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Saturday, March 14
 

9:30am

11:00am

3D Printing Meet Up Long Center West Pincer TerraceMatthew Fiedler From Alien to Alien: Isolation ACC Austin SuiteMark Bristol • Alistair Hope Surviving Cancer with Games and Community Long Center AT&T Education RoomSteven Gonzalez • Justin Reynard All Signs Point to Yes: Predictive Is Here Hyatt Regency Austin Hill Country ABCDJonathan Foley • Karl Rumelhart • Ryan Sarver • Vik Singh An AI Future: It's Not What You Think JW Marriott Room 208Amanda Coolong • Ben Medlock • Raj Singh • Lane Wood Changing Face of Fame: Social Media Celebrities JW Marriott Salon 7Rob Fishman • Cubby Graham • Paula Veale • Jeremy Welt Mentor Session: Blake Miller Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIBlake Miller Mentor Session: Dale Larson Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIDale Larson Mentor Session: Don Levy Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIDonald Levy Mentor Session: Jim Galis Courtyard Marriott Brazos IJim Galis Mentor Session: Marta Voda Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIMarta Voda Mentor Session: Nicole Franklin Courtyard Marriott Brazos INicole Franklin Mentor Session: Ryan Feit Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIRyan Feit Mentor Session: Sairah Hearn Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIISairah Hearn Mentor Session: Sam Gregory Courtyard Marriott Brazos ISam Gregory Mentor Session: Vickie Howell Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIVickie Howell Pardon the Disruption: Steve Case on Entrepreneurs ACC Exhibit Hall 5Steve Case • Catherine Rampell Science + Tech Meet Up: Scientists and Geeks Unite! JW Marriott Room 504Maytal Dahan SXE: Creativity and Success from the Majority World Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Dominique le Roux The Millennials: Empowering a Modern Workforce JW Marriott Salon 1Anne Dwane • Jeff Fernandez • Ciara Peter UI? UX? Visual Designer? Let's Settle This JW Marriott Room 407Sarah Thomas Unity Austin Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Patrick Curry Mentors - Programming I: Carl Spence (Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF) ACC Room 11ABCarl Spence Mentors - Programming I: Christine Davila (Ambulante Doc Film Fest) ACC Room 11ABChristine Davila Mentors - Programming I: Colin Geddes (Toronto International Film Festival) ACC Room 11ABColin Geddes Mentors - Programming I: Jenn Murphy (AFI Fest) ACC Room 11ABJenn Murphy Mentors - Programming I: Jon Korn (Sundance Film Festival) ACC Room 11ABJon Korn Mentors - Programming I: Lu Lippold (Flyway Film Festival) ACC Room 11ABLu Lippold Mentors - Programming I: Opeyemi Olukemi (Tribeca) ACC Room 11ABOpeyemi Olukemi Mentors - Programming I: Solmaz Aziz (Berlin International Film Festival) ACC Room 11ABSolmaz Azizi Decoding SXSW: Your Guide to Technology JW Marriott Room 310-311Heidi Braunstein • John Ridpath

