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Sunday, March 15

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Start The Presses: The Rise of Indie Sports Mags Four Seasons Ballroom CDMegan Greenwell • Christopher Isenberg • Max Linsky • George Quraishi The New Cathedral: Sports Stadiums Four Seasons Ballroom ABBrian Mirakian World War Cyber: Global Conflict Beyond SonyHack Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4Kate Edwards • Peter Singer • James Stavridis Worlds Without Boundaries: Books, Games, Films ACC Room 18ABCDJames Frey • John Hanke 10 Inventions That Will Revolutionize Retail Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Jon Bird • David Roth A University's Role in Funding Startups Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BFrank Rimalovski Beyond Wearables: Future Fabrics and Fashion Design JW Marriott Room 206Abe Burmeister • Colin Nagy • Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman • Billie Whitehouse Biometrics and Identity: Beyond Wearable JW Marriott Room 203-204John C Havens • Leslie Saxon • Heather Schlegel Charlie Hebdo Lessons on Satire & Journalism Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Andy Carvin • Kelly McBride • Jocelyn Richard Commerce Startup Discussion Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HPatrick Chugh • Cosmin-Gabriel Ene • Ki-Bum Park • Ho Yang • Seong Yang Coworking, Collaborating, Creating at Your Library JW Marriott Salon 1Larra Clark • Nicholas Kerelchuk • Jonathan Marino Designing News Brands for Gens X and Y Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendJohn Avlon • Mike Dyer Entrepreneurship, Food Systems and the Circular Economy Driskill Hotel Driskill BallroomJack Ceadel • Dustin Fedako • Michael Hanan Fingerprints Are Usernames, Not Passwords JW Marriott Room 404Dustin Kirkland German Entrepreneurship on Speed Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ACurt Simon Harlinghausen • Heiko Hubertz • Katja Nettesheim • Alexander Schlaubitz How Big Data Can Transform Poverty Policy ACC Room 10ABKevin Corinth • John Delaney • Michele Jolin • Lori Sanders Human and Robot: Friends or Foes in the Digital Age? JW Marriott Salon 4Steve Garrity My Data Belongs to Who? JW Marriott Room 205Rachel Kalmar • Ernesto Ramirez Navigating the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Mexico Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JMauricio Ballesteros • Luis X Barrios No One Understands You, and What to Do about It JW Marriott Room 408-409Heidi Grant Halvorson Out of Bounds: The Rise of A-National Companies Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KJeffrey Chester • Jacques Cremer • Benoît Thieulin Reality Check: What It Takes to Get TV Exposure Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Mario Armstrong • Caroline Gottlieb • Jennifer Peck • Mindy Whittington Sandbox Stories, Creating a Space for Social Good Austin City Hall Council ChambersMarian Goodell • Courtney Klein • Chelsea McCullough • James Stice Storytelling with the New Screens ACC Room 12ABAlisa Katz • Geoffrey Long • Francesca Marie Smith Style Frameworks: Creating Collaborative Standards JW Marriott Salon CMarti Gold SXSW Accelerator: Enterprise and Smart Data Tech 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGBrad King • Bob Metcalfe • Bryan Stolle Trilogy: A Killer Network Can Transform Your Town Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Heather Brunner • Scott Francis • John Price • Chris Taylor Would You Torture A Robot? JW Marriott Room 210Richard Fisher

