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Saturday, March 14
 

9:30am

Hyper-Reality TV and Online Video Are a Perfect Fit ACC Room 18ABCDDermot McCormack • Morgan Spurlock Accelerating Startups in Europe: What’s Different Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HMax Gurvits • Elina Zheleva Advanced Mobility Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BJay Ellis • Ryan Eustice • Alisyn Malek • Andre Weimerskirch Digital Shift: Tomorrow's Relationships and Ideals JW Marriott Salon 7Daniel Bluzer-Fry • Kristy Richards Mobile Beyond Marketing: The Era of UnAdvertising Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomBrent Hieggelke • Sonia Nagar • Arlie Sisson • Brendan Wright Nat Geo Captures the World For Nokia, With a Phone Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Stephen Alvarez • Tiina Jaatinen • Alice Keating • Richard Kelly Social Media: Breaking News or Fixing News? Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Eric Carvin • Allison Lichter • Michael Roston • Kai Ryssdal Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Moritz Plassnig The Fashion Hack: Experimentation and Co-Creation JW Marriott Room 205Liz Bacelar • Maurizio Rossi • John Vary The Natural Architecture of Social Media Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Patrick Mulford Wearable Ads: Marketing An Internet of Things Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomMichael Deitz • Anne Keenan • Josh Kessler • Jon Werner What Fashion Can Learn from Female-Led Companies JW Marriott Room 206Yael Aflalo • Hayley Barna • Tina Craig • Leslie Price World War A: Humans vs Algorithms JW Marriott Salon 4Ceren Paydas Adv. Brand and Marketing for Early Stage Companies JW Marriott Salon HPaul Dery • Tomás Puig Build Right: Frontend Testing JW Marriott Room 303-304Ryan Cromwell • Rob Tarr Building Location-Aware Apps Using Open Source JW Marriott Salon FChuck Greb • Matthew Smollinger Information Architecture Essentials JW Marriott Room 307Andrew Hinton • Dan Klyn

10:30am

11:00am

Nudges for Good: Apps That Make Better People ACC Ballroom BDavid Caygill Gaming: The Desire to Play and the Giant Within Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4Chris Bruzzo How the Data Era Will Build High Performing Humans Four Seasons Ballroom ABVictor Cruz • Michael Gervais • Sarah Robb O\'Hagan • Haile Owusu 21st Century Social Entrepreneurship and Policy ACC Room 5ABCKirsten Dickerson • Elizabeth Gore • Michael Young Art, Robo Ads and Tech Marketing of Tomorrow Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomChristine Bensen • Marjorie Gray • Keith Johnston • Marc Sobier Augmented Reality and Commerce Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HRoman Hasenbeck • Herman Lam Building A Lean Mean Fashion Business Machine JW Marriott Room 205Daniel Bobroff • Lisa Green • Karinna Nobbs • Kate Walmsley Calling for a Nation of Makers JW Marriott Salon 3Mark Hatch • Thomas Kalil Conflict in the Startup Marriage Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesGeorge Diab • Thomas Knoll Data-Driven Newsrooms That Don't Drive Off Writers Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendWright Bryan • Lexi Nisita Driving to Retention: a Simple Roadmap Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomKimberlie Christen • Ben Jones • Alyssa Meritt • Peter Roybal Forget Loyalty, Build Habits Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 1Leslie Feinzaig Impact: Taking My Chance to Lead ACC Ballroom AAri Horie IoT: Endless Possibilities, Real World Questions JW Marriott Room 211-212Joe Burton Meet Up: It Takes All Kinds to Work in Advertising JW Marriott Room 508Emily Grim Patagonia: Why Business Is Good for the Planet Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DJoel Makower • Rose Marcario Rapid Iteration On Mobile JW Marriott Salon AMariya Yao Science Project: Venture Ready Outside the Valley Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BWesley Huffstutter • Lora Kerr • Michael Psarouthakis Startup Immigration: A Look Back, the Road Ahead Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KDave McClure • Craig Montuori • Christopher Nicholson • Tahmina Watson Support Community Managers Unite! JW Marriott Room 404Laura Feeney • Bill Johnston The Inspiring and Game-Changing Afro-Latina ACC Room 10ABJessica M Alarcon • Paulina Artieda • Rebecca Dailey-Wooley • Omilani • Lizette Williams The Unbundling Effect: Who’s Next? JW Marriott Salon 8Brad Hargreaves • Jared Hecht The Unexpected Power of Shared Meals Driskill Hotel MaximilianCedric Giorgi • Andrew Hyde • Camille Rumani Wearable Tech and Design: Cracking Mainstream Trends JW Marriott Room 206David Austin • Jason Johnson • Christina Mercando • Pete Pachal • Lance Ulanoff • Lance Unlaoff