11:30am

12:30pm

The Blockchain: Creating a New Distributed World ACC Ballroom BMikkel Krogsholm The Thrilling Adventure Hour Palmer Events Center Geek Stage Maker Trailblazers: Making for Social Good Long Center West Pincer LoungeHahna Alexander • Patrick Littlefield • Carrie Motamedi • Rahul Panicker CrossFit: A Passion Brand and Fitness Cult Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Jimi Letchford GXGW: The Doctor Who Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Noah Kuttler How to Not Hire and Retain Employees of Color ACC Ballroom EMakinde Adeagbo • Ana Diaz-Hernandez • Aston Motes • Ola Okelola Lesbians Who Tech (and Friends) Meet Up JW Marriott Room 502-503Leanne Pittsford Mentor Session: Brewster Stanislaw Courtyard Marriott Brazos IBrewster Stanislaw Mentor Session: Della Rucker Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIDella Rucker Mentor Session: Elizabeth Quintanilla Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIElizabeth Quintanilla Mentor Session: Francesca Pick Courtyard Marriott Brazos IFrancesca Pick Mentor Session: Hayes Davis Courtyard Marriott Brazos IHayes Davis Mentor Session: Jason Webb Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIJason Webb Mentor Session: Kumar Anbalagan Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIKumar Anbalagan Mentor Session: Ryan O'Connell Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIRyan O\'Connell Mentor Session: Shay Howe Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIShay Howe Nonprofit Crowdfunding Bill of Rights ACC Room 5ABCMiriam Kagan • David Neff Participatory Cities: Inspiring Access and Action ACC Room 10ABAshoka Finley • Rosie von Lila • Lionel Mitelpunkt • Marlon Parker Quantifying Well-Being: Big Brother, Big Mother JW Marriott Room 203-204Chris Dancy Side Projects: Stop Talking, Start Making! JW Marriott Room 407Per Stenius • Oskar Sundberg Stopping Outbreaks with Genomics JW Marriott Room 201-202Samuel Minot Story Structure Secrets JW Marriott Salon EChristine Steele SXstyle Meet Up JW Marriott Room 508Kelly Krause The Future of Food? A Personal Growing Revolution Driskill Hotel MaximilianGabriel Blanchet • Jamie Byron • Caleb Harper • Larry Santoyo Wallet on Your Wrist or Just Happy to See Me? JW Marriott Room 206Carey Kolaja • Owen Thomas We Are Not Robots: A CSR Meet Up JW Marriott Room 509Megan Trotter Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Brandy Fons (Fons PR) ACC Room 11ABBrandy Fons Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Brooke Blumberg (Sunshine Sachs) ACC Room 11ABBrooke Blumberg Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Daniel Cantagallo (Cargo Film) ACC Room 11ABDaniel Cantagallo Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Gerilyn Shur (Brigade Marketing) ACC Room 11ABGerilyn Shur Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Mark Pogachefsky (MPRM Communications) ACC Room 11ABMark Pogachefsky Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Nicolette Aizenberg (A24) ACC Room 11ABNicolette Aizenberg Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Sara Sampson (Cinetic Media) ACC Room 11ABSara Sampson Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Sylvia Desroches (Big Time PR and Marketing) ACC Room 11ABSylvia Desrochers Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Weiman Seid (Fat Dot) ACC Room 11ABWeiman Seid