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Adapt or Die: Building a Brand In 2015 and Beyond ACC Ballroom BJoanna Lord The Freedom Of Staying Private ACC Ballroom CAvi Steinlauf Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness ACC Ballroom GJoel Gold MD Crowd Sharing: Crowd Funding and Sourcing in Games Long Center KodoskyStarr Long Developing Character in High Performers Four Seasons Ballroom ABKim Berard-Ulrich • Gary Denham • Ashley Merryman • Angus Mugford The Future of Viewing: Presented by MPAA InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Capital Ballroom BJoaquin Castro • Steve Mosko What Does An Art and Design Incubator Look Like? ACC Next StageJulia Kaganskiy • Lisa Park • Drew Seskunas • Sabine Seymour • Allison Wood AI MD: VHAs and the Future of Patient Care JW Marriott Room 201-202Thomas Morrow Beyond The Shelf: Power of Intelligent Packaging JW Marriott Salon ADan Shust Culinary Crossroads: Technique vs Technology Driskill Hotel Driskill BallroomRaphael Brion • Chris Muscarella • Joe Perez • Molly Siegler Data-Driven Strategy vs Editorial Gut Instinct Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Danica Lo • Jessica Novak • Linda Vo • Elizabeth White Designing the UI for the Internet of Things JW Marriott Salon BTim Lynch Enhancing Human Functionality With Technology ACC Room 9ABCMick Ebeling • Virginia Ingram • Holly Stiles Extreme Bionics: The End of Disability ACC Exhibit Hall 5Hugh Herr Gaming the Hospital for High-Quality Patient Care JW Marriott Room 203-204Clint Carlos • Graham Lowe • Paula van de Nes Geek Girls Are Chic! Five Career Hacks ACC Ballroom ASandy Carter • Elizabeth Caudle German Startup Engine: E-Commerce Hilton Austin Downtown Salon AJames Bilodeau • Rick Timmins • Norbert Wangnick GroHome: Crowdfunding ADA Homes for Disabled Vets JW Marriott Room 210Scott Burton • Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar Hacker to InfoSec Pro: New Rock Star Generation JW Marriott Salon 8Kent Bloomstrand • Tom Edwards • Tiffany Rad How Public Policy Protects Patents and Startups ACC Room 10ABVishal Amin • Alyssa Gowens Betz • April Boyd • Kate Doerksen How to Make it Rain: Impact Investors Tell All Austin City Hall Council ChambersHazami Barmada • Ann DeRosa • Steve Guengerich • Sean Moore Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Build a Startup Community Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BLindsey Gray Latino Content Creation Goes Digital ACC Ballroom FBeatriz Acevedo • Axel Caballero • Borja Echevarría De La Gándara • Lisa Garcia Quiroz Makers: Technology for Development and Innovation Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KSename Koffi Agbodjinou • Kat Borlongan • Erik Hersman • Rand Hindi Micro-Consoles Causing Massive Disruption Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Mark Gerberman Next Wave Coffee: Technology and the Way We Drink Driskill Hotel MaximilianCameron Hughes • Lawrence Marcus • Erin Meister Redefining UX: When Product and Marketing Collide Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Andy Budd Right Brain Leadership Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesMac Richard • Roy Spence Sex, Drugs and Bitcoin: Vice vs Virtue Investing Hilton Austin Downtown Salon ECindy Gallop • Raj Ganguly • Arjan Schütte SXSW Accelerator: Digital Health and Life Science 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGCasper de Clercq • Brad King The Empathy Gap: Why Stalin Nailed Big Data JW Marriott Salon 4Martin Harrison The Future of Storytelling: the Event ACC Room 12ABAaron Koblin • Ari Kuschnir • Charles Melcher The Latin American Acceleration Scene Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JPatricia Galván • Dimitrio Gomez • Pablo Salazar The Principles of UX Choreography JW Marriott Salon DGlen Keane • Rebecca Ussai The Rise of the Social Robot JW Marriott Room 208Andra Keay • Mark Stephen Meadows • Alex Reben • Tiffany Shlain Transgender in Tech: Past, Present, Future ACC Ballroom EBrielle Harrison • Allyson Dylan Robinson • Meghan Stabler • Kortney Ziegler When Humor Is More Powerful Than the Truth Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Ben Huh Write the Next Chapter in the LGBT Movement ACC Room 5ABCScott Zumwalt Your Portfolio Is Garbage. Make It Better JW Marriott Room 408-409Justin Dickinson • Michael Yap Building Responsive Websites Without Code JW Marriott Room 303-304Bryant Chou • Mat Vogels Digital Body Language JW Marriott Salon GVanessa Van Edwards Why Editorial Calendars Make Your Content Suck JW Marriott Salon FAmy Gibson-Grant • Ben Grossman