11:30am

11:45am

12:30pm

Driving Results Through Culture ACC Ballroom GChris Edmonds UFC: Women Breaking Ground Inside the Octagon ACC Ballroom DJessica Eye • Allison Glock • Ronda Rousey • Dana White Well Played: On Video Games, Value and Meaning Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4Drew Davidson A Crash Course in Maker Movement Marketing JW Marriott Salon 3Lucia Mancuso • Jonathan Moneta Being Flawsome: 5 Digital Habits to Rock Your Brand JW Marriott Salon 7Erik Qualman Cars: Back to the Future Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HFrank Breust • Vicente Fox Catalytic Color: Flow and The Balanced Brain Benefit JW Marriott Salon 2Margaret Keys • Tom Parish • Brad Richardson • Leanne Venier Changing the Human Experience with Mobile Location Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomCory Bergman • Kevin Hunter • Michael Richardson • Ajay Waghray Cracking Middle America Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Kerry Bennett • Craig Elbert • Neil Grimmer • Sarah Kessler Designing for the Mind JW Marriott Salon BRoger Dooley • Nir Eyal • Nathalie Nahai Designing Your UX Portfolio JW Marriott Room 408-409Ian Fenn How CNN and The New York Times Moderate Comments JW Marriott Salon 8Bassey Etim • Patrick O\'Keefe • David Williams Marketing Technologist Meet Up JW Marriott Room 504Parker Short Metadata for Good? Trust and Context in Online Media Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendMorgan Hargrave • Harlo Holmes Mobile: The Glue Between Online and Physical Retail JW Marriott Room 205Michelle DeVore • Carla Dunham • Tricia Nichols • Alan Tisch Public Partnerships and Private Parts Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DJenna Arnold • Anjali Kumar Real World: Life of Data from Sensor to Analysis JW Marriott Room 208Sébastien Boria • Sebastien Boria • Gina Longoria • Shahram Mehraban • Eric Starkloff Social Media Celebrity: Audience vs True Influence Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDCiaran Bossom • Lisa Materazzo • Amir Mohamadzadeh • Jonathan Perelman The Future of Human-Computer Interaction Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BRamses Eduardo Alcaide • Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt • Roger Ehrenberg • Nancy Benovich Gilby The Reinvented Food Festival: Sink or Swim Driskill Hotel Driskill BallroomBen Leventhal • Adam Rapoport • Rob Sheard • Mike Thelin Turning Talent into Rockstars JW Marriott Salon 5-6Bonin Bough Using Brands to Create Cultural Identity Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 1Jarret Myer • Chris Wink We Are Mapping Your World, Inside: What's Private? JW Marriott Salon 4Carol Politi Who Wants To Be a YouTube Ad Millionaire Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomFarrah Bezner • Mark Fortner • Rob Griffin • Kevin Hung • Chris Landa

1:00pm

1:15pm

2:00pm

3:30pm

Drones and the Texas 500: A Broadcast Challenge Four Seasons San JacintoJaime Carlin • Benjamin Martin • Michael Rocha Makers Change the World and Tools Change the Maker Long Center West Pincer LoungeRay Almgren • Jim Newton • Paul Teich • Stephan Turnipseed The Future of Doping and PEDs Four Seasons Ballroom CDMatthew Futterman • Jason Gay • Tim Johnson • Edwin Moses The Future Role of Tech in Dining and Food ACC Ballroom DMatt Buchanan • David Chang Are Brands Sabotaging Their Own Content? Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDSeth Coffrin • Emily Luger • Liz McDonnell • Alyssa Vitrano Augmented Reality in Music: Hackable Instruments JW Marriott Room 402-403Bruno Zamborlin Bedroom to Boardroom: Sharing the Executive Suite JW Marriott Room 408-409Michael Manning • Q Manning Building A Startup Ecosystem from Zero Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KDevin Baptiste • Samantha Snabes • Sebastian Vidal Digital Skins: A New Age of Fashion Manufacturing JW Marriott Room 205Hayley Ard • Francis Bitonti • Amanda Parkes Franchise: A Food Truck Evolution Driskill Hotel MaximilianNatasha Case • Dave Danhi • Ross Resnick • Eric Silverstein From Siberia to Millions of Users JW Marriott Salon 5-6Tim Ferriss • Deena Varshavskaya Future Crimes From the Digital Underworld JW Marriott Salon 4Marc Goodman Girl Power(ed) JW Marriott Salon 1Tracy Chou • Joelle Emerson • Surabhi Gupta • Hui Li How Auto Technology Is Moving at A Furious Pace Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HGuillermo Lagos • Hironori Miyauchi • Robin Reyes • Gerardo Sordo How Can Journalism, Civic Tech Hack Politics 2016? Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Ruby Cramer • Seth Flaxman • Emily Ramshaw • Andrew Rasiej How Can Mobile Advertising Not Suck Sheraton Austin Capitol BallroomTom Bick • Jim Ensign • Zoe Levine • Shelby Saville • Shelby Savillle Humans vs Machines: A Cognitive Revolution JW Marriott Room 211-212Chetan Dube Know Your Kryptonite: Crisis In Your Metropolis Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 1David Krejci • Lauren Melcher LA and The Innovation Economy ACC Ballroom ASophia Amoruso • Troy Carter • Eric Garcetti Legend of the Black Techie: The New Moses ACC Ballroom ETynicka Battle • Lynne d Johnson • Billy Johnson Jr • Karine Travieso Marketing in the Era of Engagement Meet Up JW Marriott Room 508Matt Zilli NASA’s Giant Step in Social Media JW Marriott Salon 7Rodney Mason • Veronica McGregor Ocean Exploration: Illuminating the Unknown JW Marriott Salon 3Paul Bunje Tech & Purpose...With a Dung Beetle, Prof, & Rabbi JW Marriott Room 201-202Laura Baum • Vic Strecher Watch What Happens Next: a World of Wearables Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomJulie Ask • Asif Khan • Richard Ting • Scott Townsend What It Really Takes to Win in Business ACC Exhibit Hall 5Gary Vaynerchuk • Jack Welch • Suzy Welch Why Ireland Is Cranking Out Great Tech Companies Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Simone Boswell • Mike Butcher • Patrick Leddy • Joe Mitchell • Brendan O\'Driscoll • Julie Sinnamon Zero Day: What Will Be The Weapons Of World War 3? ACC Room 12ABDave Anthony • August Cole PixelPerfect: Strategies for Overcoming Perfection JW Marriott Room 310-311J Schuh • Brian Sullivan The Future of Work: OfficeADD, Focus, GTD, Nirvana JW Marriott Salon GAmol Sarva • Edward Shenderovich

