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Friday, March 13
 

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Challenges of Free-to-Play: No Money, No Problem Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4Cory Butler • Gary Gattis • Matthew Hemby • Jeff Petry Life in the OASIS: Emulating the 1980s in-Browser Long Center AT&T Education RoomErnest Cline • Jason Scott The In-Stadium Fan Experience in MLS Four Seasons Ballroom CDMax Bretos • Adrian Hanauer • Robb Heineman • Merritt Paulson Big Data and AI Need Each Other And You Need Both ACL Live at the Moody Theater ACL LiveGanesh Bell • Amir Husain • Maher Masri • Manoj Saxena • Michael Stewart Designing for Trust JW Marriott Salon DMichael Boeke Digital Diversity: How Culture Impacts Digital Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Virginia Lennon • Christian Martinez How to Own The Conversation: Launching the MKC Palm Door on Sixth Main StageAshley Davidson • Adam Flanagan • Robert Pietsch • Chad Rumminger • Sarah Shanfield • Scott Steiner Next Nature: How Technology Becomes Nature JW Marriott Salon 3Koert van Mensvoort ReleaseIt at SXSW: Round 1 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BSusan Amat • Trey Bowles • Evan Burfield • Shauna Causey • Marc Nager Revamping Photoshop for Screen Design JW Marriott Salon EZorana Gee The Climate Crisis: Challenge & Opportunity ACC Exhibit Hall 5Al Gore What Is A Brand Now Anyway? Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomLaura Gordon • Vinoo Vijay • Russell Wager • James Ward What Marketers Can Learn From Political Campaigns Trinity Hall Trinity HallPeter Bouchard • Rich Mintz • Michelle Mullineaux • David Murphy Designing Your Future with the Connected Car JW Marriott Room 310-311Cobie Everdell • Diny Huang How to Keep Ideas Alive After SXSW JW Marriott Room 301-302Christian Dodd • Nicholas Papagiannis Psychological Architectures for Persuasive Tech JW Marriott Salon FBrian Cugelman PhD

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Coaching Fast and Fearlessly Four Seasons Ballroom ABArt Briles • Kevin Kelley • George Schroeder How to Remain Relevant in Today’s Digital Age ACC Ballroom DCharles Barkley • Richard Deitsch Sport for Development: Affecting Societal Change Four Seasons Ballroom CDJoey Cheek • Matt Geschke • Dave Mingey • Paul Teeple The Changing Face of Action Sports Media Four Seasons San JacintoAngel Collinson • Tana Hoffman • Todd Jones • Keith Sharman Building an Army of Brand Advocates Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDLuanne Calvert • Amanda Levy • Abby Lunardini • Terry Macko CSS as a Service: Maintaining Style JW Marriott Salon BShay Howe Customizable Interactive SVG Graphics for the Web JW Marriott Salon DDevina Coutinho • Priyanka Herur Global Digital Trends for The Luxury Consumer Palm Door on Sixth Main StageKeenan Ellsberry • Mark Evans • Chris Milk • Paul Miser How to Disrupt Wall St: The Flash Boys Blueprint JW Marriott Salon 5-6Brad Katsuyama New Social Networks Are Changing Entire Industries JW Marriott Salon 7Carmel DeAmicis • Nate Gross • Jay Hallberg • Manish Kothari ReleaseIt at SXSW Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BSusan Amat • Trey Bowles • Evan Burfield • Shauna Causey • Marc Nager The Art and Science of Shareability Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Dao Nguyen The Internet: F@#% Free Speech, F@#% Fair Use JW Marriott Room 404Sarah Feingold • David Wong The Myth of Reducing Friction in Your Product JW Marriott Salon ASushmita Subramanian Using Data to Create Rich User Experiences Trinity Hall Trinity HallMike Baker • Subu Desaraju • Scott Lange • Andrew Martin You Are Not A Product: The Ello Revolution Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Paul Budnitz Your Laws, Your Data: Making Government More Open ACC Room 10ABMolly Bohmer • Daniel Schuman • Molly Schwartz • Rebecca Williams Helping Hands in the Global Village Long Center West Pincer LoungeTroy Farnsworth CP, FAAOP • Troy Farnsworth • Jonathan Schull