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For Hollywood, The Future is Not Evenly Distributed ACC Room 15David Larkin Humans Not Consumers: Unconscious Emotion and Action ACC Ballroom BDouglas Van Praet A Conversation with YouTube Celebrities iJustine and Lizzie Velasquez ACC Room 18ABCDJustine Ezarik • Lizzie Velasquez Building Better Beat 'Em Ups Long Center AT&T Education RoomShawn Allen El Nuevo Latino: Fusing Cultures and Values Four Seasons Ballroom CDGalina Espinoza • Aldo Kafie • Jenina Nunez • Gonzalo Perez Finding Big Power in the Small Moments InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Capital Ballroom BJeanie Finlay • Charlie Phillips Is Good Business the Best Art? ACC Ballroom DCarter Cleveland • Joshua Heller • Tom Sachs Sports on Facebook: Engaging the Global Stadium Four Seasons San JacintoChristopher Golier • Jeff Mirman • Dan Reed Tale of Two Outsiders: How We Made it in Media ACC Next StageColleen DeCourcy • Troy Young To Window Or Not To Window: Film Release Strategies ACC Room 17BNeil Berkeley • Danielle DiGiacomo • Adam Klaff • Simon Ore Be Epic: The Art of Bold Decision Making ACC Ballroom APhil Libin Building A Better Breakfast Driskill Hotel Driskill BallroomJane Black • Geoff Lewis • Josh Tetrick • Andrew Zimmern DesignOps Skunkworks: Shoes for the Cobbler’s Kids JW Marriott Salon ARuss Unger Distilling Your Selling Process to Seven Steps Hilton Austin Downtown Room 412Jim Martino • Jim Parker Emotion and Inclusion in Wearable Tech Design JW Marriott Room 205Alastair Somerville Even Hardware Is All About the Software JW Marriott Room 210Dylan Boyd • Nick Coronges Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build A Biz Without One Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesRuta Aidis PhD • Geri Stengel German Startup Engine: Travel and Mobility Hilton Austin Downtown Salon AClaire England • George Karutz, Jr • Sandeep Kumar How Connected Transportation Will Transform Cities JW Marriott Salon 5-6Doug Newcomb How Tech Lit The Flame For Celebrity Chef Culture Driskill Hotel MaximilianAaron Franklin • Emily Keeton • Andrew Knowlton • Monica Pope How to Craft Culturally Relevant Health Messages JW Marriott Room 201-202Elizabeth Perez • Richard Washington Ireland – A Global Technology Hub ACC Ballroom FJohn Burnett • Enda Kenny Is the Internet the Answer? Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 4-7Andrew Keen • Clive Thompson Latino and Latina Entrepreneur and Startup Meet Up JW Marriott Room 502-503Sara Inés Calderón New Journalism: Black and White and Reddit All Over Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendCorrin Foster • Kristin Sheppard Oculus Effect: How VR Will Change TV and Retail JW Marriott Room 501Ciaran Bossom Screw Privacy, Just Give Me Value for My Data JW Marriott Room 404Lee Maicon • Lisa Pearson Smart vs Smart-Ass: A Brief History of Smart JW Marriott Room 211-212Molly Steenson SXSW Accelerator: Innovative World Technologies 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGJustin Fishner-Wolfson • Brad King • Benjamin Ling • Bob Metcalfe The Dystopia of Digital Plutocrats Hilton Austin Downtown Salon KFreeland Chrystia • Gaël Musquet • Jean-Baptiste Soufron The Kickass Project Management Meet Up JW Marriott Room 504Christine Holcombe The Last Mile: Disrupting Consumer Distribution Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HJonathan Downey • Amir Elaguizy • Nilam Ganenthiran • Ben Ponder Transmedia Storytelling in the Age of Proximity Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Dave Etherington • Jeff Henckels • Colin O\'Donnell Unfiltered: Do Women Need to Get Real on Instagram JW Marriott Salon 8Ashley Ford • Lori Leibovich • Stacy London • Busy Philipps UX and Data Meet Up JW Marriott Room 509Beverly May YouTube Grows Up: Community and Culture ACC Room 12ABCorey Lubowich • Rae Votta • Sarah Weichel • Megan Westerby