4:00pm

5:00pm

Smart Yet Illiterate: Hacking Health Literacy ACC Ballroom CChristina Mullen Competitive Advantage: Mental Health in Athletics Four Seasons Ballroom ABPatrick Baillie • Doug Hankes • Nicki Moore • Mary Wilfert Making a Maker City Long Center West Pincer LoungeDale Dougherty • Travis Good • Peter Hirshberg The Rise of Mobile eSports Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4Casey Chafkin • Bo Daly • Andrew Paradise • Mike Vorhaus A Clickable Feast: Pursuing The Modern Music Video ACC Room 12ABSimon Wiscombe • Matt Yoka America Meet World: How Global Satirists See Us ACC Room 9ABCSaman Arbabi • Trina DasGupta • David Kibuuka • Anuvab Pal Brand Sponsorships For Startups Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Jodi Arden • Gregory Castronuovo • Chris Denson • Fred Schonenberg • Jack Shannon Building An Empire of Data for Retail JW Marriott Room 205Ryan Craver Confident Women: Ditch the Bitch Stigma JW Marriott Room 407Kali Williams Culture Trumps Advertising Every Time Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 1Chris Kneeland Designing for Professional Users: A New UX Playbook JW Marriott Salon CAlan Baumgarten • Ben Judy How Food and Drink Drive Urban Planning Today Driskill Hotel MaximilianSean Brock • Matthew Goodrich • Richard Martin • Tyler Niess IT Pros Take a Seat at the Table Meet Up JW Marriott Room 502-503Sara Gates Managing a Shit Storm and Restoring Your Brand Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDRobert Gibbs • Liz Jarvis-Shean • Ben LaBolt • Becca Lewis MAYDAY: The Fight to Save American Democracy ACC Exhibit Hall 5Lawrence Lessig Method Matters in Civic Engagement – But How? ACC Room 6ABBenjamin Armstrong • Nick Bowden Narratives, Platforms and Movements Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DJohn Hagel Story-Driven Health: Alaska’s Race to Wellness JW Marriott Room 201-202Douglas Eby • Katherine Gottlieb Sustainable Photography in a Disintermediated Era Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Mikkel Aaland • Anna Dickson • Richard Kelly • Leora Kornfeld • Peter Krogh The Future of Porn Is 3D Virtual Reality Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Alec Helmy • Brian Shuster The Future of Privacy JW Marriott Salon 8Michael Beckerman • Suzan Delbene • Blake Farenthold • Darrell Issa The Story of Creative Icons: Failure to Mastery ACC Ballroom ASarah Lewis User Experience Design Shaping Our World JW Marriott Salon 5-6Genevieve Bell • Mimi Ito Wallet Wars: Payments are Just the Beginning Radisson Town Lake Riverside BallroomStephanie Capretto • Brian Kirby • John Lunn • Jordan Mckee • Jeremy Nicholas Where Are The Black Designers? ACC Ballroom EMaurice Cherry

5:15pm

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5:45pm