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Trusted Filters and the Rise of Data Loyalty ACC Ballroom CJason CranfordTeague Egg Hunt: The History of Easter Eggs in Games Long Center KodoskyJuuso Myllyrinne • Matias Myllyrinne Filmmaking Cues from Top Sports Cinematographers Four Seasons San JacintoSkip Clark • Al Francesco • Brian Schulz • John Tipton Making to Manufacturing Long Center West Pincer LoungeMarc Boudria • Rob Faludi • Peter Li • Nathan Siedle • Peter Vancorenland The Athlete Slash Entrepreneur Four Seasons Ballroom ABIsrael Idonije • Mike Kafka • Linda Lacina USA/Europe Co-Production and Funding Opportunities ACC Room 17BTruls Kontny • Ingrid Rudefors • Mikael Svensson And While We Are Asking, Is Media Dead Too? Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomBob Garfield • Meredith Kopit Levien • Eamonn Store Behind the Social at PBS' Largest Content Provider JW Marriott Salon 7Hannah Auerbach • Molly Jacobs • Tory Starr • Olivia Wong Brand and Deliver: Creating Custom Branded Content Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Spencer Griffin • Luke Simmons Brands as the New Medicis in Art's Digital Age JW Marriott Room 402-403Don Meek • Amos Pizzey • Emma Trant Commercial Threats to Freedom of Speech Online ACC Room 10ABAmy Austin • Paul Alan Levy • Evan Mascagni • Laura Prather Decoding Gender Diversity in Tech JW Marriott Salon 1Carolina Huaranca • Savannah Peterson • Alexa Scordato • Darrell Silver F1 Data Analysis Shifts Gears to Healthcare JW Marriott Room 203-204Julian Jenkins • Geoff McGrath • Dan Rutstein Fear, Shame, Empathy & More Ways to Change Behavior ACC Exhibit Hall 5Daniel Pink Fighting Ebola With Technology, Data and Innovation JW Marriott Room 201-202Ann Mei Chang • Wendy Taylor • Steven VanRoekel Going Wearable, Are you ready? Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomAngela Caicedo How Beautiful Tools Make Sense of Complex Data ACL Live at the Moody Theater ACL LiveFrancois Xavier Fringant • Gloria Lau • Naomi Robbins • Kevin Safford How SciFi Drives Marketing In the Exponential Age Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Will Kassoy • Marco Mascorro • Kyle Nel • Ari Popper How to Be a More Inefficient Designer JW Marriott Salon EMarke Johnson • Nathan Johnson How to Maximize the Google Grant ACC Room 6ABDave Martin Launched From a Dorm Room Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BJessica Cole • Alena Gribskov • David Luan • Victor Wong Making the Internet of Things A Reality JW Marriott Room 208Glen Burchers • John Dixon • Steven Nelson • Steve Schwinke McDonald’s Pitch Session: Content Creation Hilton Austin Downtown Salon D Mosh Pit of Experts 2015: The Future of Social JW Marriott Room 404Sam Decker • Sean McDonald No, I will (Probably) Not Redesign Your Website JW Marriott Salon DJon Setzen Security of Things: Who Will Save Us? JW Marriott Salon 4Nicholas Percoco Snackability Effect: A New Norm for Brand Content Palm Door on Sixth Main StageGregory Clayman • Ashley Davidson • Jeff Hurlow • Paul Miser • Eliot Rausch • Danielle Strle Turning Customers into Hackers Through Technology Trinity Hall Trinity HallSefi Grossman • Sarah Schultz • Aaron Smith • Are Traasdahl • Ritu Trivedi What Tech Startups Should Be Doing Next JW Marriott Salon 5-6Jessica Lawrence Who's Driving the Extinction of Pro Photographers? Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendKelly McBride • Sara Quinn World Leaders on Twitter: What They Can Teach Us Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Alexandra Ekkelenkamp • Matthias Lüfkens • Aurelie Valtat How to Take A Big Trip: Plan Your Own Gap Year JW Marriott Room 301-302Kristin Zibell Modern Web Accessibility Workshop JW Marriott Salon HPatrick Fox Reinventing Government R&D to Save Lives JW Marriott Salon GDr. Reginald Brothers • Dr Robert Griffin Take A Shot: Injecting Tech into Your NPO Mission JW Marriott Room 303-304Aaron Bramley • Martin Dugas Why Should I Wear This? JW Marriott Room 307Elizabeth Glenewinkel • Mario Ruiz