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How To Make A LAIKA Film In 300,000 Camera Clicks ACC Room 15Mark Shapiro We Want Your Body In Our Registry ACC Ballroom BGreg Segal Deep: What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves ACC Ballroom GJames Nestor A Curious Mind: Inspiration for a Creative Life ACC Ballroom DCharles Fishman • Brian Grazer All Your Gov Are Belong To Us: Gaming 4 Gov Impact Long Center KodoskyChristian Doolin • Lindsay Grace House of Cards from Page to Screen InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Capital Ballroom BBeau Willimon A Happy Marriage: How To Integrate Experts and UGC Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Matt Atchity • Arabella Bowen • Stacey Rivera A New Generation: Creativity and Open Source JW Marriott Salon 3Matt Mullenweg Academic Research Can Go Almost Viral Too Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendKaren Lee • Deborah Petersen Big Data Made Actionable. No Really, It’s Possible Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 3Omar Tawakol Cracking Cuisine: Breaking a Few Rules (and Eggs) ACC Exhibit Hall 5Kerry Diamond • Nathan Myhrvold Exploring the Rise of Mobile Shopping JW Marriott Room 206Ara Katz • Gabrielle de Papp • Gillian Gorman Round Female Founders: Accelerator and Investor Edition Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HSara Brand • Karen Griffith Gryga • Shari Wynne Ressler • Reshma Sohoni Growing Up Digital: Raising Tech Savvy Kids JW Marriott Salon 4Paul McAleer • Elysse Zarek Hiding in Plain Sight, Anonymizing the Internet JW Marriott Room 404 Hiding in Plain Sight, Anonymizing the Internet JW Marriott Room 404Ian MacDowell HoloGramma: How Tech Can Bring Back Our Departed JW Marriott Room 208Michael Chang • David Deal • Christina Lopez • Alexander Oser Legal Hackers: A Global Movement to Reform the Law ACC Room 10ABJameson Dempsey • Dan Lear • Amy Wan • Phil Weiss Longform Journalism: What Is It and What's Next? Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Susan Glasser • Joey Marburger • Chad Millman • David Nassar Lost in Translation: Slang, Search and Social JW Marriott Salon 7Farzad Ehsani • Howard Lau Need for Speed: Optimizing the User Experience JW Marriott Salon AJames Christie No Additives or Ads: Mr P Terry On Modern WOM Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 1Heather Carmichael • Patrick Terry One World, Two Internets: China's Tech Innovation Hilton Austin Downtown Salon JJustin Tsang Reinventing America: Betting Big on the Heartland Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DTing Gootee • Terry Howerton • Noah Lewis • Paul Noglows Small Farms Can Feed Lots of People: A How-To Driskill Hotel MaximilianNathan Heath • Sam Hellman-Mass • Robyn Metcalfe • Andrew Smiley Super WiFi: Redefining Connectivity in Memory of TV ACC Room 9ABCSaman Arbabi • Greta Byrum • Mary Ellen Carroll • Joseph Grima SXSW Accelerator: Entertainment and Content Tech 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGRichard Garriott • Brad King • Kay Koplovitz • Bob Metcalfe • Hamet Watt SXSW Extended Session With Michael Slaby ACC Ballroom FMichael Slaby The Digital Kaleidoscope: How Race Appears Online ACC Room 5ABCJenny Korn The Ecosystem Approach to Social Impact Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Philip Berber • Erine Gray • Lewis Hower • Zoe Schlag Using Consumer Goods for Cultural Transformation Hilton Austin Downtown Austin Chamber OfficesLiz Forkin Bohannon We Are Creative Professionals Meet Up JW Marriott Room 504Ian Joulain Why Does the Internet Hate Women? ACC Room 6ABJuliana de Faria • Amanda Luz Your Life in Big Data: Drugs and the Environment JW Marriott Room 201-202Chirag Patel • Nicholas Tatonetti Collaborative Sketching: Jumpstart Your Design! JW Marriott Room 301-302Robert Stribley Startup Marketing and Growth Hacking on a Budget JW Marriott Salon GAntony McGregor Dey • Ashley McGregor Dey