1:10pm

1:30pm

2:00pm

2:30pm

3:30pm

DIY Filmmaking Tips and Techniques ACC Room 15Laura Terruso Harnessing the Power of YouTube Influence Palmer Events Center Geek StageThomas Cassel • Thomas Cassell • Adam Montoya • Angelo Pullen • Luke Stepleton A Conversation with Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon ACC Room 16ABJeff Nichols • Michael Shannon • Michael Tully Meet the Insiders III ACC Room 13ABBrooke Blumberg • Holly Jeter • Michael Lerman MLBAM and NASCAR: Sports and Technology Converge Four Seasons Ballroom ABBob Bowman • Brent Dewar • Rachel Nichols Taking the Big Apple in Tom Clancy’s The Division Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4John Gaudiosi • David Polfeldt Traditional Storytelling Through World Games Long Center AT&T Education RoomAlan Gershenfeld • Gloria O\'Neill UCB on TV: How Improv Is Changing Everything ACC Room 18ABCDMatt Besser • Katie Dippold • Nick Kroll • Shannon O\'Neill Civic Hackers and Advocates Meet Up JW Marriott Room 504Chip Rosenthal Discover University of Texas System Future Finders Ashbel Smith Hall Exterior CourtyardLaurence Cooper • Thomas Geisbert Fail Fast, Save the World: Prototyping for Good ACC Room 6ABJonathon Morgan Government Surveillance: How You Can Change It ACC Room 9ABCEllen Dargie • Christian Dawson • Harley Geiger • Ben Young Is the Internet Disappointed In Us? Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7David Weinberger Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics ACC Room 5ABCMatthew Jukes Mentor Session: Be Kaler Courtyard Marriott Brazos IBe Kaler Mentor Session: Brian Thompson Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIBrian Thompson Mentor Session: Dr Esteban Lopez Courtyard Marriott Brazos IEsteban Lopez Mentor Session: Jason Bender Courtyard Marriott Brazos IJason Bender Mentor Session: Julie Ewald Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIJulie Ewald Mentor Session: Marcy Swenson Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIMarcy Swenson Mentor Session: Michael Strong Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIMichael Strong Mentor Session: Sridhar Solur Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIISridhar Solur Mentor Session: Tim Varner Courtyard Marriott Brazos IITim Varner Museums Today: More than Social Media Posts Courtyard Marriott Rio Grande BallroomKathleen Massara • Andrea Mellard • Jocelyn Miller • Ashley Young Promoting Your Creative Work on the Web JW Marriott Salon ERoxanne Schwartz The Art and Science of Data-Driven Storytelling Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendJames Ball • Elizabeth Lukas The Camera Reimagined: New Forms, New Tools Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Hans Peter Brondmo Cultural Placemaking Through Interactive Storytelling Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theater Boyd Vance TheaterLisa Byrd • Matthew Gossage Mentors - Artist Support: Athena Kalkopoulou (SFFS) ACC Room 11ABAthena Kalkopoulou Mentors - Artist Support: Brian Behm (Rooster Teeth) ACC Room 11ABBrian Behm Mentors - Artist Support: Elsie Choi (Busby) ACC Room 11ABElsie Choi Mentors - Artist Support: Emily Best (Seed&Spark) ACC Room 11ABEmily Best Mentors - Artist Support: Gregory Slewett (Bloom Hergott) ACC Room 11ABGregory Slewett Mentors - Artist Support: Liz Cook (Kickstarter) ACC Room 11ABLiz Cook Mentors - Artist Support: Louis Black ACC Room 11ABLouis Black Mentors - Artist Support: Michael Chaney (SCAD) ACC Room 11ABMichael Chaney What Marketers REALLY Need to Know About Big Data JW Marriott Salon FMichael Wu

3:45pm

4:10pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

I See You Made an Effort ACC Ballroom GAnnabelle Gurwitch GTFO: A Documentary About Women in Gaming Long Center KodoskyCourtney Stanton • Shannon Sun-Higginson Hackerspace Meet Up Long Center West Pincer TerraceMartin Bogomolni #SXsingle Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Kathryn Irwin Dr. Brainlove: Interactive Neuroscience Vehicle JW Marriott Salon 2Natalia Bilenko • Nicholas Christie • Asako Miyakawa • Sean Stevens From Digital Sharecropping to Data Emancipation JW Marriott Salon BGene Becker • Laurie Frick • Julia Lane • Mike Liebhold Meet Up: Unlock Your Creative Potential With JUJU JW Marriott Room 509Julia Junkin • Matt Kern Mentor Session: Andrew Eisenberg Courtyard Marriott Brazos IAndrew Eisenberg Mentor Session: April Chang Courtyard Marriott Brazos IApril Chang Mentor Session: Christie Dames Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIChristie Dames Mentor Session: Danny Fraser Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIIDanny Fraser Mentor Session: Jeff Zwerner Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIJeff Zwerner Mentor Session: Nathan Hanners Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIINathan Hanners Mentor Session: Sarah Ellison Lewis Courtyard Marriott Brazos IIISarah Ellison Lewis Mentor Session: Sheldon Monteiro Courtyard Marriott Brazos IISheldon Monteiro Mentor Session: Tristan Barnum Courtyard Marriott Brazos ITristan Barnum New Parents in Tech Meet Up JW Marriott Room 508Irma Kramer SXSW Meditation ACC Room 8ABea Love • Melodie Tao University of Texas System Future Finders Part II Ashbel Smith Hall Exterior CourtyardCecilia Conrad

5:30pm

6:30pm

7:30pm