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The Contagion Cookbook ACC Ballroom CMarcus Collins The State of the Maker Movement In Brazil ACC Ballroom BManoel Lemos Back to the Future of Media ACC Ballroom DBen Lerer Better Living Through Minecraft Long Center AT&T Education RoomMichael Langlois Can Sports Help End a Culture of Violence? Four Seasons Ballroom CDBen Casselman • Katie Hnida • Donald McPherson • Jane Randel Does Playing Sports Equal Brain Damage? Four Seasons Ballroom ABJoanne Gerstner • Jeffrey Kutcher • Ben Utecht Streams, Shuffles and Statutes: Congress and Music ACC Room 18ABCDGreg Barnes • Jason Chaffetz • Elizabeth Frazee • Katie Peters Suspension of Disbelief in Virtual Reality Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4Paul Bettner • Jan Goetgeluk • Dan Hurd • Jason Jerald • Amir Rubin The Road to Character ACC Ballroom ADavid Brooks A Million Medicis: Funding the Content Revolution Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendDavid Dylan Thomas Art and Experience: A Future for Creativity JW Marriott Salon 2Laura Bernstein • Lori Kozlowski • Todd Lefelt • Maritza Yoes Brands: Connective Tissue Between People and Tech Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3James Kirkham • Nick Parrish Building Community with the Open Lab Blueprint JW Marriott Room 402-403Ellen Jorgensen • Ashley Quinn Building Gender-Balanced Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon EStewart Alsop • Vanessa Camones • Julie Ann Horvath • Colleen Taylor Can Photojournalism Survive the Smartphone Era? Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Gary Hershorn • Kenneth Jarecke • Benjamin Lowy • William Philpott • Scout Tufankjian Digital Disruption: Do or Die Trinity Hall Trinity HallDon Abraham • Eric Pfeifer • Kurt Unkel • Tony Vecchiato Don't Hire Robots: The Human Touch in Social Media JW Marriott Room 404Jeanette Gibson Education, Impact Investing and US Foreign Policy ACC Room 6ABKrishanti Vignarajah End to Brogramming? How Women are Shaping Tech JW Marriott Salon 1Nellie Bowles • Leah Chernikoff • Danika Laszuk • Danae Ringelmann • Nicole Sanchez Global Water Crisis: Solvable ACC Room 5ABCGuga Ketzer • Jon Rose How Kids Changed the Way We Design for Adults JW Marriott Salon DKerry Bodine • Lisa Lindström McDonald’s Pitch Session: Transportation and Delivery Hilton Austin Downtown Salon D Natural User Interface Design for Engaging Art and Performance JW Marriott Salon 3Joao Beira • Jerome Morrison • Matthew Mosher Radical Healthcare: What Do Consumers Want? JW Marriott Room 203-204Jennifer Chung • Alejandro Foung • Jason Oberfest • Vinnie Ramesh Social Stars to Super Stars: Latinos on the Rise ACC Ballroom FDaniel Aguilar • Drew Baldwin • Doug Greiff • Maiah Ocando • Cris Ordaz Storytelling For Dummies: Create a Lasting Brand Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Johnny Brackett • John Kilcullen • Lauren Sherman The Meet Up Organizer's Meet Up JW Marriott Room 504Tony Mai The Mosaic Mindset: Building Luxury Brands Palm Door on Sixth Main StageJon Pearce Working Moms Meet Up JW Marriott Room 509Terri Koen Yale Student Startup Pitch-Off Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BJames Boyle • Jim Boyle • David Mount • Katie Rae • Michael Seibel

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