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21 Rules to Rock Your Next Pitch or SXSW Session ACC Ballroom CStan Phelps Civic Leaders Need New Civic Technologies ACC Ballroom BRyan Ginard Faster, Higher, Stronger ACC Ballroom GMark McClusky Gaming for Good: Using Games to Create Change Long Center AT&T Education RoomKellian Adams • Fred Dillon • Anastasia Goodstein • Sam Potasznik How Gaming Is Changing the Way We Give Back Long Center KodoskyEmma Cerrone • Nisha Kadaba • Jude Ower • Dr Steven Roberts Inc. Presents: The Honest Company ACC Ballroom DJessica Alba • Lindsay Blakely • Brian Lee No Underdogs Here: Changing the Female Narrative ACC Next StageKassidy Brown • Allison Rapson • Lauren Zalaznick #Winning: Creating Cubic Wins Across Communities Austin City Hall Council ChambersAaron Britt • Susan Can • Nishe Modoyan • Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom A Conversation with Senator Rand Paul JW Marriott Salon 5-6Rand Paul • Evan Smith Content Is Messy, and People Are Too JW Marriott Room 407Kerry-Anne Gilowey Demystifying the Startup Accelerator Journey Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402Matthew Cartagena • Luke Deering • Patrick Riley • Diane Tate Design in Tech Report ACC Exhibit Hall 5John Maeda Digital Age Climate and Extreme Weather Reporting Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1Andrew Freedman • Alyson Kenward • Kate Sheppard Emerging Digital Trends 2015 JW Marriott Room 211-212Amy Webb Finding a Breast Cancer Cure: What Needs to Change JW Marriott Room 201-202David Kopp • Ann Silberman First Release Hardware and IoT Meet Up JW Marriott Room 504Ronald Schmelzer Going Viral: The Science of Predicting the Web Hyatt Regency Austin Big BendRobyn Peterson • Matt Wurst Hacking the Tank: Innovating the Marine Way Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 2Bgen William F. Mullen Iii • Brigadier General William F Mullen III • Marshall Lauck • Capt Michael Z. Lethbridge • Capt. Lindsay Rodman Here's the Pitch! Student Start Up Pitches Hilton Austin Downtown Salon BJohn Balen • John Ciecholewski • Paul Roman • Rhett Weiss How New Media Business Models Can Save Journalism Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 2-3Elisabeth DeMarse • Alexander Klöpping • Sterling Proffer • James Slezak Interconnected: The Future of the Experience Web JW Marriott Salon ADries Buytaert Investors Looking for Diverse Startups to Fund ACC Ballroom ERoss Baird • K.P Reddy • Judy Robinett Little Kids Are Not Stupid: Give Them Content! JW Marriott Salon CJennifer Keys Adair Meet Up: Pinterest Engineering AMA JW Marriott Room 502-503Yash Nelapati New Colossuses: Creating Trust for Immigrants Hilton Austin Downtown Salon HRomish Badani • Manan Mehta • James Richards • Martin Wallner NPR and PBS: Public Media, Reaching New Publics ACC Room 12ABShereen Marisol Meraji • Lauren Saks participator JW Marriott Room 508Rosie von Lila POTUS 2048: Data-Driven and Groomed Since 2012 Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 1Tim Letscher • Hilary Lund Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition Hilton Austin Downtown Salon DTroy Carter • Steve Case • Sallie Krawcheck Serial, Social Engagement to Build Global Fanbase JW Marriott Salon 4Candice Faktor • Anna Todd SXSW Accelerator: Social Technologies 3 Hilton Austin Downtown Salon FGKevin Colleran • Christine Herron • Brad King • Bob Metcalfe The Power of DNA in Uniting Societies JW Marriott Salon 3Ken Chahine Toy Meet Up JW Marriott Room 501Lizzy Newsome Using Biometrics to Find Engagement 'Moments' in Connected Devices ACC Room 18ABCDBrian Wong When Should Privacy Trump Free Speech? JW Marriott Salon 8Mike Godwin • Zach Graves • Emma Llansó • Jillian York

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