where you get the most current information about all the presentations, panels, and networking opportunities for the day ahead. ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  2. Best Practices for Outsourcing & Integration to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Hold a discussion covering the benefits of using outsourced resources and how to improve going forward •Cost savings •Increased quality of next generation titles •Immediate availability of resource ramp up ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend (map)

  3. Hacking the Crowd: Artists as Entrepreneurs to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Molly Crabapple - visual artist, and Kim Boekbinder - musician, are both champions of the crowd funding age. Both have received international praise and recognition for their groundbreaking work in ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  4. Is Women's Media Too Girly? to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Over the past year and a half, media (websites, TV, books) created by women has often been accused of being too girly. When women's sites XOJane.com and Hello Giggles launched ...

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

  5. Transcendent Tech: Is G-d Rebooting the World? to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    We live in an increasingly connected world. Constant streams of tweets, status-updates and check-ins have brought humanity closer together than ever. We've entered an era with an emphasis on creating ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

  6. Digital Disruption: Brands as Culture Participants to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    During this provocative panel, the fundamental question of why marketers, agencies, venture capitalists, startups and media companies continue to struggle to adapt to a world that has gone digital, mobile ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  7. Drinking Your Way to the Future to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    To bring about a more social experience in the workplace, we created Arnie - the world's first talking beer vending machine. Arnie is fully automated, intelligent and works on the ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend (map)

  8. Jiro Dreams of Game Design to

    Featured Session on Sunday 10th March

    From early on in the careers, three-star Michelin chefs - a rarified 106 in the world at present - have a nearly tyrannical hold on their kitchens. They insist on ...

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

  9. 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)

  10. Hidden Social: Where Sexual Variants Gather Online to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    This core conversation will address the ways in which those who have sexual interests outside the mainstream form and find community as well as a safe place to gather on ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend (map)

  11. Physical & Digital Collide: Retail Rewired to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    Today's retail space has an expiration date, and it's up to digital marketing experts as well as retail space planners to help brands prepare for the future. We call it ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 (map)

  12. Toddlers & Technology to

    Solo / Dual / Panel on Sunday 10th March

    As today's children are practically born digital, it comes as no surprise that this generation is the most tech-savvy yet. Now, with more than half of all US children having ...

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

  13. What Do Sensors Mean for News, Society & Science? to

    Core Conversation on Sunday 10th March

    Every day, sensors around the world record more data. Increasingly, citizens are becoming sensors, carrying mobile devices that enable them to collect and share observations from their environments. From governments ...

    At Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD (map)

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